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BrowserSafer Search Extension

BrowserSafer Search Extension is a two year-old browser extension that may still be in circulation but definitely not in official ways. Our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) can also display questionable third-party ads and search results. It is very similar to another threat called GorillaPrice. This PUP may also be considered as an adware program by other malware researchers. The main problem is that this PUP can gather information about you and possibly share it with third parties only to target you with customized advertising content. However, engaging with any content this tool may display on your screen could put your system security at risk. This is why we advise you to remove BrowserSafer Search Extension as soon as possible. Please read our full report to know how you can avoid similar threats and how you can eliminate them if it is already too late for prevention. Read more »

Central Hub Radio

Central Hub Radio should not be up and running on your operating system. We highly advise you to refrain from this application at all times since it happens to be yet another potentially unwanted program. Our researchers have classified it in such a way because it exhibits suspicious and otherwise questionable functionality. As it turns out, it can make intrusive alterations to your browser's default settings without any notification or authorization. Because of that, browsing the Internet will become a much more annoying and frustrating experience, to put it mildly. In some cases, this potentially unwanted program could even prove to be quite dangerous. Learn more about its inner workings by reading the rest of this article. Furthermore, we include a few virtual security recommendations along with a detailed removal guide that you should use to delete Central Hub Radio without encountering any major problems. Read more »

SearchsmartDS Search

SearchsmartDS Search

SearchsmartDS Search (http://search.searchsmart.bid/) is a search engine promoted by the browser extension SearchsmartDS. This add-on is presented as useful software that allows searching for music, movies, and articles for free. Also, if we believe the information provided at the Chrome Web Store, it should help users stay anonymous by preventing the tracking of their web searches. Unfortunately, we cannot confirm that it is extremely beneficial software, but we are sure of one thing – it is a potentially unwanted program. Potentially unwanted applications are not real malware, but we do not let users keep them installed because they might act in an undesirable way. On top of that, in most cases, such applications are installed on users’ computers without their knowledge. If the presence of the SearchsmartDS browser extension is a surprise for you too, delete it without further consideration. It is the only way to get rid of SearchsmartDS Search which was set as a new default search tool on your browser. You will find more information about the removal of the undesirable browser extension provided in the last paragraph of this report. Read more »

You Are Using An Older Version Of Chrome fake alert

You Are Using An Older Version Of Chrome fake alert can show up in your Google Chrome browser all of a sudden when you land on a compromised web server or when your computer has been infected with malware infections. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that you should not fall for this trick because once you click on the update button, you may install questionable, potentially unwanted programs like Browser Updater and NetSupport Manager RAT as well as adware applications or worse. This fake alert is similar to "Windows Detected Potential Threats On Your Computer fake alert" and " Virus Alert From Microsoft fake alert"; although, most of these are usually technical support scams to push you to call a provided phone number to scam you with a useless system fixer tool. In this case, you would simply let infections onto your system, which could pose a threat to your system security. Therefore, we recommend that you remove You Are Using An Older Version Of Chrome fake alert from your browser as soon as possible. Read more »

ID SafeXpress

ID SafeXpress

ID SafeXpress is a potentially unwanted program that could be associated with a variety of undesirable behavioral patterns. Computer security experts would definitely urge you to remove ID SafeXpress from your system, especially if you did not intend to have this application in the first place.

In our description, you will find more information on this program. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will also find the manual removal instructions. The most important thing is to keep your calm even if the sudden appearance of this application surprises you. It is not a malicious infection. Read more »

Swift PC Optimizer

Swift PC Optimizer

Swift PC Optimizer is a desktop application aimed at users who believe, or suspect, that their computers will start operating faster if some registry junk and unnecessary files will be removed from the computer. Swift PC Optimizer offers users a range of options for enhancing the computer, and these options include registry cleaning, software removal, and temporary files removal, to mention just a few. The optimizer enables users to have its all properties at $19.99; however, we advise you against investing in this program because it is not clearly sure whether the changes made on your computer will have any effect.

Instead of spending money on this questionable program, you should remove it from the computer, because this program falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs (PUP), which are usually distributed as bundled setups, and which have some hidden intentions. Read more »

MovieFlex

MovieFlex

MovieFlex is a potentially unwanted program. A potentially unwanted program is a type of application that may have certain undesirable functions or features. These features could be annoying or downright dangerous, depending on the program and what it can do. This application in question does not seem to be an extremely dangerous system security threat, but it would be a good idea to remove MovieFlex from your system as soon as possible. If you do not remember adding this extension to your browser, it would be a good idea to scan your PC with a licensed antispyware tool because there might be more similar applications on-board. Read more »

Browser Bleach

Browser Bleach

Browser Bleach is a browser extension for Google Chrome, and the purpose of this extension is to help you  remove unwanted data from the browser. The browser extension Browser Bleach is available on its official website browserbleach.com, and on the Chrome Web Store, featuring many other similar extensions. The extension may also be bundled with other programs, which is a typical feature of free browser extensions. Researchers have analyzed this application to find that it possesses properties typical of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

Broadly speaking, a PUP is a program that appears to be legitimate but operates in an undesirable way. If it is a browser extension, it usually makes undesirable changes and records information that could be later used for advertising. The Browser Bleach extension is one of those programs; however, the developers of the application openly declare that this application records certain information. Read more »

Home.centralhubradio.com

Home.centralhubradio.com

Home.centralhubradio.com is a questionable search page with features that can show up in your Google Chrome browser after installing a shady freeware bundle or clicking on a corrupt third-party ad. Since this search engine is promoted by a Chrome browser extension, it has been labeled as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com. At first sight, this PUP looks very similar to all the Polarity family PUPs and browser hijackers; however, this relatively new extension does not reveal any connection officially. If you are looking for a tool that can provided you with enhanced search results and easy access to radio, you might find this extension useful or beneficial, but let us warn you that this PUP can actually expose you to potentially unreliable third-party web content, such as advertisements. We believe that it is best to remove Home.centralhubradio.com from your browser and eliminate all other possibly harmful programs as well. Read more »

SearchFunctions

SearchFunctions

SearchFunctions may change your default search engine or start page with searchfunctions.com. According to the add-on's description, it is a popular search engine, and the application makes it simple to use it. Truth to be told our researchers did not notice anything special about it, including advanced features. On the other hand, while gathering information about it we learned the searchfunctions.com could display questionable advertising content, e.g., pop-ups asking to install adware, browser hijackers, and so on. The software itself falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It does not mean the extension is malicious, but there is a chance it might introduce you to such content. Naturally, to protect the system and avoid such risks we recommend removing SearchFunctions before anything goes wrong. Users who need help with the PUP’s deletion could slide below this text and use the provided steps. Instead of its search engine, we would advise using more reputable tools like google.com, search.yahoo.com, etc. Read more »