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Xnxx

You need to be extremely selective about the cookies that are embedded in your web browsers because malicious ones exist too. The Xnxx cookie is our main focus in this report. Cookies are pieces of data that record information that can be both personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable. The data is stored by the cookie so that whenever the user revisits the website, some data is already available. This data might include preferences, language settings, time zone, geo-location, and browsing history. Using this data, the website might be capable of presenting the visitor with a more relevant and personalized experience. For example, if you revisit an online shopping website, you might find recently viewed items, and shopping suggestions might reflect your previous browsing history. In most cases, cookies are harmless and even useful, but some are more intrusive and might require removal. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends deleting Xnxx cookie because it can monitor activity and, potentially, record highly sensitive information. Continue reading to learn more. Read more »

Engage

Engage is a tracking cookie used for gathering information about the user’s interests. Researchers report it could record various anonymous data, e.g., clicked ads, visited web pages, and so on. What’s more, our researchers inform us the cookie is quite old, and it is unknown whether there are any sites that still contain it. However, we will talk more about it later in the text. Therefore, if you noticed Engage in your browser, we would recommend reading the rest of the article to find out more details about it. Besides, positioned slightly below the text you should find detailed removal instructions that explain how to eliminate the tracking cookie manually from browsers like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Read more »

Power System Care

Power System Care

If your operating system has been running slower than usual lately, you might be thinking about installing a program like Power System Care. It promises to speed up the system by cleaning the Registry and by removing add-ons and adware. These promises are made at powersyscare.com, the official website set up to offer the free installer of the program. Although the installer is free, the services are not, and if you choose to use the PUP (potentially unwanted program) to “repair” alleged issues, you will need to pay €23.95. This is not a lot of money, but definitely too much for what is offered. The issues that the scanner finds can be easily fixed for free, and some of them can even be ignored. If you go to %TEMP%, you might find a ton of temporary files, and you can easily eliminate them all yourself. It is silly to pay for a program to do it. Unfortunately, some users might be tricked into thinking that the PUP is an essential tool that can significantly increase system’s speeds. It is not, and that is why we want to show you how to delete Power System Care. Read more »

Go.bonefreeze.com

Go.bonefreeze.com

If you ever encounter an installer that offers to set Go.bonefreeze.com as the default search provider, new tab page, or homepage, the smart thing to do is to terminate the installation. This search engine is classified as a browser hijacker, and you do not want to face it every time you launch your browser. The interface of this hijacker is certainly confusing, as it gives an impression that it is just a regular search engine that can be trusted with web browsing. It cannot because it redirects and shows results that are modified. In the past, the hijacker would redirect to Bing Search. At the time of research, it was routing to Yahoo Search. In the future, we might see it redirecting someplace else. The same is true for the clones of this hijacker, Go.deepteep.com, Go.bonanzoro.com, and Go.querymo.com. We recommend deleting them all for the same reasons that are presented in this report. If you too want to learn how to remove Go.bonefreeze.com, do not hesitate to continue reading. Read more »

StreamingTime

StreamingTime

StreamingTime might look like an innocent browser extension, but our research team says that this application is a browser hijacker. It means that it can change your browser’s settings without your permission, and it can collect information on your web browsing habits.

If you want to protect your privacy (and you most certainly do), you have to remove StreamingTime from your computer immediately. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions, or continue reading to find out more about this application. Either way, the bottom line is clear: you have to get rid of StreamingTime today. Read more »

MapsScout

MapsScout

MapsScout is a suspicious application that, according to our research team, is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer users. The program is installed as an extension on the first two browsers, but Internet Explorer users install it as an application. Whether you install it thinking it will offer you great services, or you let it is as you install undesirable programs, the first thing we suggest doing is scanning your operating system. If you download the PUP (potentially unwanted program) from mapsscout.com or the Chrome web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mapsscout-advertising-off/fjclfmhapndgeabdcikbhemimpijpnah), additional programs should not be downloaded. On the other hand, the PUP could also be bundled along with third-party programs and spread using third-party installers. In this situation, scanning the PC and browsers is a must. If malicious threats – besides the PUP – are found, you need to delete them as quickly as you can. If you need to remove MapsScout, read this report, and decide which removal method you want to choose. Read more »

AutoFixer Pro 2018

AutoFixer Pro 2018

AutoFixer Pro 2018 looks like a clone of our recently encountered potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), for example, Power System Care or Advanced Speedup 2018, which is why it falls under the same classification. Just like with the previous versions, the software cannot be thoroughly tested before purchasing its license. Also, based on the scanning results we received, we do not think the software could make any visible changes to the computer’s speed or performance. We will explain this in more detail further in the article. However, if you already know you will choose to eliminate AutoFixer Pro 2018 and do not need any more information about it, you could use the removal steps located below the article. Of course, if you need more help with the PUP’s deletion or have questions about it, you could leave us a message below the article too. Read more »

TVStreamNow Toolbar

TVStreamNow Toolbar

TVStreamNow Toolbar appears to be a potentially unwanted program, also called PUP in short. This means it could have undesirable qualities and if you continue reading our article, we will tell you about them. This category shows the application is not reliable and could cause trouble too. Under such circumstances, we do not think it would be wise to keep TVStreamNow Toolbar. At the moment of writing it works on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, and if you scroll a bit below this text, you will find step by step instructions telling how to remove the PUP from both of these browsers. What’s more, reading the article could help you understand how such questionable tools settle in and what you can do to keep them away from your computer. Read more »

Advanced Speedup 2018

Advanced Speedup 2018

Advanced Speedup 2018 is not a PC optimization tool you should entrust your system’s cleanup and optimization to because it has turned out to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and, on top of that, research has clearly shown that the free version of the program, i.e. the version that can be downloaded from http://www.mypcclean.online, which is its official website, only works as a diagnostic tool. In other words, it could not boost your computer's performance. Of course, you could purchase the license and upgrade it, but Advanced Speedup 2018 will no doubt be a huge disappointment to you if you clicked the Download button on its official website expecting that you could improve your PC performance for free. If you have not found this program very useful, and you are 100% sure that you will not upgrade it, it would be best that you remove it fully in case you have already installed it on your system. We do not try to convince you here that potentially unwanted programs are extremely malicious because it is not true, but we suggest that you still remove Advanced Speedup 2018 because it might start showing annoying pop-ups to remind you about the detected issues. Also, it might show pop-ups to encourage you to buy the license. Since there are so many fully reliable PC optimization tools available on the market, we do not think that it is the best decision to invest in Advanced Speedup 2018. Of course, the final decision is yours to make. Read more »

Searchmulty.com

Searchmulty.com

If your browser’s default search provider has been replaced with Searchmulty.com on Google Chrome, it is very likely that an extension called “Multy App” has been installed. At the time of research, this extension was compatible with the Chrome web browser only, but we do not claim that other browsers could not be affected by it in the future. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team advises that you get rid of the app and remove Searchmulty.com without further hesitation because this software is not trustworthy. The good news is that the suspicious search engine is automatically deleted once the extension is erased. Of course, if the search tool has been introduced to you on its own or along with a different add-on or application, you might have to approach the situation in a different manner. Continue reading the article to learn what you need to do, and if you do not find an answer that helps you, post a comment below. Our research team will assist you as soon as possible. Read more »