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Shield My Searches

Shield My Searches

Are you afraid to browse the web because you think that you could accidentally click a malicious link? If that is the case, Shield My Searches might be on your radar. This extension is meant to provide Google Chrome users with a “custom private browsing experience” and make it possible to enable private search, control adult content, disable tracking and profiling, and also enable custom web browsing. Without a doubt, at first sight, this extension appears to be pretty useful. The thing is, however, that how safe your web browsing is depends on many factors. First of all, you have to choose a web browser that is trustworthy. Nowadays, web browsers have many security tools integrated, and they can successfully block access to malicious websites. Also, it is particularly important how you conduct web searches yourself. If you tend to visit less reliable websites – such as illegal streaming websites or gambling websites – your chances of facing scams and malware are higher. So, do you want to remove Shield My Searches because it has not met your expectations? Perhaps, you have other reasons to delete this extension? In either case, we can help. Read more »

Mikroceen Might Have Been Spying on Governments Since 2017

How hard is it to protect Windows operating systems? Without a doubt, that is not a simple task, and Mikroceen proves that. This dangerous RAT (remote access tool) has been sneakily spying on sensitive industries and companies for years now, and no one has been able to stop the attackers behind it. The malware researchers, who analyzed this dangerous threat, have concluded that its main targets have been mostly companies in the telecommunications and gas industries in Belarus, Mongolia, and Russia. Other industries could have been attacked, and attacks in different countries might have occurred. While researchers continue to accumulate data on this malware, users around the world are urged to patch security vulnerabilities and employ trusted security software to defend themselves. Obviously, the RAT is most likely to attack larger entities, but regular users cannot sleep on this threat. Even if it does not attack, a new version of it could. Or the attackers behind it could build malware capable of attacking anyone and everyone. If it lithers in, and if you have to delete Mikroceen, your virtual security could be jeopardized. Read more »

Dictionary Pro

Dictionary Pro

If you need to references and thesaurus suggestions, you should probably look for something else than Dictionary Pro. This extension is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it could inadvertently expose you to potentially harmful content. Please check out the manual removal instructions that you can find at the bottom of this description. You should also employ new web browsing habits if you want to avoid similar intruders in the future. Although potentially unwanted programs are not immediate system security threats, they should not be tolerated. If a program enters your system accidentally, it has to be removed. Read more »

My Search Finder

My Search Finder

If you’ve been looking for a browser extension that could improve your web search experience, you might think about trying out My Search Finder. However, our research team says that this app is a potentially unwanted program. It means that My Search Finder might come with a plethora of features that can be deemed to be annoying and undesirable. Hence, if you happen to have this app added to your browser, we would recommend removing My Search Finder today. Please scroll to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Read more »

SLICKSHOES

Leading countries, companies, and businesses is already difficult enough, but threats like SLICKSHOES are ready to make things even harder. More and more frequently governments and companies need to spend money on extensive malware research and cybersecurity because the number of threats targeted at them keep growing. The trojan we are discussing in this report is part of the Hidden Cobra group, and the hackers behind it have been actively performing attacks with the help of numerous infections, including Volgmer. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers do not believe that this malware would affect regular Windows users who are using their computers at home, for example, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. This is why we have created this guide. Continue reading to learn more about the infection, and if you discover that you need to delete SLICKSHOES, check out the removal guide below. Read more »

Protect My Search Daily

Protect My Search Daily

Protect My Search Daily is a free extension offered for Google Chrome users. Officially, the extension is represented at protectmysearchdaily.com, and its installer can be found on the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/protect-my-search-daily/dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo). The creator of this add-on is HyperConnect Media, a company that we know nothing about at this point. Is it possible that the extension could be spread via unreliable websites or by unreliable downloaders that bundle attractive programs along with PUPs or malware? Everything is possible, and if you remember installing the PUP along with other pieces of software, it is a good idea to employ a legitimate malware scanner to examine your system just in case. The extension itself should be classified as a PUP, for reasons we discuss in this report, but if other threats are discovered, do not ignore them. Remove them quickly. If you do not need to worry about other threats, we can discuss deleting Protect My Search Daily. Read more »

Merritorsolin.club

Merritorsolin.club

Merritorsolin.club is an adware server that might ask you to click a button called Allow so it could show you sponsored content. However, the website’s contents might make it seem like users need to click the Allow button for a different reason. To be more precise, it might seem like the site will let you stream a video if you click the mentioned button. To learn more about this, we invite you to read our full article. On the other hand, if you clicked the suggested button without realizing that you might start seeing third-party ads and wish to get rid of them, we recommend checking the removal instructions placed below the text. They can show you how to get rid of Merritorsolin.club notifications by resetting your browser. If you have no wish to reset your browser, you could get a legitimate antimalware tool that would deal with the adware server for you. Read more »

Cranchit

Cranchit

Cranchit seems to be a potentially unwanted program that might alter some of your browser preferences, view your browsing history, and introduce you to a search engine that could show you modified search results. You can read more about the mentioned application’s functionality further in this article. On the other hand, if you already know how it works and are here to learn how to delete Cranchit, you could slide below the article and check our removal instructions instead. They show how to erase the potentially unwanted program manually from Google Chrome, which seems to be the only browser that it is currently compatible with. If you have any questions about the extension or its deletion, feel free to leave a message in the comments area. Read more »

Screen Dream Toolbar

Screen Dream Toolbar

If you are a movie buff, Screen Dream Toolbar might attract you. This extension is meant to help you access “exciting new trailers” directly from your Google Chrome’s New Tab. The extension also comes with a search tool. If you use movie-related apps and websites, you must know that access to trailers is not a significantly useful service. Nonetheless, Google Chrome users have installed this extension, and so it is likely that someone has found it attractive. Otherwise, this extension must have been installed silently, without permission, or by accident. The latter is most likely to be the case, and you might have overlooked the installer of this PUP (potentially unwanted program) when installing something else using a bundled downloader. All in all, whether you have installed it on its own or along with something else, there are reasons why you might want to consider deleting Screen Dream Toolbar. If you are ready for the removal of the extension, you can find a guide below, but we suggest reading the report first. Read more »

SearchHD

SearchHD

SearchHD is a potentially unwanted program or PUP, and this application might accidentally expose you to a variety of dangerous threats. If you didn’t intend to have this application on-board, now’s the time to remove SearchHD for good. It is not complicated to remove this extension because it works only on the Chrome browser, and so, you can delete the app via your browser’s settings. If you don’t feel confident about that, feel free to invest in a legitimate antispyware tool that will help you get rid of this app and many other potentially unwanted programs that could be running on your computer. Read more »