Adware

Remove hkcmd.exe

What is hkcmd.exe
hkcmd.exe is a process installed by Intel 810 and 815 chipset graphic drivers. In other words, while not an essential Windows process, it’s completely legitimate and safe. It appears in Task Manager, which is where you and many others users likely noticed it. It’s normal and even advised to be concerned about unfamiliar processes appearing in the Task…

Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft pop up

What is Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft pop up?
Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft pop up is a scam that you can encounter on a malicious website. The fake alert may appear on your screen as a result of having a potentially unwanted and ad-supported software on your computer. It claims that your computer has been locked for your own safety as…

Remove Configapk

What is Configapk
Configapk is an executable that runs in Android devices. Configapk seems to be related to installs/autoinstalls, its packagename is android.autoinstalls.config. It is a legitimate process that runs in the background, so most users will not notice it. It’s 20KB in size and should have no affect on the mobile device. The only reason you noticed is likely because…

How to remove Go.mail.ru Hijacker

What is Go.mail.ru
Go.mail.ru is a questionable website that may be set as your browser’s homepage if you have a certain browser hijacker installed. Browser hijackers are pretty minor computer infections that affect browsers. They change browser’s settings, set dubious pages as homepages, and try to redirect users to sponsored websites to generate traffic. Because of this, they’re pretty obvious infections.…

Remove SmoothView.exe

What is SmoothView.exe?
SmoothView.exe is an executable file that is a part of Toshiba Zooming utility. It is used to provide manual zooming possibility in Adobe-Reader, WMPlayer, and some other apps. The legitimate file is stored in C:\Program Files (x86)” (primarily C:\Program Files (x86)\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Zooming Utility\ or C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\SmoothView. As you may already know, however, hackers often use names of legitimate files to disguise…

Remove MessengerNow adware

What is MessengerNow adware
MessengerNow is a highly questionable program that advertises itself as Facebook Messenger for Desktop. It basically claims to make using Messenger easier, as you wouldn’t need to open your browser to access Facebook’s website. While the program does use Facebook’s Messenger logo, it is in no way related to the actual Facebook. Therefore, giving your credentials to…

What is Appnhost.exe

What is appnhost.exe?
Appnhost.exe is an executable file that belongs to AppNHost services. The file is also known as Native Hosts for Apps and is developed by Mixesoft Project. The official file should be stored in C:\Users\Username or C:\Program Files folder. Its size is about 453 bytes. If, however, you find the item in a different location and its size significantly differs…

Remove Uptobox.com Adware

About Uptobox.com Adware
Uptobox.com Adware refers to potentially malicious ads that are shown to users when they use Uptobox.com. The website offers file hosting services, and is often used by users to download copy-righted content illegally. Like most websites of this kind, it redirects to questionable pages, hosts ads that try to trick users with fake download buttons, and encourages users…

What is & How to remove Android/Filecoder.C

What is Android/Filecoder.C?
Android/Filecoder.C is a Trojan horse targeted at Android OS devices. It is a ransomware infection that aims at making money for its creators by taking your files “hostage”. The threat encodes your files thus making it impossible for you to open them. It is similar to other parasites targeted towards computer systems. Regardless of which device is affected by…

Remove Dreamteammyfriend.com Pop-ups

About Dreamteammyfriend.com Pop-ups
Dreamteammyfriend.com Pop-ups refers to deceptive alerts asking you to allow the site to show notifications. It’s essentially a social engineering attack that wants to trick you into agreeing to desktop ads. When you visit the website, usually because of adware, you’ll be shown an alert asking you to allow Dreamteammyfriend.com to show notifications. If you press Allow, you…