How To Know and What To Do If You’ve Got 7000n Infection
You know, usually the names people assign to spyware, adware and malware are a bit more creative than this one, but it is a problem just the same. 7000N is a browser helper object that contacts a remote server whenever you start up Internet Explorer. It is adware that delivers popups you have no interest in and have not expressed a desire to see. It specifically exploits Internet Explorer, (the most used browser today by a large margin) and is sometimes difficult to spot on your machine.
When 7000n hijacks your browser it downloads an adware program by finding and exploiting some of Explorer’s vulnerabilities. It can change browser settings, change your home page, change and redirect your desktop shortcuts, redirect URLs to unwanted destinations, as well as sending you to sites loaded with pay per view sites, usually pornographic. All the while it is also tracking your surfing habits, collecting information that will enable it to deliver even more ads that it feels it have a shot of selling you something.
Like most adware programs, 7000n doesn’t leave many clues to either its existence or its location. They aren’t listed in startup programs, and they don’t add icons to your system tray. Also, if you do manage to find it there are no uninstall procedures available. And good luck trying to find the original horse it rode in on!
Another reason 7000n is a danger is that at first it seems like just more annoying popups form somewhere, but the real danger lies in letting it sit there and collect information, and possibly ushering in more unwanted adware or spyware that can be much more malicious.
Since you have almost zero chance of finding and destroying 7000n all by yourself, and probably don’t want to spend the time if you did have the ability, it’s best to arm yourself with a solution to a pest like 7000n. My favorite is ZookaWare PC Cleaner, which can help you root out 7000n and be rid of it, guaranteed!