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SmartPackageTracker

SmartPackageTracker

SmartPackageTracker is a browser extension targeted at users who are looking for tools that could help them track various packages. Our researchers tell the application might change the user’s homepage, default search engine, or new tab page with a website of its own. Plus, it is possible it could display unreliable advertising content. Because of this, the add-on falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs in short. As you continue reading our article, we will explain to you more about this extension. Those who choose to eliminate it should have a look at the instructions available below too. Of course, if you prefer using automatic features instead you could employ a legitimate antimalware tool. Read more »

System Clean Pro

System Clean Pro

System Clean Pro is not a malicious application, but it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. In this article, we will discuss what makes the application fit into the mentioned category. Hopefully, this will help users decide whether they want to use such a tool if they are thinking about having it. On the other hand, if you have already installed this potentially unwanted program, but do not want to keep it any longer, we can help you erase System Clean Pro. All you have to do is follow the instructions located below this article, and they will guide you through the process. However, if you do not feel like removing the application manually, you could pick a legitimate antimalware tool that could let you eliminate the program faster. Read more »

bestMovies Now

bestMovies Now

We all watch movies and TV series, and we all want the best and most convenient experience. An add-on called bestMovies Now is supposed to provide just that. The extension promises to offer “immediate access to information about unlimited movies, TV series, trailers and movie reviews,” which might make you think that it allows watching movies and TV series for free. It does not. The best it can do is route to gomovix.com, which you can use to find movies or TV shows and a list of streaming services that you can use to watch them. Overall, the extension is kind of useless, and it is surprising that users fall for it at all. Nonetheless, a useless service is not all that the suspicious extension can provide you with. According to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, if you do not delete bestMovies Now, it will track your activity and inform third parties about it to help them showcase ads, which are likely to be displayed via the search engine. These are the main reasons to remove the extension ASAP. Read more »

Severe Weather Check

Severe Weather Check

Severe Weather Check seems to be a potentially unwanted program. For now, it works on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers. To those who install it, the application promises to provide them with local and reliable weather information. However, it was noticed the extension might also change user’s browser preferences, such as the new tab page or homepage. Such behavior could not only appear to be annoying but also cause trouble. As you continue reading our article, we will tell you more about this potentially unwanted program. What’s more, users who decide to erase Severe Weather Check can find manual deletion instructions just a bit below the article. Of course, if they seem to be too tricky, you can always employ a legitimate antimalware tool of your choice. Read more »

Auto PC Cleaner 2019

Auto PC Cleaner 2019

Do you know what potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) are? Auto PC Cleaner 2019 is one of them, and it is the perfect example. It looks like a completely harmless and even useful program at first, and if the user downloads it, they are then asked to pay money for its services. Before that, the program performs a full system scan so that the user would feel a sense of urgency. If money is paid, the “items” listed by the scanner are, allegedly, resolved, but that means nothing. Your operating system will not run faster or smoother if you install the app and then pay money for its removal services. Unfortunately, not everyone realizes that right away. If you have, and you are ready to delete Auto PC Cleaner 2019, you can go straight to the last section of this report to learn all about getting rid of the PUP. If you are still confused, and you do not understand why the program has such a bad reputation, you should really continue reading. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed the PUP to help you understand it better. Read more »

Pro Speed Check

Pro Speed Check

If you think that Pro Speed Check is a terrific tool because it can accurately show your Internet speed, you are mistaken. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team classifies it as a potentially unwanted program, and our recommendation is that you delete it without any delay. Sure, it is not a malicious threat, and so you do not need to act urgently, but note that you will not be safe until this PUP is eliminated. That is because it takes over the browser and modifies the default search provider. Although you can avoid using the default search provider on Google Chrome – the web browser the PUP is compatible with – why tiptoe around something that you can eliminate? If you need help removing Pro Speed Check, you will definitely find information that will help you in this report. If you want to learn more before you take any steps, keep on reading. We understand that not everything in this post might be clear or that you might have questions, which is why we have opened the comments section below. Read more »

Doppler Weather Radar

Doppler Weather Radar

Are you selective when it comes to extensions and applications you download? If you are not, Doppler Weather Radar is one of those programs that you might acquire. It is a free extension and application that is available to Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer users, and it is meant to present weather reports. If you care about the weather, and you sit at a desktop computer all day long, installing this PUP (potentially unwanted program) might seem like a great option. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that it is not as innocent as it might appear to be at first. As a matter of fact, we do not advise installing this extension at all. If you simply must keep updated with the latest weather report, find a website that offers reliable and up-to-date information, and if you download anything, make sure you research it first, so that you would not need to think about removal later on. Do you need to delete Doppler Weather Radar? You should make that decision on your own, and we suggest that you read this report to get some answers. Read more »

ConvertoWiz

ConvertoWiz

ConvertoWiz is one of those potentially unwanted programs that seem to appear at your computer out of nowhere. They are not malicious or anything, but it is also recommended to remove the likes of ConvertoWiz because they could be associated with unreliable third parties.

Potentially unwanted programs are unwanted because they often exhibit a variety of features that can be deemed to be undesirable. Not to mention, they often get installed on a target system unintentionally. If that is the same in your case, you will do yourself a favor when you get rid of this application for good. Read more »

GiffySocial Toolbar

GiffySocial Toolbar

Even if you want to see random GIFs every time you open the new tab page, GiffySocial Toolbar is not an extension you want to install. It is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer web browsers, but it is important to note that Internet Explorer users install it as an application, not an extension. In any case, the app takes over the new tab. Considering that the services of this application/add-on are not the most beneficial, we classify it as a potentially unwanted program. The good news is that PUPs are easy to delete. All you have to do is find the right extension entry and uninstaller, and we can help you with that. If you cannot wait to remove GiffySocial Toolbar, scroll down to the guide below. If you want to understand the PUP better before you decide whether or not you want to delete it too, continue reading the article. Note that if you come up with any questions along the way, you can add them to the comments section below. Read more »

Speedy PC Pro 2018

Speedy PC Pro 2018

Free PC optimization tools that promise to clean the system and considerably improve its performance exist on the market, but Speedy PC Pro 2018 is not one of them, as research has clearly shown. If you install it, you could only use it as a diagnostic scanner. It will list all found issues/errors, but it will not fix a single one of them unless you purchase a license and upgrade the program. The license is not very expensive, so some users decide to invest in this program. This is not what we recommend that you do if you have already installed Speedy PC Pro 2018 on your computer because we cannot guarantee that this application could solve all your PC problems and improve its performance. It does not show any fake scan results like some other programs pretending to be reliable PC optimization tools, but it is very likely that it shows only insignificant issues. We leave the final decision in your hands, but it would be better that you purchase a more trustworthy application’s license. Have you already installed Speedy PC Pro 2018 on your computer? If so, we highly recommend that you erase it if you are not going to upgrade it because it might start showing various pop-ups on your screen to push you into purchasing the license. Even though they do not seem to be irritating at first, we are sure you will sooner or later find them extremely annoying. Read more »