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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

Fun4IM virus

September 16th, 2014
What is Fun4IM? Due to its deceptive infiltration method and undesirable commercial advertisements, Fun4IM has been attributed to an adware and potentially unwanted program. This program is promoted as an online video enhancer that has ability to adjust screen lights according to user's needs. However, it is not that useful as it may seem at... More...

Web Protect virus

September 16th, 2014
Web Protect virus (your anti-spyware may detect it as PUP.Optional.WebProtect.A or similar) is a potentially unwanted program, which may enter computers without any users' approval. Besides, it may additionally modify specific system settings and install additional programs without their knowledge. If you noticed suspicious activity on your computer (browser redirects... More...

1SaleADay ads

September 16th, 2014
What is 1SaleADay? 1SaleADay is another adware that was designed in order to drive visitors' traffic to affiliate websites. In fact, there are many similar adware-type programs that act really similar to this application, including TopBuyer, Cinemax, LiveiStream and many others. Once any of these applications infiltrate computer, they may hijack all browsers that... 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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