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Counter for Messenger

Counter for Messenger

It is possible to find Counter for Messenger in your Google Chrome browser without remembering that you have installed this browser extension. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this application is quite suspicious even though it may appear to be beneficial for users. In fact, we have labeled it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This means that we have not found hard evidence for any direct wrong-doing or malicious behavior; yet, we do not consider this PUP safe. It only gets worse when you realize that it can use shady distribution methods to show up on unsuspecting users' machines. Unfortunately, this also indicates that there could be malicious infections on your computer. All in all, we advise you to remove Counter for Messenger as soon as possible. But before you jump to the end, let us tell you in more detail what we have found out about this PUP. Read more »

iSportTV Search Plus Extension

iSportTV Search Plus Extension

Have you downloaded iSportTV Search Plus Extension because you believed that this tool could help you find sports-related content? Although it does that to some extent, it is believed that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is primarily used to promote third-party links via the search engine, as well as record information about the users. Therefore, despite not being completely useless, our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends deleting iSportTV Search Plus Extension. Luckily, erasing this add-on – which, by the way, is compatible only with Google Chrome – is not difficult at all. The most difficult part might be to understand why it is best to remove the potentially unwanted program. Our research team has thoroughly analyzed this extension, and you can continue reading if you want to learn more about it and its functions. We are also open for discussion, and if you have any questions, you can add them to the comments section. If you do not care about any of this, and you are here only for the guide, scroll down below to find it. Read more »

Search.dsearchm3f2.com

Search.dsearchm3f2.com

Find Forms Fast is promoted as software that helps users to access “government forms,” but it should not be installed. If you do that, Search.dsearchm3f2.com will become your homepage. As a consequence, you will see it each time you launch your web browser. We cannot call it a browser hijacker, but the fact that it sets a new URL as a homepage the second it is installed on users’ computers is one of the reasons it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program. Researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have quickly realized that this search tool is not one of those legitimate search providers because it shares similarities with older search providers developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd., for instance, Search.searchlttrn.com and Search.hfreeforms.co. If you use it to perform web searches every day, it might even expose you to potential threats, and, on top of that, you might experience privacy-related problems. If you need more information about it, continue reading this report. Read more »

AccelerateTab

AccelerateTab

AccelerateTab is a Google Chrome browser extension users can install directly from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/acceleratetab/jgjafhkemfjfgdmjcmhofijphjmaanak). If you have not done that yet, you should not install it on your computer. Yes, it is presented as a beneficial piece of software that lists all favorite websites in one place and enables users to access the Google search engine “without opening a new tab,” but it does not mean that it can be trusted fully, so we highly recommend that you install another browser extension instead. If you have already found AccelerateTab next to other active add-ons, disable it mercilessly because it has turned out that it is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. This means that researchers have found something suspicious about it. On top of that, it might act in an undesirable way. The majority of users do not like that AccelerateTab changes their browsers’ settings. Specifically speaking, it sets a new homepage and New Tab. Luckily, this piece of software is not dangerous malware, so modifications it applies can be undone quite easily. Continue reading to find out how you can do that. Read more »

SlikDealer New Tab

SlikDealer New Tab

SlikDealer New Tab is not a new browser extension; in fact, it does not even seem to be active yet. Yet, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that finding it in your Google Chrome browser could be a sign of other, more serious malware threats hiding on board. Since this search page tool does not mean direct threat to you or to your system, we have categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Strangely enough, this PUP is not available for download on its own official webpage. You should know that it was created by First Offer (firstofferz.com), which seems to be a group specializing in online monetization. This obviously means that this search page is not really designed for your benefit but to promote third parties, who may not always be trustworthy. Although this Chrome browser extension features all kinds of coupons and links to coupon-related pages, it may expose you to unreliable third-party advertisements and links. It seems that this PUP targets the US market mainly. We recommend that you remove SlikDealer New Tab as soon as possible since it is a useless tool that may well be risky to use, too. Read more »

Find Forms Fast

Find Forms Fast is not an application that you want to find up and running on your operating system. We highly advise you to refrain from this program at all times. In fact, you should remove it if it is ever discovered running on your PC. Doing so is important because it happens to be one more potentially unwanted program. Such classification has been made due to this application's intrusive nature. As it turns out, it can easily alter your browser's default settings. In turn, browsing the web becomes a much more annoying experience. To have a better understanding of this dubious program's functionality, make sure to read the rest of this report. Besides such information, you will find a few virtual security tips that will help you maintain a clean and safe operating system. Finally, to help you delete Find Forms Fast once and for all, we include a detailed removal guide below this report. Read more »

filmsNet Search

filmsNet Search

Potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) find their ways to the computer unnoticed. The filmsNet Search extension is yet another PUP, which you have most likely installed by accident, and, if you are wondering what to do next, continue reading to find our recommendations.

The filmsNet Search extension enables you to access free content which, in most cases, would be available at a certain price. Not only filmsNet Search enables you to access video content, but also modifies the settings of the Chrome browser so that your search terms are redirected through an additional server before the Yahoo search generates related results. Such changes on the browser are usually not accepted by computer users, and, if you are also unsatisfied with this potentially unwanted program, do not hesitate to remove it from the browser. Read more »

Win An Iphone X Advertisement

If you ever find Win An Iphone X Advertisement claiming that you have a chance to get a brand new iPhone X “for your loyalty to our internet provider,” ignore it completely and dismiss it right away because it is nothing more than a fake advertisement. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that it is displayed to users seeking to get some personal details about them, so if you ever encounter it, close it without further consideration. If you see it just because you have opened http://polar.phonesecuritypro.com/ or got redirected to this domain against your will, you should be able to get rid of Win An Iphone X Advertisement by simply closing your web browser. Do not let it restore previously-visited websites! If you cannot get rid of this advertisement so easily, i.e. it reappears on your screen after some time, the reason you see this fake advertisement might be the successful entrance of malicious software. Specialists say that it might be some kind of untrustworthy program, e.g. adware that installs extensions on users’ web browsers. If Win An Iphone X Advertisement is displayed to you from time to time when you surf the Internet and you cannot get rid of it, you should go to reset the web browser you use to default. You will eliminate an untrustworthy browser extension if it has affected your browser by doing that. On top of that, it would be smart to check all installed programs. If you can locate suspicious/unknown applications, delete them all mercilessly. Read more »

Universal PC Mechanic

Universal PC Mechanic

Universal PC Mechanic might look like a useful computer optimization tool, but our security researchers claim that this is a potentially unwanted program that should be removed from your computer. It does not mean that the program is a direct security threat. In fact, it is far from a malicious infection. However, it is very unlikely that the application will live up to its promises because such programs often enter computers with the intention to make easy money. They want to gather your payments, and they do not care about the features the program is supposed to have. Read more »

Rescroller Extension

Rescroller Extension

Rescroller Extension is a suspicious browser extension categorized as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Users usually get it from http://jinlun007.com/cixv/?&from=media, which might appear as a pop-up. Also, it used to be available at the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/dmlhkniepcckhimnledfjmhkjomacddn). No matter how this Google Chrome extension has infiltrated your computer and affected your web browser, you should remove it as soon as possible even though it promises to make it possible to “browse the internet without letting search providers track your history.” It is because it is not fully trustworthy software. Potentially unwanted applications do not work as harmful malware, but they might still perform undesirable activities on users’ computers, so we do not recommend keeping them active. If it is still hard for you to make up your mind, you should read the rest of this report carefully and only then make the final decision. We hope that you decide to remove Rescroller Extension. If so, feel free to use the removal guide prepared by our specialists (you will find it right below this article). Read more »