Potentially Unwanted Application category archyve:

SearchAholic

SearchAholic

SearchAholic is “a single purpose extension” offered to Google Chrome users who want an easy access to “search, images, videos and news.” If you come across this tool, you should know that it is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that the application’s working manner could be irritating, which is why we advise learning more about it first if you are considering installing it. By reading our full article you can learn where the extension comes from, what it might do once it gets installed, and how to get rid of it if you do not want to keep it anymore. For users who need step by step instructions to erase SearchAholic, we recommend checking our deletion guide available at the end of this article. 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 »

SearchConverter

SearchConverter

SearchConverter provides access to a search website called feed.search-converter.com. If you are thinking about adding it to your browser, you should also know that this extension was classified as a potentially unwanted program. It means that the tool could behave in undesirable manner. Thus, before installing, it we advise reading the rest of this article so you could learn more about the application’s working manner and what to expect from it. On the other hand, if you already know what this extension does and you are disappointed, you could slide below the text and use our deletion instructions. They show how to delete SearchConverter step by step from the Google Chrome browser. If you have any questions about the removal process or the add-on itself, you could leave us a message at the end of this page. Read more »

Plenty O' Apps

Plenty O' Apps

Do you find Plenty O' Apps attractive? If you do, you might decide to install this extension onto your Google Chrome browser. Once you install it, initially, you might be completely content with what this potentially unwanted program (PUP) offers, but as you continue using it, you are likely to realize that it does not really offer anything that great. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are not surprised by this at all, because Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. is the company that stands behind this extension, and we are very well familiar with it. That is because it also stands behind Get Recipes Now, Get Speed Test Fast, Get Search Plus, Shipment Trackers, and a ton of other suspicious extensions. Most of them are created for Google Chrome alone, which definitely minimizes the number of potential victims. That being said, Google Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, and it is used by hundreds of millions of people daily. Whether you want to remove Plenty O' Apps or learn if you want to delete it, you should keep reading. Read more »

Live PDF Converter

Live PDF Converter

Live PDF Converter is a potentially unwanted program that is offered for those who use Google Chrome browsers. It might work differently from what users, who read its name for the first time, might imagine. To be more precise, this extension does not convert any files. Instead, it may replace your default search engine with a search tool that could displays result via a modified search.yahoo.com site. Also, users who do not want to reveal their browsing history should know that this application might not only view such data but also use it to create targeted advertisements. If it is not what you expected when you installed this extension, you could get rid of it. To delete Live PDF Converter, our researchers recommend using use the instructions placed below or a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

ConvertPDFToWord

ConvertPDFToWord

ConvertPDFToWord, as you can tell by the name, is meant to convert PDF files into Word documents. There are many popular PDF converters that cost money, and not all users are willing to pay the price. Because the demand for free file conversion services is high, it has been met by an adequate supply as well. Now, all you need to do is type in “convert pdf to word free,” and you are introduced to pages upon pages of links to websites that offer free conversion or promote free tools that, allegedly, can assist. As you know, not many things in this world are free, especially when we are talking about virtual services; therefore, whenever you install a free tool or start using a free service of any kind, you need to think about the tradeoff. Will you be bombarded with ads? Will information about you be collected and shared? Some users will remove ConvertPDFToWord because of that. Others will want to delete the extension simply because they no longer want to use it. 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 »

Get Recipes Now

Get Recipes Now

Get Recipes Now is the latest potentially unwanted program (PUP) to join the Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. family. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have thoroughly inspected and tested this suspicious extension to learn exactly how it works, and we can conclude that it is not nearly as beneficial as its creators claim it to be. In most cases, users realize that PUPs like that are useless pretty much immediately after installing them, but they often choose to ignore them because they do not know what to do with them. Furthermore, they can offer links to websites that are legitimate, so they might not even seem completely useless. However, that is why we recommend removing Get Recipes Now as well as Get Speed Test Fast, Get Search Plus, Shipment Trackers, Login to My Email, and other PUPs from the same family. If you are ready to delete the PUP, scroll down to the last section of this report to learn about your options. If you are not yet sure what you want to do, continue reading. 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 »