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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 »

Win Speedup 2018

Win Speedup 2018

Win Speedup 2018 might promise to speed up your device, but from what we have learned about this application, its usefulness looks somewhat questionable. Moreover, users should know the tool falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. It means that users may install it willingly but later wish to get rid of it because of some undesirable qualities. Further in the report, we will mention what such qualities could be and why paying for the application’s license could be a waste of money. Therefore, if you want to know the answers to these questions, we urge you to read the rest of this article. Besides the details about Win Speedup 2018 working manner, we can also suggest manual deletion steps that will be added slightly below the text. Read more »

Super Cleanup

Super Cleanup

Super Cleanup is not an application that should be up and running on your operating system. In fact, we highly advise you to remove it if it is ever found up and running on your computer. Doing so is important because this application happens to be yet another potentially unwanted program that you should avoid at all times. Such classification has been made after its in-depth analysis, during which quite a few of its suspicious features have been discovered. One of them is its poor overall functionality, to put it lightly. Furthermore, you should know that it could be spread suspiciously, which might prove to be quite dangerous. Educate yourself about this potentially unwanted program's inner workings by reading the rest of this report. Besides such information, we include a few virtual security recommendations that will help you maintain a clean and safe operating system at all times. Finally, to help you delete Super Cleanup once and for all we provide a comprehensive removal guide below. Read more »

Magic Disk

Magic Disk

Magic Disk, also known as Mgdisk, is a potentially unwanted program. At the time of research, our Anti-Spyware-101.com malware experts could not find an official download source that would represent this strange application. That, of course, does not mean that it is not spread. It appears that this program is being distributed using software bundles, which means that it can be spread along with other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) and even malicious infections. Do you remember specifically which programs were installed along with the suspicious one discussed in this report? Even if you do, and you are sure that they are harmless and do not need to be deleted, installing a legitimate malware scanner is an important step. Depending on the installer that is used, malware could be dropped silently, and you do not want to remain oblivious to that, do you? Whether you need to remove Magic Disk alone, or you are dealing with a bunch of threats, this article should help you. Read more »