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HidenGate

HidenGate

HidenGate appears to be a potentially unwanted program. The application falls under such classification because it might be distributed with bundled software installers offered on untrustworthy file-sharing web pages. Not to mention, instead of protecting user’s network privacy it is possible the tool might track user’s browsing to show him annoying advertising content. We doubt keeping such a questionable application would be smart, which is why we advise not to waste any time with it. Those of you who would like to erase HidenGate manually could follow the instructions available at the end of this text. On the other hand, if you need more information on the potentially unwanted program before deciding what to do with it, you could have a look at the rest of this article. Read more »

SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar

SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar

Do not install SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar on your computer if you do not want to find your browsers’ settings altered because this is exactly what this application does. Partially, this is why it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application by specialists. As the browser plugin’s name suggests, it provides access to holiday recipes, which sounds quite useful, we have to admit. Of course, it does not mean that the only way to find holiday recipes is to install SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar on the system. You can find them on the web yourself using an ordinary search provider. Potentially unwanted applications are not serious threats, so if you have installed SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar but have changed your opinion about its usefulness soon or the application has been installed on your computer without your knowledge, you could delete it without difficulty. You can find the manual removal guide showing how to remove SimpleHolidayRecipes Toolbar step by step below the final paragraph. Feel free to use it. Read more »

PC Repair Clinic

PC Repair Clinic

You might have downloaded the free scanner by PC Repair Clinic, and now you do not know if you should pay for the full version of the program, or if you should remove it. You might already have your answer if you are researching your removal options, but if you are still on the fence about this whole thing, you can definitely get your answer here. Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has analyzed the PUP (potentially unwanted program), and it was found that while it does not show fictitious results to trick users into paying money for it, it is unlikely that its services are beneficial. In fact, we believe there are far better and more advantageous tools you could be investing in instead. If you are here only because you want to delete PC Repair Clinic from your operating system and browsers, check out the complete guide below. If you want to learn a little bit more, keep reading. Read more »

Maxi Buy

Maxi Buy

Maxi Buy is presented as a beneficial browser extension that can help to save some time and money by finding and displaying where a particular product a user is viewing can be purchased for a lower price. It seems that users believe that this piece of software can be useful – a number of users have already installed it on their computers. To be more specific, there were 9,918 users in total who had this extension installed at the time of writing. Maxi Buy is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari (but only Google Chrome version was working properly at the time of research), which clearly shows that the developer of this application targets a wide range of users. Some users consciously install Maxi Buy on their PCs from its official website, or, in the case of Google Chrome users, directly from the Chrome Web Store, but it does not mean that it cannot enter computers illegally. As research carried out by specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com has shown, this piece of software might also come bundled, which explains why it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted application by researchers. The application might seem to be really useful, but you should definitely not keep it installed if you have not installed it yourself. Read more »

WeatherBlink Toolbar

WeatherBlink Toolbar

Your homepage and New Tab page have been changed to a page with the WeatherBlink logo not without reason. WeatherBlink Toolbar must have been installed on your computer. This piece of software has been developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., a software developer that has already released hundreds of different applications, including AtoZManuals Toolbar, MyFileConvert Toolbar, and EasyFileConvert Toolbar. Speaking about WeatherBlink Toolbar, it has been developed to help users track the local weather, and it really looks like useful software at first glance; however, researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com do not consider it fully reliable. According to them, WeatherBlink Toolbar should be categorized as a potentially unwanted application. No, this Mindspark Toolbar is not anywhere near real malicious software, but it might still cause you problems, so it would be best that you remove it from your computer. Continue reading to find out what you need to do to make it gone. Read more »

Search4Musix

Search4Musix

Search4Musix is not a helpful application, regardless of what its creators say. And they say that you can find music directly from your web browser’s address bar using it. Although that is not exactly a lie, some users get the idea that they can listen to any song they want as if they were streaming Spotify or iTunes, and it is impossible to compare this potentially unwanted program (PUP) with a legitimate and trustworthy streaming service provider. Although that is the main reason we classify this extension as a PUP, it is not the only one. Our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team has thoroughly analyzed the extension in our internal lab, and the findings are presented further in this report. Just a quick disclaimer: The chances are that you have acquired the PUP bundled with other threats that might require removal, which is why, before you continue reading, we suggest performing a full system scan. Also note that the comments section below is open, and you can add any question you like to find an answer to. And if you are ready to delete Search4Musix, scroll down to find a removal guide. Read more »

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 »