Adware.Tuto4PC

Short bio

Adware.Tuto4PC is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a large family of adware targeting Windows systems.

Symptoms

Adware.Tuto4PC installs toolbars, hijacks browsers, and displays pop-up advertisements on affected systems. Although this is adware, it sometimes exhibits malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities.

Type and source of infection

Adware.Tuto4PC may arrive on systems bundled with other programs. It may also come under the guise of “helpful” software (e.g. download managers, PDF creators) or a game.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.Tuto4PC by using real-time protection.

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Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Tuto4PC

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Tuto4PC 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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