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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 »

Nice Day Extension

Nice Day Extension

Nice Day Extension is a questionable browser extension targeted at users searching for a fast way to find out local weather conditions. Currently, it is compatible only with Google Chrome, and so users who browse the Internet with Mozilla Firefox or other browsers should not come across it. The research reveals the application might be showing wrong weather conditions and it may not have the features listed in its description. More than that, it appears to be Nice Day Extension has plenty of bad user reviews on Chrome Web Store page. For example, one of its users finds it so useless she suggests it would be better to bookmark a website called weather.com. Truth to be told, we agree entirely since the add-on raises suspicion and also falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Further, in the text, you will find more details about it, although if you came here just to learn how to delete this extension, you could just slide below the article and use the provided instructions. Read more »

Search Fort Pro

Search Fort Pro

Why did you install Search Fort Pro? Did you do it unknowingly? Or did you do it thinking that this extension could truly help you browse the web faster or somehow better? While it is unlikely that many users would let this PUP (potentially unwanted program) without realizing it, many could be tricked by the misleading information supporting it. For example, the installer available on the Chrome webstore suggests that the tool is meant to make the browsing experience must faster, which does not really make sense, but users might be intrigued. All in all, considering that the PUP does not have much weight – i.e., it does not really offer anything special of great – it is most likely that Google Chrome users are tricked or forced into installing it. Of course, regardless of how you installed the extension, you should remove it from your browser. The good news is that deleting Search Fort Pro is fairly simple. Read more »

Search.snowballsam.com

Search.snowballsam.com

Search.snowballsam.com is a browser hijacker that can replace the default search provider on the Google Chrome web browser. According to our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com, the hijacker should be introduced to users using the Snowball Sam Search extension. If this extension does not exist on your browser, you need to check for any other unfamiliar add-on, application, or program. If you cannot identify the threat on your own, utilize a legitimate malware scanner to help you figure this out. Hopefully, no other threat is found; however, if you learn about malicious infections, you need to delete them as soon as possible. Note that you probably can find guides that discuss the threats you are dealing and their elimination on this site. If you cannot find what you are looking for, do not hesitate to leave a comment below. For now, we need to discuss the removal of Search.snowballsam.com. Even though it might not seem like a threat, it can be very malicious, and it is crucial that you eliminate it right away. Read more »