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Level Quality Watcher by Adpeak, Inc. automatically runs itself with every Windows logon under the name of levelqualitywatcher32.exe or levelqualitywatcher64.exe service (according to your Windows version). Most part of well-known antivirus companies call this program ‘Adpeak Adware’. But it is not a common adware, because you won’t find it in the ‘Programs and Features’ section of your Control Panel.
CryptoLocker is one of ransomware that blocks access to infected computers and forces you to pay money for decryption and recovering of your files. The approach of Ransomware is simple. In most cases it gets into a system through fake emails camouflaged as an email attachment and, after opened, it proceeds to encrypt the files on your computer.
Media View is a Browser Helper Object/plug-in that is detected by many Antivirus companies as BetterSurf adware. It is usually installed by bundling to different free software, and you may not notice when exactly it appeared on your PC.
Malware is a collective term for various types of malicious software that infect a user’s computer. These include viruses, worms, Trojans, rootkits, spyware, adware, and several others.
Malicious software is becoming a bigger problem with each passing year, and it is growing at an increasingly faster pace than ever before. In fact, last year there were 74,000 new computer viruses created every single day on average.
Spring has just sprung and with the first days of April comes that welcome reminder that the worst had passed. With that, the necessary task of spring cleaning comes along too. This year, in addition to tidying your home, consider tidying your digital home as well.
If you have realized that new toolbar installed on your PC and your home page was unexpectedly changed, most likely that some software may have installed in a bundle a 3rd-party browser toolbar on your system. It is very important to pay attention to additional checkboxes during the installation to avoid installing of unwanted applications or toolbars. The toolbars can slow down your internet browsers and also may cause redirected searches or failed keyword searches.
One such annoying toolbar is the Ask toolbar. This toolbar is a BHO: Browser Helper Add-on.
24x7 Help – is a technical assistance application by Crawler, LLC that may be installed in a bundle with freeware. If you don’t pay attention to small pre-checked boxes with optional programs during the main software installation, you may get a lot of unnecessary items that you never use/you are not aware where it came from.
Once installed, 1 or even 2 tray icons appear on your PC:
MDNA CD 2 Player or EZ Downloader is an example of a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that can be downloaded for free from the web. This freeware will also download another unwanted stuff in a bundle.
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Description and symptoms of Search Protect
Search Protect is designed by Conduit, and is spread through various free software, in most cases – it’s a pre-selected option during the main program installation. There is no direct download link for Search Protect even on the Conduit home page which is already suspicious.
Feven usually comes with a free software package, or fake updates that appears to be real ones (their installation file looks very similar to the one from a trusted manufacturer). It is based on Crossrider framework (designed to create cross browser extensions), so Feven additionally installs this framework components by taking over space on your PC.
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