MaxWebSearch.com (also referred to as the MaxWebSearch virus) is an unethical website, and malware categorized as a browser hijacker, that poses as a legitimate search engine in order to extort or generate a revenue stream by bundling with third party malware applications, including adware, spyware, and browser hijackers, or by displaying extraneous sponsored search results and links, as well as utilizing cost-per-click affiliations without principal.
Monthly Archive: January 2013
How To Remove The Smart Security Virus – Uninstall Rogue Antivirus Software (Smart Security Malware)
Smart Security is a fake and malicious Antivirus program considered rogue software or Scareware and is often referred to as the Smart Security virus, or the designed to protect virus. The Smart Security virus uses social engineering to cause the perception of computer issues and threats, in order to target unsuspecting victims into purchasing fraudulent “full time protection” by activating Smart Security. In other words, the rogue Smart Security program displays fake notifications, alerting the computer user of issues and threats that do not exist, including messages that urge the user to activate the Smart Security program due to a low protection level, firewall issues, malware, and a series of fraudulent computer requirements. Fake notifications displayed by Smart Security may pop-up on the bottom right of the desktop, appear in a pop-up window, or simply be displayed on the fake software’s interface.
The Child Porn virus is a term used to describe a form of malware categorized as ransomware that utilizes Trojan horses to infect a computer system in order to restrict access to the operating system, display a full-screen page or window that states the computer was used in illegal online activity involving the collection and/or distribution of child pornography, and demand a fine be paid in order to gain access to the computer system again via credit card and credit services and vouchers such as Moneypak, Paysafecard, Ukash, and Ultimategame cards.
Onewebsearch, referred to as the onewebsearch virus, or onewebsearch.com redirection virus is the symptom of malware, categorized as a browser hijacker. Onewebsearch utilizes browser hijackers and black-hat techniques to attach to or infect a computer system and internet browser without permission, which in turn causes internet browsers like Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer to redirect to onewebsearch.com, search.onewebsearch.com, home.onewebsearch.com, start.onewebsearch.com, related web pages, and third party domain names.
Fake LinkedIn emails are not out of the ordinary, but a new series of dangerous emails disguised as LinkedIn have been making rounds to unsuspecting LinkedIn users. The emails seem very real, as the subject line is “Join my network on LinkedIn” alike legitimate LinkedIn emails notifying users of new or pending invitations. The fake LinkedIn email contains an invitation to join a fake person’s network on LinkedIn, as well as displays fake pending messages, and links to login to your LinkeIn account or Unsubscribe to email updates.
Malwarebytes 2012 Malware Report – 2013 Cyber Threat Predictions (Cyber Threats in 2012: Looking Both Ways)
According to Malwarebytes report released January 22, 2013, the year 2012 the most popular malware infecting computers were Drive-by exploits, Ransomware, phishing scams, and other parasites. To add more to Malwarebytes 2013 Malware Report, which also predicts future threats in 2013, we noticed such a big increase in Ransomware infections, that the category of malware is the most visited on our website.
Malwarebytes answers, what can we expect from 2013 in cyber threats ? The best way to answer this is to look back at where we were a year ago and where we are now. What has changed, what have we learned and what do we know now that can help us predict the future? To answer these questions, they released a detailed report, looking at popular computers threats of 2012 and making predictions for the threats we may see in 2013.
How To Remove The ProtectedSearch.com Virus – ProtectedSearch Redirection Virus Removal Instructions
The Proteced Search virus, also referred to as the Protectedsearch.com virus, or simply Protected Search is malware, categorized as a browser hijacker that installs software to a computer system without consent, as well as changes existing internet browser settings, causing infected browsers to start-up on and redirect to protectedsearch.com, search.protectedsearch.com, start.protectedsearch.com, home.protectedsearch.com, or search based webpages and third party domain names.
TidyNetwork.com (TidyNetwork) is privacy-invading advertising software (in-text advertising), or malware, categorized as adware that is often referred to as the TidyNetowork virus. TidyNetwork utilizes browser hijackers and third party software (including third party malware) to infect a computer and browser without direct permission, or entrap victims to additional terms, which may include introducing the infected browser and operating system to third party adware, browser hijackers, and spyware associated with TidyNetwork.com or displaying a series of unwanted in-text and pop-up advertisements.
SearchEnhance is an adware serving platform, and browser add-on and extension, referred to as a browser hijacker that infects computer systems without detection, or entraps victims whom voluntarily install the SearchEnhance browser attachment from a variety of online distributors, including their primary website, SearchEnhance.com.
How To Remove The OneTab Virus – OneTab Add-on And Extension Malware Removal Instructions (Browser Hijacker)
OneTab is malicious software (malware) and a browser attachment, categorized as a browser hijacker that infects computer systems without detection in order to observe user computing and internet activity and generate revenue via third party adware and spyware programs. OneTab and third-party malware infect a computer system and change existing internet browser settings, often causing infected browsers to start-up on and redirect to third-party websites, and/or display in-text and pop-up advertisements, usually from common adware platforms such as Text Enhance.
SaveByClick is malware, categorized as adware that utilizes browser hijackers to change internet browser settings, in order to display unwanted advertisements, coupons, and deals to the user while browsing the internet. A majority of SaveByClick advertisements are not necessarily malicious, but may link to a variety of malicious websites, or initiate the installment of malicious payloads to a computer system without consent.
Keepvid is an unethical Windows .NET application and program related to Ilivid Media, referred to as the Keepvid virus or Keepvid browser hijacker, that allows users to download or “keep” streaming videos from websites such as Dailymotion, 4shared, 5min, 9you, AlterVideo.net, Aniboom, blip.tv, Break, Clipfish.de, Clipser, Clip.vn, CollegeHumor, Cracked, Current, dekhona.com, DivxStage.eu, eHow, eBaumsWorld, Ensonhaber, Facebook, Flickr, Flukiest, FunnyJunk, FunnyOrDie, FunnyPlace.org, Metacafe, MySpace, Ning, Photobucket, RuTube, SoundCloud, Stagevu, TED, Tudou, TwitVid, VBOX7, videobb, VideoWeed.es, Veoh, Vimeo, and zShare.net.