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Malware Removal Instructions
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by Admin, Mountain View (geolocate), published: Fri 17 Apr 2015 08:12:00 PM CEST.

Favicon How to Remove Helper King Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
7 Apr 2015, 7:46 pm
Have you noticed lately that the sheer amount of 'Powered by helper king' or 'helper king ads' you are seeing when you're browsing or working online suddenly seem to have drastically increased in quantity? You may even be unfortunate enough to have an issue with annoying helper king pop-up adverts – even when you're using ad blockers and anti-malware programs. If either of those things are the case, then what you are looking at is adware – or advertising supported software. In this case, it's CrossRider adware which also displays ads by name.

While it's obviously that this adware isn't something that hides itself on your computer just because it's in your face it doesn't mean that it doesn't have anything to hide for adware is often the root cause of issues that you may well be experiencing on your computer.


The problems caused by Helper King

If you're now seeing numerous offers.bycontext.com pop-up or pop-under adverts (pop-ups are the ones that appear on your screen directly and pop-unders are hiding behind the page that you have open) you may have also noticed that your PC is now is running sluggishly and that your internet connection has slowed to a crawl. You might find that websites keep crashing or that other programs you have installed on your machine take ages to load. This is because adware installs a component on your computer which is busy working away behind the scenes and tracking the websites you visit so that it can target the adverts you see to your taste. The fact that you are being bombarded with Helper King pop-up windows doesn't help your operating system do its job efficiently either. File created by Helper King:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\helper king
  • C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\helper_king_updating_service.job
  • C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\helper_king_notification_service.job
  • helper_king_notification_service.exe
  • helper_king_updating_service.exe
The other irritating thing about this adware is that clicking on an advert can take you to a website that bears no relation to the ad. It's merely a site that the adware programmer wants you to visit – and chances are it's a site that may well be at the grayer end of the legitimate scale.

I'm probably right in thinking that whether you've been infected by a serious case of adware or not, you want to know how to stop it from infecting you.

How can I protect myself from Helper King adware?

Because it is often bundled with free software or files (freeware or shareware) it is probably the case that you installed the adware unknowingly when you were downloading something else. Therefore if you want to protect yourself – and we are assuming you do - you need to exercise more caution when you download files and programs from the internet. And remember, Helper King can be packaged with anything – even reputable programs. Don't download freebies such as wallpapers, desktops and emojis as these are prone to being adware loaded and ensure you trust the program and the publisher before you download something. In addition to this, always try and download software directly from the publisher and not a third party site.

On the plus side, this adware is normally mentioned in the License Agreement so read this carefully and make sure you know exactly what is being installed on your PC. Final word – install a reputable anti-adware program too!

If you don't know how to stop ads 'Powered by helper king' and remove this adware 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



Helper King Ads 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 Helper King 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:
  • Helper King
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • 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 Helper King related extensions from Google Chrome:

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



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Helper King, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, 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 Helper King related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

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



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Helper King, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Helper King 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 How to Remove FlashMall Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
6 Apr 2015, 8:24 pm
FlashMall or Flash Mall adware is usually packed with freeware and potentially unwanted programs and targets Mac users. Once installed it displays FlashMall ads and pop-up windows tagged "brought by FlashMall". You know as well as I do that there are numerous threats to look out for when we're connected to the internet, including intrusive and sometimes very misleading adverts. It doesn't matter whether you're working or playing, the myriad of malicious software, phishing scams and other dangers are enough to leave us totally paranoid. But while there is probably no use in becoming a paranoid wreck, exercising some caution and being sensible when you're online is now more important than ever before.


Not taking adequate steps to protect yourself and being lax when it comes to cyber security and personal online safety can leave you open to any number of distressing and downright devastating issues. Not playing it safe could lead to you having your files corrupted or even your Mac taken over an used as a portal to spread more malware.

In this article we will take a look at FlashMall adware; just one of the potential threats that can cause you a number of problems. Usually shortened to the abbreviation adware, while many people do not see this malware as serious as some of the other types, it can still cause a number of issues for you.

What is FlashMall?

You've seen the numerous adverts that appear whenever you're connected to the internet; that's adware. And you may have also noticed that many of these adverts are strangely relevant to your interests – in fact some of them may be for products or services or from websites that you've recently been looking at. But how does this adware know what you've been browsing? This is where spyware comes in to play.

Although adware and spyware are not strictly speaking the same type of malware, adware does display some spyware like tactics, one of which is the fact that it spies upon you and records which websites you have visited and the items that you are looking at on the site. It sends this data back to the programmer (using your internet connection!) who is then able to tailor the FlashMall adverts you see to make them more attractive to you.

How does FlashMall install itself on my computer?

It is usually installed at the same time as you download some other program. It will have been pre-bundled with the program, thus installing itself in conjunction with the software or file that you do actually want. For the most part adware is packaged with freeware and shareware – music files, TV shows, and movies are hot contenders as adware carriers.

How to avoid downloading adware

Now you know how FlashMall, and its spyware component, are downloaded you are better equipped to avoid an infection. Naturally installing a reputable anti-adware program is one precaution to take but so too should you be careful when you're downloading programs or files. This adware is usually mentioned in License Agreements so don't just click through them in order to download your file ASAP but take a moment to read them properly and make sure you say no if it's advising you that something else will be installed too.

If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to stop ads by FlashMall, 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



FlashMall Ads Removal Guide:


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





2. Close Safari. In the Finder, select GoGo to Folder.... Copy and paste this line: ~/Library/LaunchAgents and click Go.



3. A folder named LaunchAgents will open. Inside the folder find and move any that you have to the Trash. Then close the Finder window.
  • com.flashmall.agent.plist
  • com.flashmall.plist
  • flashmall_updater.plist
  • flashmall_updater.sh
  • flashmall_enabler.plist
  • flashmall_enabler.sh
  • com.webhelper.plist
  • com.webtools.update.agent.plist


4. Do as in Step 2 with this line: ~/Library/Application Support

Inside it there will be a subfolder with this name: webHelperApp. Move it to the Trash.

5. Finally, open this folder in the same way as above: ~/Library

Look for a subfolder with this name: WebTools and move it to the Trash, if present. Finally, empty the Trash. That's it!

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Favicon How to Remove Kong Games Ads Malware (Uninstall Guide)
4 Apr 2015, 10:13 pm
If you've been infected by Kong Games, prepare for your web browser to take a hit. Pretty much every web page you visit will be riddled with countless Kong Games Ads and pop-up windows. Most of these ads will redirect you to dodgy websites filled with even more adverts promoting questionable products and services to say the least.

There are so many potential threats in the online world, biding their time and waiting until we let down our defenses so they can sneak in and steal our identities, raid our bank accounts, damage our files or capture our data. And we might think that by installing an antivirus we're safe from harm. But that's not always true.

Take adware programs like Kong Games as an example. They are, while admittedly not the most malicious online threat, still something that can have a negative effect on your computer and the way you use it. And if you've found an advertisement tagged "Kong Games Ads" on your web browser recently you might just be wondering how on earth it slipped past your defenses.


Adware programs are very often missed by most anti-virus programs because you may, or may not, want or need them just like potentially unwanted programs. Such programs usually manifest themselves as toolbars, browser extensions, or search engine pages – and of course, at first glance it would appear that these are all useful tools that can help you get to where you want to go on the internet. And this is where the ambiguous term 'Potentially Unwanted' comes into play. And of course, adware displays ads. In this case Kong games Ads but scammers change adware installers and their names quite often to confuse users and avoid malware detection. Don't be surprised that yours has different name. One way or another, they are all detected as CrossRider adware or PUA.ScrambleWrapper by most anti-virus engines.

And it is because of this gray area that many antivirus and anti-virus programs view adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs as not, well, definitely unwanted – i.e. malware. And that's how you might end up with one on your PC displaying countless Kong Games ads and slowing down or even crashing your web browser.

But if adware programs may be useful, what's all the fuss about. Well we told you it was a gray area and despite their harmless, even useful, appearance, adware and PUPs have a little more to them than meets the eye. Kong Games is known for being closely associated with spyware and can gather certain information about your browsing habits and search queries, including web browser history.

Adware, PUPs, browser extensions and browser hijackers normally have exactly the same function; their goal being to drive traffic or sales to certain sites. I'm sure you don't need us to tell you how annoying that can be!

The other worrying thing about adware is that it can interact negatively with other programs and software that you have installed on your device. This can make other programs unstable and eventually cause loopholes to open up in your security. Bottom line: remove Kong Games ads and related malware from your computer as soon as you can. If you don't know how to do that, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. Most of the time, adware is packed with freeware and popular download programs. Download software only from official websites and read the end users license agreement before installing it on your computer.

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



Kong Games Ads 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 Kong Games 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:
  • Kong Games
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • 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 Kong Games related extensions from Google Chrome:

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



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Kong Games, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, 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 Kong Games related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

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



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Kong Games, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Kong Games 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 bzdap.exe and how to remove it?
4 Apr 2015, 8:55 pm

bzdap.exe - Bobyzoom


What is bzdap.exe?


Bzdap.exe belongs to Bobyzoom adware. Multiple anti-virus engines have detected malware in bzdap.exe, for example AdWare.Win32.PennyBee and WS.Reputation.1. A more in depth look at how it can affect you reveals that this adware installs malicious web browser extensions and displays adverts on your computer. Of course, not all variants of this adware are the same and different models can do different things to your computer. This particular variant is designed to display ads by bobyzoom and install more adware on your computer but they can also prevent certain anti-virus programs from finding their web browsers, or other installed adware or potentially unwanted programs. The scary thing is that this list of what it can do isn't even complete - there are many other types of bzdap.exe out there and I strongly suggest installing the best anti-malware program you can find today. Some variants of this adware are digitally signed and have proper file information but still try to hide their presence on the system. Needles to say, I recommend you to remove bzdap.exe and related malware from your computer. Run a full system scan with anti-malware software.





File name: bzdap.exe
Publisher: Bobyzoom
File Location Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\bobyzoom\1.1.0.30\bzdap.exe
File Location Windows 7/8: C:\AppData\All Users\bobyzoom\1.1.0.30\bzdap.exe
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run → bzdap.exe

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Favicon How to Remove "Ads by coupons and fun" Malware (Uninstall Guide)
3 Apr 2015, 9:24 pm
Have you found an adware program on your computer that displays "Ads by coupons and fun" adverts and that you simply have no memory whatsoever of installing? Something that you don't recognize – and furthermore something that doesn't even look very useful! Well don't panic because, even though I might not be a medical professional, I can say with a fair amount of conviction that you're not going crazy! In addition to that you're definitely not alone when it comes to discovering strange programs on your PC.

That aside, I'm sure that as you're reading this you'd like to know a little bit more about Ads by coupons and fun, where they came from, and how you delete them from your computer.


When did the the intrusive adverts appear?

"Ads by coupons and fun" and "Powered by coupons and fun" ads will very likely have first surfaced shortly after you installed some new software, downloaded some shareware or freeware files (such as TV shows, movies or music) or upgraded an existing program. And that's because this adware uses quite a sneaky method in order to infiltrate your computer. Adware programs are often installed in conjunction with another program or download. They hide behind the façade of the software that you do want and slip onto your PC undercover.

And if this might seem like a frustrating invasion of your privacy and one you are powerless to do anything about, then you need to know that, for the most part, Ads by coupons and fun can be stopped in their tracks.

Other methods adware programs use to install themselves on your PC

As well as piggy backing on another program there are a couple of other ways adware programmers use to ensure their program ends up on your device. Annoyingly, you may have purchased a new PC or laptop and found that you have a pre-installed adware and potentially unwanted programs on the machine. Worryingly you can also be infected during something called a 'drive by installation', which is when you visit a website that has been compromised by adware (or other form of malware). In that case, you don't even know that adware has been installed on your computer. Once installed, it usually adds a web browser extension called coupons and fun which starts displaying ads by coupons and fun and pop-up windows that most if the time will redirect you to web pages filled with advertisements.

How do you get rid of "Ads by coupons and fun" and related adware?

Adware and potentially unwanted programs are fairly easy to remove, even for the non-technical among us. All you need to do to remove it from your computer is follow the simple instructions below:
  • Go to your Control Panel then to Programs
  • Click Uninstall or Change a Program
  • Find Coupons and Fun in the list, click on it then hit Uninstall
However, the problem is that you won't be able to remove web browser extensions and processes created by this adware as easily as you would expect. It tries to stay there for as long as possible and if you miss just a single file, it will reinstall itself which means you will start seeing ads by coupons and fun once again. So how do you prevent adware program from installing itself in the future? It goes without saying that you should install a reputable malware program on your machine but as these don't always pick up on adware and potentially unwanted programs you also need to be more careful when downloading programs. Avoid third party websites and always read the small print in End User License Agreements carefully so you know what you are actually installing. If your computer is already infected and you don't know how to stop ads by coupons and fun, 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



"Ads by coupons and fun" 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 Ads by coupons and fun 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:
  • Coupons and Fun
  • GoSave
  • deals4me
  • SaveNewaAppz
  • 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 Ads by coupons and fun related extensions from Google Chrome:

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



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Coupons and Fun, MediaPlayerV1, Gosave, 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 Ads by coupons and fun related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

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



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Coupons and Fun, Gosave, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove Ads by coupons and fun 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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