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Advanced Speedup 2018

Advanced Speedup 2018

Advanced Speedup 2018 is not a PC optimization tool you should entrust your system’s cleanup and optimization to because it has turned out to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and, on top of that, research has clearly shown that the free version of the program, i.e. the version that can be downloaded from http://www.mypcclean.online, which is its official website, only works as a diagnostic tool. In other words, it could not boost your computer's performance. Of course, you could purchase the license and upgrade it, but Advanced Speedup 2018 will no doubt be a huge disappointment to you if you clicked the Download button on its official website expecting that you could improve your PC performance for free. If you have not found this program very useful, and you are 100% sure that you will not upgrade it, it would be best that you remove it fully in case you have already installed it on your system. We do not try to convince you here that potentially unwanted programs are extremely malicious because it is not true, but we suggest that you still remove Advanced Speedup 2018 because it might start showing annoying pop-ups to remind you about the detected issues. Also, it might show pop-ups to encourage you to buy the license. Since there are so many fully reliable PC optimization tools available on the market, we do not think that it is the best decision to invest in Advanced Speedup 2018. Of course, the final decision is yours to make. Read more »

LearnTheLyrics Toolbar

LearnTheLyrics Toolbar

LearnTheLyrics Toolbar is an application that was created by Mindspark Interactive Network, the same company that created EverydayMemo Toolbar, MyWayNotes Toolbar, WeatherBlink Toolbar, and hundreds of other applications that work in the same way. These toolbars always promote links to third-party sites, they always use the same search engine to provide users with a search service, and they always record and share data with third parties. All of these things contribute to our recommendation to delete LearnTheLyrics Toolbar and other toolbars alike. Why? The toolbars cannot be considered useful just because they offer links to useful sites. The search tool cannot be trusted just because it allegedly is “enhanced by Google.” Finally, the fact that undisclosed parties can obtain data about your virtual activity is disconcerting. We expand on all of this in the report, and if you are interested in learning more, keep on reading. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have analyzed the PUP (potentially unwanted program) thoroughly, and if you have any questions about it, you can use the comments section to start a discussion. Read more »

Free Forms Now

Free Forms Now

Free Forms Now might seem useful if you are looking for tax, citizenship, or other forms to fill. Nevertheless, our researchers do not recommend using it because it looks like the application may encourage those who install it to use an unreliable search engine, which could provide questionable advertising material from the software’s third-party partners. Consequently, it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Naturally, if you do not like the thought it could introduce you to unreliable content, we would advise deleting Free Forms Now before anything goes wrong. The removal process will be explained in the instructions added below the text, but if you want to know more about this PUP, we would recommend reading the rest of this article first. Read more »

QuickFlightTracker Toolbar

QuickFlightTracker Toolbar

When we add new extensions to our browsers, we expect them to enhance our web browsing process in some way. QuickFlightTracker Toolbar is one of those extensions, but users are often confused about how it enters their systems. This usually happens because users add this program to their browsers accidentally.

Therefore, it is very often that this extension is considered a potentially unwanted program. After all, if you did not want to have it, why would you keep it, right? You have opened the right page because we will tell you how to remove QuickFlightTracker Toolbar from your system. You can continue reading about this application or you can simply scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions. Read more »

My Sys Mechanic

My Sys Mechanic

My Sys Mechanic is another PC optimizer that falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs or PUPs in short. Thus, we would not recommend keeping it on the system. The application’s description may say it can make the PC work faster by fixing problems causing it, but for the program to remove any issues, you have to buy a license. If you think it rather strange you have to pay for a tool you cannot even test, we encourage you to find a more reputable application to invest in if it is what you want. As for My Sys Mechanic, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com advise deleting it. Further, in the article, we will explain why we recommend erasing the PUP as well as present more details about it. Plus, at the end of the article users will find instructions showing how to get rid of the suspicious PC optimizer via Control Panel, so those who need any help while removing it should not hesitate to look at our provided steps. Read more »

PUP.Daily File Converter

PUP.Daily File Converter

Daily File Converter is a free tool for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers that is meant to convert files. Although the extension works, there is no need to install it because its services are neither exclusive nor highly useful. Unless you convert files all the time, you really need to think carefully if you should get involved. The services promoted by the extension are offered at cloudconvert.com, and so you might as well bookmark this website rather than install a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Well, what could go wrong if you installed it? First and foremost, that depends on how you install it. If you install the PUP along with malicious programs, you could encounter serious security problems. Besides that, the extension is not as innocent as it might appear to be at first, and our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has a few things to share with you. If you end up deciding you want to delete Daily File Converter, you can find a manual removal guide below. Before you follow it, we suggest you read this report. Read more »

goDownload Search Plus

goDownload Search Plus

Do you download new programs and extensions frequently? If you do, goDownload Search Plus might seem like a great program. The Chrome webstore installer introduces this potentially unwanted program (PUP) as this “powerful search engine” that, allegedly, can offer you “a variety of unique features and search tools.” The application is presented at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/godownload-search-plus/cbieibobpefaobhfncpimjimbijplebe by gozooms.com. This source promotes “Zooms Start,” “Search by Zooms,” and “Musix.” We do not recommend installing any of these add-ons, especially if you are not willing to research them first. In general, the extension we are discussing is not represented in a very clear or straightforward manner. It doesn’t even seem to have an official downloader. Is this a reason enough to remove goDownload Search Plus? It might be, but we can provide you with other reasons. If you continue reading this report, you will learn how to delete this PUP, and you will understand why that might be the best thing to do. As always, if there are any questions you come up with while reading this report, you can use the comments section to post them. Read more »

Power Speedup 2018

Power Speedup 2018

New PC optimization tools are released every year; however, some of them do not differ much from older applications. Power Speedup 2018 is the perfect example of this. It has been developed on the same template as some other PC optimization tools our specialists analyzed last year.  It looks like perfectly decent software, but what immediately causes concern about its trustworthiness is the message “The site ahead may contain harmful programs” that is displayed to users trying to open its official website https://www.speedywinutils.com. Of course, if you have an older version of the web browser you use, it is very likely that you will open it without any problems. Malware researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have also confirmed that it is not exactly a fully reliable application. No, it is not harmful malicious software, but, according to them, it has several drawbacks that make it a potentially unwanted application. Continue reading to find out more about it and then decide whether or not it should stay installed on your system. Read more »

Fanatics Search

Fanatics Search

If you are not cautious, you might install malware and unreliable or unwanted programs without even realizing it. Fanatics Search has an official installer, but because this installer does not present the add-on in an attractive manner, it is most likely that third-party installers are used for the distribution. These installers might attach the extension to more desirable programs, or it could be lost in the middle of all other programs bundled together. All in all, regardless of how you install the application, it is recommended that you remove it from your web browser. At the time of analysis, it was compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers only. The extension was also available on official Chrome and Firefox app stores: chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fanatics-search/aphmipfohigogebjlbkeecamnljollac and addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/fanatics-search/. Without a doubt, it might be easier to handle the situation of the only thing you need to do is delete Fanatics Search. That being said, make sure you eliminate all unwanted and malicious threats that exist on your operating system. Read more »

EverydayMemo Toolbar

EverydayMemo Toolbar

Did you research EverydayMemo Toolbar before installing it into your Windows operating system and Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox web browser? If you did, the chances are that you did not install it at all. Otherwise, you might have decided that the benefits of the suspicious application outweighed the security risks that are associated with it. If you did not research the application before installing it, you might have been surprised regarding its activity. For example, you should have been surprised by the introduction of the MyWay search engine that is integrated into the interface of the application. Furthermore, you might have expected the app to install as a separate toolbar that floats at the top of the browser. Instead, it is represented via a new tab page, and it might be represented via the homepage of Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers too. Due to this, some remove the toolbar because they believe it to be a browser hijacker. While we do not classify it as a hijacker, we do advise deleting EverydayMemo Toolbar from your browsers. Read more »