Author Archives: Max Lehmann

AllMoviesSearch

AllMoviesSearch

If you expected AllMoviesSearch to help you find or even watch movies, you have to be disappointed by this extension after installing it. It has nothing to do with movies specifically, and all it can offer is a search engine that you can use to find anything, including information about movies. The problem with the search tool offered by this PUP (potentially unwanted program) is that it cannot be trusted. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed this PUP thoroughly, and we know for a fact that it exploits Yahoo Search to show modified search results. Therefore, the user might think that they are using Yahoo, when, in reality, they are browsing through the results selected by the PUP. If you do not understand why that is risky and why we recommend removing AllMoviesSearch, we strongly advise that you continue reading. To learn how to delete the PUP, check the last section specifically. Read more »

Burst Search

Burst Search

Burst Search might not seem like much, but it tries to present itself as a useful addition to your browser. Our research team, however, says that this app is a potentially unwanted program. As such, it might enter your browser accidentally, and it may exhibit a variety of undesirable behavioral patterns. In some cases, users might think that Burst Search is a browser hijacker, but that is really not the case. It is easy to remove Burst Search from your browser, and for that, you just need to follow the instructions that you will find right below this article. Read more »

ProductManualsPro Toolbar

ProductManualsPro Toolbar

When we add new extensions to our browsers, we expect them to somehow enhance our web browsing experience. However, things like ProductManualsPro Toolbar might take you by surprise as well. This Chrome & Firefox extension is a potentially unwanted program that might be added to your browser accidentally. It might look like a good addition to your browser’s functionality, but the reality is that the extension might indirectly expose you to potentially harmful content. Hence, computer security experts recommend removing ProductManualsPro Toolbar and other similar apps from your system as soon as possible. You can find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this description. Read more »

Prnds Ransomware

Prnds Ransomware

Prnds Ransomware is one of the ransomware infections that have been terrorizing users around the globe. It comes from a notorious ransomware family, and so, it makes it easier for us to predict how this infection is going to behave. Of course, it doesn’t mean that we can decrypt all the affected files just because we know where this program comes from, but that shouldn’t be the downside of this situation. You should focus on removing Prnds Ransomware from your system. For that, you can refer to the manual removal guidelines below or invest in a security tool of your choice. Read more »

PopStop

PopStop

Did you download PopStop onto your Google Chrome browser already, or are you still thinking about doing that? We hope that you are in the latter position because we can help you understand this PUP (potentially unwanted program) better before you get involved with it. Of course, if you have this extension installed already, we can still help you remove it from the browser. But should you do it? The answer is yes because the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has tested this extension, and we have found that it does not work. Not only that, it also has suspicious functionality, which might be the biggest reason to delete PopStop as soon as possible. Before you continue reading, we advise implementing a legitimate malware scanner to help you inspect your system. It is possible that the PUP was installed along with other unwanted programs or even threats, and it is important that, if they exist, you are able to identify and address them all. Read more »

C-emoney.com

C-emoney.com

Have you been redirected to a website called C-emoney.com? If you have, you should know that it falls under the classification of adware servers. Meaning, the website could show various advertisements. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say that the site should be unable to show ads until it gets permission to display them. However, it seems that the site’s creators may have found a way to get the needed agreement easier. As you see, the website displays a video that does not play and shows a message that says the video will play if users click the button that would allow the adware server to display notifications. You can learn more details if you read the rest of this article. We can also offer our deletion instructions below the article that explain how to remove C-emoney.com notifications if you do not want to see them. Read more »

StreaminSearchs

StreaminSearchs

The name of StreaminSearchs does not make sense. It is easy to assume that this extension can help find sources for movie or TV series streaming, but that is not what it does. In fact, it is just a search tool, and it does not offer any additional services. Its interface represented via portal.streaminsearchs.com offers a PDF converter, a currency converter, a cryptocurrency converter, a calculator, and a favorites tab, and while these tools are free to use, it is important to focus on the PUP. PUP stands for “potentially unwanted program,” and our Anti-Spyware-101.com team has identified it as that due to several reasons. Hopefully, you are currently researching the extension to see whether or not to install it, in which case, all you need to do is read this report to understand why implementing the PUP is not recommended. However, if you have installed it already, we can help you delete it. Continue reading, and you will learn how to remove StreaminSearchs manually. Read more »

Mop-news2.club

Mop-news2.club

If you get redirected to Mop-news2.club, you might be asked to click the Allow button, which should appear on a pop-up message displayed by your browser. The website might ask to click the mentioned button to continue, enable the Flash Media Player, etc. However, the pop-up message should clearly state that the website wants to show you notifications. Thus, no matter what the website might claim, clicking the Allow button would only enable the site to display notifications on your screen. In case you do not want to receive announcements from a website that is classified as an adware server, we recommend against clicking the Allow button. If you did click it and now regret it, you can learn how to get rid of Mop-news2.club notifications while following the deletion instructions available below this article. As for finding more about the adware server, we advise reading the rest of the text. Read more »

Thenewstreams.com

Thenewstreams.com

If you have been exposed to Thenewstreams.com, you know that this website wants you to enable notifications and expose you to suspicious advertisements. While you can close the pop-up that requests to enable notifications as well as the ads that show up, you would face them again and again if you continued visiting the website. Unfortunately, some visitors of the website might be willing to put up with suspicious pop-ups just so that they could access the, allegedly, “Breaking News.” We can assure you that this website is not producing useful content. In fact, the news stories its shows are copied from legitimate and reputable news sources. While users are likely to figure that out quickly, they might be tricked into enabling notifications before that, and that leads to an avalanche of unwanted pop-ups. The good news is that you can remove Thenewstreams.com notifications from your web browser. To make the process as easy as possible, we have added instructions that show how to delete them. Read more »

Helprecover@foxmail.com].help Ransomware

Helprecover@foxmail.com].help Ransomware

Helprecover@foxmail.com].help Ransomware is a dangerous infection, and it targets Windows operating systems that lack well-rounded protection, and whose owners are careless online. According to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the infection is most likely to slither in if the target is tricked into opening a corrupted spam email attachment (which could be introduced along with a clever message) or if RDP vulnerabilities exist. While more and more Windows users get familiar with ransomware and how it works, some people get duped anyway, and they might be unable to tell when the infection got it. It is supposed to remain silent, so that your personal files could be encrypted without interference. Once your photos, documents, and other personal files are corrupted, the infection can introduce you to the demands of cybercriminals. Whatever you do, do not fulfill these demands without understating what is going on. If you want to learn about this and the removal of Helprecover@foxmail.com].help Ransomware, keep reading. Read more »