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videoZone Search

videoZone Search

A potentially unwanted program is a piece of software that is not particularly malicious but is annoying and otherwise intrusive. One such application goes by the name of videoZone Search. Malware researchers at our internal labs have classified this piece of software as a potentially unwanted program because it exhibits devious functionality. As it turns out, it can quickly alter your web browser's default settings without requiring your authorization. In turn, browsing the Internet will become a much more annoying experience than you are used to. In this report, we present an in-depth analysis of this potentially unwanted program. By reading it, you will learn more about its intricate inner workings. Also, you will find a few virtual security recommendations that will allow you to keep a secure operating system at all times. To delete videoZone Search in just a few simple steps, make sure to follow the detailed instructions that we present below. Read more »

musicZone Search

musicZone Search

There are a lot of potentially unwanted programs out there that might cause more trouble than do any good. That is why it would be for the best if you were to avoid the likes of musicZone Search. This program is a Chrome browser extension, and it comes promising to provide you with the most relevant search results when it comes to music. The problem here is that users often do not know how such extensions get added to their browsers, and if it happens accidentally, it is clear that one needs to remove musicZone Search at once. Read more »

Secure Driver Updater

Secure Driver Updater

Secure Driver Updater seems to be a legitimate and functioning driver updater application but, unfortunately, we have found some suspicious traits about it that made us categorize it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that this PUP itself does not seem to pose a direct threat itself, although our research shows that it might expose you to questionable websites and third-party ads. Still, the main issue with this software is that it can sneak onto your system along with malware infections, which is really bad news since your computer could be under attack right now on multiple levels. This is the main reason why we think that it would be best for you to remove Secure Driver Updater from your PC and all other threats you may find hiding on your system. Please read our full report to learn more about how you can let several threats on board at the same time and how you can prevent such attacks from happening. Read more »

FilmsPro Search Extension

FilmsPro Search Extension

Have you installed FilmsPro Search Extension because you wanted a search tool that would help you perform “film web searches?” Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed quite a few different programs that offer a personalized surfing experience, but, unfortunately, in most cases, they are completely useless and even malicious. Search by myMusic and Search By myMovie are few other strange search tools that offer a similar search service. Once you install the PUP, you are meant to type “m” into the address bar and then tap the Tab key to activate the search tool. After this, you can enter any movie-related keyword, and the available information is presented to you. The potentially unwanted program (PUP) redirects searches via http://search.iezbrowsing.com/search to the https://www.gomovix.com/s website. Here, you can find a few facts about the movie you are interested in, as well as a list of sources where you can watch it. The PUP appears to promote Netflix, HULU, Amazon Instant Video, and VUDU. These are all paid services, and so if you installed it hoping for access to free movies, there is no doubt that you will want to remove FilmsPro Search Extension, but that is not the only reason. Read more »

Browsing Guard Extension

Browsing Guard Extension

Browsing Guard Extension is not an application that you can trust entirely because it happens to be yet another potentially unwanted program. If you ever discover it up and running on your operating system, make sure to take immediate action to remove it once and for all. Malware researchers have classified this application as a potentially unwanted program after its extensive analysis, during which it has been discovered that it can act in an intrusive manner. As it turns out, it can alter your web browser's default settings without requiring any authorization whatsoever. To have a better understanding of how this potentially unwanted program functions, read our report in its entirety. In addition to that, you will also find a few virtual security tips that will help you maintain a secure operating system at all times. To help you remove Browsing Guard Extension once and for all, we present comprehensive instructions. Read more »

Search.hideyoursearch.win

Search.hideyoursearch.win

Search.hideyoursearch.win is a suspicious piece of software that cannot be trusted at all. If you ever find it up and running on your personal computer, make sure to execute its complete removal right away. We advise you to do so because our researchers have classified it as one more potentially unwanted program. Such categorization has been made since this suspicious application can make invasive changes to your browser's default settings without any notification or authorization. If that was not enough, you should know that this dubious program might be the primary reason other suspicious application could enter your operating system without a lot of trouble. If you wish to learn more about the inner workings of this potentially unwanted program, make sure to read the rest of this article. Besides such information, we also include a comprehensive removal guide, which you should use to delete Search.hideyoursearch.win in no time at all. Read more »

EZbrowsing Search

EZbrowsing Search

EZbrowsing Search can show up in your Google Chrome browser and you may not even remember installing this questionable tool. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that this is not a standalone tool actually but comes from a large and growing family that also contains Search By myMusic Extension and Fast Browsing. We are hear to warn you that all of these extensions are, in fact, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), which means that they might present to you questionable third-party content that could pose a threat to your computer though indirectly. Clearly, we cannot call this extension a serious danger but it would be a mistake to take it lightly enough to leave it on your system. We suggest that you remove EZbrowsing Search from your browsers as soon as you can. Please continue reading our full report on this PUP to learn how you can protect your PC from similar threats landing on it. Read more »

Search By myMusic Extension

Search By myMusic Extension

Search By myMusic Extension can be encountered only by Google Chrome users; it is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may display suspicious advertising content from third parties. Therefore, if you came across this questionable add-on, we invite you to read our full report and get to know this application better. Even though it might seem like a must-have tool for any music lover, there are definitely more reliable tools through which you can find the music you like. Accordingly, our researchers advise against its usage. Provided, you do not think the PUP is worthy of your trust as well, you could eliminate it by following the deletion instructions placed at the end of this article. Plus, if you have any questions about Search By myMusic Extension or need more assistance with its removal you can leave a comment below. Read more »

moviesNet Search

moviesNet Search

moviesNet Search is a browser extension that works on Google Chrome. Even though it is not very popular yet, we are sure there are people who have already voluntarily installed it on their computers. We cannot blame them because this piece of software does look beneficial at first glance even though, in reality, it is nothing more than a potentially unwanted program. It even promises to provide users with “a better web search experience” by allowing users to “find the exact information” they are looking for. Generally speaking, it claims that it can improve the web searching experience to a great extent. To be frank, we cannot confirm that it is a beneficial piece of software. Actually, we suggest that you install another extension instead of moviesNet Search because analysis carried out by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has confirmed that this browser extension is a potentially unwanted program. It is far from malicious software, but it still has several features showing that it is not exactly fully trustworthy software. Luckily, potentially unwanted applications are usually easy to remove. In the case of moviesNet Search, you will remove it through the add-ons manager. Continue reading this article to find more about its manual removal. Read more »

My Symptom Checker

My Symptom Checker

With the vast information base available on the web nowadays, My Symptom Checker browser extension may sound like a beneficial tool to have in your browser but you would be wrong. Unfortunately, our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that this featured search page might pose a threat to your system security as it might show you questionable search results. Thus, we have labeled this potential threat source as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP for short. This PUP can show up as your homepage and new tab page in your Google Chrome browser. Basically, it offers you quick links to medical websites where you can find information about medical symptoms, nourishment, fitness, and others related to healthy life. This may, of course, sound intriguing but we believe that it is not worth risking keeping this tool on board. If you want access to such websites, why do you not simply bookmark them without any possible risk? We recommend that you remove My Symptom Checker from your browser if you would like to keep it secure. Read more »