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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 »

Search.papershorty.com

Search.papershorty.com

Search.papershorty.com tries to convince users that it is a legitimate search tool, but it is definitely not what is seems to be, believe us, so if it is ever set as your new homepage (or a new default search provider) on your web browsers, you should remove it without consideration. It has turned out that it can affect all popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. If you have all of them installed on your computer, it means that it will take more time to get rid of Search.papershorty.com for you. No, you cannot keep it because it is an untrustworthy search provider. If you use it, it might present you with untrustworthy search results that might redirect you to dubious websites. We cannot promise that Search.papershorty.com is privacy-friendly either. Search tools browser hijackers promote are never trustworthy, so if you find your browsers hijacked in the future again after getting rid of Search.papershorty.com, remove that page without mercy as well. You will not find an uninstaller of the browser hijacker, so do not go searching for it, but the good news is that you do not need to have special software to remove it from your computer – it will be gone after you reset all those affected browsers to default. Read more »

Search.hgetsports.net

Search.hgetsports.net

Search.hgetsports.net appears to be one of the Polarity Technologies Ltd browser hijackers. What’s more, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com think it might be a clone of another recently reviewed hijacker called Search.getsports.co since the titles are almost identical and the threats look more or less the same. From our experience with such search engines, we can say there might be a chance Search.hgetsports.net could show unreliable advertising content from different third parties to generate advertising revenue. The bad news is while the program’s developers might be receiving payments for each user’s click, the user could put his system or privacy at risk by clicking it. If you keep reading our text, you will learn more about the browser hijacker and why we do not advise leaving it unattended. Should you decide to remove it; keep it in mind the manual deletion instructions available at the end of the article are here to help you erase it faster. Read more »

Search.hemailinboxlogin.com

Search.hemailinboxlogin.com

Have you found Search.hemailinboxlogin.com to have taken over your browser’s homepage, New tab, and/or default search provider? According to the research of Anti-Spyware-101.com malware analysts, it does not look like this browser hijacker can corrupt your IE, Firefox, or Chrome web browser completely without permission; however, you might have been forced into letting it in when downloading the “Email Inbox Login” extension. All in all, whether your browser was hijacked illegally or with your knowledge, you want to delete Search.hemailinboxlogin.com as soon as possible. This hijacker – as well as the extension representing it – was created by Polarity Technologies Ltd., and this company is responsible for hundreds of extensions and hijackers that we recommend removing. Some of them include Search.hgetsports.net, Search.searchgtp.com, and My Weather Radar. Although these threats are usually represented via authentic-looking sources, it appears that they are often installed using malware or undesirable software bundles. Without a doubt, you want to remove malware if it exists, but, in this report, we focus on erasing the hijacker and the accompanying extension. Read more »

Inasearch.space

If the search tool of the web browser you use has been changed to Inasearch.space, this suggests that you have encountered a browser hijacker, or you have installed some kind of untrustworthy add-on that has altered your browser’s settings. The majority of users do not know anything about the appearance of Inasearch.space on their browsers, which clearly shows that it is not one of those reputable search providers users set consciously on web browsers they use. If you are sure you have not set this search engine yourself either, remove it today without further consideration. It is not the only reason it should be eliminated. Theoretically, it might also present you with untrustworthy search results, so it would be smart to start using another search provider instead of it as soon as possible. The Inasearch.space removal should not be very complicated. Most likely, the undesirable search tool will be gone from the default search provider place after you reset the web browser you use to default settings. If this does not tell you much, feel free to use the removal guide you will find placed below this article. Of course, it would be best to read this report till the end before taking any action. Read more »

Practise Typing Tests Extension

Practise Typing Tests Extension

Practise Typing Tests Extension could be one of the Mindspark applications, and sadly this developer is not known for its reliability. Our researchers believe the extension might be related to this company because after installation it shows a toolbar with particular links and a few of them redirect to Mindspark web pages. Users should also know the add-on could inject the search results with unreliable advertisements from various third parties. We would highly recommend staying away from it as the ads may come from anywhere, which means some part of them might be dangerous. What’s more, because of the described behavior and some other reasons that we will discuss in this article, Practise Typing Tests Extension falls under the classification of browser hijackers. Consequently, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com recommend removing it before anything goes wrong and if you decide to do so, you could use the manual deletion instructions available below. Read more »

Gl-search.com

Gl-search.com

Gl-search.com might seem like a normal and even beneficial search engine, but Anti-Spyware-101.com research team reminds that the looks are often deceptive, and that is very true for programs, apps, extensions, and other kinds of tools, including search engines. As you might know already, deceptive disguises are often used by malware, and so you need to be cautious. So, is the search engine hiding something much more dangerous and malicious? Although a malicious infection is not hidden behind this search tool, it works in a very suspicious manner, which is why our research team has decided to take a better look at it. The conclusion that is it is best to delete Gl-search.com, and you can learn all about this by reading the report. We have to warn you that there is a great possibility that the search tool – which we identify as a browser hijacker – might have slithered into your operating system along with dangerous malware. Therefore, before you jump to the removal guide, scan your operating system to check if maybe you need to worry about something much bigger and more dangerous. Read more »

GamingApp Search Extension

GamingApp Search Extension

If you ever come across an application, which goes by the name of GamingApp Search Extension, make sure to refrain from it at all times. In fact, we highly advise you to remove it if it is ever found active on your PC because it happens to be one more browser hijacker. Thus, like any other application of this classification, it can make devious changes to your browser's default settings. Unfortunately, quite a few users obtain this invasive program because it is advised as a tool that should present you with an ability to search for flash-based games. While that sounds promising, the reality is slightly different. That is so because this hijacker will make surfing the web a bothersome task. On top of that, it could even prove to be quite dangerous. To have a better understanding of this invasive application's inner workings, be sure to read this article entirely. Besides that, you will also find a comprehensive removal guide that you should use to delete GamingApp Search Extension once and for all. Read more »

Search.youreasyemailsh.com

Search.youreasyemailsh.com

Search.youreasyemailsh.com is another browser hijacker from Polarity Technologies Ltd that our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com came across. For example, before we learned about this threat we encountered Search.hyourweatherinfonow.com, Search.searchw3m.com, Search.searchlttrn.com, and quite a lot of other clones alike. Clearly, they do not offer any enhanced or unique features, even though their descriptions could say otherwise. In reality, such search engines mostly use a modified google.com or search.yahoo.com versions to gather the results. However, before the results get to be displayed these browser hijackers might inject them with untrustworthy advertising material. Therefore, our researchers recommend not to waste any time with Search.youreasyemailsh.com or other suspicious tools alike. To get rid of it faster, you could follow the deletion instructions located a bit below. Read more »

Newtab.win

Newtab.win

Newtab.win is a search tool that might come as a redirect. That is, you might see this page because you are redirected straight to it when you open your web browser. If you already see it open for you, it is very likely that some kind of untrustworthy browser extension has been installed on your browser. Check the list of extensions and remove all suspicious ones to get rid of Newtab.win. Do this as soon as possible because the search tool you see is definitely not the most trustworthy search provider. Theoretically, you might even be exposed to potential threats if you use it. We know that it does not look dangerous at all, but we can assure you that it is not one of those search tools that can be trusted. Actually, you should not trust any search provider that appears on your browser out of the blue because legitimate search tools do not occupy users’ browsers without their knowledge. Users only see them because they set these search providers consciously on their browsers as new homepages/default search engines. As you can see, Newtab.win is not one of them. Therefore, it should be eliminated right away so that it could not cause any problems. As mentioned at the beginning of this paragraph, the chances are high that its appearance is directly linked to the installation of the untrustworthy browser extension. If it turns out to be true in your case too, i.e. you come across a suspicious extension, remove it mercilessly because it is the only way to make sure that you will no longer see Newtab.win. Read more »