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SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport


Microsoft security software detects and removes this unwanted software.

This software bundler installs other unwanted software, including Adware:Win32/Lollipop, at the same time as other programs. You might not be aware the unwanted software is being installed.

It usually gets on your PC as an installer for a free game or application.

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



What to do now

This program poses a high threat to your PC

This program may create an uninstaller that can be accessed from the Control Panel. Running this uninstaller may remove some or all of the files related to the program:
  • For Windows 8, open the Start screen, type Uninstall and then go to Settings. In the search results, go to Uninstall a program.
  • For Windows 7 and Vista, open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel then Programs and then Uninstall a Program.
  • For XP, open the Start menu and navigate to Control Panel then Add or Remove Programs.
  • Choose the program you want to remove, and then click or tap Uninstall or Uninstall/Change and follow the prompts.

The entry for this program may be called "Lolliport".

If an uninstaller is not available, does not work properly, or you do not want to use it, you can use the following free tools to detect and remove this program and other unwanted software from your PC:

Restore your PC

You may also need to restore your PC to an earlier state. You can find out how to do this using the following links:

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

Threat behavior

Installation

SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport usually arrives on your PC as an installer for a free game or application.

As well as installing the intended application, third-party applications may also be installed, including unwanted software.

 

These software bundlers are downloaded from websites offering installers free applications or games.

Below is an example of a website known to distribute SoftwareBundler:Win32/Lolliport:

Behavior

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

Recommendations

Do not install applications from untrusted sources. We recommended you download free applications directly from the vendor. Downloading free games and applications online may expose you to the risk of installing unwanted software at the same time.

Analysis by Geoff McDonald


Symptoms

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


Prevention


Alert level: High
First detected by definition: 1.155.1760.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.187.228.0 and higher
First detected on: Aug 08, 2013
This entry was first published on: Aug 08, 2013
This entry was updated on: Oct 20, 2014

This threat is also detected as:
No known aliases