Saturday, April 26, 2014

What Is Paltip.com/ Api.paltip.com? Remove the Popup and Redirect Malware

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Is Paltip.com Virus?


The “Paltip.com” we are talking about here is api.paltip.com. Though it does bring up some unpleasant scenes, paltip.com is not virus at all. It works just like Dm.StartNow.com with different content. Paltip.com is created as a tool to intercept traffic from one computer as much as possible for several purposes:
  1. Resell the traffic to other online operators in exchange for money.
  2. Rank itself high in search engine and get money from the operators that publish ads on its platform.
  3. Collect traffic for other products created by the same maker.
We can only call paltip.com as “PUP” since it doesn’t own the virulent codes on which security utilities base to catch and deal with a virus. So the answer to the question is NO.



Paltip.com Harassment

  1. Random clicks would take victims to api.paltip.com, to be more specific, it is http://api.paltip.com/v1/users/wKG8a...e=8&order=desc.
  2. Opening new tab/page would run into paltip.com.
  3. Browsers become slow in displaying a whole web page.
  4. System becomes tardy in executing commands, thus freezes could happen.
  5. More unknown items are installed onto the system to hog internal resources and take up limited spaces.
  6. Additional processes are caught to run in the background to consume CPU.



Potential Dangers from Paltip.com


Some PC users may have scented out some potential dangers brought along with paltip.com from the above section. And yes, there are some potential dangers from this PUP. As a PUP, paltip.com belongs to browser item. Thus BHO and JS technologies are certainly involved. This is not sufficient to make up the dangers. It is the fact that paltip.com is one of the numerous tools to intercept traffic and that it is easy to make another PUP with the same capability that makes it potentially dangerous.

In such case, paltip.com is not strictly built to develop bug which is one of the objects that virus exploit for infiltration. Once the attack is made, BHO and JS technologies will be utilized to perform evil deeds:
  1. BHO preloads vicious code into system configuration to ensure automatic start at each Windows start.
  2. BHO would call explorer.exe to further help virus to modify DNS settings, which will also deter the automatic removal of a virus.
  3. JS will be taken advantage to record log-in credentials and collect searching preference to result in identity theft and to help cyber criminals get to know where to put virus on for effective and rapid affection.
Since automatic removal method by various security programs are not capable of tackling down paltip.com/ api.paltip.com, manual way is provided in the below section. It is advisable to follow the steps when professional computer skill is available; otherwise, get one-to-one assistance by starting a live chat window from the technicians from VilmaTech Online Support to avoid any secondary damages.
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Help Remove  Paltip.com/ Api.paltip.com


A
Enable popup blocker to stop paltip.com popup.


IE
Tools window > Options > Privacy tab > Blocker section > check “Block pop-ups” option > stop paltip.com from popping up.

Firefox
Tools option > Web features button > select paltip.com to be blocked.

Chrome
Tool menu > Options > “Under the Hood” tab > “Content Settings” > “Pop-ups” > access “Exceptions” > uncheck paltip.com > OK button.

Opera
Opera’s menu > “settings” > “Preference” > General tab > “Pop-up” section > “Block Unwanted Pop-ups” > OK button.

Safari
Apple icon > "Safari" option > "Preference" > "Security" tab > check "Block pop-up windows" > block paltip.com from popping up.




B
Stop paltip.com’s service.


Windows7/vista/XP
Win+R key combination > type “services.msc” > hit Enter key > remove/disable the service named paltip.com/api.paltip.com or the like.

Windows 8
Windows Explorer > Administrative tools > Services icon > remove/disable the service named paltip.com/api.paltip.com or the like.


Mac OS X
Finder menu > “Services” > “Services Preferences” > tap “Services” > non-tick the box next to paltip.com/api.paltip.com or the like.




C
Remove paltip.com’s extension from browser settings.


IE
Tools > Manage add-ons > ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ > remove paltip.com and the ones generated on the day when paltip.com/api.paltip.com firstly appeared.

Mozilla Firefox
Tools > Options > ‘Add-ons’ > remove searchassist > select ‘plugins’ panel > remove paltip.com and the ones generated on the day when paltip.com/api.paltip.com firstly appeared.

Chrome
spanner icon > "Tools" > ‘Extensions’ > remove paltip.com and the ones generated on the day when paltip.com/api.paltip.com firstly appeared.

Opera
Opera menu > Extensions > Manage Extensions > remove paltip.com and the ones generated on the day when paltip.com/api.paltip.com firstly appeared.

Safari
'Safari' menu > 'Preferences' > 'extensions' tab > remove paltip.com and the ones generated on the day when paltip.com/api.paltip.com firstly appeared > back to 'Safari' menu > Help > Installed Plug > Ins & list > remove paltip.com and the ones generated on the day when paltip.com/api.paltip.com firstly appeared.





D
Modify hosts files to block api.paltip.com popup.

Windows
Win+R key combination > type CMD > hit Enter key > type "ping api.paltip.com" > Enter key > note down the IP address for api.paltip.com popup > navigate to C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save file.
ping paltip.com


Mac OS X
Finder launchpad icon > Utilities > Terminal > type "ping api.paltip.com" > Enter/Return key > note down the IP address for api.paltip.com popup > shift+command+g key combination > type “etc” (/private/etc/hosts) > Enter/Return key > click open Hosts file > paste the IP address to the last line > save it to modify host file.


Don’t ever be naïve to think that paltip.com/ api.paltip.com is just about browser issues, some changes do have been made to system configuration. That’s why some mechanical issues occur after its harassment. On the occurrence of failure, the reason can lie in incomplete removal or additional infections. Therefore, it is recommended to remove all relevant items generated by paltip.com and carry out the removal as soon as possible. But then certain level of computer skill and rich computing knowledge are required to tell which are relative and which are not to avoid omission. If you are confused or encountering difficulties, please do feel free to get specialized technical help.

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Reference: 

DNS – Wikipedia

PUP – Wikipedia

BHO – Wikipedia

JS – Wikipedia

Remove Paltip.com/ Api.paltip.com Redirect – Global PC Support Center




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