|Short Description||Allegedly claims to improve browsing experience in some way.|
|Symptoms||Intrusive pop-up advertisements.|
|Distribution Method||Bundling, unsafe browsing.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Adware.Multiplug/Variant|
This adware, also known as PUP.Optional.Multiplug is being bundled into the installers of several freeware apps and in some cases may be indirectly dangerous to the computer. It is reported by security experts to use code that may permit it to install its custom toolbar and change the homepage as well as the new tab page of your browser with a custom partner search engine or site. This particular variant is the cause of a lot of recent infections, security researchers claim. It is successful because it may come unnoticed in the user PCs via a strategy called bundling.
How Did I Get Adware.Multiplug/Variant?
One cause of this adware getting in your system may be as a result of unsafe browsing. Usually, some apps might install onto the user PC as a result of redirects from other websites or ads. They also may be included in the installers of some free widely used applications users tend to download often online. Third-party software providing sites tend to bundle such programs in their installers as a part of a marketing strategy to increase profits.
More About Adware.Multiplug/Variant
This particular Multiplug variant is reported to be associated with several affiliated suspicious sites, some of which may aggregate different information from the user PC. Security experts claim that this PUP may display unwanted pop-ups, messages and banners plus sponsored links in the search results, also known as ‘Blackhat SEO’. Another type of consequence that could be associated with this adware is that it may slow down the user if it runs suspicious processes in the background. It may also modify different PC settings, setting itself to start automatically with Windows.
More to it than that, this type of adware is believed to be closely associated with third-party websites. And third-party vendors may vary from regular sites that want to use malicious practices to boost their traffic to sites that directly aim at the user and his information. Such malicious sites may scam the user out of his money using fake customer support, false registration forms for prize claiming and other claims. They may also directly infect the PC with malware, implementing the so-called drive-by downloads.
How To Remove Adware.Multiplug/Variant?
In case you have seen this Adware, believe you have it or tried to remove it with no success, please refer to the step-by-step removal manual below. You should also make sure you isolate the adware by stopping any associated processes from the Windows Task Manager as well. Last but not least, we reccomend downloading professional anti-malware program that updates itself regularly and may save you a lot of headaches in the future.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter