Hackers Are Misusing Google Ads to Spread Malware

Malware operators and other hackers are increasingly abusing Google Ads to distribute malware to users who are looking for popular software. So, you can encounter malicious ads when searching for Grammarly, MSI Afterburner, Slack, Dashlane, Malwarebytes, Audacity, μTorrent, OBS, Ring, AnyDesk, Libre Office, Teamviewer, Thunderbird, and Brave. Let me remind you that we also wrote… Continue reading Hackers Are Misusing Google Ads to Spread Malware

42,000 Sites Generate Ad Traffic Pretending to Be Famous Brands

The Chinese group Fangxiao has built a huge network of 42,000 websites that pose as well-known brands (including Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Knorr, Unilever, Shopee and Emirates) and generate ad traffic. These resources redirect their visitors to sites that advertise adware applications, dating sites, giveaways, or infect their systems with the Triada Trojan. You might also be… Continue reading 42,000 Sites Generate Ad Traffic Pretending to Be Famous Brands

How to Stop McAfee Pop-Ups on Chrome: Tips, Recommendation

Sometimes antivirus software solutions display too many popups, and McAfee is no exception.

It’s a good tone to be concerned about safety on the Internet. It’s ok when you have antivirus software installed, and it sometimes sends you a threat alert. However, getting notifications from an application you don’t use or haven’t even installed that’s a reason to think twice. For example, you may have heard of McAfee,… Continue reading How to Stop McAfee Pop-Ups on Chrome: Tips, Recommendation

Trackid=sp-006 — What is this thing?

Seeing trackid=sp-006 parameter in your URL bar is no good

Cookie tracking is a kind of network activity on the server side that is considered potentially dangerous. Trackid=sp-006 is an example of a malicious cookie tracker that spoofs the search results and may redirect you to different pages that may be malicious as well. Let’s check out how that works and how you can stop… Continue reading Trackid=sp-006 — What is this thing?

Drinker App – what is Drinker Adware?

The Drinker program is an example of a concealed adware

The Drinker app is another example of a malicious program that disguises itself as a useful utility for your PC. Another two – Healthy and Strength – popped up almost simultaneously. All of them are classified as adware and have a lot of things to be worried about. Let’s check the Drinker app top to… Continue reading Drinker App – what is Drinker Adware?

Healthy App (HealthySoftware) – What is Healthy?

In fact, the Healthy app is a typical example of adware

Healthy App seems to be the companion of the other unwanted app – Strength Adware. The dubious application gets into users’ PCs to show them tons of advertisements. Let’s check out what this app is and what are the dangers of the Healthy application. Healthy App – What is it? Healthy is a small application… Continue reading Healthy App (HealthySoftware) – What is Healthy?

Strength Adware – What Is Strength App?

Strength App can correctly be defined as adware

Strength Adware, a new advertising malware, began appearing on users’ devices. It is still not clear how it manages to get into the system, but its effects are not pleasant. I did a check-up of this malware and can say how dangerous the Strength Adware is. Strength Adware spreading The key point of this adware… Continue reading Strength Adware – What Is Strength App?

Fraudsters Are Running a Malicious Advertising Campaign through Google Search

Malwarebytes, an information security company, has discovered a large malicious campaign that skillfully uses ads and Google search. A phishing campaign using Windows tech support is spreading through Google Ads. Let me remind you that we wrote that Companies in the EU will have to remove Google Analytics from their websites, and also that Google… Continue reading Fraudsters Are Running a Malicious Advertising Campaign through Google Search

8 Symptoms Of Adware: How to Avoid it

What is adware meaning? It is an agressive software whose goal is to collect marketing information about the user loading them with an avalanche of advertisements, often in the form of pop-ups, text links, or banners. Users may download this kind of program unknowingly when it comes in a bundle with other software package users… Continue reading 8 Symptoms Of Adware: How to Avoid it

TOP Facts About Adware Attacks To Be Reminded Today

To begin with, each of you has faced this challenge. Namely, the infestation with advertising: pop-up windows, banners on your screen left and right when you want to do your job or find the needed information in the browser. It comes from nowhere, and often when you click on it, even accidentally, more advertising windows… Continue reading TOP Facts About Adware Attacks To Be Reminded Today