Danger level 6
Type: Malware

Parental Filter

Parental Filter, also known as ParentalFilter, is the latest malware to be affecting computer systems across the World Wide Web.

Parental Filter may attempt to compromise the infected computer system, and could - amongst many other dubious tactics - attempt to deliver various advertisements to the users\' system.

Originally designed for the use of safe-guarding children against pornographic websites, and other such harmful websites, Parental Filter is thus further be classified as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).

A Potentially Dangerous Tool (also known as a PUP) is an application that is not harmful in its design, the only time this type of tool will become a PC threat is if deployed by unauthorized parties, for potentially malicious intent.

Parental Filter is further given the classification as a low risk application, which generally speaking should do no harm to a computer system, unless installed without the knowledge or permission from the system’s user.

Being a low risk program, Parental Filter may track online habits - as provided for in a privacy policy or End User License Agreement (EULA) - or may display advertising within the applications themselves, these programs have only vague, minimal or negligible effects on the system’s privacy.

It has been claimed that if Parental Filter allows for the unauthorized access to an infected PC, then Parental Filter will then have capability to spread over a network exploiting various Windows vulnerabilities.

Parental Filter may come bundled with other malware and ensure that they are executed each time Windows starts. A malicious Trojan horse or Bot may represent a higher security risk for the compromised system and/or its network environment.

The best thing to do to rid any computer system of the presence of Parental Filter and all its components, would be to employ the services of a fully functional and up to date, not to mention legitimate antispyware tool.

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How to manually remove Parental Filter

Files associated with Parental Filter infection:


Parental Filter processes to kill:


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