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SearchStreams

SearchStreams

We are always looking for ways to make our lives better, and SearchStreams is a tool that promises to help out with that. This extension claims that it can optimize the search results you see at search.yahoo.com, and some Google Chrome users might decide to install the extension for this very reason. Although the PUP (potentially unwanted program) can be downloaded for free from the Chrome Web Store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/searchstreams/homhffmdkacgebfnpfhokdnlgngfolck/), the experts in our research team warn that this extension is most likely to be introduced to you in other ways. Most likely, you were introduced to it when you were redirected to the installer page via an unreliable website or a misleading advertisement. Obviously, if you installed the PUP along with other questionable pieces of software, it is important that you scan your system and delete any additional threats that might exist. If all that you need to do is remove SearchStreams, we can assist you. Read more »

Sealoid

Sealoid

When you install Sealoid onto your Google Chrome browser, you agree to the Privacy Policy presented by webcoapps, you agree to have your default search provider replaced, and you also agree to the introduction of advertisements whenever you browse the web. Although our Anti-Spyware-101.com malware experts have identified this extension as a PUP – which is short for “potentially unwanted program” – it would not be unfair to identify it as an advertising tool either. That is because when you search the web using it, it delivers ads. Unfortunately, it does that using the trusted Yahoo Search engine, and so some users might not even realize that the results they see are not exactly trustworthy. We fear that some users could even face virtual scams or unreliable websites if they continue using this PUP, which is why we recommend deleting it. Do you know how to remove Sealoid? We can show you how to do it. Read more »

Access Your Coupons

Access Your Coupons

Google Chrome users have thousands upon thousands of extensions to choose from, and Access Your Coupons is one of them. However, we do not recommend installing this extension. The reasons for that are very simple. First of all, this tool does not offer anything incredibly useful, which means that it is useless. Second, this tool can spy on you and share information about you and your browsing activities with undisclosed parties, which means that it is not very trustworthy either. If you need no further explanation as to why you should delete this PUP (potentially unwanted program), move to the last section of our report to learn about your options. If you are curious to learn more before you remove Access Your Coupons, you are welcome to continue reading. Note that we also have a comments section at the bottom of the page that can be used by anyone anonymously. If you have questions about the PUP or its elimination, our Anti-Spyware-101.com experts will be glad to answer them. Read more »

Spinyon

Spinyon

Google Chrome users might install Spinyon, an extension that is meant to optimize search results by Yahoo Search. What does that mean? You might think that the extension promises to enhance the results you see and include more interesting and useful links. In reality, the extension is most likely to include sponsored links and advertisements only. This is the main reason this add-on is classified as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. As you might know already, our Anti-Spyware-101.com team recommends removing all PUPs, and you can learn how to get rid of this particular PUP using the guide in our article. If you scroll down, you will find a section called “How to delete Spinyon,” and further down, you will find a step-by-step guide. If you are not interested in learning more about the extension, scroll down. If you are curious about the extension, continue reading, and use the comments section to ask questions if you want to. Read more »

Search Sherpa

Search Sherpa

Search Sherpa might not be a direct computer security threat, but it shouldn’t be allowed to stay on your computer either way. It is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it might inadvertently redirect you to corrupt websites or expose you to shady online marketing schemes. Either way, the bottom line is that you have to remove a program you never wanted to have, and you can remove Search Sherpa by following the manual removal guidelines right at the bottom of this description. Of course, don’t forget to protect your system from similar intruders, too. Read more »

Access+

Access+

There is an extension that claims that it can enhance Google Search results, and it is called Access+. This extension was created by StreamSoft, which is also the creator that stands behind Access and Stream+ extensions. All three of them are classified as PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) because they do not offer useful or trustworthy services. Most likely, this tool was created to serve the agenda of its creator, and we have to consider the worst possible scenarios. Perhaps the PUP was created to spy on you and leak information about you to unknown parties? What if it was created as an advertising tool that exploits the globally trusted Google Chrome search engine to push malicious links? Whatever the case might be, even if you are safe using this extension, it does not offer anything useful, and that is a good enough reason to remove it. If you continue reading, you will learn how to delete Access+ from your browser. Read more »

Search and Newtab

Search and Newtab

Did you download Search and Newtab by toupdate15 thinking that it can help you browse the web more efficiently? Most likely, you do not even know where it came from, or you were tricked into letting it in when you executed a bundled downloader. The installer of this PUP (potentially unwanted program) can be found on the popular Chrome Web Store, at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-and-newtab/gffphgpcblfoaknmcaldoggadmomcgmm. Although it is suggested that more than 200,000 people have downloaded this extension, and it has a 3/5* rating, the reviews written by actual users are terrible. Some of them claim: “Keeps installing itself after multiple removals, please help” or “google do somthing about this, its a virus and it keeps downloading by itself.” Clearly, this extension is doing something strange, and that is what we are here to discuss. Needless to say, we recommend removing Search and Newtab, but before you delete this PUP, we recommend that you read this report to learn all about it. Read more »

Damn Good Recipe Promos

Damn Good Recipe Promos

Do you want to browse recipes and also find advertisements? Most likely, you do not, but that is exactly what Damn Good Recipe Promos offers. This Google Chrome extension is meant to track your browsing activity and then provide you with relevant ads based on that. The problem is that the creator of the extension is not responsible for creating these ads. Instead, we are dealing with third-party advertisers. What is the big deal here? Well, unfortunately, we know very little about these third-party advertisers, and so it is very hard to say whether the advertisements shown by them can be trusted. This might be the main reason why Chrome users will choose to remove Damn Good Recipe Promos from their browsers. Do you want to delete this extension? If you do, we are prepared to show you the way. If you are not yet sure if that is the move you want to make, continue reading to learn more about this add-on, and then you will be able to make up your mind. Read more »

Mysupertab.com

Mysupertab.com

Mysupertab.com is one of those potentially unwanted applications that might look useful, but at the end of the day, users are recommended to remove them from their computers. This application is bound to affect only a part of web users because it is compatible with the Chrome browser. As such, we can see that this application works like a browser extension, and there isn’t anything dangerous about it. Nevertheless, if you weren’t planning on adding this extension to your browser, you might as well remove Mysupertab.com today. Scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Read more »

Rolling Search

Rolling Search

We have been seeing the term “single purpose extension” in the descriptions of many recent potentially unwanted programs, Rolling Search being one of them. This PUP belongs to the webcoapps family, along with Twisted Search, SearchZilla, Vista Search, Searchsio, and other “single purpose extensions.” What does that mean? That means that they were created for the sole purpose of providing Google Chrome users with a web search service. Unfortunately, although the creator had one job, it did not develop a search service that could aid anyone. Every single tool created by webcoapps redirects to Yahoo Search, where the results are modified to include sponsored links from third-party advertisers. This is why they are identified as PUPs and why we strongly advocate for deleting them. In this report, we focus on explaining how to delete Rolling Search, and so if that is what you are interested in, continue reading. Also, note that you can ask us questions in the comments section below. Our experienced Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers will get back to you ASAP. Read more »