Hi there! I was reviewing some of the files added to the FreeFixer database this morning. Found a publisher called CLICKCAPTION that you probably want to know about. The file I found is called ccsvc.exe and digitally signed by CLICKCAPTION.
AVG reports ccsvc.exe as Clickcaption.5CF, DrWeb classifies it as Adware.Popad.11, Jiangmin detects it as AdWare/Vitruvian.f, Kaspersky reports not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Vitruvian.b, Malwarebytes classifies it as PUP.Optional.ClickCaption.A and VIPRE reports InfoAtoms (fs).
Did you also find a CLICKCAPTION file? What kind of download was it? If you remember the download link, please post it in the comments below.
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Hello readers. Welcome to the blog. Just a short post on a called Word Proser or WordProser. Word Proser appears to be a variant of Vitruvian that I’ve blogged about before. If you have WordProser installed and running on your computer, you will find ads labeled WordProser Ads or Ads by WordProser, new add-ons in Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer and a new service called wpsvc.exe. I’ll show how to remove WordProser in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.
You may also see the “WordProser search results”:
Word Proser is bundled with a number of downloads. Bundling means that software is included in other software’s installers. When I first found Word Proser, it was bundled with a piece of software called FastPlayer. The screengrab below shows how the FastPlayer installer informed the user that Word Proser was bundled.
Generally, you can avoid bundled software such as Word Proser by being careful when installing software and declining the bundled offers in the installer.
As always when I find some new bundled software I uploaded it to VirusTotal to see if the anti-malware progams there detect anything interesting. 3 of the scanners detected the file. The Word Proser files are detected as a variant of Win32/AdWare.Vitruvian.D by ESET-NOD32 and InfoAtoms (fs) by VIPRE.
Since you probably want to remove Word Proser, wpnfd_1_10_1.sys, wpsvc.exe and WordProserClient.dll are the files you should check for removal if you want to remove it with FreeFixer. You might have to reboot your computer to complete the removal. Problem taken care of.
Hope that helped you with the removal.
Any idea how you got Word Proser on your computer? Please share your story the comments below. Thank you!
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Hello there. Today I wanted to talk about an adware called SearchSnacks and give you some removal instructions. If the Search Snacks Adware is installed and running on your system, you will see new add-ons in your web browsers and sssvc.exe running in the Windows Task Manager. You will also see ads labeled “brought by Search Snacks” and “Powered by SearchSnacks”. I’ll show how to remove Search Snacks in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.
SearchSnacks is bundled with a number of downloads. Bundling means that software is included in other software’s installers. When I first found SearchSnacks, it was bundled with a software called FastPlayerPro. Here’s one example how it appears in the FastPlayerPro installer.
This screenshot also clearly explains that Search Snacks is adware.
When I mess around with some new bundled software I normally upload it to VirusTotal to test if the anti-malwares there find anything. 20% of the scanners detected the file. Some of the detection names for SearchSnacks are Adware.Vitruvian.B, a variant of Win32/AdWare.Vitruvian.D and InfoAtoms (fs).
If you would like to remove SearchSnacks you can do so with the freeware FreeFixer tool. Select the SearchSnacks files for removal in FreeFixer, click Fix, restart your machine and the problem will be gone. Here’s a few screenshots to point you in the right direction:
Hope this helped you solved the SearchSnacks problem.
Any idea how SearchSnacks was installed on your machine? Please let me and the readers know by posting a comments. Thank you!
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