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- Adware: we all know adware – those annoying pop-up adverts that distract us when we're in the middle of working (or playing) online. Irritating yes, but did you know that adware also monitors the sites that you visit and then targets these ads to you? It might sound useful, but if you have adware on your PC it can have a detrimental effect on your operating and Internet speeds.
- Password crackers: ok, these can be a lifesaver if you've lost or forgotten your passwords, but should someone unscrupulous gain access to your log-ins – well, it's definitely not such good news. Jokes: joke programs? Hmmm. Not viral and not usually harmful – but not particularly funny either!
- Dialers: this one is definitely no laughing matter. Dialers redirect your Internet connection to someone else's computer. And that means you end up footing the bill for their Internet charges!
- Remote admin tools: great if someone you trust needs to fix an issue on your PC. No so fantastic when they're being deployed by a mysterious third party, for example creepware authors.
- Spyware: whilst fairly closely related to its cousin adware, spyware can be a lot more intrusive. At its 'best' it will simply monitor your Internet usage habits and send targeted spam mails to your inbox or bombard you with pop-up adverts. At its most dangerous it will collect personal data such as passwords, your contact address book, your hardware and software configurations plus personal identity information such as your name, address, date and place of birth and gender. Its even more malicious form may use key loggers to capture which keys you're hitting. In other words it will be capturing your passwords, credit card information and online banking details
To remove this virus and other malware, including rootkits, that may have been installed on your computer, please follow the removal guide below. If you have questions, leave a comment below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!
Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com
USPS virus removal instructions:
1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer.
2. Download and run TDSSKiller. Press the button Start scan for the utility to start scanning.
3. Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Then click Continue. Please reboot your computer after the disinfection is over.