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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 »

Mapmywayfree Toolbar

Mapmywayfree Toolbar

Mapmywayfree Toolbar is a piece of software that can be downloaded by anyone from the Chrome Web Store. Also, users can get it from its official website http://www.mapmywayfree.com/index.jhtml. Even though there are two sources promoting it available, not all users consciously install it on their computers. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com are not surprised at all why it is so. They have observed that this browser plugin might also be distributed via pop-ups – they are displayed to users when they enter specific websites, usually certain file-sharing websites. Additionally, specialists say that Mapmywayfree Toolbar might be distributed in software bundles as well. No matter how this piece of software has ended up on your computer, you should know that it is the same potentially unwanted application in all the cases. One of the reasons it has been placed under this category is the fact that it might be distributed in bundles. Of course, it is not the only reason. Continue reading to find more about this potentially unwanted application. You should read this entire report if need more information about its removal too. Read more »

TaxCenterNow Toolbar

TaxCenterNow Toolbar

If you believe that TaxCenterNow Toolbar is a highly beneficial and trustworthy tool, you have been mistaken. This toolbar was created by Mindspark Interactive Network, a company that stands behind hundreds of suspicious applications/extensions. We classify all of them as potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), and, of course, deleting them is recommended. If you are not sure why that is a recommendation, you need to read this report, and you will soon understand the situation yourself. Do you want to remove TaxCenterNow Toolbar as soon as possible? In this case, you can use the instructions that are available below, but you should return afterward to learn more about this strange application/extension. If you install it using Internet Explorer, it is installed as an application. Chrome and Firefox users are introduced to it as an add-on. The PUP is sometimes classified as a browser hijacker, and that is because of the MySearch tool that is integrated in it. We discuss this in the report as well. Read more »

OnTargetYoga Toolbar

OnTargetYoga Toolbar

If you are practicing yoga daily, or you are interested in starting to practice it, OnTargetYoga Toolbar might seem like a great assistant. The extension is compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers, and Internet Explorer users can download it as an application. The extension/app is meant to offer free yoga-related content directly via the browser, and so it is not surprising that some have downloaded it already. Officially, it is available at ontargetyoga.com/index.jhtml and the Chrome web store, chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ontargetyoga/bmjgcbjkkidfnefbipkbgjmddcfllbkm. If this is the source you used to acquire the suspicious PUP (potentially unwanted program), it is unlikely that other PUPs or malicious threats have invaded your operating system. On the other hand, if you have used a different installer, the PUP might have been packaged along with unfamiliar pieces, and you MUST research them to make sure that you do not need to delete them. Well, what about removing OnTargetYoga Toolbar? Is that necessary? Continue reading, and you will be able to decide for yourself. Read more »

PresidentialBuzz Toolbar

PresidentialBuzz Toolbar

PresidentialBuzz Toolbar is a piece of software that should enable users “to find out what the President is saying right now, catch up on the news, and search for more news and briefings.” It seems that people believe that it can act in a beneficial way because 58 083 users have already installed it from the Chrome Web Store. This store is not the only place it is promoted at. As research conducted by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has shown, it also has an official website it can be downloaded from: http://www.presidentialbuzz.com/index.jhtml. Last but not least, it might be installed on users’ computers together with other applications. In other words, there is a huge possibility that it is distributed in software bundles too. It does not really matter how it has been installed on your computer because it is the same potentially unwanted program in all the cases. These applications are not malicious, but they have drawbacks and might act somehow undesirably. Because of this, we cannot say that it is very smart to keep a potentially unwanted program installed. You will find out how you can delete PresidentialBuzz Toolbar from your computer further in this article. Read more »

ImpaqSpeed

ImpaqSpeed

ImpaqSpeed might seem like a useful tool for anyone who is interested in knowing his Internet speed, but our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com advice being cautious with it as the application falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). It appears to be that there are a couple of reasons why the software is thought to be untrustworthy, and if you read the rest of this report, you will find out what undesirable features may have caused this. To be more accurate, later in the text, we will talk about where ImpaqSpeed comes from, how it works and may affect the system, etc. Moreover, since our researchers advise against the PUP’s usage, there will be instructions explaining how to eliminate the questionable application manually. Instead of these steps, users can also get rid of it by performing a full system scan with a legitimate antimalware tool. Also, if you have more questions about the deletion process or the tool itself, you can leave us a message below the text. Read more »

OnTargetYoga Extension

There are tons of potentially unwanted programs out there on the Internet. Malware researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com have identified yet another application of this classification, which goes by the name of OnTargetYoga Extension. If you ever come across it, be sure to refrain from it at all times. It is essential to note that this potentially unwanted program could act in an incredibly intrusive manner. It can make undesirable modifications to your browser's default settings. As a consequence of such functionality, browsing the Internet will become a much more annoying and frustrating experience, to put it lightly. Read more »

Streamit-online.com

Streamit-online.com

Users should be cautious with Streamit-online.com since it appears to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Even though it is not a malicious tool, we cannot say it is a reliable one either. To be more accurate, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com think the search engine could show questionable pop-ups, banners, or other similar advertising content from the software’s third-party partners. It is true, other search engines may also show irritating ads, but there is a reason to think the material displayed by this PUP might be potentially dangerous. If you want to know more about this, we encourage you to have a look at our full report. At the end of it, we will add instructions explaining how to remove Streamit-online.com from the browser too, so if you decide you do not wish to keep it anymore, feel free to use these steps. Read more »