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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 »

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 »

Searchaize

Searchaize

If you want to browse the web efficiently, you have to choose a tool that will help you achieve your goals. Searchaize might represent itself as a beneficial search tool that, allegedly, can offer results you would not normally find on your own. The extension is meant to change the default search provider to ensure that the service is activated, and that should be the first sign that something is not right with the picture. As you know, most search tools can be reached through a web browser. For convenience, users can also replace their default search providers, homepages, and New Tab pages to access the chosen search tools quicker. However, it is not common to activate search tools by installing extensions that can modify search providers. Usually, if an extension offers a search tool, it usually offers that along with another, more attractive service. That is not the case with this extension, which we have identified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). Our recommendation is that you delete Searchaize, but you should decide whether you want to remove this PUP after reading our report. Read more »

Decent Search

Decent Search

Decent Search is a browser extension that might change your default search engine with somedecentsearch.com. However, that is not all as the application might also gather information related to your browsing. Also, you should be aware that the extension was classified as a potentially unwanted program. It does not mean that it is harmful, but we still recommend learning more about it before installing it. If you think it is a good idea as well, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. We can help users who have installed the potentially unwanted program and now wish to erase Decent Search too as we display removal instructions just a bit below this text. If you want to ask anything about the discussed extension after reading our article, you could place a comment at the end of this page. Read more »