( Notifications “Virus” – How to Remove It

This article has been created to help explain what is the notifications virus which displays different pop-ups on the victims’ computers after installed.

A new potentially unwanted program in association with the domain has been detected to cause browser redirections to various different third-party websites which may be scamming or malicious. The pop-ups that are associated with PUP may lead users to websites that may be dangerous to their computers and in addition to this, the performance of the computer it is installed on may significantly slow down. If you want to remove the pop-ups we advise you to keep reading this article.

Threat Summary PUP
TypeBrowser Hijacker/PUP
Short DescriptionAims to modify the settings on your web browser in order to get it to cause browser redirects and display different advertisements.
SymptomsYour web browser begins to display various types of online advertisements, which results in slowing down of your PC.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads. Web pages which may advertise it.
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The main way of propagation which is used by this unwanted software is to be spread as a result of various different types of third-party programs having it’s installation files embedded in their setups. This technique is also known as bundling and it started out as a marketing trick to get you to add software as a free extra. Bundling can easily be done as the setup of the free program in question is modified. Such programs are often downloaded software, for instance drivers, media players, torrent download clients (Read more...)

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