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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 »

MixSportTV Search Plus

MixSportTV Search Plus

If you cannot imagine your daily life without watching various sports events, you might think that MixSportTV Search Plus is a good browser extension. Judging from its name, it should help you find sports contents online. However, our research specialists say that this application is a potentially unwanted program, and potentially unwanted programs might come with a number of unwanted features. The point is that it would be for the best to remove MixSportTV Search Plus from your browser, especially if you did not intend to have this extension in the first place. Once you remove it, do not forget to scan your PC with SpyHunter. Read more »

MyFashionTab Toolbar

MyFashionTab Toolbar

A bunch of Mindspark toolbars exist. The company has already developed hundreds of them. MyFashionTab Toolbar is a new product that targets fashionistas, i.e. people interested in fashion. If you read the application’s description on http://www.myfashiontab.com/index.jhtml, you will see for yourself that it promises to inform users about the upcoming fashion weeks and keep them updated about the events in the fashion world. This piece of software seems to be really beneficial, so it is not surprising at all that users consciously download it from its official website or the Google Chrome web store. Have you installed it too? If so, you must have found your browsers’ settings altered. Altered browsers’ settings are no doubt the main reason why so many users decide to remove MyFashionTab Toolbar from their computers soon after installing it on their PCs. If you are one of them, you can undo the changes applied quite easily – by deleting MyFashionTab Toolbar from your system completely. This piece of software is just a potentially unwanted application, so it will not be difficult to remove it if you decide that you do not want to see the page it promotes set on your web browser anymore. Instructions provided below this article will help you to remove this potentially unwanted application without difficulty. Read more »

MediaStart

MediaStart

Have you downloaded the MediaStart extension onto your Google Chrome web browser? If you have, we need to ask you if you are 100% sure that this extension can be trusted. Considering that you have found this article, you must have doubts. Our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com classifies the add-on as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and that is because it can change the browser’s settings, as well as collect and share information about users. If you are curious to learn what we mean by that, you should continue reading the report. Ultimately, we do recommend removing MediaStart, and if you have decided that that is what you want to do as well, you can read to learn more about the options you have. The guide that shows how to delete the extension from the browser manually can be found below. Hopefully, things clear up, and you know what you need to do, but if you continue having questions after you are done reading, do not forget to add them to the comments area. Read more »

RunSpeedCheck

RunSpeedCheck

RunSpeedCheck is a potentially unwanted application that offers a tool to test your Internet speed. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report the application’s feature for checking the Internet speed does not work at the moment of writing. Also, it seems the extension can change user’s default search engine. The bad news is, the new search engine might show modified search results that could contain irritating or even potentially dangerous third-party advertising content. Because of this, we do not advise leaving RunSpeedCheck installed. If you noticed it on your system, and now wish to erase it, we could offer the deletion instructions available below the article. However, if you want to know more about the potentially unwanted program before removing it, we would encourage you to read the rest of this report first. Read more »

Advance PC Protector

Advance PC Protector

Advance PC Protector is a new PC optimization tool that is advertised as a powerful “junk cleaning and privacy protection” solution. Many users install this program on their computers consciously simply because they expect that it will make their computers run like brand new. To be more specific, they expect that this tool will increase their speed and considerably improve performance by erasing all junk files, untrustworthy software, and other components that may be affecting them in a negative way. Unfortunately, what the majority of users do not know is that this piece of software will not act beneficially for free. In other words, it is not a free program. You will first have to upgrade it before it cleans your system and improves your PC performance. To tell you the truth, we cannot promise that this is really going to happen because it seems that it detects only tiny errors. It is very likely that they do not really affect system performance. If you are not going to upgrade Advance PC Protector, we would suggest that you remove it right away because it will keep showing you reminders regarding the errors detected during the diagnostic scan in the System tray, which we are sure you will sooner or later find extremely irritating. Even though Advance PC Protector can be deleted through Control Panel, it leaves some leftovers you will have to remove yourself manually. Fully reliable programs can be removed fully using Control Panel, so specialists could not call Advance PC Protector a reliable application. It has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program by them. Read more »

CastVPN

CastVPN

If you have downloaded CastVPN hoping to watch your favorite TV series for free, you might not know it yet, but you actually got more than you bargained for. Unfortunately, you are not the winner in this situation. The application is very intrusive, and it appears that it can be used to record incredibly sensitive information about the user and their system and browser. Speaking of browsers, while the application can be downloaded onto any Windows operating system, there is an extension that is compatible with the Google Chrome web browser only. In fact, at the time of research, this extension was the only thing that could be downloaded because the official website (castvpn.com) promoting the application was down. Anti-Spyware-101.com research does not recommend installing any version of the potentially unwanted program (PUP), and if you have installed it already, we have a few tips that will help you remove it. If you are not sure why you should delete CastVPN in the first place, continue reading. Read more »

Super Tuneup

Super Tuneup

Super Tuneup is a potentially unwanted program or a PUP. Our researchers say the application is almost identical to other unreliable system cleaners known as Reg TuneUp, Advanced PC Tuneup, and so on. All of them are described as programs that can increase the computer’s speed or improve its performance otherwise, but our specialists say it is rather unlikely these PUPs can provide what they promise. If you want to know more about this, you should read our full article as further in it we will present all vital details about Super Tuneup. Also, for users who come here only to find out how to eliminate the questionable tool, we have prepared a step by step deletion guide located a bit below this report. Besides, users who have more questions can leave us comments below the text too. Read more »