Malware Removal & Advanced PC Protection

Category: Knowledge Base

Articles about computer and internet security, malware removal, and PC protection

How to Remove Ads, Coupons, and Deals from your Google Chrome?

Ads, coupons, deals, and pop-up messages might appear in your Chrome after you install a free program bundled with adware. Websites that distribute free programs use such bundling for income paid by promoters for adware being installed, and this installation is often deceptive. Adware wastes your web traffic, system resources, and compromises your privacy. For […]

How to Remove Ads, Coupons, and Deals from your Internet Explorer?

Ads, coupons, deals, and pop-up messages might appear in your Internet Explorer after you install a free program bundled with adware. Websites that distribute free programs use such bundling for income paid by promoters for adware being installed, and this installation is often deceptive. Adware wastes your web traffic, system resources, and compromises your privacy. […]

How to Remove Ads, Coupons, and Deals from your Mozilla Firefox?

Ads, coupons, deals, and pop-up messages might appear in your Firefox after you install a free program bundled with adware. Websites that distribute free programs use such bundling for income paid by promoters for adware being installed, and this installation is often deceptive. Adware wastes your web traffic, system resources, and compromises your privacy. For […]

How to Download Malware Removal Tool on Infected Computer?

Safe Mode Options Found in the Windows Adwanced Option Menu

Some viruses on infected computer can block your access to the Internet and websites of security product vendors. If you cannot download removal tool, then read the following guide for fixing LAN settings commonly used by cyber criminals for blocking your access to the Internet. Important!  You will not be able to see this page unless you […]

What is PUP?

Sample of pup with pop-up coupons

PUP (potentially unwanted program) is a non-malicious program that is generally unwanted and removed by the majority of computer users. Purpose of a potentially unwanted program is often misrepresented. It alters user’s experience in an unwelcome way and might present additional risk to user’s security and privacy. Common Samples of PUP Most common types of PUP […]

What is Ransomware?

Sample of Ransomware Screen Locker

Ransomware is malware designed to scare computer users and force them to pay a ransom. In comparison with a term “scareware” used for defining programs that exploit victim’s fear, “ransomware” clearly defines a forceful way used by cyber criminals for money extortion. As an example, rogueware designed to scare computer users with false messages for […]

What is Spyware?

Sample of keylogger spyware

Spyware is software designed for collection of information about computer user and activities ran on a computer controlled by spyware. While “spyware”, as a term, defines computer programs that have to be supposedly malicious, it is not that straight. There is legitimate software designed for surveillance, employer and parental control that is not malicious by […]

What is Browser Hijacker?

Sample of redirected search caused by browser hijacker

Browser Hijacker is software that alters web browser settings and redirects default search engine, browser new tab, and user’s homepage to some different web address commonly used for advertising and promotion. Malicious hijackers are used for spreading malware. Browser hijackers are primarily used for advertising and promotion. Some of browser hijackers are extended with toolbars […]

What is Adware?

Adware sample with coupons popping up

Adware is software primarily designed for advertising. Such software is usually promoted as something attractive to potential users and often is deceptively installed. However, the main purpose of adware is generating profit from users’ clicks on displayed ads and links. Difference between Adware and Advertising Adware is not a synonym for all kinds of advertising […]

What is Malware

Malware is a shortcut for “malicious software”. It defines all the multitude of programs designed for malicious purpose. We often still use “virus” as a synonim of “malware”, and it is not correct because “virus” defines a specific type of malicious program that can replicate itself. On the other hand, as a term, “malware” is also […]

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