How to Solve Sgminer.exe Problem in Windows (XP/Vista/7/8)?

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Recently, many users have detected a suspicious program – sgminer.exe – in their PCs. This program has caused a lot of problems, driving the victims almost crazy. This post will offer some advice for this nasty problem. Hope anyone in need can get rid of sgminer.exe as soon as possible.

What is Sgminer.exe?

Sgminer.exe, published by LLC, has already been detected as Threat.Amonitize. This executable application is a malicious Bitcoin miner designed to force computers to generate Bitcoins for cybercriminals and consume computing power. Commonly, it will mine for BitCoins using the computer’s GPU in the background and may be installed and run without the user’s knowledge. Once you get this sgminer.exe problem in your PC, you may encounter a series of accompanying problems. For example:

Random pop-up, browser hijacker
Windows registry entries corrupt
CPU up to 100% very soon
Computer sluggish
System performance degradation
More security vulnerabilities (more…)

How to Remove Trojan (TRJ.DealWare.Stealth) Popup? Get Rid of Virus Warning Scam

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If you receive popup message offering toll-free tech support hotline, you should be on the alert. This post will tell more about this kind of scam. Hope that it can help you get rid of it now and future.

What is Trojan (TRJ.DealWare.Stealth) Popup?

Trojan (TRJ.DealWare.Stealth) Popup is a typical fake virus alert or system alert scam. Here is the alert from this pop-up,

“WARNING! TROJAN (TRJ.DealWare.Stealth) HAS BEEN INJECTED INTO YOUR COMPUTER
You must call this toll free number 1-855-534-2995 now.
The new Trojan (TRJ.DealWare.Stealth) cannot be detected by current virus software. Failure to immediately call the number provided will result in computer failure…”

This popup only aims at cheating your money through its so-called toll free tech support hotline. Please don’t trust what it claims. Once infected with this kind of dubious website, you may encounter many PC issues. It can mess up your browser by changing the homepage and new tab URL. As a case, you are always redirected to this domain as you launch your browser or turn to another webpage. It can also cause your computer vulnerable for many computer threats like rogue software, adware, Trojan, etc. If you get this kind of pop-up and do not take actions to deal with it, you may soon put your PC into high risk.

Trojan (TRJ.DealWare.Stealth) comes into your browser without your awareness and consent via malicious codes on the web script or just caused by the malware you get from the freeware downloads. (more…)

How to Remove Trojan.Vawtrak.ED? (Removal Guide)

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What is Trojan.Vawtrak.ED?

Trojan.Vawtrak.ED is detected as a risky Trojan Virus that appears in the vulnerable PCs stealthily and becomes a great threat very soon. It often breaks into vulnerable PC through spam emails, infected removable drives, hacked or compromised webpages, and torrent files.

This Trojan is not content with infiltrating your computer and performing generic acts of crime. It can damage the compromised computers in various aspects.

  1. Enable additional threats (malware, Trojan, worm) to compromise your system.
  2. Use your computer for click fraud.
  3. Record your keystrokes and the sites you visit.
  4. Add malicious entries to the Windows registry.
  5. Download more malware to your computer.
  6. Send collected details (user names, passwords, browsing history, bank account information) to a remote malicious hacker.

The infected users may suffer great loss if this Trojan replaces you to perform certain behavior.To protect your PC from all those malicious programs or viruses, you should mind your online activities and always keep in mind to –

  1. Install reputable real-time antivirus software and scan your computer regularly.
  2. Be caution while downloading unknown software from free resources.
  3. Delete spam e-mails or suspected attachments.
  4. Check every software installation to avoid any malware.
  5. Stay away from intrusive websites.

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How to Remove Liveupgrade.check-freeupdating.com Popup from IE?

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What is Livecheck.theperferct24updater.org?

Livecheck.theperferct24updater.org is a fake update alert that displays flash player/media player/video player/music player update recommended. Commonly, this popup may attract your attention by offering great function of the update. However, you are not advised to click UPDATE or INSTALL button. Both of them will provide you many unwanted and even malicious programs. Please show your cleverness on this kind of spam. It will not only interrupt your online activities but also cause many other PC problems. Once infected, your browser home page will be replaced. As it is seen, whenever you open your web browser, you will reach this nasty domain. This pop-up can also exploit vulnerabilities on your computer to achieve its malicious goals, such as collecting important data, creating backdoors, or download malware. And then your machine is inevitably compromised.

Livecheck.theperferct24updater.org is able to display on many browsers including IE, FF, and Chrome. It is often bundled with other free programs as an optional offer set for automatic installation. You should pay close attention to your online activities and every installation step when you install a program and always opt for custom installation or advanced installation to disable this kind of nasty program. If you fail to disable it in advance, then it will infect your web browsers. (more…)

How to Get Rid of Browsererroralert120943.xyz Pop-up? (Removal Guide)

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Your browser keeps showing browsererroralert120943.xyz spam popup? Can’t remove it because it will soon get back? Please look at this post and learn how to remove this suspected website.

What is Browsererroralert120943.xyz?

Browsererroralert120943.xyz is a website that mainly spreads spam. It often warns users that their browsers are out of date and recommends them to update for safety. Actually, it just presents fake update alert to lure users download the programs offered in this website. What you get from the DOWNLOAD button will never related to the browser update. You will soon get yourself into trouble.

Here is a screenshot of this popup.

Browsererroralert120943.xyz Pop-up

Browsererroralert120943.xyz is also noted as a browser hijacker. It often hijacks the infected browsers to its malicious domain. You will get stuck in this domain and cannot get rid of it easily because its components in your PC ensure it can keep appearing. Once infected with this dubious website, your homepage and new tab URLs will be replaced by the random ones offered by browsererroralert120943.xyz. As a result, whenever you open your browser, you will get to its suspicious domain. (more…)

How to Remove 2015.ispsurvey.com Pop-up? (Step by Step Removal Guide)

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What is 2015.ispsurvey.com Pop-up?

2015.ispsurvey.com Pop-up will take over your browser and suggest that you were specially selected to participate in a survey and win rewards upon completion. It may sound like a piece of good news. However, it is totally a scam to gain pay-per-click revenues.

This Pop-up is caused by adware infection on the infected PC. It often pops up trigger massive cookies in the background. This Pop-up causes many troubles while you are surfing the internet. Firstly, it will soon take over your browser by changing the browser settings. For example, it will replace your homepage to ensure it can come back very soon when you reboot your browser. Secondly, 2015.ispsurvey.com Pop-up often carries malware or malcodes which may cause your PC vulnerable and easy to be attacked by cyber hackers. This pop-up targets on the common used web browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Firefox. Once you follow links provided by this Pop-up, you may install something unwanted or even get infected with other malware. (more…)

How to Remove Ads by Filter Results from My Google Chrome? (Removal Instruction)

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What is Filter Results?

Filter Results is perceived as an adware offered to a lot of innocent users as a search assistant. It seems helpful and interesting. Actually, this adware just misleads its users by spreading all kinds of seemingly useful ads titled with “Powered by Filter Results”, “Brought by Filter Results”, or “Ads by Filter Results”. Commonly, this adware will deliver advertisements related to coupons, discounts, deals and other commercials to the website that you visit, so that it can monetize your clicks on ads for its developers.

Similar to other adware, Filter Results can be added to almost all the popular web browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Once injected, it can mess up your internet browsers with all kinds of random pop-ups. It can also use tracking cookies, DOM storage data and record your search terms to customize the marketing offers it shows. Besides, this adware also promote rogue programs, if you get those program from the ads, you may increase damage to your PC. (more…)

How to Remove Infection URL:Mal from your PC?

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“I believe I am infected with the URL:mal virus after installing chrome. I have tried different solutions but the virus is still infecting my pc. Can someone please help me? Thank you for your time.”

If you encounter the same issue the user above, you can read the post below to find useful removal methods for the infection URL:Mal.

What is Infection URL:Mal?

Infection URL:Mal often appears when the Web Shield in avast! Antivirus has blocked harmful sites before your computer completely loads them in your browser. Those sites are often malicious that contains unsafe contents.

URL_Mal popup

Here are some features of the sites that have been blocked:

  1. They can redirect you to suspicious domains;
  2. They can modify browser homepage, start page, and search engine;
  3. They can utilize the cookies to trace online activities from the victims;
  4. They can lead to the installations of suspicious plugins, extensions, and even malicious programs;
  5. They can drop large amounts of threats to your PC;

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How to Remove PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A?

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“PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A is detected as a high risk threat by my antivirus but I cant get rid of it. I have troubles in running my PC normally. It shuts down frequently. How can I remove this threat…”

If you also need help get rid of this infection, this post may help. Please keep reading to learn more.

What is PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A?

PUP.Optional.InstallCore.A is a notorious potentially unwanted program that usually gets installed on PCs together with third-party application. Besides, it can be embedded onto the ransom popups, sponsored links, or corrupt websites. Your unwitting clicks or visits may cause this PUP infection. So you may not notice this threat in your PC until you run a scan for your system.

This program usually appears together with a lot of rogue programs and can modify the Windows Registry to add itself as a start-up operation. Once this PUP infiltrates your PC, it will soon cause various damages. Here are some details about what it will do to your PC.

1. It can modify browser homepage, start page, and search engine;
2. It can utilize the cookies to trace online activities from the victims;
3. It can excessively display all kinds of banners, pop-ups, in-texts, etc;
4. It can lead to the installations of suspicious plugins, extensions, and even malicious programs;
5. It can collapse the PC’s defensive system;
6. It can drop large amounts of threats to your PC;
7. It can degrade performance and cause the infected system crashes. (more…)

Remove Opticguardzip.net Browser Hijacker from IE/Firefox/Chrome

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If your computer is attacked by a program named opticguardzip.net, causing your browser abnormal, please don’t worry. Here is a post offering step by step removal instruction. Please follow it to remove this nasty browser hijacker.

Information about Opticguardzip.net

Opticguardzip.net is a malicious site analyzed by many URL Scanners. It can affect many browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Once infected, your browser will be redirected to random websites engaged in adware distribution or third-party websites related to all sorts of adware networks and channels.

Generally, once infected, you may face with homepage alteration and search redirect. No matter what pages you want to visit, you will immediately reach this suspicious domain by force. You will no longer enjoy your nice browsing. Actually, this redirect is possible to trigger other malware like adware, browser hijacker, Trojan, worm, etc. And then your PC will become more vulnerable. That is not a piece of good news. (more…)