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Smart Pc Care

Smart Pc Care

Smart Pc Care is a questionable PC optimizer that some users may come across if they do not mind visiting unreliable websites or clicking possibly dangerous content. After testing it, our researches decided it should be classified as a potentially unwanted program or a PUP in short. It would seem the software may show a list of issues that might not make any difference to the system’s performance and then ask to buy the full version of it if the user clicks the repair button. If you installed Smart Pc Care without knowing this, it would be smart to review our full article so you could find out more about what you might be dealing with. Since our specialists advise not to waste any time with this questionable application, there will be a deletion guide just a bit below the article too. Read more »

Boost PC Pro

Boost PC Pro

If you think your operating system needs an improvement, Boost PC Pro might appear to be offering a legitimate and beneficial service. According to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, although the application might seem useful, it is highly doubtful that it would live up to your expectations. Maybe if the program offered free services it could be considered harmless, but it is not, and the services it offers are not worth the money. This is the main reason we recommend that you remove Boost PC Pro from the Windows operating system. Of course, you must make the decision regarding this on your own, and we can only advise you and provide you with information that was gathered during the tests conducted by our virtual security experts. Are you ready to delete the PUP (potentially unwanted program)? If you are, you can scroll down to find the guide you need. If you are not, you should continue reading. Also, you do not need to make the decision right away if you need additional information. The comments section is open, and you can add any question you need the answer to. Read more »

Gameszone Search

Gameszone Search

A browser extension and a search tool share the name Gameszone Search. If you ever install the browser extension named Gameszone Search directly from the Chrome Web store, or it manages to enter your system stealthily, your default search tool will be changed to Gameszone Search. Additionally, a button opening a small window with the search box will be installed on your web browser (the button can be found next to the URL bar). If you are sure you have not agreed with any of the changes you have found applied to your Google Chrome browser, you can delete the Gameszone Search extension and undo these modifications. This piece of software is not a real malicious application. Researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have decided to classify it as a potentially unwanted program after the research. These programs are not anywhere near malicious software, but specialists still do not recommend keeping them installed on the system. Luckily, potentially unwanted software can be removed quite easily. You surely do not need to be an expert in untrustworthy software removal to get rid of the Gameszone Search extension, we can assure you that. Read more »

FreePDFCombiner Toolbar

FreePDFCombiner Toolbar

FreePDFCombiner Toolbar is an application created by Mindspark Interactive Network. On Internet Explorer, this application takes over the homepage and the new tab. On Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers, it is represented as an extension, and it also takes over the new tab, as well as the homepage (on Firefox only). Unsurprisingly, some classify it as a browser hijacker. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team looks at it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), and the recommendation is that you remove it. Although it might appear to offer somewhat legitimate and beneficial services, it is also a known data-recording tool, and it is linked to a highly suspicious search provider. If you have found this article because you already know that you want to delete FreePDFCombiner Toolbar, you can scroll down to find the instructions that you need. If you are still not sure what you should do, you might find answers by reading the report. Keep reading, and if questions pop up, add them to the comments section. Read more »

BitcoinPriceSearch Extension

BitcoinPriceSearch Extension

BitcoinPriceSearch Extension might seem to be a great piece of software for learning more about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, but you should not install it on your computer if you do not want to find your browser’s settings altered. This extension can affect all popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. The appearance of the new page set as your new homepage and New Tab URL might indicate the successful installation of BitcoinPriceSearch Extension. Luckily, it is not malware. Specialists at anti-spyware-101.com have categorized this piece of software as a potentially unwanted application. A bunch of users are not happy about the changes they find applied to their browsers, but it is, of course, not the main reason BitcoinPriceSearch Extension has fallen into this category. Research has shown that it travels bundled and might slither onto users’ computers unnoticed, which is surely a bigger drawback. Read more »

FastFormFinder

FastFormFinder

FastFormFinder is presented as a useful tool that can help to “search and access popular forms quick links instantly from your new tab page.” It promises that users could access taxation, immigration, healthcare, travel, power of attorney, and other forms of government. Since it does look beneficial, it is not surprising that users install it on their computers consciously. Google Chrome users usually install it from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fast-forms-finder/pholacpmcekgiaopjihmoahbnffjdpce), whereas Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users get it from its homepage http://fastformfinder.com/. Some users find FastFormFinder quite beneficial. Actually, we cannot say that it is completely useless software too, but it does not mean that it is very smart to install it on the system. We say so because this piece of software has been classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by our specialists. It should be noted that potentially unwanted applications are not considered malware; however, they have some drawbacks that put them into the unreliable software category. We will elaborate on why FastFormFinder is not fully trustworthy software further in this article. Read more »

PDF Convert Tab

PDF Convert Tab

It seems that PDF Convert Tab is becoming more and more popular, but you should not be one of those users who install it on their computers even if it promises to enable you to “convert PDF files directly on your new tab page” because it is considered a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Potentially unwanted applications are not dangerous at all if compared to Trojans, worms, or other threats considered malware, but we are not going to lie – it has drawbacks, so it is not a very good idea to keep it installed on the system, especially if it has slithered onto your computer without your knowledge. 13 489 users have already installed PDF Convert Tab from the Chrome Web Store, but the total number of users who have it installed on their computers must be higher because it can be downloaded directly from its official website (http://www.pdfconverttab.com) as well. It seems that not all users install it consciously. Some people say they have nothing to do with its installation, which suggests that this potentially unwanted application might be distributed differently as well. If you know nothing about its installation too, you must delete it today. This should not be too difficult if you let us help you. Read more »

ThePresidentSays Toolbar

ThePresidentSays Toolbar

Perhaps ThePresidentSays Toolbar looks like a fun application that will make your browsing sessions more entertaining. However, computer security experts suggest that this app is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it might expose you to potentially corrupted content. What’s more, if you did not intend to have this application added to your system, there is no reason to keep it because it will only slow down your browser. Hence, scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions and get rid of ThePresidentSays Toolbar immediately. For further questions, please feel free to leave us a comment. Read more »

Win PC Repair 2018

Win PC Repair 2018

Win PC Repair 2018 is PC optimization tool users can download directly from http://www.fastwinpcs.com. It is promoted as a useful application that can boost the computer’s performance by detecting and then cleaning items that affect it in a negative way. It looks useful, but you should not install it on your computer if you expect that you could speed up your PC with it for free because this is not going to happen. The free version of this program works as a diagnostic tool, meaning that it could only scan your computer for items that need to be removed. No, it is not the main reason Win PC Repair 2018 has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Continue reading this article to find out more about it. We hope that the provided information will convince you not to install Win PC Repair 2018 or delete it from the system in case you have already installed it/found it installed on your PC without your knowledge. It is usually not something extremely difficult to delete potentially unwanted programs, so you should be able to delete Win PC Repair 2018 quite easily too if you decide that you no longer want to see it installed on your computer. Read more »

onlineGames Search

onlineGames Search

There are tons of potentially unwanted programs out there that are far from real security threats. However, things like onlineGames Search might as well cause a few disturbances that you would like to avoid, otherwise. This application is a potentially unwanted program, and it means that it is not a malicious infection, but if you did not intend to have it on your computer, perhaps you should consider removing onlineGames Search today. For the manual removal instructions, please scroll down to the bottom of this description. Also, if you have more questions about computer security, you can always leave us a comment below. Read more »