ViperDJ is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that can be downloaded or installed on your computer without your knowledge as an extension or add-on for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Technically ViperDJ is not a virus, but once infected by this PUP users are risking to lose antivirus protection and firewall and get infected with adware, spyware or any other malicious program. Basically having ViperDJ installed on your computer may bring you a lot of unwanted problems and issues. ViperDJ was developed with an objective to promote sponsored products, websites, online shops and other. Infected users will suffer from excessive amount of pop-up ads, banners, quizzes, fake security and update alerts. You may also see some attractive deals and offers as well as discount coupons, but you should know that most of them are not real and will try to redirect you to sponsored websites.
Once installed ViperDJ spreads all over your system, creates system registry entries to startup automatically and will change various system and network configurations. Host file will be modified as well as DNS settings. This will redirect you to sponsored websites even if you manually type some familiar web address. ViperDJ is able to switch your search results and provide you with bogus search results filled with pop-up ads and in-text links. Every time you click on those ads or being redirected to sponsored website, ViperDJ’s developers are making money. Also, by visiting those suspicious websites users are risking to get infected with Trojans, backdoors, keyloggers and rootkits.
Generally, ViperDJ as well as other potentially unwanted programs gets into user’s computer without authorization. Most of the times together with freeware applications downloaded from unofficial websites or torrents. ViperDJ bundles together with freeware programs like pc optimizers, download managers and video players. During the installation of the freeware program user installs ViperDJ without consent. That’s why we are always recommending avoiding visiting or downloading programs from questionable websites or torrent portals. However if you decided to risk and install some freeware from dubious website, at least spend some time reading user’s agreement page and always opt for custom installation to be able to see the full list of additional software that will be installed along with the main program. By selecting custom installation you are able to select what you want to be installed. However, if you already have ViperDJ PUP installed on your computer, you can easily remove it by following our removal guide written below. Also, you can try our automatic removal tool to check your computer for malware and clean it with just a few clicks.
Symptoms of ViperDJ infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for ViperDJ threat removal and it is easy to use.