Category Archives: Malware

Adware – Software that supports advertising.
Browser Hijacker – Malware or virus that replaces existing internet browser settings.
Ransomware – Ransomware (cryptoviruses, cryptotrojans, cryptoworms) restricts access to the computer system that it infects and demands a ransom in order for the restriction to be removed.
Scareware – Software with malicious payloads, or of limited or no benefit, that are sold to consumers via certain unethical marketing practices. The selling approach uses social engineering to cause shock, anxiety, or the perception of a threat, generally directed at an unsuspecting user.
Spyware – Software that observes and gathers computer activity.
Trojan Horse – A malicious application whose purpose is to grant unauthorized access to a computer system.


PastaQuotes (Virus Removal Guide)

PastaQuotes virus (also found as PastaQuotes Shopper by PastaLeads virus) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) published by PastaLeads in the adware category of computer infections. PastaQuotes serves targeted advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer by utilizing browser helper objects (BHOs) that install to a Windows Operating System and attaches to affected Internet Browsers as add-ons and extensions.

How to remove SkyTech (Virus Removal Guide)

The SkyTech virus (also known as the Sky Tech virus) is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) identified as adware and a browser hijacker that may also associate with spyware and trojan horses. SkyTech adware generates advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and other internet browsers by utilizing Windows software, including browser helper objects (BHOs), as well as browser attachments including add-ons, extensions, and plugins that are commonly found as Toolbars.

How to remove HDS-TOTAL (Virus Removal Guide)

HDS-TOTAL virus (HDS Total virus) is a term people use to identify a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) found in the adware and a browser hijacker categories of computer infections, risks, and threats. Potential HDS-TOTAL malware has been reported by users to change existing internet browser settings of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and other internet browsers by utilizing Windows software, including browser helper objects (BHOs), as well as browser attachments including add-ons, extensions, and plugins.

How to remove Doko-Search.com (Virus Removal Guide)

The Doko-Search virus (also known as the Doko Search virus, doko-search.com redirect virus) is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) found in the browser hijacker and adware categories of computer infections and is additionally detected as, or bundles alongside spyware. According to user reports, http://www.doko-search.com may change existing internet browser settings of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, in turn causing unwanted browser redirects to doko-search.com and other websites.

How to remove Aducky (Virus Removal Guide)

Aducky is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) found in the adware category of computer infections and is additionally detected as, or bundles with a browser hijacker and spyware. Aducky adware displays pop-up ads on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer by attaching browser add-ons and extensions, as well as installing Windows software, such as a browser helper object (BHO) or other adaptive software.

How to remove About this Ad (Virus Removal Guide)

If you are experiencing advertisements that say About this Ad on them when browsing the internet, you are infected with a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) found in the adware category of computer infections that may also bundle with browser hijackers and spyware. “About this Ad” adware is a clear indication that malware or a PUP is present on a computer system.

How to remove StormFall (Virus Removal Guide)

StormFall (Age of War) is the title of an online streaming strategy computer game and program that many users have found installed on their computer without consent. StormFall is not technically a computer virus or malware, and the StormFall game itself is not malicious: However, the computer game utlizes very aggressive and questionable marketing practices, is an advertisement supported program that displays pop-up advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, and generally bundles alongside third-party malware, trojan horses, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). This makes the strategy computer game a very high security risk.

How to remove HiDef media player (Virus Removal Guide)

HiDef media player is a HD media player that many computer owners have found on their computers without their consent. HiDef media player may cause many problems for computer users and may not operate as promoted. This and other issues have lead security vendors to list HiDef player as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and malware.