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Video Control Addon

Do you see more advertisements than usual? If you do, that might be the responsibility of the suspicious Video Control Addon, which our research team classifies as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers report that this extension might have been spread via a website, hxxp://videocontrolextt.xyz; however, it is currently down. Despite this, the strange add-on can still be distributed using software bundles or random pop-up offers. Some malware researchers also claim that Mozilla Firefox users might be tricked into installing the extension as a browser update that is represented using the “Firefox Requires A Manual Update” fake alert. This scam can also be used to spread S-N-A 1.0.0 and, potentially, other unreliable extensions. Have you scanned your operating system already? That is important to do because you want to know what is going on and which threats you need to delete. In this report, we focus on the removal of Video Control Addon. Continue reading, and if you come up with any questions, please add them to the comments section below. Read more »

Multitimer

Multitimer

If you ever encounter a program known as Multitimer, be sure to stay away from it at all times. If unfortunately, you already have this application up and running on your PC, make sure to execute its complete removal right away. Malware experts working at Anti-Spyware-101.com have categorised this piece of software as one more potentially unwanted program because it exhibits suspicious inner workings that should not be tolerated. Another reason for such classification is its questionable distribution could even prove to be dangerous in some situations.  To understand how this devious application functions, make sure to read our detailed report entirely. Also, to help you keep your operating system at all times, we include a few virtual security recommendations. Besides such information, you will find a detailed removal that will help you delete Multitimer in just a few simple steps. Read more »

MusicBox Search Extension

MusicBox Search Extension

MusicBox Search is a browser application for accessing music, music videos, and full albums free of charge. The extension; however, has already been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and can be removed from the computer by some security programs alongside more dangerous threats. The MusicBox Search extension has its official website superappbox.com, which does not provide any installer of the software. Instead, computer users can downloaded it from the Chrome Web Store. But this website is not the only source of the application.

The MusicBox Search extension could be bundled with other programs, so, if you do not remember purposely downloading and installing the application, it is highly possible that you have installed it by accident when installing some other programs. In any case, if you are reading this review, you are probably worried about the changes it has made on your browser, and our team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommend removing this PUP so that you can restore your former browser settings. Read more »

Home.myflightapp.com

Home.myflightapp.com

Keeping all travelling-related links at hand may be useful if you look for new destinations on a regular basis. Home.myflightapp.com a search engines aimed at helping you book and track flights; however, this search engine is categorized as a browser hijacker by some malware researchers, who recommend removing it from the browser. The search engine is spread and set as the homepage of the browser by a browser extension named My Flight App, which is compatible with the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers. Some researchers categorize the browser extension as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

If you do not remember installing this application or being asked to approve its installation, it is likely that you either ignored the installation process or have had the browsers hijacked surreptitiously. In any case, we suggest that you remove Home.myflightapp.com from your browsers. Read more »

Search Tuner

Search Tuner

If you think that you can stream music using Search Tuner, you are wrong. Although the official installer on http://www.searchtuner.com/ suggests that the tool can help you stream music for free, the truth is that the extension is more of a browser hijacker or an advertising tool than anything else. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com identifies this extension as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) for several reasons. First of all, it does not function in a beneficial manner. Although it is meant to provide you with an “extensive music library,” it does not do that. Maybe a different version of this program works in that manner, but the one our research team analyzed did not work as a music streamer. Another reason to delete Search Tuner from your Google Chrome browser is to get rid of the undesirable search provider. When you install the PUP, it sets http://search.searchtuner.com/ as the default search provider, and the results shown via it cannot be trusted. Keep reading to learn more. Read more »

PrivateVPNBrowsing

PrivateVPNBrowsing

PrivateVPNBrowsing is a dubious piece of software that our malware experts advise you to ignore at all times. If you ever discover this application active on your personal computer, make sure to perform its complete removal. Doing so is essential because it has been classified as one more potentially unwanted program. Such classification has been made after its in-depth analysis, during which it has been discovered that it could act in an incredibly invasive manner. The potentially unwanted program in question can make unwanted changes to your browser's default settings without any notification or authorization. As a consequence of that, browsing the Internet will become a much more annoying task. For further information regarding this intrusive program's functionality, be sure to read this report entirely. Additionally, we include a comprehensive removal guide that you should use right away to delete PrivateVPNBrowsing once and for all. Read more »

MoviesNow Search

MoviesNow Search

If you have noticed that all your searches go through http://search.playzonenow.com/search/?category=web&s=26ds&vert=movies, MoviesNow Search must have affected your browser. This piece of software is a Google Chrome browser extension that promises to give users movie results they are looking for. It can be directly downloaded from its homepage (http://www.playzonenow.com/) or the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/moviesnow-search/jdlfcojphpllalfihhgimnnpbeddbpoc), but judging from the total number (98 837) of users who have installed it from the official Chrome store, it is not extremely popular yet. If you have already discovered MoviesNow Search active on your computer, our recommendation for you would be to remove this suspicious extension. If you are still considering whether or not you should install it, we highly recommend that you install another add-on with similar features instead because MoviesNow Search is considered a potentially unwanted program. These programs are far from real malware, but our specialists still do not recommend keeping them active because they might perform various undesirable activities. You will find more about MoviesNow Search if you continue reading. Read more »

Screen Watch

Screen Watch

Screen Watch is a suspicious browser extension that promotes a search page that could pose a threat to your system security with its potentially unreliable features. As its name may suggest, this Google Chrome extension offers you quick links to movie-related websites as well as popular sites like Facebook and Amazon. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com classified this tool as a potentially unwanted program (PUP); although, it is possible that due to its capabilities it may be considered as a browser hijacker. In fact, it has been found that this PUP is very similar to others like Muzik and Seen On Screen. Since you could be exposed to potentially harmful third-party content (ads and links) while using this tool, we suggest that you remove Screen Watch even if you are a movie fan. Please read on to find out more about this threat. Read more »

TheGameSearcher

TheGameSearcher

You should not install TheGameSearcher on your computer if you do not want to find your Google Chrome settings altered. This piece of software is a browser extension that promises to help users save some time by providing them access to hundreds of free games they can play online. Some people install this extension consciously from its official website (thegamesearcher.com) or the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/thegamesearcher/cafloompkfpcfoonhijmekcogofdjoah) expecting that it will act beneficially, but the majority of people do not even suspect that it can change their browsers’ settings until they discover a new search tool set in the place of the default search provider on Google Chrome. Fortunately, this program is not a stubborn malicious application. As a consequence, all changes it applies to users’ browsers can be undone by disabling it. If you still cannot decide whether or not you should remove TheGameSearcher from your computer, you should know one thing – it is not fully reliable software even though it does look very useful at first glance. Researchers say that it should be categorized as a potentially unwanted program because it has several tiny drawbacks. You can read about those drawbacks in detail further in this article. We are sure you will know how to get rid of the undesirable extension by the end of this report too. Read more »

My Weather Radar

My Weather Radar

It is possible that you do not even realize that My Weather Radar has appeared in your browsers as your new homepage, new tab, and default search engine. This questionable search page may seem like a harmless legitimate search page, like the ones you may have gotten used to. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, which comes from a large family of PUPs and browser hijackers created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. This family includes identical clones and very similar search pages as well, such as Your Weather Info Now and Search.youreasyemailsh.com. Any of these tools and search websites may pose a threat to your virtual security by exposing you to questionable affiliated websites and content. Thus, we advise you to remove My Weather Radar from your PC along with all other harmful or potentially risky programs you may find on board. Read more »