CrossBrowser

CrossBrowser

CrossBrowser is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which accesses the operating system alongside freeware programs, including PicColor, VuuPC, WordProser, and some others. The CrossBrowser program is an Internet browser based on the Chromium platform, which means that the interface of the browser is very similar to Google Chrome, which very often confuses computer users. Our team at Anti-Spyware-101.com recommends that you remove CrossBrowser from the computer, and, if you are not familiar with the characteristics of this program, keep on reading to find out why you should not delay removing it from your PC. Read more »

VIDKit

VIDKit

VIDKit, also known as VIDPot.tv Survival Kit, is a set of programs that is meant to make your life better. The kit supposedly includes a media player (VIDC Simple Player, SMPlayer, Media player, or some other suspicious media player), a K-Lite Basic Codec Pack, and a tool called DNS Keeper, which can be replaced by DNS Unlocker. All of these programs might seem beneficial; however, you should not trust them for several different reasons. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have tested this suspicious software to help you learn more about it. Please continue reading to discover what we have found, and we are sure that you will understand exactly why you need to delete VIDKit from your operating system right away. Before we jump to our findings, we want to mention the comments section right below that any user can employ to contact us and ask questions regarding the software we are discussing. Read more »

CharityEngine

CharityEngine

Potentially unwanted programs are among the most annoying ones out there on the web. This is so because they often are right in the middle, meaning that they exhibit some valuable features and some suspicious one as well. Our research team has recently categorized a program known as CharityEngine this way due to its questionable functionality. We highly recommend staying away from this program as the dubious features obviously outweigh the valuable ones, which are actually rather questionable as well. You might come across claims stating that this piece of software has been developed for a great cause – to help various charities collect money in an easier manner. While it might sound great at first, you should know that in reality such claims are mostly used as a marketing strategy to lure unsuspecting users into obtaining this potentially unwanted program. In fact, our malware experts advise, every user that has this suspicious program running on their PC, to remove it in order to avoid any potentially dangerous outcomes that you might face by running CharityEngine on your computer. Read more »

MusicCougar

MusicCougar

MusicCougar is an untrustworthy application that seeks to convince users that it can help them to find new music online. As there are so many people who listen to the music, it is not surprising that this application is rather popular too. Unfortunately, users who download MusicCougar notice that it is not as beneficial as it claims to be – it only enables users to access Last.fm and Grooveshark with a click of a button. In addition, it causes redirections and shows commercial advertisements. Therefore, it would be a wise decision to eliminate it from the system. We are going to talk about the removal process further in this article, so you should read it if you want to get a more detailed information. Read more »

yamdex.net

yamdex.net

A lot of computer users do not realize that their computers get infected with a browser hijacker, such as yamdex.net; not until they launch their browsers. This hijacker is mainly focused on one region and that is Russia. It is quite obvious from this search page because it is all in Russian. But do not think that it can only infect Russian computers. Since this browser hijacker mainly spreads on the web through freeware bundles downloaded from Russian shareware sites, it is possible to install it regardless of your physical location. Obviously, mostly Russian-speaking computer users would do so because of the language. But, if you accidentally land on an unfamiliar freeware site and you cannot understand it, no matter what language it is in, you may click on potentially unsafe third-party content. Therefore, it is worth understanding more about this malware infection so that you can protect your computer against similar threats. According to our malware researchers, you should delete yamdex.net as soon as you notice it in your browsers because it is possible that this hijacker exposes you to potentially harmful websites and content. Read more »

DealSquib

DealSquib

If you ever happen to encounter a program called DealSquib, make sure to stay away from it at all times. Do so even despite various statements claiming that this program is a great tool to have for every avid online shopper because it should provide a ton of useful coupons, discount deals, promotional codes, and ads. If, in fact, you are a frequent online shopper, it might seem like a handy tool to have active on your PC. Unfortunately, there is a hidden catch that the users are not informed about. In most cases this adware program will only cause constant interferences while you are surfing the web. Additionally, our research team has discovered the fact that at times this unwanted piece of software could be the reason other similar programs can enter your operating system in an easy way. Make sure to delete DealSquib once it has been found up and running on your computer. This way you will be able to maintain your operating system safe and secure at all times. The rest of this report contains further findings about the functionality of this adware along with a detailed removal guide that you should use right now. Read more »

AllPCOptimizer

AllPCOptimizer

Most probably you can guess what AllPCOptimizer offers you as an application because of its telltale name. As a matter of fact, it would be more revealing for us to say what it “claims” to offer. Obviously, there must be something shady about this software that it has ended up on our website. Due to the suspicious traits it showed while our researchers tested this program quite thoroughly, it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This simply means that this software means no direct danger to your computer, although it might cause certain virtual security issues indirectly. Inexperienced computer users may have and keep a number of such applications on their computers without ever realizing the potential risks. Unfortunately, PUPs do not only take up unnecessary space on your hard drive, but they may also present some kinds of system security problems to you. Since the presence of this PUP on your computer may be due to malware infections, we believe that its intentions may not be the best either. Read more »

GigaDiet

GigaDiet

GigaDiet is known to be an ad-supported program (adware). The program itself has been published by Quality Funnel (Fried Cookie Ltd.) and it seems that it is popular in different countries despite the fact that the company itself is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. Our researchers believe that many people download and install this adware program on their computers themselves because they think that they will get various weight loss tips. The application itself also claims on its official website that it will help to “take control of your diet.” Even though GigaDiet seems to be a really trustworthy program, the truth is that it only seeks to redirect users to third-party web pages. Most probably, it gets money for that. Therefore, it would be best to eliminate it completely and then install a more trustworthy program that can really help to lose some weight instead of it. Read more »

PasswordLogic Toolbar

PasswordLogic Toolbar

PasswordLogic Toolbar is a potentially unreliable and redundant bad toolbar coming from the infamous Mindspark family of free tools. This is a well-know family that is responsible for dozens of potentially harmful and useless toolbars. Apart from the main theme, there is virtually no difference between these applications. Although you may think that it is a useful toolbar that also provides a search tool, our malware researchers want to warn you that the third-party services this browser extension offers you cannot be trusted. Unfortunately, you may be exposed to potentially unsafe third-party websites and content, which could result in more malware threats on your computer or even worse. Keeping this application on board may make your computer more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Therefore, we advise you to remove PasswordLogic Toolbar from your PC if you want to put an end to the avalanche of possible malware infections. Read more »

Free Youtube Downloader

Free Youtube Downloader

Since you are here, it is possible that you have encountered Free Youtube Downloader, a recently created application, which looks like a tool that allows you to download YouTube videos for free, but this main feature does not work. Also, it is categorized as potentially unwanted program (PUP), meaning that users install it themselves, but later they want to get rid of it. This PUP might try to trick you into revealing your sensitive information, but it is not as harmful for your computer. Still, particular Free Youtube Downloader’s activities worries security specialists, and this is why we believe that you must learn more about this program. So if you still have doubts about whether to remove the application or not you came to the right place as we will tell you all you have to know to make a decision. Read more »

Pass and Play

Pass and Play

Pass and Play is a program whose files are signed by Fresh Sync and which is promoted on passandplaysoftware.com. Unfortunately, it is impossible to download it from this website; however, we are sure that this program is available for download on other pages. The majority of users decide to install this program on their systems because they think that Pass and Play will really provide them with great web deals. Unfortunately, it seems that this program will only show ads for users because its publisher gets money for that. Yes, Pass and Play is known to be an ad-supported (adware) program. Researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have managed to find out that this program is compatible with all the main browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), which means that users will see ads no matter which of these browsers they use. It is possible to prevent ads from appearing on the screen; however, it will not be very easy because you will have to remove Pass and Play fully yourself. Read more »