Microsoft Security Essential’s (MSE) claim to get rid of “HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS” upon detection hasn’t proved successful for me. I have tried three full scans this weekend, though the results are the same – the “HackTool” is still on my computer. In addition, I have also tried the Microsoft Safety Scanner, Malwarebytes, Adwcleaner and Avast software without success either. Has anyone been successful?
What is HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS? Is it safe?
HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS is recognized as a severe Trojan infection that usually arrives as an attachment to spam emails or via peer to peer files. Additionally, you are also recommended not to visit questionable websites or click malicious links pop-up ads in case they may trigger malware that download HackTool:Win32/AutoKMS. Continue reading
Malwarebytes free version detected about a dozen instances of PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate.A, attached to Slimware DriverUpdate on a computer running Windows XP. Repeated attempts at removing have failed, including one conducted in Safe Mode which appeared to have succeeded when rescanned in Safe Mode but not when rescanned in normal mode….
What is PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate.A? Is it safe?
PUP.Optional.DriverUpdate.A is first detected and classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program by MalwareBytes. It is a high risk detection that will cause a series of troubles to your computer. This PUP has ability to compromise all the popular web browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc. Please note that this PUP can trigger annoying pop-up ads to interfere with your browsing activities. You are not advised to click the pop-up ads, or your computer may bombard with more unwanted pop-up ads or your computer may get unwanted programs by force. The PUPs in your computer will take up your internet resource and system resource to slow down your overall computer performance. You should remove it in time in case it causes more troubles. Continue reading
You are alerted by a popup telling you that your computer is infected by TRJ.DealWare.Stealth? It asks you to call a toll free number for technical support? Please don’t get cheated. This article will teach you how to get rid of this scam.
Description on TRJ.DealWare.Stealth Warning Popup
What is Shopping Deals?
Shopping Deals is an adware that injects your web browsers with different kinds of advertisements such as coupons, discounts, deals or other services. It seems like a shopping helper that helps to find good deals and amazing deals. However, it is completely unwanted and the ads have been turned out to be bogus or compromised by malware. You are not recommended to keep this tricky adware in your computer.
These days, many users complain that their computers have been infected by a really annoying malware called DNSUnlocker. Once infected, there will be a lot of pop-up ads showing up as “Ads by DNSUnlocker”. Apart from the pop-up ads, multiple underlined words with hyperlinks will be planted everywhere of the web page. If you move your mouse to these words, you will get a small-box adware showing related contents. Besides, there will be new tabs or full-page ads jumping out from your browser. They will show you third party products or services such as discounting clothing and other commodities, Windows optimization, fake video player update, online malware scans, or some small “congratulation” prizes and rewards. Continue reading
Your computer is hijacked by Search.mymapsxp.com? You are always redirected to it without any notice? You may need help get rid of this nasty search website. Please follow the removal guide below carefully.
What is Search.mymapsxp.com?
Search.mymapsxp.com is a search provider published by My Maps XP. It pretends to be a useful web search help users to easily find driving directions so as to enhance their browsing experience but only end with low google page ranking. This web search is finally deemed as a browser hijacker due to its annoying and even malicious activities.
- It can replace your homepage and search engine without your permission.
- It can alter your search results and generate third party ads and hyperlinks;
- It will redirect your webpage to somewhere unrelated;
- It can trace your browsing history and collect your important data;
- It can make your computer and networking slowly.
Have you ever heard about the browser hijacker-Taplika.com? It is annoying and difficult to remove. Many users got trouble in getting rid of it. You should know some basic information about browser hijackers like it.
What is Taplika.com?
Taplika.com is defined as a browser hijacker, because it will sneak into your computer and modifies your browser without your consent. It infects popular browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
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