VAF Player and VPL Media are known adware and is the main target for PUP.Optional.VPLMedia.A detection. Both programs were made by Tuguu. When Malwarebytes Anti-malware or any other security programs alerts you on the presence of PUP.Optional.VPLMedia.A, it signifies that there is a presence of VAFPlayer or VPL Media on the computer.
Adware are computer programs that are normally setup inside the system with minimal consent from the user. In most instances, adware purports to be a useful application that has the sole intention of gaining profit in various ways. Adware is usually deployed through the use of third-party programs.
Freecause Search is a browser hijacker that modifies the home page of the affected computer. Instead of your default settings, this adware will use Freecause Customized Web Search as the home page. Aside from home page hijacking, the adware also loads a Freecause Toolbar that features several buttons and links.
PUP.Optional.SpeedUpMyPC.A is a detection used by Malwarebytes Anti-malware to identify entities that belongs to a program SpeedUpMyPC. This is not a virus, malware, trojan, or any form of computer threat.
Savepath Deals coupons and pop-up ads are adware actions. It advertises links from various sellers affiliated with the adware. It can be installed as an extension for Google Chrome or add-on for Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.
Ultimate-search.net that will appear on your home page is considered as an adware program. It took over your start-up page after it made certain changes on the browser. Usually, it adds an extension to make this task viable.
PUP.Optional.SmartBar.A is used by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program to identify a threat that is part of SmartBar adware. It is identified as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that will be installed on browser without user’s approval. TrendMicro detects this threat as SPYW_HIJACK and was posted a detailed analysis of SmartBar.
PUP.Optional.IBryte.A is detection for an adware that may cause certain abnormalities on the computer. This threat is normally issued by a program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and other security products. Avast’s distinct naming on this type of threat is Win32:IBryte [PUP]. Detection is very specific to add-ons, extensions, plug-in, and unwanted software that is dropped on the computer.
Have you noticed weird ads or coupons popping-up when you try to log on to Amazon or eBay websites? If you do, it is best to remove adware such as Super Back-up from your computer system.
WhiteSmoke is a program designed for Internet browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. It aims to help computer users get easy access to features like grammar and spelling checker. WhiteSmoke could be a very useful tool if not only for the insistent installation of its add-ons such as search engine and toolbar.
Safe.v9.com is a domain that is known to be operated by adware. It is called Safe V9, in which many types of unknown programs are promoted. Aside from search engine, this adware also features unwanted programs and services. It may appear to be useful, but it is much safer to use known and valid programs …