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Moviesearch.today

Moviesearch.today is known to be a search engine directly associated with the browser extension called Movie Quest, so if you do not want to find it set on your browser (it should be compatible with Google Chrome only, but other versions of this add-on might exist too), you should not agree with its installation.  The browser extension was already removed from the Chrome Web Store. In addition, its official website is down, meaning that users can no longer install it on their computers consciously from its official sources. Of course, they could still find it listed next to other browser’s add-ons if they installed it some time ago. Can you locate the Movie Quest extension? If so, go to get rid of it mercilessly because specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have classified it as a potentially unwanted program, which means that this piece of software cannot be trusted fully. This is the only way to remove Moviesearch.today from your browser too if it has been set on it. Do not worry; it is an ordinary browser extension, so we are sure you will find its removal easy. We also promise to help you get rid of it in the last paragraph of this report. Read more »

Memory Game Plugin

Memory Game Plugin

Memory Game Plugin is a suspicious extension that falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, the application provides a game supposed to help users train their memory, but besides this game, we noticed the tool could also introduce users to an untrustworthy search engine. Moreover, the research shows it is possible Memory Game Plugin might track the user online, gather information about his browsing habits, and then display him suspicious advertisements from various third parties. Therefore, if you do not want to take any chances, it is advisable to get rid of the PUP before anything goes wrong. Users who prefer learning more about the application before erasing it could keep reading our article. However, if you have already made up your mind, we encourage you to follow the deletion instructions located a bit below. Read more »

BabyNameReady Toolbar

BabyNameReady Toolbar

BabyNameReady Toolbar is not a reliable add-on, so if you did encounter it, we advise you to keep reading our article and learn all necessary details about it. First of all, users should know that the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). This classification does not mean the extension is malicious or highly dangerous; nonetheless, it should warn the user the tool may have undesirable qualities or could introduce him to potentially dangerous content. As promised earlier, the rest of the article will explain more about BabyNameReady Toolbar. What’s more, if you scroll down you will find instructions prepared by our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com; they will tell you what to do to get rid of this PUP manually. Also, if you have any questions, do not forget there is a comments section at the end of this page. Read more »

Home.searchpulse.net

Home.searchpulse.net

If you have found your Google Chrome settings changed, i.e. Home.searchpulse.net has been set as your new homepage, search engine, and even the New Tab page, you must have installed the browser extension named Search Pulse on your computer. Some users get it from http://www.searchpulse.net/, whereas others find it at the Chrome Web Store and install it consciously. We have to admit that this piece of software does look useful, especially when it is presented to users as a tool that allows easily managing search settings, e.g. switching to the preferred search providers; however, we still cannot confirm that this piece of software is fully reliable, so if you have not installed it yet, find similar software instead and install it on the system. Have you started reading this article because you have already encountered Search Pulse and found Home.searchpulse.net set on your browser? If the answer is “yes,” our piece of advice for you would be to get rid of this Google Chrome browser extension, especially if you have nothing to do with its installation, have not found it useful, and/or you are not going to use the search tool set as your default search provider. Read this report till its last paragraph to find out how the undesirable browser extension can be removed in an easy way. Read more »

MusixLib Start

If you ever come across an application known as MusixLib Start, be sure to avoid it since it cannot be considered trustworthy. In fact, malware experts working at Anti-Spyware-101.com have dubbed it as yet another potentially unwanted program, which should be removed if it is ever found up and running on your operating system. Our researchers have assigned such classification because this application is capable of intrusive functionality. It can make unwanted changes to your browser's default settings without requiring your consent.  As a consequence of that, your online experiences will become annoying and frustrating. If that was not enough, you must know that this dubious program could expose your operating system to dangerous web content. Find out how that could happen by reading the rest of this report. Alongside such information, you will find a comprehensive removal guide, which you should use to delete MusixLib Start in just a few simple steps. Read more »

Smart PC Tweaker

Smart PC Tweaker

Smart PC Tweaker is a new questionable application that claims to "speed up your Windows PC"; however we are not convinced that this is your best choice out there. As a matter of fact, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this seems to be a rogue PC optimizer just like Wise System Mechanic and Swift PC Optimizer. Thus, we have labeled this application as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. This usually means that such a program does not mean direct danger and there are no malicious traits found, but its operations can still be suspicious. For example, this PUP may enter your system along with malware infections, which could cause multiple system security threats. All in all, we think that it is best to remove Smart PC Tweaker from your computer if you would like to use a safe system. Please read on for more information so that you can defend your system against similar threats in the future. Read more »

Mac Tweaker

Mac Tweaker is a new application that claims to make your Mac run smoothly, faster, and error free, too; however, we are not really convinced that this rather pricey tool is worth it. As a matter of fact, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that this software is very similar to the questionable PC optimizers Windows users have been used to. This potentially unwanted program (PUP) has proven to be a rogue system optimizer for Mac OS X 10.7 and above to allegedly clean and tweak the system. Although this PUP claims "state of the art technology," we have found that it is very similar to other Mac optimizers like Mac Optimizer and MacKeeper. We do not claim that this program has malicious intentions and it does look all legitimate on the surface, but we do not believe that it is worth almost 40 EUR to do no visible or real change regarding performance. This is why we recommend that you remove Mac Tweaker from your computer as soon as possible. Read more »

Mymacupdater

Mymacupdater is yet another potentially unwanted program (PUP) for Mac users that may pose an indirect threat to your system security. This PUP also exhibits traits of an ad-supported program; no wonder why other malware researchers may regard it as an adware program. According to our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com, this software is very similar to Shopperify. The potentially unreliable third-party advertisements this PUP may flood your screen with could be rather annoying; however, if you were to engage with them, even if accidentally, you might open malicious web pages or directly drop malware infections onto your system. Read more »

GSearch Extension

GSearch Extension is a Google Chrome browser extension that offers a simple and authentic-looking search page for you; however, we are not convinced that it is reliable. As a matter of fact, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have categorized this tool as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because of its capability to display questionable search results that may lead to potentially unreliable websites. This is how this PUP may pose a threat, even if an indirect one, to your virtual security. This PUP is also known as Gatmog Search Extension. It may be installed knowingly via official sources but it is more likely that it crawls onto your system without your noticing it along with malware infections. All in all, we believe that it is necessary for you to remove GSearch Extension as soon as possible to have one less source of threat on board. Read more »

Mac Optimize

Mac Optimize is not a trustworthy application that should be up and fully running on your operating system. This program, as the name suggests, is primarily targeted at MacOS users; thus, if you happen to be one of them, you should be aware of its existence at all times. You must also know that malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have classified it as a potentially unwanted program because it functions questionably, to put it lightly. Also, it might be distributed using suspicious methods. If you want to educate yourself about this invasive piece of software and its dubious functionality, be sure to read the rest of this article. Alongside such information, we include a few virtual security tops that you should take to have a clean and secure operating system. Finally, to help you delete Mac Optimize, we present a detailed removal guide, which is easy to follow. Read more »