.Caifu is a true threat
While most adware is merely an annoyance and just potentially a threat, there are some programs that still fit in the adware category that are actual threats. These can actually compromise the safety of your identifiable information and the integrity of your computer’s security features, opening you up to further attacks. One example of a truly threatening adware program is .caifu.
The normal pathology of adware is potentially threatening, but mostly just annoying. First, it downloads onto your computer without your knowledge or consent. Often, this can be done either by being bundled with other programs, automatically downloaded from “infected” websites, or disguised as a useful program itself.
After it gets downloaded, it typically will see if there are any updates available for it. If so, it downloads them. Of course, this is all going on behind the scenes, so you may not even know this is happening. If there aren’t any updates, it moves on to the next step.
Once the update phase is done, then most adware programs will dig around in your Temporary Files folder. Some may also check out your Bookmarks folder. Some may even look in other places. The ultimate goal is to find information, usually in the form of tracking cookies and browsing history that it can send to a remote server via the internet. Normally, the information sent isn’t sensitive information, but some adware, .caifu included, can get a bit more sensitive.
The next thing that happens is that the adware downloads advertisements in the form of pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, and sometimes hyperlinks. The disruption from these ads range from merely annoying to a system crash, depending on how large the ads are. Some pop ups are small; about a 3” by 3” window with just a hyperlink, while others can be full-screen video advertisements. There is also a good chance that if you click on these advertisements, you can get infected with more adware, and maybe even a virus or two.
.Caifu, also known as .ncast, does all of these things, plus more. It includes a back door application that allows a hacker access to your computer. More often than not, these applications are used to disable or reset security features on a computer, download more spyware and viruses, rearrange/edit files, and all around cripple a computer.
Without knowing that things may have been tampered with, a user’s spyware scan may prove fruitless when a backdoor application is in place. Additionally, a computer may become so overloaded with junk that most users may not even know how to run their computers long enough to fix their problems. Also, some of these programs can override removal attempts by seeming to be a necessary process in this state.
Regardless of whether or not you are infected now, you should have the best spyware protection on your computer. How does continual updating sound, compared to once every week or so? How do 15 minute scans sound versus an hour and a half? How do preventive measures protecting you from being infected to begin with sound? ZookaWare PC Cleaner is the only software that offers all of these things, backed by a 100% removal guarantee.