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GamerSearch

GamerSearch

GamerSearch is a potentially unwanted program. You probably wouldn’t think of it like that because the application looks like a useful tool that can improve your web search experience. What’s more, if you enjoy online gaming, you might think that this browser extension is there to help you find more interesting games. However, this function looks more like an empty shell because the app makes use of a third-party search engine to provide you with the search results. Hence, it would be a good idea to remove GamerSearch from your computer. You don’t need this app to perform a web search. Read more »

SearchGames4U

SearchGames4U

SearchGames4U is a potentially unwanted program that works on Google Chrome browsers. It is not a malicious application, but it can have undesirable qualities that might make users who install the tool decide to erase it later on. If you want to learn what kind of annoying functionality this application might have, where it might come from, and how it could be erased, we invite you to read our full article. Also, if you are interested in the potentially unwanted program’s removal, keep in mind that we have deletion instructions below the text that show how to erase SearchGames4U step by step. If you want to ask anything else about the potentially unwanted program, feel free to place us a message in the comments area. Read more »

NYPD Ransomware

We must clarify right away that NYPD Ransomware has nothing to do with the New York Police Department. The name is random, and it is likely that its creator did not think much before attaching it to the infection. The truth is that there are too many threats just like this one, and so coming up with new and clever names is becoming harder and harder. We are talking about STOP Ransomware threats, and a few other variants that we can mention include Pezi Ransomware, Nlah Ransomware, and Usam Ransomware. There are hundreds more. The attacker(s) behind this malware did not need to put in any effort because every variant is a clone of the original infection. Perhaps that is why so many variants have been found. Needless to say, victims need to delete all of them, but before they do that, they are likely to pay attention to the ransom demands. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team can assure you that focusing on the removal of NYPD Ransomware instead of the ransom is a better use of your time. Read more »

Pezi Ransomware

Pezi Ransomware encrypts files and marks them with an extension called .pezi. For example, a document called receipt.pdf would become receipt.pdf.pezi after being encrypted. Why do hackers create file-encrypting threats? So that their victims would be unable to open their files and would feel like they have no choice but to pay ransom to purchase decryption tools from the malware’s creators. However, it is important to stress that paying the ransom does not guarantee that you will receive the needed decryption tools. The hackers may promise anything to convince you to pay, but, in the end, you cannot be sure that they will hold on to their end of the bargain. Therefore, we advise taking your time while thinking about what to do if you encounter this threat. To learn how to delete Pezi Ransomware and more about its working manner, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Read more »

Quick Search Tool

Does Quick Search Tool sound like a beneficial tool? Even if it does, you should research it further to see if it can serve you in a beneficial and reliable manner. Perhaps that is what you are trying to do by reading this report. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com has thoroughly inspected this Google Chrome-compatible extension, and if you want to learn what we have found, you should continue reading. To put it in short, the extension is classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), and our experts advise deleting it from the browser. The extension is not complex, and you can delete it manually or with the help of software built for the task. Users often choose the latter option if they discover other PUPs or threats. Some people might be able to identify threats themselves, but we advise installing a malware scanner and performing a quick system scan instead. Hopefully, additional threats are not found, but do not panic if they are. Read more »

RecipeSearch

Does the idea of accessing virtual recipes with a single mouse-click intrigue you? If it does, RecipeSearch might sound pretty great. This add-on is meant to provide you with access to popular recipes directly via your browser, and when we analyzed it, it was mainly represented via the New Tab page on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers. According to our team at Anti-Spyware-101.com, while the extension can offer some content that you might be interested in, there are reasons to consider its elimination also. If that is why you have come to this report, you can find information about the removal of RecipeSearch in the last section. If you are still researching the extension, or you have it installed, but you do not understand why it has gotten a bad reputation, we can lift the veil of mystery for you. Keep reading, and if you want to ask us anything or discuss anything further, use the comments section below. Read more »

AllConvertersSearches

AllConvertersSearches

You should not keep programs that you do not install willingly. Even if they look as reliable as AllConvertersSearches, an unwanted program is still an unwanted program. Potentially unwanted programs are far from direct system security threats, but they shouldn’t be taken lightly. The main problem here is that they get added to your system accidentally, and if it was not your intention to have AllConvertersSearches (or any other similar application for that matter), you should most definitely remove it. For that, scroll down and find the removal guidelines at the bottom of this entry. Read more »

OpenSub Search

OpenSub Search

What search tool are you using to browse the web? If it is OpenSub Search, you need to think carefully if this search tool is, first and foremost, useful and, second, safe to use. Our team of researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com does not think that it is incredibly useful or trustworthy, and that is why we classify it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and recommend removing it. If you want to learn more about the findings of our research team, you certainly should keep reading this report. If you are mainly interested in deleting OpenSub Search, know that we discuss different elimination options as well. If that is all that you want to learn about, you can scroll down to the last section. Read more »

Superpushoffer.club

Superpushoffer.club

Superpushoffer.club is an ad server that was designed to introduce people to promotional content. It is not clear what parties this server is associated with, and so it is not possible to know whose ads might be shown via it. This is an important thing to think about because if you cannot trust a service completely, you should not use it at all. Of course, the service provided by this ad server is not exactly built for regular people. It is built for advertisers, and so do not think that anyone cares about your virtual security. Could it be jeopardized if you interacted with the advertisements presented to you? That is a possibility. If you face one ad, and if you choose to ignore it, perhaps you are safe. However, if you have enabled notifications by the ad server, ignoring the suspicious ads might become impossible. Needless to say, we recommend deleting Superpushoffer.club notifications, and if you want to learn how to do it, keep reading. Read more »

SearchTheConverter

SearchTheConverter

You have to be cautious about every single extension you install because PUPs like SearchTheConverter are pretty common these days. PUP stands for “potentially unwanted program,” and there can be several different reasons for such categorization. When it comes to the extension we are discussing in this report, it is classified as a PUP because it does not offer useful services, because it tracks data related to users and their browsing habits, and because it uses its own platform to deliver third-party ads. Basically, if you download the extension, you download an advertising tool, and we are sure that that is not your intention. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has thoroughly inspected the PUP, and we believe that it is best to remove it. Of course, you do not need to trust our judgment on that. Read the report to learn all the facts, and then decide if you want to delete SearchTheConverter. Read more »