Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net virus (Removal Guide)
Threat Level: Low-Medium Risk
What is Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net?
The Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net virus (found as Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net ads, Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net pop-ups, and other terms) is adware that makes it’s way to a computer system with or without user permission. In short, Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net is potential malware that is identified as an advertisement serving or ad supported program and/or website by reputable security products.
In politically correct terms the website Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net is an advertisement serving platform that third-party browser hijackers and platforms can use to generate unwanted advertisements.
Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net is not technically a computer virus; however, the program has been documented by reputable third-parties to exhibit malicious traits, such as rootkit capabilities that hook deep into an operating system, hijacking the home page and default search engine of popular internet browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, and overall just interfering with the general user experience and computer functionality.
Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net advertisements vary from banners, to in-text advertisements and more, and primarily pop-up or out from the top right side of an open internet browser window. The pop-up advertisement may say Deals at the bottom and may be joined by a small tab. Once the small tab is clicked, the entire advertisement will appear with coupons, deals, and essentially advertisements. This particular type of malware is often categorized as offerware and may be detected as PUP.Offerware after performing a scan with reputable security software.
The program used to generate Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net ads is an advertisement-supported cross web browser add-on, browser helper object (BHO), extension, plugin for popular internet browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple’s Safari Browser. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default, managed, provided, and/or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings, and in some cases the item will modify Internet Explorer’s load time threshold, place a lock file within Firefox to prevent third-party competitor software from changing its settings, as well as disable the internet browser’s Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.
Removing third-party items such as Search Protect by conduit and Delta Toolbar often repairs internet browser settings and stops unwanted advertisements from appearing if the additional item is not present.
Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net and similar malware raise concerns relating to the invasion of privacy and privacy crimes. If Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net related software is found on your computer system and your internet browser is redirecting to unwanted websites or you are experiencing unwanted pop-up advertisements, the potentially malicious add-on and extension (as well as associated third-party spyware) may collect and distribute sensitive user information, including information users manually submit into online forms such as your name, user name, passwords, email address, telephone number, home address, geographical location, personally identifiable information, non-personal identifiable information (anonymous data), and more.
Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net related software may even collect information when you uninstall the toolbar and place additional tracking cookies on the affected computer.
Users have reported that Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net ad generating software and similar items are the cause of unwanted email spam and junk mail. In particular, victims have complained that they have received email spam relative to their internet browsing activity.
Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net adware and similar unwanted programs often bundle with third-party freeware and shareware. If you recently installed software from websites including download.com and others, chances are an unwanted program used to generate Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net advertisement installed without consent.
The Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net adware program may also be found in suspicious advertisements, torrents, and other locations around the web; however, Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net software primarily bundles with software developers and distributors of freeware and shareware.
How to remove Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net ads
To automatically remove Rvzr-a.akamaihd.net please download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO.
1. Once installed, open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO and navigate to the Scanner tab. Please note, the program will automatically open on this tab.
2. Select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan.
3. Once results are detected click the Show Results button.
4. Select the results to remove and click the Remove Selected button. To select all items right click on an item and select “Check all items.”
5. Restart your computer.