“Virus” PUP – How to Remove It from Your PC

This article has been created in order to explain what is the browser hijacker and how to remove this potentially unwanted threat from your PC.

The is a website which is associated with a potentially unwanted program and may open automatically plus display pop-ups which aim to ask the victim if he or she wants the website itself to show notifications. As soon as the victim accepts multiple different types of third-party ads may flood the computer, leaving it slow and even freezing at times. And since those advertisements may lead victims to third-party websites, that may be dangerous for your computer, recommendations are to read this article and learn how to remove the PUP from your PC.

Threat Summary “Virus”
TypeBrowser Hijacker
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 is more than one way which is used by the threat for it to be spread on your computer. These methods include software bundling techniques, which are essentially to include the installer of the software, causing to appear on your computer. These types of prompts are often hidden in the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation options of your setup installers and they aim to pose as legitimate programs that are added as free extras (Read more...)

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