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 mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

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