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Computer parasites

Computer parasites are unsolicited malicious programs, which are installed to the system without user knowledge and consent. Most of these threats silently run in background, so you can't notice them. If you have running suspicious processes, strange toolbars in your web browser, changed system settings, undesirable pop-ups or your system runs too slowly and unstably, then there is a huge possibility that your computer is infected with some parasites.

Parasite functionality and payload may vary depending on its type and its author's intentions. Some malicious programs such as viruses, trojans or worms are designed to corrupt files and damage the entire system. Others like spyware, keyloggers or browser hijackers are primarily intended to violate user privacy by stealing his sensitive information like identity data, passwords or credit card numbers.

We provide thousands of different parasite descriptions divided into major categories. If you have a computer parasite problem, try to identify the threat and go deeply through our project to find its removal instructions. If you want to solve your problem easy way, then go to our antispyware reviews section and choose software by you needs. There are hundred up to date reviews on site, choose wisely, because there are lots of bad products in spyware theme. Dont waste your money. We advice you to use one of recommended software.

Newest parasites

SoftCoup ads

August 29th, 2014
SoftCoup ads may flood your screen every time when you start your browsing session. If that happens, you should be concerned. If you are constantly seeing such annoying ads, it may only mean one thing. A potentially unwanted program may hide somewhere in your computer. Usually, similar ad-generating programs are... More...

Start Savin ads

August 29th, 2014
Start Savin is a potentially unwanted program that may be the reason why your browser is acting strangely recently and why you are seeing random advertisements all the time. This dubious application has only one purpose, and that purpose is making money from advertising. If Start Savin infiltrates your system,... More...

Ultra Coupon virus

August 29th, 2014
What is Ultra Coupon? Users should keep in mind, that not only viruses and malwares are malicious. There are various browser extensions, adwares and similar LEGITIMATE programs that may your disrupt browsing and initiate other issues. Ultra Coupon is one of those apps. Many users, especially those who are interested in online... More...

DATABASE OF COMPUTER PARASITES

Adware
WHAT IS ADWARE? Adware is any computer program that displays advertisements while the...
AOL parasites
WHAT IS AN AOL PARASITE? An AOL parasite is a malicious computer program designed to...
Backdoors
WHAT IS BACKDOOR? A backdoor is a malicious computer program or particular means that...
Browser Hijackers
WHAT IS A BROWSER HIJACKER? A browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web...
Browser Plugins
WHAT IS A BROWSER PLUGIN? A browser plugin (or plug-in) is a computer program that...
Carding
Credit card fraud. Carding programs and documents offers information and methods how to...
Corrupt websites
Corrupt websites are internet sites, that distribute malware or try to gather sensitive...
Cracks
Cracks are software created to modify other software. Usual purpose is to remove...
Dialers
WHAT IS A DIALER? A dialer is a program that uses a computer’s modem to...
Flooders
Flooders are the programs thats tries to overload a connection by sending various...
Keyloggers
WHAT IS A KEYLOGGER? A keylogger is a computer program that logs each keystroke a user...
Mail bombers
WHAT IS A MAIL BOMBER? A mail bomber is a computer program designed to flood user e-mail...
Malware
Malware are the programs which usually installs without user knowledge / consent and...
Network Management Tools
Network Management Tools are the programs which can log and examine network traffic,...
Nukers
WHAT IS A NUKER? A nuker is a malicious trojan alike computer program that carries a...
Ransomware
WHAT IS RANSOMWARE? Ransomware is a type of malicious computer software that threatens...
Remote Administration Tools
WHAT IS A REMOTE ADMINISTRATION TOOL? A remote administration tool (or RAT) is a program...
Rogue Antispyware
WHAT ARE ROGUE ANTISPYWARE Rogue Antispyware are parasites that mimic legitimate...
Sniffers
WHAT IS A SNIFFER? A sniffer, also known as a network analyzer, packet sniffer or...
SPAM tools
SPAM Tools are various programs created to work with huge amount of email addresses....
Spyware
WHAT IS SPYWARE? Spyware is any software designed to collect user personal information...
System tools
System Tools are legitimate programs that belong to the category of 'Potentially unwanted...
Trojans
WHAT IS A TROJAN? A trojan (or trojan horse) is a malicious computer program that is...
Viruses
WAYS OF INFECTION Viruses infect a computer without user knowledge and consent. There...
Worms
WHAT IS A WORM? A worm is a malicious self-replicating computer program designed to...

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