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Search.powersearch.online

Search.powersearch.online

If your homepage was replaced by Search.powersearch.online all of a sudden, you might think that your browser was hijacked. Most likely, you downloaded a program or an extension that was created to change settings within your browser. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, potentially unwanted programs, shortly known as “PUPs,” can be used to drop this strange search tool, and that is a cause for concern. The interface of the hijacker we are discussing is identical to that of eanswers.com, which is classified as a harmless search tool. Also, it is quite popular. Well, it was discovered, that the creator of these search tools is the same, which means that the hijacker is just a sub-domain. It was also found that there are others just like it. One example is Search.searchtheweb.today. So, the creator of a legitimate search tool is developing sub-domains and spreading them using questionable programs. Isn’t that strange? Our research team thinks it is, and that is why Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer users are advised to delete Search.powersearch.online. Read more »

Search.searchgdbv.com

Search.searchgdbv.com

Make sure to remove Search.searchgdbv.com if it is ever found up and running on your operating system. We highly advise you to do so because this application happens to be yet another browser hijacker. Programs of this classification are defined by their ability to make undesirable modifications to your browser's default settings, which will affect the way you experience the web. In fact, due to unwanted changes browsing the Internet will become a much more annoying and frustrating experience. On top of that, you must know that this invasive application could prove to be quite dangerous. Our researchers noticed that it could expose your operating system to suspicious or even malicious web content. Read this report in its entirety to have a better understanding of this hijacker's inner workings. Besides such information, we provide a detailed removal guide, which you should use to delete Search.searchgdbv.com once and for all. Read more »

Maps Driving Directions

Have you downloaded the Maps Driving Directions extension because you through that it would help you plan your trips and driving routes? Although it would be unfair to state that it is completely useless, it certainly is not beneficial. Once installed, the extension hijacks the new tab, homepage, and/or search provider to introduce Chrome/Firefox/Internet Explorer users to Search.searchmmap.com. This search engine displays easy-access links to google.com/maps/ (Google Maps), bing.com/maps/ (Bing Maps), and geico.com/save/local-gas-prices/ (Gas Prices). Some users might find quick access to these sites highly beneficial. Of course, our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com does not agree with that. What is advertised as a beneficial search tool is just a glorified search engine, and an unreliable at that. These are some of the reasons to remove Maps Driving Directions from your web browser (for Chrome and Firefox) or the PC (for Internet Explorer). If you wish to delete the threat, you are reading the right article. Read more »

Search.searcheasywa.com

Search.searcheasywa.com

Search.searcheasywa.com is a browser hijacker, which means it might change your browser’s preferences. To our knowledge at the moment of writing it is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say the application should change user’s start page. Even though it may look like any other search engine, we would advise you to be extra careful with it. It appears to be the threat might show modified search results, which means it could place various pop-ups, banners, and other advertisements among gathered search results. Such content could seem rather annoying, but we should warn you there is a chance some part of the ads may lead to scam web pages or other untrustworthy sites. As a consequence, we advise our readers not to risk their computer’s or their privacy’s security and eliminate the browser hijacker before anything bad happens. To remove it manually you should follow the deletion instructions available below this article. Read more »

Search.hwatchsportslive.co

You do not want to find an application known as Search.hwatchsportslive.co up and running on your operating system. If that is the case already, you should take immediate action to remove it once and for all. Doing so is vital because this piece of software happens to be yet another browser hijacker. If you are not familiar with applications of this classification are notorious for their ability to make undesirable alterations to your browser's default settings. Unfortunately, these alterations usually have a negative effect on the way you experience the Internet. If that was not enough, you should know that this hijacker could also expose your operating system to dangerous web content, which could lead to a system infection. Find out more about its inner workings by reading this report entirely. Below we also include a detailed removal guide, which you should use to delete Search.hwatchsportslive.co once and for all. Read more »

Searchdims.network

Sometimes we have to be careful about programs that otherwise are quite harmless. Take Searchdims.network, for example. This is a search engine that is prevalent in India. It works like your regular search provider, but some users might be confused about it, especially if it gets set as their default search engine. Now, we have no data that would suggest that this search engine is dangerous or unreliable. However, we believe that it would be for the best to tell you more about potentially unwanted programs and how to remove them. If you like, you can also remove Searchdims.network by resetting your browser to default. Read more »

Search.searchddn.com

Search.searchddn.com

If you have found your browsers’ settings changed, i.e. Search.searchddn.com has been set as your new homepage and/or default search provider, you must have encountered the new Polarity Technologies Ltd. product. This company specializes in the development of browser hijackers, so our specialists did not even need to spend much time on the analysis of Search.searchddn.com. Like other Polarity infections, this one changes Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome settings right away after the successful entrance. It will not disappear from these affected browsers itself, so if you are not happy about its appearance, you will have to delete it yourself. Luckily, this will not be an extremely difficult job because this browser hijacker is definitely not one of those extremely dangerous infections. You should be able to get rid of it without any difficulties. It is not a problem if you do not know how to do this because we will tell you more after we present this browser hijacker to you. Read more »

Easy Privacy Switch

Easy Privacy Switch is a search engine that could eventually expose you to potentially dangerous content. This means that the application may function as a browser hijacker, and unless you remove it from your system immediately, you may have to deal with a number of security issues.

In our description, we will tell you more about this search engine, and we will also discuss how such things reach users around the globe, and what you should do to avoid them. If you have more questions once we are done, you can always leave us a comment, and our team will be ready to assist you. Read more »

Pdfconverter.pro

Pdfconverter.pro

Pdfconverter.pro is most popular in United States, Indonesia, and India, but of course, anyone could encounter it. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com report the application is considered to be a browser hijacker. It means after it settles in, the tool might change user’s default search provider, his start page, or new tab page. It looks like these changes may not only annoy the user but also possibly endanger his system and privacy. Apparently, while surfing the Internet with Pdfconverter.pro users might receive advertising content from the software’s third-party partners. What’s more, there are no guarantees such material will be reliable and so there is a chance part of the ads could be possibly dangerous. Therefore, if you find this browser hijacker annoying, we advise you to eliminate it before anything goes wrong. To help users achieve this, our researchers have prepared removal steps available at the end of this text, but to learn more about this threat, we would advise you to read the full report before scrolling below. Read more »

Convert-myfiles.link

Convert-myfiles.link

Convert-myfiles.link might hijack Google Chrome and replace its default search provider, start page, or new tab page. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com learned this could happen to users who download a suspicious browser add-on known as Convert My Files. Because of the described working manner, it falls under the classification of browser hijackers. Besides its ability to replace your preferred browser settings the threat might also show irritating pop-ups, banners, sponsored links, and other doubtful advertising material. Consequently, if you ever encounter this software, our researchers advise being cautious with it. In fact, we believe it is best not to waste any time with it and get rid of it at once. If you want to learn more about it, you should continue reading our report. Also, should you decide to take our advice and remove Convert-myfiles.link, do not forget to take a look at the manual deletion instructions we will leave at the end of the text. Read more »