What’s LinkSwift virus?
Recently, a new PC adware has attacked thousands of computers, called LinkSwift. According to its features, experts classify it as an adware infection which aims to mislead you into clicking its ads. At the very beginning, you may not notice its invasion, because LinkSwift can sneak into your system without your permission and it usually conceals in spam e-mail attachments and freeware installation packages.
Therefore, if you carelessly execute its files, LinkSwift will quickly enter your workstation. After the installation, LinkSwift will begin its malicious activities. First of all, it modifies system settings so as to realize automatic activation and update. Secondly, it displays unstoppable pop-up advertisements on your screen, every time you visit shopping or social websites. You can’t clean up those ads until you uninstall LinkSwift virus. There is one thing that you need to pay attention to that no matter how attractive the ads look like, you should never click on them and buy the products it promotes, because most of them connect to phishing websites and contain many potential threats.
Moreover, LinkSwift is able to spread itself with your MSN, Twitter and Facebook accounts, which means that it will send malicious messages to your friends automatically. So, when your friends open those messages or click the links, they are likely to be victims of LinkSwift. All in all, in order to prevent greater damage, we recommend removing LinkSwift right now.
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What’s PUP.Optional.Tarma.A virus?
Today we are going to talk about a highly dangerous virus, called PUP.Optional.Tarma.A. Its biggest feature is that it is able to download other PC threats onto the infected computer automatically, especially rogue antispyware and ransomware. Generally, PUP.Optional.Tarma.A is spread through spam e-mails. Hackers add malicious codes to the e-mails, so PUP.Optional.Tarma.A can be downloaded and installed without your consent.
Once it gets inside successfully, it brings lots of troubles to you. Firstly, it installs other malware, which not only occupies a lot of system resources, but also seriously reduces computer performance. Secondly, hackers can control the infected computer remotely via PUP.Optional.Tarma.A to steal your confidential information, such as online bank accounts, passwords, logins and so on. Thirdly, the virus creates many system vulnerabilities through modifying the Windows registry and other important system settings. Hence, the infected computer becomes so vulnerable that it is easy to be attacked by other viruses.
Like other Trojan viruses, only when PUP.Optional.Tarma.A is detected by antivirus programs, can you find out its existence. Therefore, in order to protect your computer, we suggest that you be more careful when surfing on the Internet. If PUP.Optional.Tarma.A is found out, you should delete it as soon as possible.
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What’s MyScrapNook Toolbar virus?
MyScrapNook Toolbar is identified as a spiteful toolbar that should not be trusted at any time. Normally, this virus can sneak into your system without your awareness, and then, it will do a series of unauthorized activities which will make your PC become much weaker than before. Once your workstation is attacked by it, MyScrapNook Toolbar will be appended to your browser as a plugin, and other functional toolbars are disabled at the same time.
Besides, every time you boot up your system, your home page will be changed into home.tb.ask.com automatically, along with tons of pop-up advertisements. You should never click on those ads and believe those messages, because most of them connect to unreliable websites which contain potential threats. It is not easy for you to uninstall this toolbar easily, for MyScrapNook Toolbar is able to avoid ordinary security detection and deletion through modifying system settings and injecting its codes to the registry. Moreover, it is able to drop other malware onto your PC, such as adware, browser hijackers and Trojan horses.
By then, the infected machine will be at the edge of crash. Furthermore, the worst effect that MyScrapNook Toolbar puts on your computer is that it can collect your confidential information and transmit those records to hackers. Therefore, apart from computer issues, you are likely to encounter privacy exposure and property losses. All in all, in order to protect your PC, you need to remove MyScrapNook Toolbar for good.
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What’s Trojan: Win32/Crilock.A virus?
Recently, a new Trojan horse virus named Trojan: Win32/Crilock.A has attacked many computers. Experts warn you that this is a very malicious infection and you must be cautious about it. Generally, Trojan: Win32/Crilock.A is spread through spam attachments, porn websites, FTP servers and freeware.
When it finds the system vulnerabilities, it sneaks into so quickly that antivirus software cannot catch it timely. After installation, it begins to damage your computer. First of all, it alters system settings, in order to disguise itself as an ordinary file and disable the firewall. Secondly, it encodes certain critical files and deletes the original versions, which makes you not able to recover those non-backup files. Thirdly, hackers can control the infected computer remotely and the virus is able to steal your sensitive information, including accounts, identities, logins and so on. Furthermore, the virus has the ability to install other malware on your computer, such as adware and browser hijacker viruses.
As a result, your computer will run very slow and you cannot improve its performance. Owing to its techniques, only when the virus is detected by the antivirus programs, can you realize there is such a horrible virus running in your PC. Therefore, it is urgent for you to remove Trojan: Win32/Crilock.A as soon as possible before it causes greater damages.
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What’s Slick Savings virus?
Slick Savings is a kind of adware program. It usually appears as a web browser plug-in. Generally, it is designed and spread by PC hackers owing to the following reasons. Firstly, it is used to promote certain products through pop-ups and redirection. Secondly, Slick Savings collects and steals users’ data, including sensitive financial data like logins, online banking accounts and passwords.
And advertisers can get financial benefits from these points. Although Slick Savings virus is dangerous, many users still will install it carelessly, because the virus usually packs itself into freeware, spam attachments and unreliable sites. Users will not notice it until it begins to display advertisements when users visit websites, especially the shopping sites like Ebay, Amazon, Walmart etc. At the beginning, Slick Savings seems to be attractive since it provides users with free coupon codes and discount information that can help users save money.
While in reality, all of these ads are fake which aim to deceive users’ money. If users believe that, they may suffer from money loss. Due to its damage, you should bear in mind that the information displayed by Slick Savings is unreliable. And we strongly recommend uninstalling Slick Savings from the infected computer as soon as possible.
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