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Encyclopedia of 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.
Melondrea is considered to be an adware program because this software is created entirely for advertising purposes. In most of the cases, it infiltrates into the system without one's permission asked. This program offers better Internet browsing experience, website ratings, comparison shopping and coupons, and more relevant ad content. However,... More...
TrustedShopper ads are annoying messages that are displayed for increasing web traffic and sales. So, because of these notifications you may be tricked into visiting insecure websites that seek only to trick you into purchasing something you don't even need. In fact, TrustedShopper notifications are mostly caused by a web... More...
Media Enhance is another adware program, which was created entirely for advertising purposes and hardly is beneficial to its users. It infiltrates into system without notifying people about that. As soon as it does that, Media Enhance hijacks each of web browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome) and starts displaying its... More...
DATABASE OF COMPUTER PARASITES
WHAT IS ADWARE?
Adware is any computer program that displays advertisements while the...
WHAT IS AN AOL PARASITE? An AOL parasite is a malicious computer program designed to...
WHAT IS BACKDOOR? A backdoor is a malicious computer program or particular means that...
WHAT IS A BROWSER HIJACKER? A browser hijacker is a malicious program, usually a web...
WHAT IS A BROWSER PLUGIN? A browser plugin (or plug-in) is a computer program that...
Credit card fraud. Carding programs and documents offers information and methods how to...
Corrupt websites are internet sites, that distribute malware or try to gather sensitive...
Cracks are software created to modify other software. Usual purpose is to remove...
WHAT IS A DIALER? A dialer is a program that uses a computer’s modem to...
Flooders are the programs thats tries to overload a connection by sending various...
WHAT IS A KEYLOGGER? A keylogger is a computer program that logs each keystroke a user...
WHAT IS A MAIL BOMBER? A mail bomber is a computer program designed to flood user e-mail...
Malware are the programs which usually installs without user knowledge / consent and...
WHAT IS A NUKER? A nuker is a malicious trojan alike computer program that carries a...
WHAT IS RANSOMWARE? Ransomware is a type of malicious computer software that threatens...
WHAT ARE ROGUE ANTISPYWARE
Rogue Antispyware are parasites that mimic legitimate...
WHAT IS A SNIFFER? A sniffer, also known as a network analyzer, packet sniffer or...
SPAM Tools are various programs created to work with huge amount of email addresses....
WHAT IS SPYWARE? Spyware is any software designed to collect user personal information...
System Tools are legitimate programs that belong to the category of 'Potentially unwanted...
WHAT IS A TROJAN?
A trojan (or trojan horse) is a malicious computer program that is...
WAYS OF INFECTION
Viruses infect a computer without user knowledge and consent. There...
WHAT IS A WORM? A worm is a malicious self-replicating computer program designed to...
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