Adware.Amonetize

Short bio

Adware.Amonetize is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for a family of adware applications targeting Windows systems that combine programs perceived as useful with software that shows advertising or software that pays per install. In general, these types of software combining applications are known as bundlers.

Type and source of infection

Bundlers like Adware.Amonetize are generally downloaded from sites that offer numerous software packages for download, often categorized by functionality.

Protection

Malwarebytes blocks the installation of Adware.Amonetize using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes blocks adware.amonetize

Remediation

Malwarebytes can remove Adware.Amonetize without further user interaction. If the bundler has been run on the affected system, there is a big chance more adware and PUPs will be found.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

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