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VidSearch

VidSearch

VidSearch is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Do you know what that means? In simple words, that means that the extension is useless and unreliable. If you have installed this extension already, you might have realized already that it does not search for videos specifically. In fact, it does not search for anything at all. It simply redirects search queries to search.yahoo.com. However, instead of just showing the normal search results, the PUP also modifies them. If you think that the modification is preformed to include more video-related results, you are mistaken. Instead, the suspicious extension ads sponsored links. So, the extension does not offer a useful search service, and then it also modifies the results you are shown via Yahoo Search to show the links of third parties. This is exactly why we advise deleting this potentially unwanted program. If you need help deleting VidSearch, continue reading. Read more »

History Wipe Clean

History Wipe Clean

Every browser has a function that allows you to clear your browsing history. However, if you are not fully familiar with how your browser works, you might feel compelled to use something like History Wipe Clean on the Chrome browser. Our research team says that this application is a potentially unwanted program, and thus if you have this extension added to your browser, you should consider removing it today. It’s not that the extension is extremely dangerous, but such apps could easily expose you to potentially harmful content. To avoid that, you need to terminate the programs you do not need. Read more »

AllMoviesSearch

AllMoviesSearch

If you expected AllMoviesSearch to help you find or even watch movies, you have to be disappointed by this extension after installing it. It has nothing to do with movies specifically, and all it can offer is a search engine that you can use to find anything, including information about movies. The problem with the search tool offered by this PUP (potentially unwanted program) is that it cannot be trusted. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed this PUP thoroughly, and we know for a fact that it exploits Yahoo Search to show modified search results. Therefore, the user might think that they are using Yahoo, when, in reality, they are browsing through the results selected by the PUP. If you do not understand why that is risky and why we recommend removing AllMoviesSearch, we strongly advise that you continue reading. To learn how to delete the PUP, check the last section specifically. Read more »

SearchProConverter

SearchProConverter

SearchProConverter is not the extension you should install if you want to convert files or currency. Yes, this extension offers free widgets that make it possible to convert PDF files, currency, and also crypto-currency, but that does not mean that it can be trusted. According to our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team, this extension is classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) for several reasons. First of all, it can hijack the Google Chrome browser by modifying the New Tab page and the default search provider. Second, it tracks personally identifiable information, which then can be shared with unknown parties. Some people might pay no attention to such things, but our research team is worried. If you understand the risks, and you want to delete SearchProConverter as soon as possible, you can move to the last section of our report. If you want to learn more about this potentially unwanted program and why removing it is recommended, we suggest that you continue reading. Read more »

Burst Search

Burst Search

Burst Search might not seem like much, but it tries to present itself as a useful addition to your browser. Our research team, however, says that this app is a potentially unwanted program. As such, it might enter your browser accidentally, and it may exhibit a variety of undesirable behavioral patterns. In some cases, users might think that Burst Search is a browser hijacker, but that is really not the case. It is easy to remove Burst Search from your browser, and for that, you just need to follow the instructions that you will find right below this article. Read more »

ProductManualsPro Toolbar

ProductManualsPro Toolbar

When we add new extensions to our browsers, we expect them to somehow enhance our web browsing experience. However, things like ProductManualsPro Toolbar might take you by surprise as well. This Chrome & Firefox extension is a potentially unwanted program that might be added to your browser accidentally. It might look like a good addition to your browser’s functionality, but the reality is that the extension might indirectly expose you to potentially harmful content. Hence, computer security experts recommend removing ProductManualsPro Toolbar and other similar apps from your system as soon as possible. You can find the manual removal instructions at the bottom of this description. Read more »

MusicStreamSearch

MusicStreamSearch

MusicStreamSearch was classified as a potentially unwanted program. That is because it appears to have functionality that could be undesirable. For instance, the application could change your browsing preferences and it might do so to encourage you to search the Internet through a search engine that could show you modified search results. If you want to know more about how this extension may work or why it could be undesirable, we encourage you to read the rest of this article. You can also learn how to erase MusicStreamSearch by following the instructions available below the text if you decide that you do not want this potentially unwanted program on your browser. If you need any help or want to ask something about the extension in question, do not hesitate to leave us a comment at the end of this page. Read more »

Easy Weather Today Promos

Easy Weather Today Promos

Easy Weather Today Promos is described as a browser extension for Google Chrome that can help users receive relevant advertising content as they surf the Internet. In other words, the purpose of the application is to provide users with tailored advertisements. Some users cannot stand such content and do not like it when the information about their browsing is being used for marketing purposes. If you are among such users, this extension might irritate you. If it does, you could get rid of it while following the instructions placed below this article. You should be able to delete Easy Weather Today Promos with a legitimate antimalware tool too, as the extension was classified as a potentially unwanted program. To learn more about it, we invite you to read our full article. Read more »

PopStop

PopStop

Did you download PopStop onto your Google Chrome browser already, or are you still thinking about doing that? We hope that you are in the latter position because we can help you understand this PUP (potentially unwanted program) better before you get involved with it. Of course, if you have this extension installed already, we can still help you remove it from the browser. But should you do it? The answer is yes because the Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has tested this extension, and we have found that it does not work. Not only that, it also has suspicious functionality, which might be the biggest reason to delete PopStop as soon as possible. Before you continue reading, we advise implementing a legitimate malware scanner to help you inspect your system. It is possible that the PUP was installed along with other unwanted programs or even threats, and it is important that, if they exist, you are able to identify and address them all. Read more »

Fast Power EcoSearch

Fast Power EcoSearch

You have to be careful with Fast Power EcoSearch because although this extension is introduced in a very positive way, our research team warns that there is more below the surface. This tool can change your search settings and also record information about you. On top of all that, it is unlikely to offer any beneficial services. If you have downloaded this extension already, it is most likely that you did it to boost the speed of your Google Chrome browser. Well, if that is the case, you need to ask yourself why your browser is running slower than usual. Did you recently change your Internet provider? In which case, your browser might have nothing to do with Internet speeds. Is your browser long overdue for a deep clean? Many people do not realize that cache and cookies take up space, and so removing them might solve minor speed issues. That is something you have to figure out yourself, but we can help you figure out how to delete Fast Power EcoSearch. Read more »