The virus has also been known as SpySheriff and by a variety of other names!
Sometimes it will appear as text-linked adverts when you visit blogs and websites.
This trojan can be easily detected: do a "search" on your computer for "facetheme" which is hiding in plain sight!
As you can see from the screenshot(HOVER AND CLICK TO ENLARGE) MALWAREBYTES will easily detect and remove FaceTheme. Want to know the origins of FaceTheme? Just read the readme.txt file it leaves on your computer!
FaceTheme comes built into freeware or shareware programs, where the adware creates an indirect ‘charge’ for using the free program. Sometimes a trojan can silently download an adware program from a Web site and install it onto a user’s machine.
Hacker tools, or Browser Hijackers, can also download an adware program by exploiting a web browser’s vulnerability. Browser Hijackers may tamper with the browser settings, redirect incorrect or incomplete URLs to unwanted Web sites, or change the default home page. They can also re-direct a user’s searches to “pay-to-view” (often pornographic) Web sites.
Typically, many adware programs do not leave any marks of their presence in the system: they are not listed on Start | Programs; they add no icons to the system tray; and they don’t show up on the task list. In addition, adware programs seldom provide an uninstallation procedure, and attempts at manually removing them frequently result in failure of the original carrier program.
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