Adware.PennyBee

Short bio

Adware.PennyBee is the detection for a Windows-targeting family of adware that is related to the Linkury and DealPly families. Some members of this family are considered potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), but others qualify as adware.

Symptoms

Adware.PennyBee uses browser extensions and LSP hijackers to hijack Internet traffic, so users may notice advertisements not originating from the sites they are visiting.

Type and source of infection

Most Adware.PennyBee infections are caused by Trojans that are capable of downloading and running several adware and PUP infections.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.PennyBee by using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes blocks Adware.PennyBee

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.PennyBee without further user interaction.

  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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