Adware

2020 Web Research Survey scam

What is 2020 Web Research Survey scam?
2020 Web Research Survey is a scam that is hosted on different websites and used by cyber criminals as a phishing technique. The scam claims that the user has been selected to get a complimentary reward in exchange for completing a short survey. Instead of the promised prize, after clicking on the message and answering…

Amarktflow Removal

What is Amarktflow?
Amarktflow is an online rewards scam that tricks users into sharing their personal information with untrustworthy third parties. The scam presents users with a survey and claims that by answering just a few questions and solving a puzzle, they will get the chance to win an iPhone X, an Amazon Gift Card, or some other amazing prize. Once…

What is UpgradeIdeas? How to remove it?

What is UpgradeIdeas
UpgradeIdeas is an adware program that is advertised as a browser helper that will supposedly improve the browsing experience. While it may seem like a useful program to have installed on your Mac, it’s nothing more than a nuisance. There are a couple of reasons why it’s classified as adware, mainly because users are tricked into installing it,…

What is VID001.exe

What is VID001.exe
VID001.exe is an executable file associated with a trojan. If you are reading this report, you likely noticed the process running in your Task Manager. If so, we strongly recommend scanning your computer with reliable anti-malware software to identify the infection and remove VID001.exe. If the process in running, there likely is a trojan installed on your computer.…

How to remove Y2meta

What is Y2meta
Y2meta is a free YouTube video converter and downloading service, whose site hosts highly questionable advertisements. y2meta.com allows users to download YouTube videos in various formats, and is a popular website among those looking for such services. A slightly different website y2mata.com is among the top results in Google if searching for YouTube download services. Sites providing such…

What is Sppextcomobjpatcher.exe

What is Sppextcomobjpatcher.exe
Sppextcomobjpatcher.exe is a file associated with illegal copies of Windows. The file is used to activate Microsoft products illegally, so if you notice it on your system or if your anti-virus programs are detecting it, it’s likely your computer is running a pirated copy of Windows. The file itself should not cause trouble and should be safe. The reason…

Remove Amarktflow virus

What is Amarktflow virus
Amarktflow virus refers to a scam that claims users have won prizes or gift cards. These scams are designed to trick users into revealing their personal information, and they are incredibly common. You must have encountered those old school ads with a gift box image saying a prize is waiting for you in the past, and these Amarktflow…

Remove Newfinder APP

What is Newfinder APP
Newfinder APP is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker that promotes the searchnewworld.com search engine. The reason it’s classified as a potential threat is because it can install without explicit permission from users, and once it’s installed, it makes unwanted changes to browsers. The program is supposed to improve search results, but all it…

Remove “Congratulations Dear Amazon Customer” Scam

What is “Congratulations Dear Amazon Customer” Scam
“Congratulations Dear Amazon Customer” Scam refers to a scam that claims you have won a prize given by Amazon. Giveaway scams are very common and there are many varieties of them, but they’re all after the same thing: personal information and money. This particular scams claims that Amazon is hosting the giveaway, but you can encounter…

What is Discordhookhelper.exe

What is Discordhookhelper.exe
Discordhookhelper.exe is a legitimate executable that belongs to Discord, a VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) application. Discord is designed for video gaming communities and specializes in text, image, video and audio communication between users in a chat. According to user reports, anti-virus programs Avast and AVG sometimes detect the file (located at C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\discord\version\modules\discord_hook) as malicious and quarantine it.…