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BlogChina

Aliases of BlogChina (AKA):

[Kaspersky]AdWare.Win32.BlogChina.m

How to Remove BlogChina from Your Computer^

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

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

Toolbar

A third-party toolbar that provides additional functionality or enhancements for a user’s browser.
Some toolbars are useful; others may camouflage installation of a trojan or spyware to a user’s computer or act as adware bombarding a user with pop-up advertisements.

How Did My PC Get Infected with BlogChina?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with BlogChina:

  • 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 BlogChina. 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 BlogChina.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

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

Detecting BlogChina^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with BlogChina:

PC is working very slowly

BlogChina 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 BlogChina.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

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

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

BlogChina 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

BlogChina 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.