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SoftwareBundler:Win32/Cakeport


Microsoft security software detects and removes this unwanted software.

This software bundler installs other unwanted software.

The program installs Adware:Win32/WebCake at the same time as other software. You may not be aware that Adware:Win32/WebCake is being installed.

Find out more about how and why we identify unwanted software.



What to do now

This program poses a high threat to your PC.

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this threat:

You can also visit the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

Threat behavior

Installation

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Cakeport usually arrives on your PC as an installer for a free game or as an installer for a legitimate application that has been bundled by a third party.

For example, the following installer for Adobe Flash Player is not distributed by the company Adobe, but by a third party:

 



Some free-game websites are also known to distribute SoftwareBundler:Win32/Cakeport:



SoftwareBundler:Win32/Cakeport bundles and installs applications that we detect as adware, including Adware:Win32/WebCake.

Analysis by Geoff McDonald


Symptoms

Adware:Win32/WebCake has more information about the system changes that may be caused by this software bundler.


Prevention


Alert level: High
First detected by definition: 1.155.655.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.187.228.0 and higher
First detected on: Jul 24, 2013
This entry was first published on: Jul 24, 2013
This entry was updated on: Oct 20, 2014

This threat is also detected as:
No known aliases