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Newtab.pro

Newtab.pro

Newtab.pro is an intrusive piece of software that should not be up and running on your personal computer. In fact, we urge you to remove it without any hesitation if it is ever found up and running on your PC. Doing so is essential because it happens to be another browser hijacker. If you are not familiar with programs of this classification, you must know that they are infamous for being intrusive. Usually, they can alter your web browser's default settings without any notification or authorization. As a consequence of modifications, browsing the web will become a much more annoying and frustrating experience, to put it lightly. What is even more concerning is the fact this hijacker could prove to be quite dangerous. Find out more about its inner workings by reading the rest of this article. Alongside such information, we include a comprehensive removal guide, which you should use to delete Newtab.pro once and for all. Read more »

Search.hmyutilitybox.co

Search.hmyutilitybox.co is the kind of threat that proves how important it is to do research before installing anything. This search tool is classified as a browser hijacker, and it was developed by Polarity Technologies Ltd. to expose users to a highly questionable search engine. In fact, Anti-Spyware-101.com research team indicates that this search tool is the primary reason for deleting Search.hmyutilitybox.co from all browsers. Why is that so? Because the hijacker, first of all, redirects to search.yahoo.com without authorization and, second, it shows results that might include advertisements and links to potentially unreliable sites. Yahoo has provided the creator of the hijacker with a search engine, but the company is not involved in showcasing unreliable links that Polarity Technologies Ltd. is paid to showcase, which is why Polarity is the only party you need to hold accountable. If you wish to delete Search.hmyutilitybox.co right now, check out the instructions available below. If you are eager to learn more before you start the removal process, keep reading. Read more »

Search-smart.work

Search-smart.work

Search-smart.work is a new search tool that will be set as your default search provider if you install the browser extension named Smart Search. It is compatible with both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers, as research conducted by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has shown, which means that it might alter settings of these two browsers. At the time of writing, this piece of software was not popular, but we suspect that its popularity will start growing soon because it does look like software that cannot be trusted at first glance. Speaking specifically, it is advertised as “a fresh, new search experience.” It promises to enhance users’ search experience to a great extent, but it does not mean that it is a very good idea to install it on the system. Our specialists cannot confirm that it is useful software either, so you should think twice before clicking on the installation button. Have you already found Search-smart.work set as your new default search provider and can locate Smart Search in your add-ons manager? If “yes” is the answer to this question, we recommend that you get rid of Search-smart.work ASAP because it is not likely at all that it is a legitimate search provider. Needless to say, it will disappear from the default search tool’s place only when you delete the Smart Search extension fully. It is often referred to as a browser hijacker because it applies changes the majority of users find undesirable to their browsers, but you could remove it quite easily because we will help you, we give you our word. Read more »

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 »