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PC Speed Cat

PC Speed Cat

If you download PC Speed Cat hoping it will make your computer work faster you might get disappointed. According to our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com, the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Moreover, while its description may say the tool can improve the computer’s performance, in reality, the free version only detects issues but does not remove them, except the three first ones. To tell the truth, even if the application eliminated all problems free of charge we doubt the system would start working noticeably faster. If you want to know why we think so you should read the rest of this article and learn more about this suspicious PC optimizer. At the end of the text we will place deletion instructions explaining how to erase PC Speed Cat manually, so if you decide you do not want it on your computer, feel free to use the provided steps. Read more »

Power Cleaner 2018

Power Cleaner 2018

Do not install Power Cleaner 2018 on your computer if you are not looking for a diagnostic scanner because this piece of software is just a diagnostic tool until a user upgrades it. The application is presented as a useful tool for optimizing and cleaning up the computer, but there is no point in installing it if you are not going to invest in it. Power Cleaner 2018 has been signed by Adequate Software, and it shares similarities with PC Cleanup 2018 and AutoClean Pro 2018. As for its distribution, some users download it consciously from its official website https://www.advancedsyscare.co/, whereas others find it installed on their computers without their knowledge. This is one of the reasons Power Cleaner 2018 has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application. If you have not installed it consciously, or you have simply changed your opinion about it after the installation, you can easily delete this undesirable program using Control Panel. Read more »

Power PC Care 2018

Power PC Care 2018

Power PC Care 2018 was classified as a potentially unwanted program or a PUP in short. Even though its description may claim the software can optimize the computer to increase its performance speed, in reality, there is not knowing whether the tool is capable of it. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com doubt it, and if you continue reading our article, we will explain to you why. Unfortunately, the only way to know if the software works as described is to buy its full version as the free version you can download for free only identifies what might be wrong and does not solve any issues. Consequently, we find the application rather useless and if you think so too, we invite you to use the instructions placed below the article. They will show how to delete the PUP manually, although if it looks too difficult, you could employ a legitimate antimalware tool instead. Read more »

MyWayNotes Toolbar

MyWayNotes Toolbar

You might decide to download MyWayNotes Toolbar because it offers to create notes and lists from the home page of your browser. This extension/application, of course, does not come without conditions. If you install it onto your browser, the homepage can be modified, and the suspicious hp.myway.com page is introduced to you. This search engine is not identified as a browser hijacker, but Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that it could be used to showcase potentially unreliable links, which is why it is important to stay cautious. If this is all news to you, and you are interested in learning more, you are welcome to continue reading this report. If your mind is made up already, and you are sure you want to delete MyWayNotes Toolbar from your operating system, you can find all the information you need regarding the removal of the PUP (potentially unwanted program) in the last section of this report. If you scroll down, you can also find a full removal guide. Read more »

HidenGate

HidenGate

HidenGate appears to be a potentially unwanted program. The application falls under such classification because it might be distributed with bundled software installers offered on untrustworthy file-sharing web pages. Not to mention, instead of protecting user’s network privacy it is possible the tool might track user’s browsing to show him annoying advertising content. We doubt keeping such a questionable application would be smart, which is why we advise not to waste any time with it. Those of you who would like to erase HidenGate manually could follow the instructions available at the end of this text. On the other hand, if you need more information on the potentially unwanted program before deciding what to do with it, you could have a look at the rest of this article. Read more »

SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar

SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar

Do not install SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar on your computer if you do not want to find your browsers’ settings altered because this is exactly what this application does. Partially, this is why it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application by specialists. As the browser plugin’s name suggests, it provides access to holiday recipes, which sounds quite useful, we have to admit. Of course, it does not mean that the only way to find holiday recipes is to install SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar on the system. You can find them on the web yourself using an ordinary search provider. Potentially unwanted applications are not serious threats, so if you have installed SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar but have changed your opinion about its usefulness soon or the application has been installed on your computer without your knowledge, you could delete it without difficulty. You can find the manual removal guide showing how to remove SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar step by step below the final paragraph. Feel free to use it. Read more »

PC Repair Clinic

PC Repair Clinic

You might have downloaded the free scanner by PC Repair Clinic, and now you do not know if you should pay for the full version of the program, or if you should remove it. You might already have your answer if you are researching your removal options, but if you are still on the fence about this whole thing, you can definitely get your answer here. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed the PUP (potentially unwanted program), and it was found that while it does not show fictitious results to trick users into paying money for it, it is unlikely that its services are beneficial. In fact, we believe there are far better and more advantageous tools you could be investing in instead. If you are here only because you want to delete PC Repair Clinic from your operating system and browsers, check out the complete guide below. If you want to learn a little bit more, keep reading. Read more »

Maxi Buy

Maxi Buy

Maxi Buy is presented as a beneficial browser extension that can help to save some time and money by finding and displaying where a particular product a user is viewing can be purchased for a lower price. It seems that users believe that this piece of software can be useful – a number of users have already installed it on their computers. To be more specific, there were 9,918 users in total who had this extension installed at the time of writing. Maxi Buy is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari (but only Google Chrome version was working properly at the time of research), which clearly shows that the developer of this application targets a wide range of users. Some users consciously install Maxi Buy on their PCs from its official website, or, in the case of Google Chrome users, directly from the Chrome Web Store, but it does not mean that it cannot enter computers illegally. As research carried out by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has shown, this piece of software might also come bundled, which explains why it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application by researchers. The application might seem to be really useful, but you should definitely not keep it installed if you have not installed it yourself. Read more »

WeatherBlink Toolbar

WeatherBlink Toolbar

Your homepage and New Tab page have been changed to a page with the WeatherBlink logo not without reason. WeatherBlink Toolbar must have been installed on your computer. This piece of software has been developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., a software developer that has already released hundreds of different applications, including AtoZManuals Toolbar, MyFileConvert Toolbar, and EasyFileConvert Toolbar. Speaking about WeatherBlink Toolbar, it has been developed to help users track the local weather, and it really looks like useful software at first glance; however, researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com do not consider it fully reliable. According to them, WeatherBlink Toolbar should be categorized as a potentially unwanted application. No, this Mindspark Toolbar is not anywhere near real malicious software, but it might still cause you problems, so it would be best that you remove it from your computer. Continue reading to find out what you need to do to make it gone. Read more »

Search4Musix

Search4Musix

Search4Musix is not a helpful application, regardless of what its creators say. And they say that you can find music directly from your web browser’s address bar using it. Although that is not exactly a lie, some users get the idea that they can listen to any song they want as if they were streaming Spotify or iTunes, and it is impossible to compare this potentially unwanted program (PUP) with a legitimate and trustworthy streaming service provider. Although that is the main reason we classify this extension as a PUP, it is not the only one. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has thoroughly analyzed the extension in our internal lab, and the findings are presented further in this report. Just a quick disclaimer: The chances are that you have acquired the PUP bundled with other threats that might require removal, which is why, before you continue reading, we suggest performing a full system scan. Also note that the comments section below is open, and you can add any question you like to find an answer to. And if you are ready to delete Search4Musix, scroll down to find a removal guide. Read more »