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gamingZone Search

gamingZone Search

Do not install gamingZone Search on your computer if you like the default search provider you use because this browser extension will alter it. No doubt some users install this piece of software consciously because it is promoted as a useful tool that allows users to search and play free online games without limitation. At the time of writing, there were 14 925 users who installed it directly from the Chrome Web Store, but we are sure the total number of users who have this extension active on their computers is higher because it can be downloaded from http://www.theappjunkies.com too. If you are among those users who have found gamingZone Search installed on their PCs, you have a right to know that it is not fully reliable software. We do not say that it is a malicious application, but we are 100% sure that it has certain features that make it a potentially unwanted application. One of the reasons it is considered potentially unwanted software is the fact that it might slither onto computers without permission. Additionally, it changes the default search tool on the affected web browser. Unlike serious malware, it does not try to hide the fact that it alters browsers’ settings. Read more »

StreamingOnlineWatch

StreamingOnlineWatch

StreamingOnlineWatch is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) targeted at users looking for tools to stream movies or similar content online. However, users should realize it is not the extension that streams the content, but the links it suggests. In other words, installing the add-on could be unnecessary. Instead, you could add the links you find useful to your browser’s bookmarks, and you could reach them just as fast as with the PUP. In any case, the main reason we do not think it is worth wasting any time with StreamingOnlineWatch is there is a chance the add-on might encourage users to browse with an untrustworthy search engine. If you keep reading our report you can learn more about this as well as how to get rid of this suspicious application. What’s more, to make this task easier we will place steps showing how to eliminate it at the end of this report. Read more »

I Need Directions Now

I Need Directions Now

I Need Directions Now is an extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users, and an application for Internet Explorer users. Although it offers services that might attract some users, our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com classifies it as a potentially unwanted program; generally known as “PUP.” It does not look malicious, and its installer is free, which is why it is not surprising that many users choose to download it. Unfortunately, problems start showing up as soon as the installation is initiated. First of all, the tool might ask to change homepage and search provider settings. If you have the option to decline an unfamiliar search tool, you certainly should use it. Of course, you do not have the option to decline changes to your New Tab, as this is where the extension represents itself. Whether or not changes to your browser are welcome, you should delete I Need Directions Now, and we discuss this in depth in this report. If you are curious about why you should remove this extension/application or how to do it, you should continue reading. Read more »

QuizFunWow Extension

QuizFunWow Extension

Some users click the button and install QuizFunWow Extension consciously on their computers because this piece of software looks reliable, and they expect that they could take cool online quizzes for free whenever they want to. The majority of users install it from the page (https://quizfunwow.com/quiz/?sid=05302018_organic) they are redirected to after opening https://quizfunwow.com/. Some users come across this website by accident while browsing the Internet, but we are sure there are more users who ended up on it against their will after having clicked on an untrustworthy link/advertisement found on the web. Researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have also managed to find one more source QuizFunWow Extension can be downloaded from – it is the official Chrome Web Store. If you have not installed this application yet, we highly recommend that you refrain yourself from doing this no matter if this piece of software looks like great fun because it is far from being perfect. Research conducted by experienced malware analysts has also confirmed that this extension is a typical potentially unwanted program, or PUP. To put it in other words, it is not anywhere near harmful malware, but it will not act as fully reliable software. Continue reading to find out more about QuizFunWow Extension. Read more »

Ember Relax Background

Ember Relax Background

Ember Relax Background is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may collect user’s information for unknown purposes. The suspicion arises from the fact the software has no End User Licence Agreement or Privacy Policy papers. Moreover, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com noticed the application might be spread through unreliable channels. Therefore, considering the extension does not look trustworthy, we would advise you not to take any chances with it and eliminate it before something goes wrong. Users who wish to get rid of it at once could slide below the article and follow the provided deletions steps showing how to remove Ember Relax Background from Google Chrome. On the other hand, users who still have not decided what to do with this PUP could read the rest of this report and get to know it better. Read more »

Mac Ads Cleaner

Mac Ads Cleaner promises to get rid of ads that might be introducing you to scams and fake offers by removing adware and malware installed on your operating system. The program might look completely genuine and legitimate, and you might install it without even checking if it is trustworthy, or if adware and malware actually exist on your Mac operating system. The latter can be done with the help of a malware scanner. If you are introduced to threats, you need to eliminate them immediately, but you should not rely on the program we are discussing in this report to do it for you. Instead, you need to find and install a legitimate and trustworthy anti-malware tool. If you trust the bogus ad cleaner, you are likely to be scammed into paying for its services, and that is not a move you should make. Have you wasted your money on this bogus tool already? If you have, try to get it back. After all, a 60-day money back guarantee is offered with the purchase. In either case, whether or not money has been invested, you must delete Mac Ads Cleaner, and we can show how to do it. Read more »

24stream

24stream

24stream could sound tempting as it promises the user will be able to find TV content right from his browser. However, the truth is you can locate such material just the same without even adding the extension in question. All you have to do is pick a trustworthy search engine and type in the right keywords in the search box. As you see, this add-on provides merely a search engine and to make matters worse; it might not be a reliable tool since our researchers report the software could be showing third-party advertising content among the results it may display. Under such circumstances, it is no wonder 24stream falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). If you want to know even more about it, we invite you to keep reading this article. Also, should you decide it is time to get rid of this suspicious extension, do not forget you can use instructions available a bit below this article. Read more »

ShoppingDealsLive Toolbar

ShoppingDealsLive Toolbar

If you shop online frequently, you might be on a hunt for the best deals and discounts, and that is what the suspicious ShoppingDealsLive Toolbar promises to help you with. The extension is free, and so you might see no harm in installing it. If you install the first tool that offers something beneficial without doing any research, you are likely to run into big problems. If you have installed this potentially unwanted program (PUP) already, it is unlikely that you researched it thoroughly or that you reviewed the privacy policies that are represented by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., the developer of the PUP. If you would have looked into this toolbar before the installation, it is unlikely that you would have gone through with it, and that is because it is pretty suspicious. For example, it can record information about you and your behavior using cookies. It then can share information with “partners” who are not disclosed. If you do not want a strange piece of software tracking you and sharing information about you, it might be best to delete ShoppingDealsLive Toolbar. Unfortunately, that is not the only reason you should remove this strange, potentially unwanted program. Read more »

Google Image Downloader Chrome Extension

Google Image Downloader Chrome Extension

You should not install Google Image Downloader Chrome Extension on your computer when there are so many other 100% trustworthy applications working similarly. This piece of software has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com despite the fact that it is promoted as reliable and useful software. At the time of analysis, the extension was down, so we cannot say anything about its usefulness; however, it surely has some drawbacks. For example, our malware analysts say that users might be forced to install this piece of software from a page with a pop-up claiming that installing the extension is the only way to close that website. This is not a feature of a reliable browser extension, we can assure you, so, in our opinion, you should delete Google Image Downloader Chrome Extension from your system today. You should not keep it even if you have found it quite useful because there is a possibility that it will cause you a lot of problems. Continue reading to find out how it can be removed. Read more »

GetPoliticalNews Toolbar

GetPoliticalNews Toolbar

GetPoliticalNews Toolbar is the newest Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. creation. It really looks like useful software that provides users with the latest “political news across a variety of categories such as politics, healthcare, civil rights, elections and taxes” at first glance, so we are sure there are some users who have already consciously installed GetPoliticalNews Toolbar on their computers. Researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have found two sources it can be downloaded from directly: its official website (getpoliticalnews.com) and the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/getpoliticalnews/ehncliklfaplfhkkahnmoepebjgifcod). Additionally, since this piece of software travels in software bundles as well, it might be installed on users’ computers without their knowledge. It is not at all surprising that users who know nothing about the installation of GetPoliticalNews Toolbar decide to remove it from their PCs right away. You should be one of them if the installation of this potentially unwanted application was a surprise for you too, or you simply do not like the changes applied to your web browser. Yes, it will alter your browser’s settings. Continue reading to find out more about GetPoliticalNews Toolbar and its removal. Read more »