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Searchsio

Searchsio

How you browse the web determines how well you find the information or content you want. Searchsio is an extension that promises to offer the “best way to search,” but our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com warn that it is not as innocent as it might appear to be at first. For one, it does not actually offer a reliable search service, and since that is the only service that is should provide, it loses its credibility. Our researchers have classified the extension as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) for this very reason. The chances are that you already know why you want to delete Searchsio from your browser because you have found this removal guide, but if you are still searching for information about the PUP, you should continue reading the report. If you want to discuss anything in more detail, post your questions the comments area, and we will get back to you with answers as soon as possible. Read more »

Speed Test Guide

Speed Test Guide

Did you download Speed Test Guide? If you did, you might have not researched it enough, and you might not know that it is identified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). A PUP is a program or an add-on that does not offer greatly beneficial services and that works in a suspicious way. The most suspicious thing about this particular extension is the search service it provides, and we are discussing this further in the report. If you are already ready to delete Speed Test Guide, check out the guide below, but if you are not yet sure if you want or even should remove this PUP from your Google Chrome browser, you might want to continue reading the report. Before you commence, we advise scanning your system with a trusted malware scanner to make sure that there are no other threats to worry about. Also, as always, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers are ready to answer your questions about the PUP and its elimination, and you can post them in the comments section below. Read more »

My Video Converter

My Video Converter

If you want to convert video files, you need to find a reliable and legitimate tool or online service. You should not trust My Video Converter to help you out. While this free Google Chrome extension can definitely seem useful, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found it to be quite problematic. At this point, the recommendation is to remove it from the browser, and if you do not understand why that might be necessary, we welcome you to read our full report. You will learn why this add-on is identified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program), how it spreads, what it does in the background, and also how to get rid of it. If you are one of those users who have already decided to delete My Video Converter, you will be glad to find a comprehensive guide. If you are going to follow the instructions below without reading further, let us advise you to scan your system using a trusted malware scanner as well. The last thing you want is to allow any hidden threats to remain active. Read more »

Access

Access is an extension that is meant to provide you with “access” to more search results on Google Search. Do you find that this search engine does not offer enough search results? That is unlikely to be the case, and so it is highly unlikely that you would find the extension useful. This is one of the reasons why it is classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you have installed it by accident or carelessly, we are sure that you want to delete it from your Google Chrome browser immediately. At the time of research, this was the only web browser that the PUP was compatible with. On the other hand, if you installed the extension on purpose, hoping that it could assist you greatly, you might assume that it is harmless. That is not what researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com believe in. It was discovered that the search results injected by the PUP can present ads, and interacting with those could be risky. This might be the main reason to remove Access from Chrome. Read more »

Access Gov Docs Tab

Access Gov Docs Tab

Access Gov Docs Tab is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Potentially unwanted programs are not immediate system security threats, but they still raise various issues. Therefore, it is important to run regular system scans so you could detect these unwanted applications and remove them as soon as possible. You can terminate Access Gov Docs Tab by restoring your browser’s settings to default, and the instructions for that can be found at the bottom of this description. To learn more about this annoying extension, please continue reading below. Read more »

Oniria

Oniria

Google Chrome users can download Oniria to enhance Google Search results. That is what this extension is meant to offer. However, the reality is that the extension modifies the results of a popular and widely used search engine to introduce people to sponsored content. Whether or not interacting with this content is dangerous – which is something we discuss in this report – the extension cannot be considered useful, and that is likely to be the biggest reason to remove it from Google Chrome. However, it is important to understand that the extension could introduce you to links and ads that cannot be trusted. This is a risk that you need to weigh carefully, and if you decide that the service offered is not worth taking risks over, it might be best to delete Oniria without delay. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed the extension, and the conclusion is that it works as a potentially unwanted program, also known as PUP. Read more »

Your Search Tool

Your Search Tool

Your Search Tool is a browser extension offered to Google Chrome users. The application’s description might say that it is a useful search tool and mention that it can provide access to Yahoo searches. If you like Yahoo search engine, you may want to use its original version instead of using one provided by this program. That is because the tool is classified as a potentially unwanted program. It does not mean that it is harmful, but it may mean that it could have unwanted qualities. If you are interested in learning more about the extension, we advise you to read our full article. Of course, if you already have it on your browser and find it annoying you might want to slide below the text and use our removal instructions that show how to erase Your Search Tool manually. Read more »

View Free Recipes Now

View Free Recipes Now

Do you want to have access to thousands of recipes directly via your browser? If you do, you might think that View Free Recipes Now is the extension of your dreams. Well, we doubt that it is. If you end up installing it onto your web browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Firefox), you get easy-access links to totalrecipesnetwork.com, foodnetwork.co.uk, yummly.com, and epicurious.com. While these websites are legitimate, trustworthy, and can offer you plenty of recipes, you do not need an add-on to access them. Go to the website and click the star icon in or next to the URL field to bookmark it. Make sure that the Bookmarks toolbar/bar is activated, and that way, you will have access to all of these sites from your browser. If you do that, the extension becomes absolutely useless, and that is not the only reason to delete it. In fact, the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team recommends removing View Free Recipes Now due to security issues that appear to be associated with this PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you are ready to eliminate it, a guide can be found below. If you need more info, continue reading. Read more »

Email Search Tools

Email Search Tools

Email Search Tools was classified as a potentially unwanted program because of its behavior. Apparently, the application might alter browser preferences and encourage users to search the Internet via a modified search tool. Further, in this article, we talk about the application’s working manner in more detail as well as discuss how it might be spread and explain how to erase it. Therefore, if you want to find out these things about the extension, we invite you to read the rest of this article. Another thing that we can offer is the deletion guide available below the text. It explains how to erase Email Search Tools from Google Chrome, which is the only browser that the application appears to be compatible with. At the end of this page, you can also find our comments section, where you are welcome to leave a message if you have any questions about the discussed program. Read more »

EncryptedSearch

EncryptedSearch

EncryptedSearch might be encountered by users who are looking for ways to hide their search activity from other users. For this purpose, the extension offers a tool that should encrypt search keywords. Nonetheless, the application itself might be able to gather such data if it does not contain any identifiable information and even show you advertisements. Consequently, it may not come as a surprise that the application was classified as a potentially unwanted program. If you want to find out more about it, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. As for users who want to learn how to remove EncryptedSearch, we recommend checking the instructions placed below that explain how to delete the potentially unwanted program manually. Read more »