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Danger level 6
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • Strange toolbar installed without Your permission
  • System crashes


Trojan.Popad is a computer infection that specializes in downloading additional infections onto the affected system. This Trojan can spread via spam email, so when you receive an email from someone you don't know with an attachment or a request to click an unfamiliar link, think twice before you do it, because Trojan.Popad can be only one click away. It is rather hard to remove Trojan.Popad, because it takes time to realize that you are infected with it.

The reason is that usually things like rogue antispyware applications have user interfaces and you can really see that something is not right, while Trojan.Popad works in the system's background, out of your sight, and it can cause a lot of damage before you even notice that you have been infected. For example, it is associated with ADVPro.dll file that has been classified as malware downloader. It is also know to be able to send MIME email messages that stands for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions supporting non-text attachments and message bodies with multiple parts. From this we can assume that not only does Trojan.Popad is responsible for bringing more malware onto your computer. Your system might actually work as a platform from which this malware travels to other systems connected to the network.

For example, if you get infected by Trojan.Popad by spam email, then the same program can easily read all the addresses saved in your email box, and then send itself to these addresses, tricking your friends and colleagues that the emails sent are from, even though it is not true. Trojan.Popad can also meddle with your Internet browsing, because some of its components are installed and registered as Browser Helper Objects on Internet Explorer. In a sense, we can see that Trojan.Popad tampers with your freedom and it is absolutely to remove it from your computer.

If you want and can remove Trojan.Popad on your own, you need to refer to the list of files that are ought to be deleted below this description. However, for an average computer user it is recommended to acquire a strong security tool that will erase Trojan.Popad automatically, and you will not longer have to worry whether you system is protected or not.

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How to manually remove Trojan.Popad

Files associated with Trojan.Popad infection:


Trojan.Popad DLL's to remove:


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