Adware.LoadBlanks

Short Bio

Adware.LoadBlanks is a shortcut hijacker, which means it alters the shortcuts to browsers on the users desktop, in the taskbar, and in the Start menu. The shortcuts are redirected to .BAT files in the folder, %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Browsers. These .BAT files then loads loadblanks[dot]ru on the browser. The installer for the hijacker is offered on media download sites under false pretenses.

Remediation

Malwarebytes can remove this adware without further user interaction.

Associated threats