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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes

Adware.Gibmed

Adware.Gibmed is a malicious adware program which infects and modifies the user’s Web browser functionality, in order to moderate and influence the user’s Internet experience. It will follow the user’s Internet activity, and based on his search terms will annoy and spam the user with various pop up ads generated specifically to react to the user’s online activities.

This adware, which was first released on January 20, 2010 enters the system surreptitiously through bundling itself together with third party software downloads, and by being distributed by websites that make use of drive-by download tactics. Once ingrained in the system, users may find it incredibly difficult to get rid of Adware.Gibmed without some type of help.

The web browsers targeted by Adware.Gibmed is Internet Explorer and Firefox. It will modify these browsers so as to also affect the user’s search results. It will plant false search results into the SERPs, containing malicious links and URLs that direct to compromised landing pages containing malware viruses and rogue security tool infections.

Because of Adware.Gibmed’s surreptitious entry into the system users will not be aware of its presence through obvious symptoms. The presence of these files will be a sure indicator of Adware.Gibmed’s presence on the system:

gibsvc.exe
gibusr.exe
gibupt.exe
gibidl.dll
gibcom.dll

This adware is published by Gibmedia, and originates from Toulouse, France.

PC owners who value the safety and privacy of their PCs are urged to destroy Adware.Gibmed immediately. This can safest be achieved by using a genuine and powerful security tool which will not only get rid of Adware.Gibmed, but protect the PC from similar future attacks and threats.

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How to manually remove Adware.Gibmed

Files associated with Adware.Gibmed infection:

gibusr.exe
gibsvc.exe
questscan149.exe
svchostms.exe
scanquery147.exe
gibsvc.exe
scanquery147.exe
questscan149.exe
iexplorems.exe
svchostms.exe

Adware.Gibmed processes to kill:

iexplorems.exe
questscan149.exe
gibusr.exe
questscan149.exe
svchostms.exe
scanquery147.exe
gibsvc.exe
svchostms.exe
gibsvc.exe
scanquery147.exe
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