Fake Scanner Sites
Google Search Redirects
Description: Adware.W32.ExpDwnldr is a warning message that is generated by a hidden trojan. The trojan tries to scare you into purchasing one of several rogue antispyware or antivirus products such as WinAntiSpyware, WinAntiVirus or SystemDoctor.
Once installed, Adware.W32.ExpDwnldr can the hijack your desktop and show a message similar to the one shown below:
Adware - Adware is a software application which displays advertisements on your computer. Advertisements can be displayed through pop-up / pop-under windows, additional bars or toolbars, underlined links or buttons that appear on a computer screen. Adware applications include additional code that delivers the ads. Adware authors earn money when users click on those ads. Occasionally, adware includes code that tracks user's site visits and passes it to third parties without the user's permission or knowledge.
Hijacker - A Hijacker is a software application that takes control of your browser's settings. Usually it changes your home page and redirects it to some unknown site or modifies your search settings. It prevents you from changing back your browser's settings. An infected browser usually operates much slower.
Trojan - A Trojans or Trojan Horse is any programs that installs itself secretly normally via malware programs, quite often with sinister intent. Once installed, the trojan author (hacker) can gain complete control of the infected PC. Trojans are usually designed to steal sensitive information and/or destroy the system. Trojans can be distributed as unsolicited email attachments, or bundled with freeware and shareware programs.
Advice: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.
SpyNoMore removes Adware.W32.ExpDwnldr: Yes
Threat risk: Very High Risk
Extremely dangerous malware. Uses stealth installation, randomly named entries and has the capability to self update or resurrect after incomplete removal. Almost impossible to remove manually. Category mostly consists of trojans and spyware.
Computers infected with Adware.W32.ExpDwnldr will display warning messages claiming that the computer is infected. Below are typical messages:
Tracks and saves user activity on the victim machine and then forwards this information on the master.
Warning! Torjan Adware.W32.ExpDwnldr spyware detected. This Trojan allows attackers to access your computer from remote locations, stealing passwords, Internet banking and personal data. This also prompts advertising popups. This process is a security risk and should be removed from your system. Type: Trojan Horse System Affected: Windows 98, 2000, NT, ME, XP Security Risk(0-5): 4 Recomendations: Click Yes to get all available antispyware software. Buttons: Yes / No
Popups can originate from http://www.onlinestability.com/
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