Troubleshoot Adware Pro 2.2November 11, 2020 by Owen Faunce
This guide will help you if you see Adware Pro 2.2. Adware. ICLoader is the generic discovery name for a family of package builders that install adware on vulnerable Windows systems.
What Are SearchPro Tools?
SearchPro Tools (also known as Search Pro Tools) is a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) classified as adware. Typically, adware (or other PUAs) are not intentionally downloaded or installed. After installation, the ad-type software displays various intrusive ads. Typically this type of program also tracks information.
Examples of ads displayed by adware include coupons, polls, banners, and pop-ups. When clicked, they open various untrustworthy websites or lead to the download / installation of unwanted and potentially dangerous software by running certain scripts. It's not safe to click on such ads anyway. Adware collects data frequently. For example, IP addresses, geolocations, entered searches, visited website addresses, and other browser data. Adware can also collect sensitive personal information. The people behind these programs(developers) tend to sell any data they collect to third parties (possibly cybercriminals) who abuse it to generate income in other ways. In conclusion, installed adware can lead to security and privacy issues while browsing. It is possible that the collected data can also be used to steal personal data. Therefore, SearchPro Tools and other installed PUAs should be immediately removed from the operating system and browser.
|Name||Show SearchPro Tools|
|Threat Type||Push notifications, unwanted ads, pop-up ads.|
|Discovery name (sptools.exe)||AegisLab (Trojan.Multi.Generic.4! c), Comodo (Malware @ # zz1o173c8h0s), DrWeb (Adware.Searcher.3336), Kaspersky (UDS: DangerousObject.Multi.Generic), full list of detections (VirusTotal) )|
|symptoms||View ads that are not coming from sites you are viewing. Intrusive pop-ups. Reduced speed when surfing the Internet.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-ups, potentialunwanted applications (adware).|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Remove Malware (Windows)||
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