Free Laptop Update
FREE LAPTOP UPDATE
This is a free laptop update to a blog I wrote back in April about an offer posted on Facebook for a free laptop if you signed up to do the case study. Many people took advantage of this but I was very hesitant because of all the personal information that was required to send, including a copy of your driver’s license plus your Gmail login information INCLUDING your password. I wrote a post letting my readers know to make sure they read all the requirements on ANY offer before accepting it. There are many studies that are legit but there are also many that scam you and since I wasn’t sure about this one, I just wanted to stress a word of caution. This is the blog I wrote on April 13, 2017 http://themarthareview.com/dont-fall-for-free-laptop-offer/
I received the most views and so many comments on this post, some thanking me while others blasted me saying it was all legit. I never said it was or wasn’t, I just wanted to warn people to do their homework, read the requirements and read them again. The study was about Google Ads but it was not sponsored by Google and it was to last about three months. The computer had to be left on 24/7 and logged into your Gmail account the entire time. It’s been three months and many have completed the case study and now they get to keep the laptop. Sounds like a good deal, do a three-month study and get a laptop in exchange.
I heard from one of my Facebook friends that received a laptop and when she ran a malware detection program she found the malware “Mefiaplex. After doing a factory reset, the malware was still there so then had to run a program specifically for removing Mediaplex but still found other viruses.
Mediaplex is not a malicious domain itself, however this website is used by cyber criminals as a tracking website for their affiliate programs. Before traffic is delivered to advertisers, Altfarm.mediaplex is used as a network referral ID to identify and qualify traffic sent by traffic partners.
The managers of mediaplex cookie infected computers may face serious questions when endeavoring to remove mediaplex cookie even with a worthy mediaplex cookie removal tool. Mediaplex cookie can ensure betrayware which reports that some malicious programs is uncovered on your PC and you need to kill that. Confidentiality-invasive applications whatever it is – mediaplex cookie, spjyware or tracking products is as harmful as infections and other malware, so serious mediaplex cookie removal procedures are needed.
NOTE: You will need to continue to run a malware check on a regular basis because there will be other viruses that continue to pop up after the removal of Mediaplex.
As with the earlier blog I wrote regarding this topic, these are my own opinions and in no way saying all computers are infected, I’m only sharing the information that I received from my friend who had her computer infected. With so many viruses lurking around, we have to be careful and I’m posting this to help others IF their computer is infected with Mediaplex. Hopefully your laptop didn’t have this virus but it’s worth checking just to be on the safe side.