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Favicon Www.lpmxp2040.com Virus Removal Guide
22 Jul 2014, 6:38 pm
Lpmxp2040.com is a potentially dangerous website that may distribute adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The file player_setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL http://www.lpmxp2040.com/.../Player_Setup.exe. It has been detected as malware by multiple anti-virus engines, for example Generic.94A, TR/Dropper.Gen, PUA.DigiPlug, DomainIQ pay-per install. Please note that some anti-virus engines detect it as a Trojan dropper. I am willing to make a bet that if you've had your computer hijacked by lpmxp2040.com virus you're probably worried, annoyed, stressed or uncertain. Or all of those things. With so many different types of malware out there it can be tricky to know what will happen to your computer, your operating system, your bank account or even your identity. Viruses and malware affect millions of people worldwide and most of us have been affected by them at some time. Protection is paramount, especially in this increasingly sophisticated era of malware and that's exactly why you need a reputable anti-malware software program. The single best safety guard against, not only malware and viruses, but against things like adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs that causes lpmxp2040.com pop-ups on your computer too.

Here's an example of a www.lpmxp2040.com pop-up claiming that your Video Player might be outdated. The web page then automatically downloads file Player_Setup.exe on your computer. If you keep getting a similar pop-up as well then your computer is infected with adware.


But installing any old anti-malware won't do. You should make sure it's not only a decent one from one of the big brands but that it is always up-to-date too. Having said that it's always good to get into the habit of knowing exactly what you do and don't want on your PC. That way if you get the feeling that your PC is running sluggishly or acting 'weird' you can check it out sooner rather than later before it causes more problems than are necessary.

Lpmxp2040.com virus installs itself in a number of ways although the most popular method deployed is via free software downloads. Many viruses leave you vulnerable to attack from annoying adware and they all love the good old unwanted pop-up ads! If you've been infected by this adware virus you'll know just how enraging those endless pop-up windows are, while your unwanted extension will have dispensed with your original one and will keep redirecting you to websites of its own choice.

Lpmxp2040.com comes bundled with PUPs. Technically speaking, PUPs are not actually viruses but they are very likely something you don't want on your computer and will want to delete it as soon as possible. As well as hijacking your browser, a PUP may make using your laptop a slow and tedious process.

So it's probably fair to say that you don't want a Potentially Unwanted Program on your computer so how do you stop it from happening? Because PUPs are normally installed when you download programs, software or videos you should ensure that you only download what you actually need and not some 'special offer' that has been stealth bundled with it.

All of us need or want to download programs, software and applications on a pretty regular basis and so the trick is to take a few moments to carefully read the EULA – the end user license agreement and not just click 'OK' when you're downloading something. Any check boxes relating to a PUP might have been pre-checked so make sure that you uncheck them if you don't want the add-on.

As I mentioned above, it can't be overstated how important it is not only pay attention but to also have a good anti-malware software running on your PC. Install it, run it and make sure there is nothing unwanted hiding on your computer. To remove lpmxp2040.com virus from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


Lpmxp2040.com Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove lpmxp2040.com related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Quiknowledge
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove lpmxp2040.com related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove lpmxp2040.com related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.




Remove lpmxp2040.com related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Lpmxp2031.com Removal Guide
17 Jul 2014, 7:41 pm
Lpmxp2031.com is a potentially dangerous website that may distribute adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). The file player_setup.exe has been seen being distributed by the following URL http://www.lpmxp2031.com/.../Player_Setup.exe. It has been detected as malware by multiple anti-virus engines, for example Generic.94A, TR/Dropper.Gen, PUA.DigiPlug, DomainIQ pay-per install. Please note that some anti-virus engines detect it as a Trojan dropper. I am willing to make a bet that if you've had your computer hijacked by lpmxp2031.com virus you're probably worried, annoyed, stressed or uncertain. Or all of those things. With so many different types of malware out there it can be tricky to know what will happen to your computer, your operating system, your bank account or even your identity. Viruses and malware affect millions of people worldwide and most of us have been affected by them at some time. Protection is paramount, especially in this increasingly sophisticated era of malware and that's exactly why you need a reputable anti-malware software program. The single best safety guard against, not only malware and viruses, but against things like adware, Potentially Unwanted Programs that causes lpmxp2031.com pop-ups on your computer too.

Here's an example of a www.lpmxp2031.com pop-up claiming that your Video Player might be outdated. The web page then automatically downloads file Player_Setup.exe on your computer. If you keep getting a similar pop-up as well then your computer is infected with adware.


But installing any old anti-malware won't do. You should make sure it's not only a decent one from one of the big brands but that it is always up-to-date too. Having said that it's always good to get into the habit of knowing exactly what you do and don't want on your PC. That way if you get the feeling that your PC is running sluggishly or acting 'weird' you can check it out sooner rather than later before it causes more problems than are necessary.

Lpmxp2031.com virus installs itself in a number of ways although the most popular method deployed is via free software downloads. Many viruses leave you vulnerable to attack from annoying adware and they all love the good old unwanted pop-up ads! If you've been infected by this adware virus you'll know just how enraging those endless pop-up windows are, while your unwanted extension will have dispensed with your original one and will keep redirecting you to websites of its own choice.

Lpmxp2031.com comes bundled with PUPs. Technically speaking, PUPs are not actually viruses but they are very likely something you don't want on your computer and will want to delete it as soon as possible. As well as hijacking your browser, a PUP may make using your laptop a slow and tedious process.

So it's probably fair to say that you don't want a Potentially Unwanted Program on your computer so how do you stop it from happening? Because PUPs are normally installed when you download programs, software or videos you should ensure that you only download what you actually need and not some 'special offer' that has been stealth bundled with it.

All of us need or want to download programs, software and applications on a pretty regular basis and so the trick is to take a few moments to carefully read the EULA – the end user license agreement and not just click 'OK' when you're downloading something. Any check boxes relating to a PUP might have been pre-checked so make sure that you uncheck them if you don't want the add-on.

As I mentioned above, it can't be overstated how important it is not only pay attention but to also have a good anti-malware software running on your PC. Install it, run it and make sure there is nothing unwanted hiding on your computer. To remove lpmxp2031.com virus from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


Lpmxp2031.com Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove lpmxp2031.com related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Quiknowledge
  • LyricsSay-1
  • Websteroids
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove lpmxp2031.com related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove lpmxp2031.com related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove BlocckkTheAds, LyricsSay-1, Websteroids, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.




Remove lpmxp2031.com related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove cdn.cloudwm.com pop-up (Uninstall Guide)
16 Jul 2014, 8:54 pm
Cdn.cloudwm.com pop-up ads usually show up on computers infected with potentially unwanted programs (PUP) and adware. If you keep getting these annoying pop ups then I'm afraid your computer is very likely infected as well. Please use this guide to remove cdn.cloudwm.com pop-ups and any associated malware.

Sometimes it can feel like you've only just got to grips with the latest Internet lingo and then along comes another acronym or some more 'geek speak'. And now, we're going to introduce you to PUPs – or Potentially Unwanted Programs to give them their proper title. Don't have the faintest idea what a PUP is? Don't worry – that's what we're about to explain. Read on as we tell you what Potentially Unwanted Programs are, and what they mean for you and your computer.


PUPs – the Internet sneak

By their very nature, Potentially Unwanted Programs that display cdn.cloudwm.com pop-up windows are incredibly sneaky. They manage to fall through the net of most antivirus programs because they are always mentioned in the End User License Agreements or the Terms and Conditions you agree to when you download genuine new software or programs. And because this mention is often hidden in ambiguous wording or involves a lot of checking and unchecking of boxes, this means that you are actually agreeing to the downloading of the PUP, even if you don't realize it.

The developers of Potentially Unwanted Programs are clearly taking advantage of the fact that when most of us download files or install new software we either don't read – or don't spend much time reading - the License Agreements. It is thanks to our lack of attention to detail that developers can slightly amend these T's & C's – we don't notice – and the result is we wind up with a bunch of programs that we probably have no use for on our machine.

Marketing of PUPs

Basically by downloading a Potentially Unwanted Program, you've been suckered in by a form of marketing. That in itself doesn't sound too bad but the problem is that many PUPs leave us vulnerable to holes in our computer's security, can target us with annoying cdn.cloudwm.com pop-up adverts or can download further software on to our operating systems.

Some people find that they grow to like using the PUP – after all, who can complain about getting some free - and possibly useful – software? And that is why PUPs are only potentially unwanted. However if something seems too good to be true, it generally is.

The fact is that a Potentially Unwanted Program has not been created to benefit you; it's been developed to benefit its creator.

After reading that, we're sure no one wants to be affected by cdn.cloudwm.com pop-ups and PUPs that display them. So, stay safe and read that license agreement – yes we know it's boring, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

If you have questions, please leave a comment down below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


Cdn.cloudwm.com Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove cdn.cloudwm.com related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • LyricsSay
  • Websteroids
  • SavingsBull
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove cdn.cloudwm.com pop-ups from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove LyricsSay, Websteroids, SavingsBull, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.




Remove cdn.cloudwm.com pop-ups from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove LyricsSay, Websteroids, SavingsBull, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.




Remove cdn.cloudwm.com pop-ups from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon "BlockAndSurf" Ads Removal Guide
16 Jul 2014, 8:24 pm
If you've ever wondered what BlockAndSurf adware is, what it can do, how it infiltrates your PC, what affect it can have on you - and crucially how you can stop yourself from being infected by it read on as we take a closer look. Please use this guide to remove BlockAndSurf ads and any associated malware.

There are numerous types of malware – or malicious software – out there and adware installs itself on your computer in the same way as many of its cousins. Generally speaking, most variants of this adware are installed when:
  • You share files with other Internet users
  • You download videos or music from websites or peer to peer sites
  • You visit a website that has adware embedded into it
  • You download a free games and other freeware software
  • You download free wallpapers or emoticons

Of course not everything you download has something malicious attached but that's not to say you shouldn't be careful if you want to limit the possibility of being infected. And because BlockAndSurf isn't perceived as being as harmful as say, Trojan horses, it can be tempting to disregard it as merely an annoyance: as you probably know, and as the name suggests, adware is advertising and it will inundate you with endless pop up and banner adverts.

Why do people create adware?

BlockAndSurf is created primarily to recoup the money they have spent on programming other often software. They justify their usage of adware by saying that it is through advertising that they are able to provide you with the online freebies that you enjoy using: games, wallpapers, emoticons etc. However, some variants are also designed to simply display "Ads by BlockAndSurf" without thinking any further for example, users experience in mind and efficiency. It usually displays ads not worrying about quality which means users can be redirected to dodgy websites and services.

When adware meets spyware

While BlockAndSurf might be annoying, the fact remains that it's still an invasion of your privacy – after all you've had a program installed on your PC without giving your permission. And that's not all, because as it gets increasingly sophisticated it is really starting to cross the boundaries between being a pest and being a threat. This is because the people who create adverts know they are only going to be clicked on if they are relevant to the user. And this is where spyware comes in. Spyware is employed so the adware programmer can customize adverts that align with your Internet usage. How they do this is by monitoring the websites you visit.

But when spyware really shows its bad side is when it's used to oversee other ways that you use your PC. This can be by taking screen shots or using something called a keylogger which records the keys you're pressing and sends a record of what you've typed back to the programmer. They may keep this for their own nefarious use or sell the information to an unscrupulous third party. And of course this data will include your passwords, credit card details and log in information. BlocknSurf, of course, doesn't go that far and doesn't spy on you in terms of credit card details and passwords. However, it still an invasion of your privacy.

How do I protect myself from BlockAndSurf?

  • Install an up to date and reputable anti-malware on your machine and run it regularly
  • Also install an anti-adware program
  • Check the security settings on your PC are minimum medium setting
  • Try to resist downloading freebies from the internet
  • When you download software always read license agreements carefully
We all love us some free software but if you're spending the majority of your online life closing pop-up windows, battling a sluggishly running system and worrying if your security is being compromised, suddenly it doesn't seem that much of a bargain. The answer? Read License Agreements and Terms and Conditions carefully when you're downloading software and make sure you're not also installing any unwanted extras in conjunction with them.

If you have questions, please leave a comment down below. I will be more than happy to help you. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


BlockAndSurf Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove BlockAndSurf related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • BlockAndSurf
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove BlockAndSurf related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove BlockAndSurf, LyricsSay-1, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.



If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.





Remove BlockAndSurf related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove BlockAndSurf, LyricsSay-1, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.


Remove BlockAndSurf related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon What is vmhost.exe and how to remove it?
9 Jul 2014, 8:46 pm

vmhost.exe - by Square Network Tech Co.,LTD.


What is vmhost.exe?


Vmhost.exe is adware that plays audio ads in the background and may also display pop-up ads. The program doesn't start immediately when you turn on your computer. It starts 3-5 minutes later in Program Data\Update Task folder and may be also listed as VM file module. I takes up at least 100k memory and may crash your web browser. Multiple anti-virus engines have detected malware in this file, here are a few of the most frequently detection: Riskware.Agent!, Adware.Downware.4176, Win32/SquareNet.B and PUP.OPTIONAL.VMHOST.A. It's distributed mainly in the United States using various pay-per-install networks which means that there's a great chance that some other adware and PUP could have been installed with vmhost.exe on your computer. You can remove the file manually but I it would be a good idea to run a full system scan with recommended anti-malware software too. Needles to say, it's not essential for Windows and may cause lots of problems including annoying audio ads and system crashes.







File name: vmhost.exe
Publisher: Square Network Tech Co.,LTD.
File Location Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\UpdateTask\
File Location Windows 7: C:\ProgramData\UpdateTask\
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run → vmhost.exe

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