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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Remediation

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

  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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