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Friday, February 14, 2014 is a Virus or new phishing technique ??? is a Virus or phishing technique ???

You will find following message in your inbox from or If you are getting such emails, don’t click on any Links or Buttons.

Technically this isn’t exactly a virus or scam or information phishing scheme, it sure seems like Search engine hijacker. Flip, Flipora, Filporamail and Infoaxe are all the same company. The service they apparently offer is to track your web browsing habits and suggest ads and search results and other websites based on what sites you visit. It is like voluntarily signing up to have spyware or malware on your computer. The worst thing about this “service” is that when you sign up you directly give them access to your email address book and they use that information to send all of your friends, family and co-workers junk mail inviting them to also use Flip, Flipora, Fliporamail and Infoaxe. 

How does Infoaxe "adware" works?
Infoaxe or flipora victims will receive an email or Facebook message from a known friend suggesting Infoaxe and relating services and websites. If the victim then clicks a link or button contained in the email, Infoaxe will download and install an unwanted browser attachment or add-on without consent or knowledge. Once this is initiated, the victim’s Facebook account may then become comprised, in which the Infoaxe virus will use the newly compromised Facebook account to spam unwanted items.

Infoaxe,,, Flipora, and other relating items are extremely invasive and are known to collect and distribute user information, including data manually submitted online such as credit card numbers, telephone numbers, home addresses, and more. Most victims of Infoaxe malware complain of extreme amounts of email spam (more so than other privacy invading browser hijackers), junk mail, and telephone calls from telemarketers, as well as telephone calls from scam artists who may engage in social engineering utilizing the unethically collected user information.

Remove Infoaxe/Flipora Facebook App

1.                1.] Login to Facebook and click the Facebook options icon on the top right of the blue Facebook bar    and select Account Settings  and On the left sidebar click Apps.

2.] To remove the Flipora Facebook App, locate Flipora and click the X on the far right side.

3. When prompted by the Remove Flipora window, check the box that says Delete all your Flipora activity on Facebook and click the Remove button.

3. Remove Infoaxe and Flipora add-on or extension (if necessary)

If necessary, to stop unwanted redirections to and other webpages you must remove the Infoaxe add on, Infoaxe extension, and/or third-party browser attachment from each internet browser installed on your system. The Infoaxe extension is likely titled “Flipora” or may be linked to an unidentified third-party attachment.

A.] Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the Infoaxe extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to them.

B.] Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Infoaxe add-on and remove it.

C.] Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the Infoaxe add-on and remove it if located.

4. Manually remove Infoaxe malware

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to detect and remove additional or third-party malware from your computer system.
Click on the following link to download Malwarebytes for free.

1.] Follow the on-screen instructions and install the Malwarebytes program
2.] Update Malwarebytes and run a Full System Scan by filling in the Perform full scan radio option and clicking the Scan button.

3.] Check all the PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and click on Remove Selected.

5.] Once you remove all unwanted programs please restart the computer in Normal mode, start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware again and perform a Quick scan to verify that there are no remaining threats.

Thank You Reading… 

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