Exterminate It! Antimalware

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Known threats:6,693,980 Last Update:September 18, 11:34

Testimonials

Dear Matt and Exterminate it,

Thank you so much. This seems to have fixed the problem. Wow. That virus was in there pretty deep. A*G didn't even identify it. S****t would just freeze up when I tried to run it. But the update from Exterminate It, removed it.

Again, thanks.

Kind Regards,
Rev. Mel C. Montgomery

Brother Mel

Dr.Modem

How to Remove Dr.Modem from Your Computer

You can effectively remove Dr.Modem from your computer with Exterminate It!.

After installing the program, run a scan to display a list of the files associated with Dr.Modem in the Scan Result screen and remove these files. For information about running scans and removing malware files, see the Exterminate It! Help.

Spyware

Spyware is designed to gather data from a computer and transfer it to a third party without the consent or knowledge of the computer’s owner. This includes collecting confidential information (passwords, credit card numbers, PIN numbers, etc.), monitoring key strokes, gathering e-mail addresses, or tracking surfing habits. Such resource-consuming activities slow down the system and generally impact the computer’s performance.

“Spyware” is an umbrella term for a diverse group of malware-related programs, rather than a clear-cut category. Most spyware definitions apply not only to adware, pornware and ‘riskware’ programs, but to many trojans as well.

Be Aware of the Following Spyware Threats:

Ghost.Keylogger, Recodat, Boss.Eye, PC.Activity.Monitor.Professtional, DirSpy.

Hacker Tool

Hacker tools are utilities designed to help hackers gain control of remote computers in order to use them as zombies (in DoS attacks, for example), download other malicious programs into those computers, or use them for other malicious purposes.

Be Aware of the Following Hacker Tool Threats:

wow, PSW.Zimenok, HLLP, PWS.BM.cfg, PSW.Webmail.

How Did My PC Get Infected with Dr.Modem?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with Dr.Modem:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like Dr.Modem. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like Dr.Modem.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including Dr.Modem, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting Dr.Modem^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with Dr.Modem:

PC is working very slowly

Dr.Modem can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with Dr.Modem.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

Dr.Modem can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. Dr.Modem may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

Dr.Modem may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

Dr.Modem may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.