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Search Box Ds

Search Box Ds

Search Box Ds is a potentially unwanted program. It is a browser extension that is compatible with the Chrome browser. This application should improve your web browsing experience. However, if you do not remember when you added this app to your browser, you probably didn’t intend to have this app in the first place. So what are you supposed to do? The best bet right now is to remove Search Box Ds from your browser and then scan your computer with a licensed antispyware tool because you might have more unwanted applications on-board. Read more »

365Stream

365Stream

According to its description, 365Stream is “the best way to browse.” However, in reality, it does not look like the application can offer any advanced tools that would make it better than Google or Yahoo search engines. It seems like the extension’s provided search tool uses a modified version of search.yahoo.co to gather results. Also, users ought to know that the application may require permission to read the user’s browsing history. Such behavior might be unwelcome by users who consider viewing their history a violation of their privacy. Consequently, the extension falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. If you come across it, we encourage you to learn more about it by reading the rest of this article. If you decide to erase 365Stream, you can learn how to get rid of this potentially unwanted program by following the instructions available below, or you could employ a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

AwayTab

AwayTab

AwayTab is a traveling application, or so it claims to be. According to the information presented on the official download website (awaytab.com) and the Chrome web store – where the installer can be found (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/awaytab/homnophpjlhlpaglnfpomcambjmgceem) – this extension can help Google Chrome users discover new travel destinations, beautiful images, and the cheapest flights. Obviously, if you are interested in saving money when planning your next trip, this extension might sound pretty useful. That being said, at the time of research, only 311 users were counted by the Chrome web store, and so it is unlikely that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is spreading actively. It is possible that it will remain pretty unpopular, but it is also popular that it could see a surge of users. In any case, this PUP is not an extension we can ignore, and we are sure that many users will choose to remove AwayTab. Are you one of them? If you are, we can help you delete this add-on. Read more »

Travel Deals Center

Travel Deals Center

Do you love to travel? Do you love to snatch good deals for your upcoming vacations? If you do, Travel Deals Center might seem like the perfect addition to your Google Chrome browser. This extension is supposed to provide you with useful travel-related information as well as introduce you to some amazing deals. Although all of this sounds amazing, you also need to think about the extension’s ability to place cookies, track information about your activity, as well as hijack your browser’s New Tab page to expose you to a highly questionable search engine. This is why this seemingly beneficial extension is classified as a potentially unwanted program and why our research team recommends removing it. If you have already decided to delete Travel Deals Center, scroll down to the last section of the article. If you want to learn more about it before you can make a decision about what to do with it, keep reading. Read more »

Fmovies

Fmovies

Fmovies is a search engine that might be set as your default search provider on your browser. Please do not panic; it doesn’t mean that you have been infected with a browser hijacker. It is far more likely that you accidentally installed some adware application that makes use of this search engine to promote commercial content. The bottom line is that you need to get rid of Fmovies from your browser, and it is possible by removing all the potentially unwanted programs that have recently entered your computer. If you need any help with that, you can employ a licensed security tool. Read more »

Movies123 Ads

Movies123 Ads

Have you been bombarded by random pop-ups that try to convince you to purchase something? Maybe you see Movies123 Ads every day and you don’t know how to get rid of them? You must have been affected by a potentially unwanted program that generates commercial advertisements.

Potentially unwanted programs and adware are not downright malicious infections but it would be a good idea to remove Movies123 Ads and anything similar from your system as soon as possible. While you can’t remove the ads themselves (they are generated online), you can remove the programs that utilize them and restore your browser settings to default. Read more »

Stream-me

Stream-me

Stream-me is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) targeted at Google Chrome users. The descriptions on the extension's official site might suggest that the tool allows streaming TV content, but, in reality, it works as a search engine. Therefore, users may have to find sites that stream their favorite shows themselves. However, while surfing the Internet with the PUP’s search tool, it could gather information like your visited websites or clicked ads to show you advertisements from various third-parties. We do not claim it would necessarily happen if you use the extension's search engine, but there seems to be such a possibility. Thus, if you do not want to risk seeing third-party ads, we advise choosing a more reputable search engine. Provided, you decide to erase Stream-me, we can offer our removal instructions available below the article. Read more »

Delete Facebook Messages

Delete Facebook Messages

Delete Facebook Messages seems to be designed for Google Chrome users who have Facebook accounts. It offers a feature that is supposed to help users delete Facebook messages they no longer wish to keep, which seems a bit odd considering the social media platform and its messaging application already have such features. Moreover, besides the mentioned deletion tool for messages, the extension might change a user’s new tab page. The add-on ought to switch a user’s new tab page with a search tool of its own that we talk about further in the article. If you want to know more about this application that is considered to be a potentially unwanted program, we invite you to read the rest of this article. In case you decide to remove Delete Facebook Messages, you may want to check the instructions available below too. Read more »

Search Genie

Search Genie

It probably took you a while to notice that Search Genie is there on your Chrome browser. Or maybe you opened this page right after the extension was added. Whichever it is, welcome to our website. We are here to tell you more about this potentially unwanted program, and what you should do about it.

First, we would like to emphasize that Search Genie is not a malicious computer infection. It is just an extension that works on one browser. But it has certain features that can be deemed undesirable, and thus, it is recommended that you remove it from your browser. Read more »

Tracker Packages New Tab

Tracker Packages New Tab

Tracker Packages New Tab falls under the category of potentially unwanted programs, also called PUPs. Our researchers say there is a chance the extension could gather information about a user’s interests and display third-party advertising content. Keep in mind that some of the third-party ads might be untrustworthy, so if you see such content while using the application in question, we advise being cautious. If you continue reading our article, we will explain this in more detail as well as provide you with more information about the PUP. Should you decide you do not need such an application on your browser, you could erase Tracker Packages New Tab with the instructions available below this article. Read more »