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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 »

Searchprivacy.live

Searchprivacy.live is a source of a browser hijacker that our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com is already familiar with. It was found that this threat is just a different version of the Searchprivacy.co hijacker that we first reported well over a year and a half ago. Both hijackers are represented using an extension called “Search Privacy.” The previously reported version of this extension was introduced to users via chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-privacy/aeemepphecjaofoopdmhfahejdcnlpia, and the current one can be found at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/search-privacy/ccchgpflllapfcnllmdncjhckclmmcfh. Why did the creator of this suspicious software decide to reinvent the already established threat? That is because the original version was taken down. Needless to say, we recommend that you remove Search Privacy regardless of whether you acquired it from Searchprivacy.live or any other source. If you want to learn more, continue reading. Note that you can find instructions that show how to delete this threat below. Read more »

Flixtab Movie Center

Flixtab Movie Center

Flixtab Movie Center is yet another useless browser extension from the notorious Aztec Media Inc. We have seen dozens of similar search websites and new tabs like EasyZip New Tab and Download Manager Star. Our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that these are all potentially unwanted programs (PUPS) that may look like innocent extensions and search engines, but at the end of the day, you can never be sure. This PUP does not mean direct danger, of course, and we do not claim that it has malicious intentions. However, it can still present to you questionable search results and may also enter your system with malware infections. All in all, we suggest that you remove Flixtab Movie Center from your browser to keep your PC clean. Please read our full report on this PUP to see how you can protect your computer from similar threats or worse in the future. Read more »

Global System Mechanic

Global System Mechanic

Global System Mechanic, or Wise System Mechanic, is a typical PC optimizer application that does not really benefit you. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com found that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is identical to Global PC mechanic and Universal PC Mechanic. You should know that the free version of this PUP does not actually do anything other than listing scan results, which might well be partly made-up and contain false results. The only reason behind this is to frighten you with hundreds or thousands of system errors to fix. However, you have to buy the full version to be able to fix any error. This PUP can be very annoying with its pop-up windows that remind you of buying the full version for full functionality. Although  this tool claims to improve the performance of your system to an "unexceptional level," we believe that this a low-quality program that you should not use at all. In fact, we suggest that you remove Global System Mechanic from your system. Please read our full report to learn how you can defend your PC against similar and more serious threats. Read more »