How to avoid getting your computer infected with "Spug.txt" adware
This is a PUP that enters computers sneakily, mostly via bundles. Thus, when downloading and installing a program, this adware may be bond with the app you need. Once installed it will have an utterly negative impact on the browser settings. After that, the entire machine will be targeted. The browser hijacker will release a pop-up invasion advertising dubious sites. In addition, it will redirect to those web pages every time you try to search something on the Internet. It can be detected by anti-virus utilities, although in case the infiltration took place, the users themselves will notice its presence due to instant unauthorized modifications:
The default search engine will be replaced;The address of the start-up page will be different as well;Some other features may get altered, such as added or removed toolbars.This malicious application is able to take over Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, etc. Also, some other adware may be granted access to the PC, since the SPug.txt infection is taking advantage of the cracks in security system. This bug may turn fatal for both Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8 versions) and Linux. PC gets overloaded, since the freeware will use CPU resources and mess up the data stored on it. Consequently, the system will perform poorly with significant delay when responding to user's commands. The damage done cannot be restored after the system reinstallation. Such a thing can happen because the intruder will disable the firewall configuration. Thus, some rogue apps may be inserted in the system and alert its victims with lucrative notifications. This is the way fake updates, errors and warnings are displayed - all counterfeit and not to be trusted.
Furthermore, it's a scam tailored to generate illegal profit to its developers. The browser redirect will spy on you while being online no matter what are you doing, chatting or shopping. Certainly, it will not ask for your consent or approval. In order to avoid a critical situation, remove the rogue application from the PC and avoid opening spam emails; never download their attachments and keep your anti-malware program up-to-date.