Emsisoft Malware Information
Name: Adware.BGuard.B (B)
Note: There is no detailed description of this malware available. Please refer to the following category description:
Adware (or Spyware) describes a specific group of trojans that try to compromise your privacy by spying on you or annoying you with advertising. Adware usually doesn't destroy files on your computer, but may manipulate browser settings and other configurations. Adware may collect your personal information or your computer's information in some cases.
Emsisoft currently detects the following types of Adware:
Ad supported software
HiJackers are pieces of software which hijack other programs to use their rights or change their behaviour. HiJackers manipulate e.g. the browser's search and homepage defaults or redirect specific website requests to other webservers. Some HiJackers manipulate websites you visit.
PopUp Trojans are Spyware programs which infiltrate your system and annoy you with popup advertising windows and messages.
Spyware collects information which is used to create a user profile. This profile can but need not include personal information. In many cases the user profile only includes information about the computer system, such as:
- Operating System details
- Information about other installed programs
- Hardware information like CPU, memory, video and sound card details
- Internet connection details
- Hardware drivers information
- Other collected information
This information can be more or less anonymous, but the software may send this information covertly without the user's knowledge to a server which collects it.
Read more about Adware and Spyware in our knowledgebase article: What is Spyware.. really?
Removal instructions for Adware BGuard B:
Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this and the full version of the software could have prevented it from becoming active. Our experts in the forum will help you to remove Adware BGuard B thoroughly for free.
Additional information may be found here:
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