Author Archives: Sarah Stewart - Page 2

ConverterSearchHD

ConverterSearchHD

If you have downloaded IStreamSearch recently, you should be able to just remove this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and forget about it. However, if it has been around for a while now, it is possible that you have already interacted with the search tool introduced by it, and that could cause different kinds of issues. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com experts have recently analyzed this suspicious extension in an internal lab, and we have a few tidbits of information that should help you understand and evaluate it better. It is important to note that this PUP is not unique. In fact, it has an uncountable number of clones, some of which include MovieSearches, ConverterSearchNow, NewVideoSearch, and AllRadioSearch. We always analyze and review all of them separately, but because they are clones, the same information and tips apply in every case. In this report, we show how to delete IStreamSearch, but note that you can use the same guide to get rid of all clones. Read more »

SmashApps

SmashApps

SmashApps is a potentially unwanted application. This app is compatible with the Chrome browser, as it can be added as an extension. At the time of writing, this app has already been removed from the Chrome Web Store, so it shows that there might be some issues with it. If you happen to have SmashApps on your browser, you must have gotten it through some other source. Either way, you can easily delete the app if you follow the removal guidelines we have provided at the end of this description. Be sure to delete the app if you don’t need it. Read more »

AllRadioSearch

AllRadioSearch

Wondering if using AllRadioSearch is truly “the best way to search?” What we can say about it is that there are other browser extensions that claim to be providing the best way to search, for example, NewVideoSearch or TheConverterSearch. We have recently written about both of the mentioned extensions. Another thing that they have in common with AllRadioSearch is that they fall under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Such applications are often unwanted because of undesirable functionality. If you wish to learn what kind of undesirable functionality the discussed extension could have, we invite you to read the rest of this article. On the other hand, if you came here to learn how to erase AllRadioSearch manually, we recommend sliding below the article where we placed our removal instructions. Read more »

NewVideoSearch

NewVideoSearch

If you can’t spend a day without watching some videos online, you probably have multiple tools that help you find the best videos out there. At first glance, NewVideoSearch might look like of those tools you use, and you might think that this application can help you find more interesting videos. On the other hand, this extension could also enter your system accidentally, and if having this app is not part of your plan, you can scroll down to the bottom and use the manual removal guidelines to get rid of NewVideoSearch once and for all. Read more »

Findmedia.biz

Findmedia.biz

Findmedia.biz is an adware server, which means it could display advertisements. Therefore, you might want to avoid it if you do not like seeing ads. Another reason to avoid this website or be cautious with the advertisements that it might show is that the ads could come from various third parties and so they might be unreliable. At this point, it is essential to mention that the website might show ads via its notifications, which might appear on a user’s screen if he gives the adware server permission to show notifications. The problem is that users could permit it without realizing it. If you want to know how this could happen, you should read our full article. If you slide at the end of it, you should see our removal instructions that explain how to eliminate Findmedia.biz notifications. Read more »

Flow

Flow

Before you decide whether you will or will not use Flow, you have to weigh all the pros and cons. This application is supposed to improve your web search and provide you with relevant results. However, it could also expose you to certain content that could be associated with unreliable parties. The point is that Flow is a potentially unwanted program, and if you don’t want to have it, you should remove it without any further ado. If you decide to use it, please read and learn more about the application, just to be sure about what it can offer, and how it does that. Read more »

Media Converter Pro Promos

Media Converter Pro Promos

Media Converter Pro Promos is an extension that might be associated with a desirable converter service. According to the information that can be found at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/media-converter-pro-promo/npknfcekplbempgjjbmmepbcalfaabho (Chrome Web Store installer of the extension), it is meant to offer “support” for the free services of Media Converter Pro. Basically, you are meant to install it so that you could use free services. Although money is not involved in this transaction, your data is, and data can be viewed as one form of currency in today’s virtual world. Unfortunately, many people do not think about what they might be giving up by installing something that tracks data and then uses it to showcase online advertisements. Is that risky? How so? These are the questions that we answer in our report. If you are only curious, or you want to learn how to delete Media Converter Pro Promos, keep reading. Read more »

Repl Ransomware

Repl Ransomware

Repl Ransomware is a harmful application that encrypts files to take them as hostages. Afterward, the malicious application displays a ransom note in which the hackers behind the malware demand to pay a ransom in exchange for a decryptor and a unique decryption key. We advise not to make any rash decisions that you could later regret. As you see, the hackers may promise to deliver the guaranteed decryption means, but you cannot know for sure that they will do so. What we mean to say is that they could scam you. Therefore, we advise not to pay the ransom if you do not want to risk your money. If you need more time to decide what to do, we encourage you to read the rest of this article, containing more details about the malware. At the end of the text, we offer a removal guide that explains how users could delete Repl Ransomware manually. If you find the instructions a bit too complicated, we advise erasing the malicious application with a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

Maps Assist

Maps Assist

Maps Assist may look like a useful browser extension that can find you the best driving directions. However, our research team says that this app is a potentially unwanted program. So, it means that if the extension was added to your browser when you weren’t looking, you probably would like to remove Maps Assist right now. If that’s the case, simply scroll down to the bottom of this page, where you will find the manual removal guidelines. For more information on the application and this type of program, continue reading the entry. Read more »

Ultra Tab

Ultra Tab

Has your search engine changed recently? Maybe there’s something called Ultra Tab on your browser? Did you add it there yourself? If not, you’ve been taken by surprise by a potentially unwanted program. Don’t panic; there is nothing malicious about it. It’s only there to make a living for its developers, and if you don’t want it, you can remove Ultra Tab without too much difficulty. Continue reading this entry to find out more about the application. If you feel that you don’t need it, after all, you can use the removal guidelines at the bottom to delete the app from your browser. Read more »