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Quick Radio Search

Quick Radio Search

Quick Radio Search is an extension that is meant to enhance your default search using Yahoo Search and also provide you with “streamlined Radio search capabilities.” Without a doubt, you need to be careful when you choose a new search tool, and you certainly cannot trust the description offered by the creator alone. If you trust what Eightpoint Technologies LTD. wants you to believe, you might be convinced that the extension can provide you with beneficial services. Of course, a lot depends on your perspective and expectations, but our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team does not believe that this extension should be viewed as a beneficial tool. In fact, we recommend removing Quick Radio Search instead of trusting it. If you need no explanation as to why you should delete this tool, scroll down to the last section of our report to learn about your options. If you do not understand why this seemingly harmless extension has a bad reputation, you should continue reading. Read more »

Yaarileads.com

Yaarileads.com

Users who come across a website called Yaarileads.com should know that it is an adware server. It means that the web page could redirect them to websites that might display advertising content. If you are not a fan of advertising material, you may want to avoid getting redirected by this adware server. If you already have and the websites it took you to are now displaying notifications or ads that you do not want to see, we can help you eliminate Yaarileads.com with our removal steps provided at the end of this article. Of course, if you want to find out more details about this adware server, we invite you to read our full article first. If you have any questions related to it after reading the text, feel free to use our comments section available at the end of this page. Read more »

Twisted Search

Twisted Search

Twisted Search is offered to Google Chrome users as an extension that provides “The best way to search.” However, our researchers doubt that the application’s provided search engine is any different from search engines that are offered by similar potentially unwanted programs. The extension was placed in the potentially unwanted programs category because it might have undesirable qualities. This is why, we advise users to do a thorough research before installing this extension to make sure that its working manner will not disappoint them later. If you think it is a good idea too, we encourage you to read the rest of this article, in which, we talk about how the add-on could work, how it could be spread, and how it could be erased. We should also mention that we provide deletion instructions at the end of the text that show how to remove Twisted Search from your browser. Read more »

Feed.tinychill.com

Feed.tinychill.com

Sometimes even the most innocent looking applications might cause some trouble. Take Feed.tinychill.com, for example. On the surface, it looks like a simple domain that can do no harm. But the reality is that our research team was forced to associate it with a browser hijacker. In other words, if you see this website on your browser, the chances are that your browser’s settings were modified without your permission, and now you are constantly exposed to potentially harmful content. If you want to protect your system and your personal information from malicious exploitation, you need to remove Feed.tinychill.com immediately. Read more »

PutLocker Ads

PutLocker Ads

Do you stream TV shows and movies illegally? If you do, you are always at risk of facing something dangerous. PutLocker Ads flood the screens of those users, who choose to stream copyrighted material illegally via putlockerfree.sc. This website displays a search engine, using which you can find any film or TV episode. All content, obviously, is streamed illegally, and every user who uses this platform is committing a crime. Hopefully, you have visited the website by accident, and you are not planning on visiting it ever again. Unfortunately, visiting this site once is enough for the ads to start flooding. The website even asks the visitor to enable notifications, and once that is done, even more ads can be delivered. Of course, the majority of ads are shown to those who decide to stream movies or TV shows illegally. In most cases, these ads cannot be ignored, and the visitor has to close them one by one. Even doing that could be dangerous. To learn more about this, as well as how to delete PutLocker Ads, please keep reading, and do not forget that you can continue the discussion in the comments section. Read more »

Search.smacklek.com

Search.smacklek.com

You do not want to find Search.smacklek.com set as the homepage and/or the default search provider on your web browser. At the time of research, this browser hijacker was found to take over Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome browsers. If a different kind of browser was corrupted, and you need help removing Search.smacklek.com, do not hesitate to leave a comment below, and our Anti-Spyware-101.com research team will try to assist you as soon as possible. While analyzing the hijacker, we could not find a specific extension or application to be linked to it, and so it appears that the hijacker stands on its own, which is not very common. That being said, it is unlikely to spread on its own, and it should be attached to more attractive extensions or applications. In that case, deleting these extensions and apps might be necessary in order to get rid of the hijacker itself. Of course, if that is not the case, we have created a guide that shows how to replace unwanted homepage and search provider pages. Read more »

Search.htransitlocator.co

Search.htransitlocator.co

You should find Search.htransitlocator.co set as the New Tab page on your browser if you downloaded an add-on named “Transit Locator.” Both of these tools were created by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd. and PolarityTechnologies Ltd., and they always come bundled together. The hijacker is not spread on its own, and the extension represents the hijacker. One might say that the extension and the hijacker are the exact same thing, except that when it comes to downloading and deleting this software, Transit Locator is the thing that is downloaded and that must be eliminated. At first sight, this software does not look malicious or suspicious, but our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommends deleting Search.htransitlocator.co and Transit Locator immediately. If you are worried that you will not be able to get rid of this strange hijacker, continue reading this report to gather knowledge, and if you continue to have questions afterward, do not forget to add them to the comments section. Read more »

Advisurf.com

Advisurf.com

Advisurf.com is most popular in Brazil, but it does not mean you cannot encounter it if you live elsewhere. In case you do come across this search engine you should know it is categorized as a browser hijacker, which means it could hijack your browser. Our researchers say the application may do so by replacing your homepage or new tab page. Moreover, it appears to be the search engine does not look for results on its own as it employs a modified version of search.yahoo.com. Consequently, the results could be modified as well. If you do not like this idea, we recommend using the original Yahoo search engine instead or any other reliable search tool of your choice. To remove Advisurf.com from the browser, you may need to reset it, and the instructions available below can help you with this task. Of course, for more details about the browser hijacker, you should read the rest of this article. Read more »

Search.hcrimereport.co

Search.hcrimereport.co

If you face Search.hcrimereport.co when you open your web browser or the New Tab page, it is likely that an extension called “Crime Report” has been installed as well. This browser hijacker is unlikely to spread on its own, and it should always come bundled with an extension or an application. This depends on the web browser you use because you install extensions on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, but you actually install applications if you operate via Internet Explorer. The search tool was created by Eightpoint Technologies Ltd SEZC, which, according to the Privacy Policy, is an affiliate of Polarity Technologies Ltd. We can link a bunch of hijackers and potentially unwanted programs (for example, QuickMapsAndDirections) to these companies, and they certainly do not have a good reputation because of it. We recommend removing Search.hcrimereport.co and Crime Report because they are unreliable, and if you want more information about this, you should continue reading. If you want to ask us questions before you delete the hijacker, use the comments section below the article. Read more »

Search-operator.com

Search-operator.com

Search-operator.com is a search tool that redirects users to Bing to display results. After researching it, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com decided it might be safer to go directly to bing.com instead of using the application in question. Apparently, it does not have End User License Agreement (EULA), Privacy Policy (PP), and Terms of Use documents that as you might be aware are crucial in order to get to know any tool or website. There is one other thing suggesting the application might not be the best fit for your default search engine too, but we will discuss it further in the report. Thus, if you came here to get more information about Search-operator.com, we invite you to read our full article. What’s more, if you choose to remove this search engine from your browser, you might find useful the deletion steps available below the text. Read more »