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Pdf2DocPro

Pdf2DocPro is a browser extension compatible with the Google Chrome browser. It is presented as a beneficial piece of software that works as a PDF converter: “Get an easy and free PDF to DOC/DOC to PDF converter and translator!.” Because of this, we would not be surprised at all if its popularity increases considerably over time. Researchers working at anti-spyware-101.com have a different opinion about it. They consider Pdf2DocPro a browser hijacker and do not recommend installing it. If you have found yourself on the Chrome Web Store but still cannot decide whether or not you should install this add-on, you should definitely refrain yourself from doing that because your Google Chrome settings will be altered, and we are sure that there are better tools for converting documents available. Can you already locate a browser extension with finccmbmjdmhdcdjkfkkfdkbodjgelpc or ndgiipgjbobbpfaoceclhnckcagimhcn IDs in the add-ons manager on your browser? If so, our only piece of advice for you would be to get rid of it ASAP. It is far from extremely dangerous malware, but it is definitely not a fully trustworthy application either, so it would be better if Pdf2DocPro is completely removed. Read more »

Any Search Manager

Any Search Manager

If you ever encounter an application that goes by the name of Any Search Manager be sure to do everything in your power to refrain from it at all times. In fact, we advise you to remove it if it is ever found up and running on your operating system. Doing so is essential because malware experts at our internal labs have classified this application as one more potentially unwanted program. Such category has been assigned because it exhibits intrusive and otherwise invasive functionality. It can make changes to your browser's default settings without any notification. Because of that, browsing the web will become an annoying and frustrating experience. You should also know that this application could lead to further virtual security problems. Be sure to learn more about its inner workings by reading the rest of this report. Additionally, you will find a comprehensive removal guide that you should use to delete Any Search Manager once and for all. Read more »

Search.searchsmart.bid

Search.searchsmart.bid

Search.searchsmart.bid is a threat you may come across if you act carelessly when installing new browser extensions. That is because this browser hijacker was noticed being distributed with an add-on considered to be a potentially unwanted program. Also, it is vital to mention the application can be received only by those who use Google Chrome as neither the doubtful search engine nor the extension carrying it seems to be compatible with this browser. What’s more, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com have noticed the threat might have a way to present the user with possibly malicious advertising content from unknown third parties. No doubt, clicking such material could bring you trouble, which is why we recommend not to take any chances with it and eliminate this browser hijacker. In order to help users get rid of Search.searchsmart.bid faster we will be placing removal instructions a bit below the text, so if you require any help feel free to use them. Read more »

You Are Using An Older Version Of Chrome fake alert

You Are Using An Older Version Of Chrome fake alert can show up in your Google Chrome browser all of a sudden when you land on a compromised web server or when your computer has been infected with malware infections. Our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that you should not fall for this trick because once you click on the update button, you may install questionable, potentially unwanted programs like Browser Updater and NetSupport Manager RAT as well as adware applications or worse. This fake alert is similar to "Windows Detected Potential Threats On Your Computer fake alert" and " Virus Alert From Microsoft fake alert"; although, most of these are usually technical support scams to push you to call a provided phone number to scam you with a useless system fixer tool. In this case, you would simply let infections onto your system, which could pose a threat to your system security. Therefore, we recommend that you remove You Are Using An Older Version Of Chrome fake alert from your browser as soon as possible. Read more »

Search.allinoneoffice.net

Search.allinoneoffice.net

Search.allinoneoffice.net looks like a normal search engine, but it is not, and you could put yourself at risk by using it. It should become obvious that not everything is right with it when you are redirected to google.com/search (Google Search) after entering keywords into the allocated search field. Even though you might be familiar with this engine, the hijacker’s ability to redirect to it without any warning or your consent is truly worrisome. You want to delete Search.allinoneoffice.net from your web browser not only because it redirects without permission, but also because it can expose you to unreliable content. We discuss this further in the report. Before you continue reading to learn more about the threat and its removal, it is advised that you scan your operating system using a legitimate malware scanner. If more serious threats are found, handle them first. The hijacker can wait a moment. Read more »

Audiovisualizer Search

Audiovisualizer Search

Audiovisualizer Search is a browser hijacker that is promoted by a questionable Google Chrome browser extension called AudioVisualizer. This tool seems to be rather vague as to what it really does, but our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com say that it can hijacker your web searches and possibly take you to a modified search results page to promote affiliates. This malware infection can record and monitor your web searches in order to target you with customized advertising to make money. Since keeping this useless extension in your browser could expose you to questionable third-party web content and further infections, too, we believe that you should remove Audiovisualizer Search as soon as possible. Read more »

Search.playzonenow.com

Search.playzonenow.com

Search.playzonenow.com is a browser hijacker that comes with a Chrome extension. Our research team says that this search engine is a browser hijacker because it changes your default settings without your permission. At the same time, it also means that the extension it comes with is rather suspicious. Hence, to remove Search.playzonenow.com from your computer, you need to remove the extension that initiated the browser settings modification. There might be several extensions responsible for this intrusive behavior. If you want to find it immediately, do not hesitate to scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. This way you will get a list of potential threats immediately. Read more »

Inspiratiooo.com

Inspiratiooo.com

If Inspiratiooo.com has been set on your web browser without your knowledge, it means that you have encountered the browser hijacker. It changes browsers’ settings by installing the add-on named Inspiratiooo. This browser hijacker might be spread bundled with other applications and, on top of that, it is very likely that it is promoted via pop-up advertisements, but users themselves can consciously install this browser hijacker from the official Chrome Web store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/inspiratiooo/ofbkibnjeifpjjcnelcgganbfdhcnfil) as well. Needless to say, it works exactly the same in all the cases. It is advertised as useful software “for beautiful browsing and search experience” at the Chrome Web Store; however, researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have decided to categorize it as a browser hijacker because it usually alters browsers’ settings without the users’ knowledge. Luckily, it affects only Google Chrome, so its removal will not take long. If you have never erased any undesirable extension from your PC, you might find the Inspiratiooo.com removal quite difficult. To help you remove it from your browser, we have placed the manual removal guide below this report – you are welcome to use it. Read more »

myTV Search Plus Extension

myTV Search Plus Extension

The myTV Search Plus extension is a search tool for the Chrome browser aimed at providing users with access to TV channels’ content and the latest updates. However, in reality the application enables user to search games using the search engine super.cantstopplaying.com/search/. Like many other browser extensions, the myTV Search Plus extension is supposed to enhance user experience; however, many computer users may find this search tool redundant and may want to remove it from their computers. Malware researchers encourage affected users to do so, because the extension is capable of changing browser settings to monitor users’ online preferences and record data on various websites.

The myTV Search Plus extension falls to the category of potentially unwanted program (PUPs), which include programs that are promoted on official websites that might not arouse any suspicion, but are spread in dubious ways. Read more »

My Net Speed

My Net Speed is a piece of software compatible with Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It promises to make it possible to test the Internet connection speed with the click of a button, so we are sure there are people who install it consciously. No matter if you are one of them, or if you have discovered My Net Speed installed on your computer without your knowledge, you should get rid of it because it is not trustworthy software. Our malware researchers have even categorized it as a browser hijacker because it applies changes to browsers without the users’ knowledge. Speaking specifically, you will find a new homepage set on the browser you use if you ever install this piece of software, or if it somehow manages to enter your system illegally. You could undo these changes only by removing it fully. Since My Net Speed is not as beneficial as it claims to be, we are sure you will not miss it. If you feel that you need more information about it, continue reading this article. We hope that your final decision will be to remove this browser extension from all affected browsers. Read more »