|Short Description||It may have sneaked into the system in a veiled manner.|
|Symptoms||Display of advertisements, aggressive hyperlinks, registry changes.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), compromised pages, unsafe browsing.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By SecureWebBHO|
Jelbrus LLC is a Russian software company located in Moscow. The developers are known primarily as a distributor of adware applications. Security research shows that an add-on by Jelbrus LLC called SecureWebBHO may be causing trouble on Mozilla Firefox and possibly Internet Explorer. The extension may not be located in the list of current add-ons and can be quite persistent in the attempts to be tracked and remove. The add-on may keep reoccurring even after affected browsers are re-installed.
SecureWebBHO by Jelbrus LLC Technical Details
To be more precise, the add-on is most likely removed easily from IE 11 and other versions. However, the problem turns out to be persistent on Mozilla Firefox. One of the affected browser versions is Firefox 33.03.
Our research indicates that SecureWebBHO may have been triggered by visiting a corrupted website. Malware can corrupt even legitimate websites. There are many cases of legitimate and often popular pages leveraged by malware. To define and remove the problematic BHO, users should rely on professional assistance.
The BHO may have been installed by a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), and it may have initiated registry errors. Its complete uninstallation may turn out to be a challenging task. Reports illustrate that SecureWebBHO is persistent and may cause numerous annoying issues such as:
- The constant display of advertisements and pop-up windows.
- Pop-ups indicating that the Java version needs to be updated.
- Other pop-ups suggesting that a software update (Adobe, Flash) needs to be installed.
- Random texts on the pages the user is visiting may be turned into hyperlinks.
It is easy to conclude that interacting with any of the displayed content may impose greater security issues on the system. For starters:
- The system may be flooded with more PUPs and adware.
- Malware can also infiltrate the PC, as a consequence of clicking on a random pop-up and being redirected to an attacker page.
- The user’s personal details may be obtained as well, including his banking credentials, credit card number, etc.
Shortly said, the outcomes of having riskware running on the system can vary in accordance with the malicious intentions of cyber criminals. Do they want to steal your money, do they wish to obtain information from you, or do they want to spread malware? In all circumstances, be alert because numerous adware programs have been associated with malicious software attacks.
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SecureWebBHO Removal Steps
As we already discussed in the article, SecureWebBHO can be persistent to removal and may keep in reoccurring. The problem may be rooted from a compromised page the user has visited or is visiting on a regular basis. Scanning the system is a crucial step towards determining the problem and dealing with it. However, keep in mind that every ‘infection’ is unique due to several factors.
- Is there malware on the system?
Is the system protected by an anti-malware solution?
Is the AV program frequently updated?
How safe are my browsing habits?
Have I recently installed freeware (file converters, media players, etc.)?
Users affected by SecureWebBHO and similar application may want to answer the listed questions and revise their user behavior.
We have provided a removal manual for adware, but we cannot guarantee that it will be equally effective for all affected users.
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