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'Your Hard drive will be DELETED' Pop-Up

'Your Hard drive will be DELETED' Pop-Up might look like a message from the system, but our researchers have no doubt it is nothing more than another technical support scam. The fake alert might instruct the user to call technical support via a toll-free telephone number, such as 1-855-999-9246. It may advise users to do so to protect the computer and information on the hard drive from a particular virus. Contacting the fake support team could be extremely risky since you could accidentally give up your login information or other sensitive data. Not to mention, the scammers may try to sell you useless or expensive software you do not need. What you should do is find the recently installed suspicious application that is to blame for 'Your Hard drive will be DELETED' Pop-Up and reset the browser as it is explained in the instructions located at the end of the article. Read more »

Setupsk

Setupsk

If an advertising-supported program called Setupsk has slithered into your operating system, you are likely to be facing all kinds of advertisements. This adware is likely to slither in without the user’s notice, and so you might not know that it exists at all. According to our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com, this particular piece of software can affect Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Opera, and Internet Explorer browsers. It is also possible that it could showcase ads on Yandex, which is a web browser created for the Russian market. Considering that this adware was set up to evade many Russian websites, it is most likely that its creator comes from Russia; however, at this time, we cannot confirm this yet. What we can confirm is that the advertisements represented by this program can be misleading, and so interacting with them can be risky. That is the main reason to remove Setupsk from your operating system. If you want to learn more, you should continue reading. Read more »

Tables

Tables

Tables is a new browser extension that may show up on your system without your remembering installing it. This stealthy program can pose as a legitimate extension and start displaying questionable third-party commercial advertisements as well as redirect you to questionable websites. For these reasons, it may pose a threat to your virtual security and has been categorized as an adware program by our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com. Leaving this adware on board could introduce you to malicious content while browsing the net and you could end up with more infections or being scammed by cyber criminals. Losing data from your computer and money from your account might be two of the possible outcomes of engaging with content this malware infection may show you. Therefore, we suggest that you remove Tables from the affected browsers right away. But before we share with you how you can do that, let us tell you more about this infection and how you could prevent similar attacks from happening. Read more »

NetSurf Ads

NetSurf Ads

NetSurf Ads are potentially harmful third-party advertisements disguised as best deal offers and coupons triggered by webshops. In other words, when you are doing your online shopping, you may experience an annoying flow of pop-up offers claiming to show you the lowest possible prices available on the web. Unfortunately, our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com say that this browser extension is just another adware application that is actually a perfect clone of Enhance Pro and Pro Flip, which have hit the web also recently. You need to be very cautious while online because you could be bombarded with all kinds of unreliable offers when landing on fake online shop sites, malicious pages, or when your computer is infected with adware. Since such an infection can litter your screen with potential threats, spy on you, and hijack legitimate third-party contents as well, we recommend that you make sure that your PC is clean of any possible malware programs. We advise you to remove NetSurf Ads as a start to recover your system from this infected state. Read more »

Beback

Beback

Beback is a Russian application that a number of users who shop online should find appealing. It is because it promises to make it possible to get a small percentage of the amount spent at certain online stores back. This sounds nice, but the problem is that Beback is not as decent as it claims to be. We are not going to analyze whether it acts as it promises in this article, but we will definitely try to convince you to erase this application from your computer. It is advisable to erase it because it is an ad-supported program, i.e. it might start displaying irritating ads, according to researchers at anti-spyware-101.com. Also, it might become a threat to your privacy, specialists say, because it might start collecting information about users seeking to find more about their interests and habits. Without a doubt, this piece of software is not malicious, but you should not let it stay. Users should remove it not only to stop undesirable activities it starts performing on computers after the entrance. There is also no point in keeping it if nobody uses it, or it has shown up on the computer without permission. Read more »

Tools Plus

Tools Plus

Tools Plus is promoted as a browser add-on that can improve the online shopping experience. It works on Google Chrome only, and it should let users know where to buy items they are viewing online for a lower price. To put it differently, this piece of software should help users save some money. Unfortunately, in reality, it is not as decent as it claims to be. We are not going to extensively analyze in this article whether or not it really does what it says, but we are, surely, going to talk about its drawbacks and why users should delete this browser extension from their computers as soon as possible. There are so many other reliable shopping assistants available on the market today, so it would be a sin to keep this dubious add-on installed on Google Chrome. Before we start talking about its removal, we will explain to you why keeping this piece of software installed is not such a good idea, so read this article till the very end. Read more »

My Web Shield

My Web Shield

If you are looking for a free tool that could protect you against malicious content, My Web Shield might seem like a great option. Of course, it is unlikely that you will encounter this advertising-supported program after doing extensive research. On the contrary, you are likely to face it when installing something completely different. That is because this adware is mainly spread by third-party distributors who operate software bundles to spread as many suspicious programs at the same time as possible. Is it possible that much more malicious programs were installed along with the suspicious program dubbed as the Modern Network Protection Tool? Do not rush to say that malicious infections do not exist just because you do not see them. Anti-Spyware-101.com malware research team recommends employing a malware scanner to inspect your operating system and inform you if you need to remove any threats. Hopefully, that is not the case, and you can focus on deleting My Web Shield. Read more »

BetterAds

BetterAds

If you have noticed an unusual amount of unwanted third-party web content while you are surfing the web, it might be a major indication that an adware program known as BetterAds is active on your PC. If this happens to be the case, we highly advise you to take immediate action to delete it. It is important to do so because this ad-supported program exhibits quite a few invasive features. Unfortunately, quite a few users are simply tricked into downloading and installing it because it is advertised as a useful tool that you should have active on your PC to receive targeted ads and coupons, which should improve your overall online shopping experience. The reality is rather different since it will only cause annoyance and frustration every single time you will surf the web. To learn more about BetterAds and how you can get rid of it in a quick and easy manner, make sure to read the rest of our report. Read more »

Video Box Ads

Video Box Ads

Video Box Ads are irritating commercial advertisements coming from an application VideoBox. It works as a tool for downloading videos from popular third-party websites, so users see these irritating ads only when they use the service it provides. Although the program displaying commercial advertisements on users’ Desktops works in a useful way, it, unfortunately, cannot be called a fully trustworthy application for downloading content from third-party pages. The presence of Video Box Ads should be blamed for this. It is not likely at all that it is going to change, so you will be forced to solve a real dilemma about whether to delete this piece of software from the system or not. Keeping it will allow you to easily download videos from the web, but, on the other hand, this means that Video Box Ads will show up on your computer’s screen every day. These ads should not be called malicious. Instead, specialists refer to them as “potentially dangerous.” As you could have understood, researchers have a negative opinion about ads Video Box displays. Read more »

eAdvisor Ads

eAdvisor Ads

As you can probably tell from its name eAdvisor Ads is a program that has something to do with advertising. And, indeed, showing commercial ads is all this program can do. The ads are annoying and can pose a risk to your computer’s security. We suggest that you remove it from your computer as soon as you can because it is clear as day that it will not do anything to improve your shopping experience, it will show you the same ads over and over again to generate clicks that make its developers money. Indeed, making money is this program’s only objective, so do not expect it to provide you with a useful service. Read more »