WinFixer Technical Information
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WinFixer is closely related to Aurora Network’s Nail.exe hijacker/spyware program. In worst case scenarios, it may embed itself in Internet Explorer and become part of the program, thus being nearly impossible to remove. The program is also closely related to … Read More

Fight against WinFixer
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Remedies Avoid infection If the initial dialog box is shown, disconnecting from the internet BEFORE closing it may prevent the download and any infection. Switching to a different browser rather than Internet Explorer may reduce vulnerability to this and other … Read More

How WinFixer Infects
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Initial message prior to infection – Disconnect from the internet before closing this! There are several ways in which WinFixer can infect a computer. Users using Internet Explorer are most susceptible, although users of other browsers, such as Firefox and … Read More

WinFixer
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WinFixer is a computer program that claims to have the ability to repair any computer system problem. However, due to its regular displaying of popup notifications, dubious installation (installing itself without the user’s permission), and advertisements of other products, WinFixer … Read More

Online shopping rewards
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The advent of online shopping has resulted in the development of a large number of rewards programs that offer rewards for shopping through specific shopping portals. These rewards can be points-based (allowing redemption for various prizes), cashback, airline frequent flyer-miles-based, … Read More

Loyaltyware
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Loyaltyware is a sub-category of adware. It works around the notion of user “loyalty” by providing incentives in the form of cash, points, airline miles, or other type of goods while shopping. Examples include WebRebates, Top Moxie, and Ebates Moe … Read More

Adware applications and controversies
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Application Adware is software integrated into or bundled with a program. It is usually seen by the programmer as a way to recover programming development costs, and in some cases it may allow the program to be provided to the … Read More

Adware
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Adware or advertising-supported software is any software package which automatically plays, displays, or downloads advertising material to a computer after the software is installed on it or while the application is being used. An example of mild adware Well-known adware … Read More