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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 »

FreeShoppingTool Toolbar

FreeShoppingTool Toolbar

FreeShoppingTool Toolbar is a new piece of software released by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. The company has already developed a bunch of different tools based on the same template. Speaking about FreeShoppingTool Toolbar, it targets computer users who do shopping at online stores. If you open its official website http://www.freeshoppingtool.com/index.jhtml and read the program’s description available on this website, you will find out that it promises to help users save money and time by providing them with the best deals every day, enabling them to access coupons and promo codes, and simply making it possible to compare prices with a few clicks. If you love shopping, you will probably want to install FreeShoppingTool Toolbar to enhance your online shopping experience; however, if you asked us, we would vote for the installation of another program. This browser plugin is not the most trustworthy application for sure. It has been classified as a potentially unwanted program by specialists because it has several drawbacks. You will find out more about FreeShoppingTool Toolbar if you read the next paragraph of this report. Read more »

GamingHub

GamingHub

Would you call yourself a gamer? If you would, it is likely that you have used applications and extensions to satiate your desires already. GamingHub is an extension designed for Google Chrome users, who are interested in playing games online. If your gaming console and your mobile phone are not enough, an extension that offers to play games directly from your web browser might seem like the perfect addition. Unfortunately, although the application is presented in a highly attractive manner, you should think twice before you decide to trust it. Once you install it, data-tracking tools will be activated to monitor your activity. Since the PUP (potentially unwanted program) does that silently, and it might appear to be quite useful to some, not everyone will rush to delete GamingHub. So, should you remove this extension or should you just ignore the security risks and enjoy the services it provides? Continue reading to find out. Read more »

NetMeterX

NetMeterX

NetMeterX is a PUP or a potentially unwanted program to be more precise. Even though such applications are not considered to be harmful or malicious, users should still be extra cautious with them. While the tool itself might be harmless, it could have annoying qualities or might introduce you to potentially dangerous content, for example, unreliable third-party advertisements. Therefore, before placing such software on the system, it is essential to learn all about it, which is why further in this article we will tell you more about NetMeterX. Our researchers do not recommend taking any chances with it, and so at the end of this page, you can find instructions explaining how to remove the PUP manually. Also, if you have any questions, keep in mind you can leave us a message below the article. Read more »

LightSpeedPC

LightSpeedPC

LightSpeedPC is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which suggests that it should not be trusted. This category means the application might have unwanted qualities and could be unreliable, but it does not mean it is malicious or dangerous. Another thing you should know is even though the tool’s creators may claim the software can clean the system and visibly improve the computer’s performance, our specialists say it is rather unlikely. Apparently, the issues that the application detects and blames for the system’s slow performance may not be the cause after all. In which case, using the PUP might not bring the results you wanted to achieve. Consequently, we would recommend not to leave the tool unattended and erase it. To delete LightSpeedPC manually, you should have a look at the instructions placed at the end of the article. On the other hand, if learning about the software is of the same importance to you, we encourage you to read our article first. Read more »

InstallCore

InstallCore

InstallCore is an installer that might have been used to carry in the application you downloaded most recently. It is not surprising if you are not familiar with the name because it is not always displayed, and you might be more interested in the names of the programs represented via the installer. It was not built for the distribution of one specific program or for the use of one specific software developer. It was created to help with the distribution of software and make the process much easier, and various different parties can use it. While many Windows users can download legitimate and reliable programs using the installer in question, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team warns that unreliable installers could be used too. If you do not want to encounter them, you have to stay vigilant and perform thorough research every time you download something new. Otherwise, you might realize soon that you need to delete InstallCore-linked threats. Before you continue reading, immediately perform a full system scan using a trusted malware scanner. Read more »

Driver Tonic

Driver Tonic

If you are looking for a tool or a service that could help you improve your Windows operating system, know that Driver Tonic is not it. Of course, it is presented as this amazing, versatile, and highly useful tool, but is it? According to the researchers at the Anti-Spyware-101.com internal lab, it is not. In fact, trusting this application is not only NOT beneficial. It could be dangerous too. We are not saying that this potentially unwanted program (PUP) is malicious, but there is no doubt that it has some deceit going on behind it, and, for that reason, it is best to delete Driver Tonic. In this article, we explain the reasons why trusting the PUP is a bad idea, and we also discuss the different methods you could use to remove it. Note that it is not enough to uninstall this program to eliminate it completely. A few components in the Windows Registry are left behind, and you have to clear them yourself. Is it strange that the program leaves something behind? It sure is, and that is another reason we classify it as a PUP. Read more »

Super Speedup 2018

Super Speedup 2018

We install PC optimization tools expecting that they will clean our systems. Unfortunately, not all of them do what they promise to do. Super Speedup 2018 is presented as a useful tool “designed and tested with utmost care to keep your PCs running smooth, fast and error free” as well; however, if you install this piece of software on your computer, you will see for yourself that this program is not free. In other words, it will not clean and optimize the system for you for free. In other words, Super Speedup 2018 works as a diagnostic tool unless upgraded, which, in fact, many users do not know before they click the Download Now button on the official application’s website http://winboost.site/. The program is not free, we can assure you that, so if you are looking for a tool that would clean and optimize your system free of charge, there is surely no point in installing Super Speedup 2018. You should not install its clones (e.g. Power Cleaner 2018, Win Speedup 2018, and Speedy SystemCare) on your computer as well because they are not free tools. Have you already installed Super Speedup 2018 on your system? Make sure you do not keep it installed if you are not going to upgrade it. We see no reason you should keep useless programs installed on the system. Read more »

Rush Music Search

Rush Music Search

Has your default search provider been changed to Rush Music Search out of the blue? If so, it is very likely that this has happened not without reason. The majority of users whose search engines are changed to this search tool install the browser extension named Rush Music Search on their computers themselves. Some of them download it from http://livemediasearch.systems, which is the extension’s official website, or directly from the Chrome Web Store, whereas others cannot even explain how this piece of software has managed to enter their computers. The Rush Music Search extension is presented as a useful tool for those who wish to perform music searches right from their web browsers’ URL bar, but we cannot confirm that it will really improve your web browsing experience. Also, you need to know that your web browser’s settings will be changed if you install Rush Music Search. If you are not ready for that, you should choose another program for performing music searches on the web. In case you have already installed Rush Music Search and found your default search provider changed, you could only undo the changes applied by deleting Rush Music Search from the system completely. You should take care of all other undesirable/unknown applications active on your system at the same time because they may cause you problems. Read more »