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 »

Are Your Passwords Safe?

There are plenty of malicious computer infections that are after sensitive information, particularly the kind that could help cyber criminals hijack personal accounts. Some are more vicious than others, and Dyre Trojan is certainly one of the worse ones, as it is all about taking over online banking credentials, and there is no question what is the reason behind this. Also known by the names Dyreza and Battdil, this infection has been created to steal your money, but this is not all that it is capable of. The worst part about malware of this kind is that it is clandestine, which is due to the fact that it runs silently, without drawing any unnecessary attention to itself. Unfortunately, this means that the malicious password stealing infections are often successful in their attacks, as users do not realize they are happening. Read more »

Spot-Search.com

Spot-Search.com

If you have noticed changes in your browser’s default settings, it is a primary indication that a browser hijacker is up and running on your computer. Our malware researchers have noticed that one of the newest hijackers out there on the web is known as Spot-Search.com. If this is the case, you are strongly advised to take immediate measure to remove it since it is not an application you want to have on your PC. Because we have found out that the majority of users that have infected their operating system with this hijacker due to the lack of basic knowledge regarding virtual security we will provide some essential tips on how to boost your virtual security. Furthermore, we will discuss the functionality of this malicious application while providing a detailed removal guide crafted in a way that even users with not advanced computer knowledge could remove Spot-Search.com in a quick and easy way. Read more »

CoolPopularGames toolbar

CoolPopularGames toolbar

There are a lot of useful and beneficial toolbars, but, unfortunately, CoolPopularGames toolbar is not one of them. In fact, our researchers have categorized it as a bad toolbar, which affects Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. It may change your browser settings without your knowledge and set Ask.com as your home page and search engine. It can be very annoying that instead of your preferred home page CoolPopularGames toolbar and its search tool appears. Toolbars are quite vulnerable and cyber criminals might exploit them, which could put your system’s security at risk. This toolbar can also collect information about your browsing activities and share this with third parties. You might be displayed modified search result pages if you use the third-party search tool it offers. Another problem is that if your system has been infected with this browser extension, it is quite possible that it has not slithered onto your computer all alone. All in all, you might have a number of threats to your system’s security. Therefore, we recommend that you remove CoolPopularGames toolbar as soon as possible. Read more »

Desktop Recipe

Desktop Recipe

Desktop Recipe is yet another application that our malware researchers have dubbed as an adware program. Such applications are extremely common nowadays and are known to have infected a large amount of computers. Unfortunately, adware programs are able to enter the user’s PC because they are simply tricked into downloading and installing them. This is so because on its official website this ad-supported program is marketed as a great tool to instantly search for great recipies. In reality, these statements are misleading since this application rarely works in the way it should. What it actually does is cause disturbances while you are browsing the web. Do not hesitate to remove Desktop Recipe since it is your best bet to avoid such instance; otherwise the invasive activity will bother you as long as this adware is active on your PC. Below we provide a reliable removal guide that is easy to use and so users with no advanced computer knowledge. Read more »

YeaPlayer

YeaPlayer

YeaPlayer is a media player that plays both audio and video files of various formats. Even though it seems to work fine, our testing team has deemed it a potentially unwanted program. So, you can keep this application if you want to, but we suggest that you remove it. YeaPlayer in not malicious on its own, but is some cases it comes bundled with adware-type programs that are unreliable. Furthermore, the developer of this player is unknown, so it would be best to find a more reliable alternative for playing media files. Read more »

InboxNow Toolbar

InboxNow Toolbar

Many computer users are currently researching InboxNow Toolbar. This toolbar is not extremely malicious, but it is quite suspicious, and many users are doubtful about its trustworthiness. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers indicate that users are right to feel this way. If you are not comfortable with unfamiliar parties tracking your behavior, exposing you to third-party links, and disturbing your web browsing with random pop-ups, InboxNow Toolbar is not the program we recommend installing. Even though this toolbar cannot install malware, steal personal information, or hijack your virtual accounts, there are certain security issues that you might come across if you are not careful. So, do you need to remove InboxNow Toolbar and how should you do this? We have answered these questions in our report after analyzing this suspicious toolbar. Read more »

EpsanDrive

EpsanDrive

An application known as EpsanDrive has been categorized as an adware by our research team due to its invasive functionality. In most cases, the primary indication that such program is active on your operating system is an unusual amount of third-party web content within your web browser. If such activity has been experienced, you should check your PC for suspicious programs. During the research we have discovered that the majority of users get their operating system infected with this invasive adware program due to the lack of necessary information regarding virtual security, which is why we provide virtual security tips within this article. We also provide a comprehensive removal guide which should be used without any hesitation since it is your best bet to stop the intrusive activity that EpsanDrive promotes. Read the rest of this article and learn how to identify this adware and why its removal is imperative. Read more »

QQovd.com

QQovd.com

If your browser launches with QQovd.com as the default home page, it is possible that you are the victim of a browser hijacker. This is an unreliable search engine that targets Brazilian computer users. At first sight, it may look useful with all the easy-access links to popular websites and online gaming site, but the third-party ads it displays are quite annoying and might be potentially harmful, too. The whole main page is rather messy and it is quite easy to click on an ad even accidentally. If this hijacker is on board, it might mean multiple security issues since there might be other infections, too, distributed with it. In order to protect your computer from any potential threat, we advise you to remove QQovd.com ASAP. Read more »

ConvertAnyFile Toolbar

ConvertAnyFile Toolbar

ConvertAnyFile Toolbar is not a critical security threat, but it might become a real headache. For one, this add-on is usually found along other programs, meaning that it could be installed on your PC with an array of much more serious and dangerous infections. Needless to say, having your operating system infected with a number of other threats is much more complicated than having to deal with one single threat. If you are careful when installing software, this should not be a problem you have to deal with. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found that convertanyfile.com is the official source promoting ConvertAnyFile Toolbar. Other sources are controlled by third-parties, which means that you would be installing the same piece of software under different conditions. In either case, we do not recommend installing ConvertAnyFile Toolbar regardless of its source or the parties representing it. Read more »

LightningDownloader

LightningDownloader

LightningDownloader claims to be an up-to-date download manager that provides a “comprehensive solution” for the daily download tasks and processes. However, our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com have found that it is a questionable application and categorized it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). LightningDownloader can enter your system in a freeware bundle, which means that it may not be your only worry and malware infections might be on board, too. This app also collects information about your browsing habits, including personal, sensitive data, which in the wrong hands might be used to commit online frauds. No matter how innocent or useful this program seems, there are a number of potential risks you take if you keep it on your PC. Thus, we advise you to remove LightningDownloader from your system in order to keep your security and privacy intact. Read more »