Adware.PennyBee

Short Bio

PennyBee is a 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. They use browser extensions and LSP hijackers to hijack the internet traffic.

Common Infection Method

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

Avoidance Advice

Remediation

Malwarebytes completely removes this threat. No further cleanup required.

A removal guide for PennyBee variant OtherSearch can be found on our forums.

Associated Threats

  • Optional.PennyBee
  • Optional.WnskRST

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