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SearchBits

SearchBits

SearchBits might not be the most dangerous application out there, but if it gets added to your browser accidentally, we would recommend removing this extension as soon as possible. Such potentially unwanted programs may inadvertently expose you to a variety of cybersecurity threats, and so you should not risk that.

You will find the manual removal instructions for SearchBits at the bottom of this description. If you want to improve your overall system security, you should also consider investing in a powerful antispyware tool. However, don’t forget that your web browsing habits are just as important in ensuring your system’s safety. Read more »

Crypto Hub

Crypto Hub

Are you new to cryptocurrency, and there is a lot you want to learn? If that is the case, Crypto Hub might sound like a great addition to your Google Chrome browser. This extension is meant to help you learn about Blockchain, how cryptocurrency works, what is mining, and so on. If you installed this extension, perhaps you did not even notice that it also offers a “web search” tool. This might be presented as an additional service, but researchers believe that this might be the main service of the entire PUP, which is short for “potentially unwanted program.” When you read this report, you will realize how useless the extension truly is, and you will learn about the reasons why we recommend deleting Crypto Hub. Of course, if you already have your reasons to remove this PUP, perhaps you want to move straight to its elimination. Scroll down to find a guide, and do not forget to inspect your system afterward to make sure that there are no other threats that you need to address. Read more »

Zpredir1.com

Zpredir1.com

Are you careful when browsing the web? If you are, you should not face Zpredir1.com, a strange adware website that was built to convince visitors to enable notifications. According to our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com, the notifications feature is used by social networking, news, information, and other legitimate websites, but they are often used by schemers, who hide behind adware sites and phishing sites as well. Therefore, you need to think twice before enabling notifications. If you do it, and if the source of these notifications is not reliable, you could flood yourself with misleading advertisements, and we are sure that that is something you want to avoid. Do you know how to delete Zpredir1.com notifications? We can help you if you operate Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. Scroll down to find a removal guide that shows how to disable unwanted notifications. If you do not understand how they work at all, perhaps it is a good idea to read the report first. Read more »

SearchOpedia

SearchOpedia

SearchOpedia is an extension that promises to enhance and optimize your web browsing experience. Can it deliver on these promises? Unfortunately, it cannot, and those who decide to trust this tool are likely to expose themselves to unreliable parties as well. The bottom line is that this supposedly beneficial search tool acts more like an advertising tool. Sure, it shows search results, but it does not show its own. Instead, it exploits Yahoo Search for that. Then, it injects advertisements into the results you would normally see on search.yahoo.com, which exposes you to sponsored content every time you use the search tool. Needless to say, this is not a beneficial or trustworthy search engine, and our recommendation is that you delete SearchOpedia from your browser without any delay. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have thoroughly analyzed this PUP (potentially unwanted program), and we can show you how to remove it from Google Chrome. If you are interested, keep reading. Read more »

Quick Radio Search

Quick Radio Search

Quick Radio Search is an extension that is meant to enhance your default search using Yahoo Search and also provide you with “streamlined Radio search capabilities.” Without a doubt, you need to be careful when you choose a new search tool, and you certainly cannot trust the description offered by the creator alone. If you trust what Eightpoint Technologies LTD. wants you to believe, you might be convinced that the extension can provide you with beneficial services. Of course, a lot depends on your perspective and expectations, but our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not believe that this extension should be viewed as a beneficial tool. In fact, we recommend removing Quick Radio Search instead of trusting it. If you need no explanation as to why you should delete this tool, scroll down to the last section of our report to learn about your options. If you do not understand why this seemingly harmless extension has a bad reputation, you should continue reading. Read more »

Classinviredy.club

Classinviredy.club

So, you are browsing the web, and then suddenly you are redirected to Classinviredy.club. What is this all about, and why are you being asked to allow notifications? What are these notifications? These are the questions you should ask yourself, and if you cannot find answers, you should automatically close the webpage representing the notifications pop-up. Unfortunately, some people might go with the flow and accept the notifications without thinking much about it. If this is what has happened in your case, you should have seen an increased number of advertisements coming your way. In fact, you might have started seeing ads on your Desktop too. Luckily, this all can be fixed by removing Classinviredy.club notifications from your browser. Are you using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox? If you do, you will find guides that show how to delete unwanted notifications below. If you need to clear a different browser, let us know in the comments. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers will assist you shortly. Read more »

SearchAholic

SearchAholic

SearchAholic is “a single purpose extension” offered to Google Chrome users who want an easy access to “search, images, videos and news.” If you come across this tool, you should know that it is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application’s working manner could be irritating, which is why we advise learning more about it first if you are considering installing it. By reading our full article you can learn where the extension comes from, what it might do once it gets installed, and how to get rid of it if you do not want to keep it anymore. For users who need step by step instructions to erase SearchAholic, we recommend checking our deletion guide available at the end of this article. Read more »

Tidenous.com

Tidenous.com

Tidenous.com is an unreliable website that, according to our researchers, was built to promote suspicious applications. At the time of research, it was promoting a known PUP (potentially unwanted program) called “OneSafe PC Cleaner,” whose removal guide we created back in 2015. However, the download link that was placed on the website did not actually route to the installer of the PUP. It seems that the site is either broken or not yet fully built. Unfortunately, with slight modifications, the creator of this website could easily promote any PUP or malicious infection, and we certainly do not believe that OneSafe PC Cleaner is the only tool that it might push. Obviously, if you have been routed to this website and if you have downloaded anything promoted on it, we suggest scanning your system. Employ a trusted malware scanner, and it will help you figure out if you need to delete Tidenous.com-related threats. Once you scan the system, read this report in full to understand how this scam works. Read more »

Plenty O' Apps

Plenty O' Apps

Do you find Plenty O' Apps attractive? If you do, you might decide to install this extension onto your Google Chrome browser. Once you install it, initially, you might be completely content with what this potentially unwanted program (PUP) offers, but as you continue using it, you are likely to realize that it does not really offer anything that great. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are not surprised by this at all, because Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. is the company that stands behind this extension, and we are very well familiar with it. That is because it also stands behind Get Recipes Now, Get Speed Test Fast, Get Search Plus, Shipment Trackers, and a ton of other suspicious extensions. Most of them are created for Google Chrome alone, which definitely minimizes the number of potential victims. That being said, Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, and it is used by hundreds of millions of people daily. Whether you want to remove Plenty O' Apps or learn if you want to delete it, you should keep reading. Read more »

ConvertPDFToWord

ConvertPDFToWord

ConvertPDFToWord, as you can tell by the name, is meant to convert PDF files into Word documents. There are many popular PDF converters that cost money, and not all users are willing to pay the price. Because the demand for free file conversion services is high, it has been met by an adequate supply as well. Now, all you need to do is type in “convert pdf to word free,” and you are introduced to pages upon pages of links to websites that offer free conversion or promote free tools that, allegedly, can assist. As you know, not many things in this world are free, especially when we are talking about virtual services; therefore, whenever you install a free tool or start using a free service of any kind, you need to think about the tradeoff. Will you be bombarded with ads? Will information about you be collected and shared? Some users will remove ConvertPDFToWord because of that. Others will want to delete the extension simply because they no longer want to use it. Read more »