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SaltarSmart Ads

What is SaltarSmart?

SaltarSmart is a potentially unwanted browser extension, which installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

Note that while this browser plug-in promises an enhanced Internet browsing experience (comparison shopping, inline text and multi-site searching, website ratings and reviews), in fact, it adds little functionality, and moreover, SaltarSmart diminishes Internet browser performance and generates various unwanted ads.

Many Internet users refer to this browser add-on as the SaltarSmart virus or malware. These negative associations are made since Internet users often install this add-on inadvertently without their consent.

   
Rolimno Ads

What is Rolimno?

Rolimno is a potentially unwanted application distributed using free software downloads. It is adware that generates in-text, pop-up, and search ads when computer users surf the Internet. Internet users often install it inadvertently without their consent together with freeware downloaded from the Internet.

Note that while this browser add-on claims to add various features (comparison shopping, multi-site searching, and website ratings and reviews), in fact, it ads little functionality and causes diminished browser performance, unwanted ads, and may lead to serious privacy issues.

Rolimno is not a virus or malware, however, it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. It installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox.

   
Web Layers Ads

What is Web Layers?

The Web Layers browser add-on promises to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by displaying website ratings and reviews, thus enabling 'comparison shopping' and adding multi-site search features. Whilst such added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to Web Layers as a virus or malware.

Many reports indicate that this browser add-on installs on users' Internet browsers without their consent and generates unwanted in-text, pop-up, and coupons ads. The Web Layers browser extension is distributed using free software downloads and installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.

   
BrowseFox Ads

What is BrowseFox?

The BrowseFox browser add-on displays various ads (in-text, pop-up, coupon, etc.) when Internet users surf the Internet. Many computer users refer to this browser extension as a virus or adware. These negative associations are made since BrowseFox is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

Technically, this browser add-on is not considered a virus or malware, however, due to the distribution method used and ability to generate unwanted ads, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. Many Internet users state that this plug-in was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent.

   
ZenDeals

What is ZenDeals?

ZenDeals is a potentially unwanted browser add-on, which generates coupon pop-up ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites. This browser extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Note that whilst ZenDeals is not related to malware or virus infections, it is categorized as adware.

Commonly, Internet users install this browser plugin inadvertently without their consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Computer users should be aware that, today, the majority of free software download websites use 'download clients' - small programs, which manage the download process of the chosen freeware.

   
WeDownload Manager

What kind of program is WeDownload Manager?

WeDownload manager is an unwanted application, which displays pop-up ads when users search the Internet using popular Internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. Pop-ups generated by this application offer installation of additional programs and browser plugins.

Note that while WeDownload Manager is not technically a virus or malware, the browser extensions offered by it may lead to serious privacy and computer security issues. This browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.

Many computer users refer to this browser extension as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since WeDownload Manager is promoted using a deceptive software distribution method called 'bundling'.

   
Win32/FakeVimes

What is Win32/FakeVimes?

FakeVimes is the name of a family of fake antivirus programs, which report non-existent security threats in order to trick computer users into purchasing their useless license keys. Rogue programs from this family are distributed by cyber criminals who use 'exploit kits' to infiltrate users' operating systems.

Common sources of these bogus programs are malicious websites, infected email messages, and drive-by downloads. Exploit kits rely on outdated software to exploit any security vulnerabilities detected within users' systems prior to infiltration.

Thus, keeping installed software up-to-date drastically reduces the risk of infection with malware and fake antivirus programs. Cyber criminals responsible for creating fake antivirus programs from the FakeVimes family have released over 200 rogue antivirus programs.

   
LemurLeap Pop-up Ads

What is LemurLeap?

LemurLeap is a potentially unwanted application distributed via free software downloads. This browser add-on self-installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Unwilling installation is achieved through devious free software 'download clients' or 'installers'.

At time of research, LemurLeap was distributed by the Somoto download client. Internet users should be aware that, today, the majority of free software download websites (download.com, softonic.com, etc.) use download clients offering (some in a deceptive manner) installation of additional browser add-ons or toolbars together with the selected free software download.

   
Titan Antivirus 2013

What is Titan Antivirus 2013?

Titan Antivirus 2013 is a rogue antivirus program, which reports non-existent security infections in order to scare PC users into purchasing a 'full version'. This program is developed by cyber criminals with the aim to extort money from computer users.

This fake antivirus program is commonly distributed via 'exploit kits', which infiltrate users' computers through any security vulnerabilities detected within outdated software. Exploit kits are proliferated by infected email messages, malicious websites, and drive-by downloads.

After Titan Antivirus 2013 successfully infects the user's operating system, it imitates a legitimate antivirus program by 'scanning' the system for malware and viruses. Note that this program is fake and has no virus definition database - it merely relies on fake security scans and fake security warning pop-ups in order to trick computer users into buying the registration key.

   
Antivirus Defence

What is Antivirus Defence?

Antivirus Defence is a rogue antivirus program, which reports non-existent security infections in order to trick PC users into buying a 'full version'. This bogus software infiltrates users' operating systems using 'exploit kits', which are distributed through infected email messages, drive-by downloads, and malicious websites.

To infiltrate users' computers, exploit kits rely on outdated software, and therefore, keeping your installed programs up-to-date can drastically reduce the risk of infection by Antivirus Defence.

After successful infiltration, this bogus software modifies the registry entries of the infected operating system - configuring itself to start automatically on each system Start-up, blocking execution of installed programs (including antivirus and anti-spyware software), and disabling the Task Manager.

   

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