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Rush Music Search

Rush Music Search

Has your default search provider been changed to Rush Music Search out of the blue? If so, it is very likely that this has happened not without reason. The majority of users whose search engines are changed to this search tool install the browser extension named Rush Music Search on their computers themselves. Some of them download it from http://livemediasearch.systems, which is the extension’s official website, or directly from the Chrome Web Store, whereas others cannot even explain how this piece of software has managed to enter their computers. The Rush Music Search extension is presented as a useful tool for those who wish to perform music searches right from their web browsers’ URL bar, but we cannot confirm that it will really improve your web browsing experience. Also, you need to know that your web browser’s settings will be changed if you install Rush Music Search. If you are not ready for that, you should choose another program for performing music searches on the web. In case you have already installed Rush Music Search and found your default search provider changed, you could only undo the changes applied by deleting Rush Music Search from the system completely. You should take care of all other undesirable/unknown applications active on your system at the same time because they may cause you problems. Read more »

Perfect PC Cleanup

Perfect PC Cleanup

Perfect PC Cleanup is a program that is advertised as a system optimizer. The name suggests that it is somehow superior to other available optimizers, but although it is deemed to be “perfect,” our research team warns that it is just a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that cannot meet your expectations. If you go to perfectpccleanup.com to learn more about this program, you might be convinced that it can clean up space, fix issues, provide protection against malware, enhance PC performance, and remove junk. It all sounds great, and for a price of $19.99, the PUP might truly seem like the perfect tool. It is not. For one, you definitely cannot rely on this program to protect you against malware. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have tested the program on an infected computer, and it failed to find real threats. When it comes to other features, the application cannot offer anything too spectacular either, and that is why we recommend deleting Perfect PC Cleanup without further hesitation. Keep reading to learn more. 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 »

Win Boost Pro 2018

Win Boost Pro 2018

Win Boost Pro 2018 is promoted as a beneficial PC optimizer and cleaner, so a bunch of users decide to install it on their computers consciously. They simply need to click the Download Now button that can be found on its official website http://cleanmypcutils.com/ to get it. Of course, users might find it installed on their computers without their knowledge too since potentially unwanted applications might also be distributed bundled. Win Boost Pro 2018 is a brand new PC optimization tool, but it would be a pure lie if we told you that it does not share similarities with older applications. In fact, it is very similar to Power Cleaner 2019, Power Speedup 2018, and some other programs advertised as powerful PC optimization tools/cleaners. Unfortunately, there is one thing the majority of users who consciously install Win Boost Pro 2018 on their PCs do not know about it – it works as a diagnostic tool if not upgraded by the user. A bunch of people expect that they will get their PCs performance improved in the blink of an eye after installing and launching Win Boost Pro 2018. This is not going to happen until you purchase and activate the license of Win Boost Pro 2018. In our humble opinion, it is not worth investing in Win Boost Pro 2018 despite the fact that it looks reliable because hundreds of other tools that can be trusted 100% exist, and it is no doubt better to invest in one of them instead. Believe us; Win Boost Pro 2018 has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program not without reason. Continue reading to find out more about its modus operandi. 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 »

Music Browsing Extension

Music Browsing Extension

Music Browsing Extension is classified as a potentially unwanted application that works like the Chrome browser extension. The extension can be found at the Chrome Web Store, but it is very likely that users add it to their browsers accidentally.

In this entry, we will discuss the origins of this application, and what it can do. Also, we will point out the potential security risks associated with Music Browsing Extension, and what you can do to remove it from your computer. After all, this must be one of the reasons you have opened this page, right? 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 »

PUP.Speedy SystemCare

PUP.Speedy SystemCare

If you are hoping to increase the speed and efficiency of your operating system using Speedy SystemCare, we have bad news for you: This potentially unwanted program cannot help you that well. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, the infection could remove temporary files, as well as registries that are not important to the system. Would that increase the speed? It is highly unlikely that it would. The PUP is only advertised as an amazing tool so that its creator could push more users into paying for its services. Although anyone can install the application for free, its alleged services cost €23.95. That is not a lot, but it is 23.95 too much for what is offered. Whether or not you have invested in the tool already, we strongly recommend deleting Speedy SystemCare from your operating system, and if you do not understand why that is so, you should continue reading the report. If you are ready to eliminate the PUP from your operating system, move to the last paragraph of the report and choose your preferred method. 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 »