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PriceFountain

If you have detected PriceFountain on your system, you should better delete this program as soon as possible because it might start doing different kinds of undesirable activities. As the researchers of anti-spyware-101.com have found out, PriceFountain will display various commercial advertisements on your screen; thus, it is impossible not to notice its presence. Unfortunately, it seems that all these commercials will disrupt your browsing session; thus, we advise to get rid of them as soon as possible. Actually, it is not very easy because PriceFountain is compatible with all the most popular browsers, including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. As you can see, ads will not disappear from your screen even if you change the browser. The most effective method to get rid of them is, of course, to delete the program responsible for their presence. Thus, you should definitely hurry to erase PriceFountain. Read more »

Istsearch.com

Istsearch.com is a browser hijacker that could lead to serious computer security issues. The official About Us section at istsearch.com claims that IST Search is a company that was founded in 2014, and it is “concentrating on providing leading search services, browser add-ons, extensions, and monetization components for software developers in all over the world.” The awkward sentence structure should be a clear giveaway that Istsearch.com cannot be trusted. In fact, you have to remove Istsearch.com from your PC as soon as possible because this browser hijacker is extremely intrusive, and it can disrupt your web browsing experience. Read more »

DiscountPlace

DiscountPlace is an adware application that enters your computer with the intention to make easy money. It is not a dangerous computer infection, but you should not keep it on the PC because it could be exploited by cybercriminals for malware distribution purposes. If this application happens to be installed on your system, you are strongly recommended to remove DiscountPlace immediately. The application is not useful at all, and it could lead to serious computer security issues, so the sooner you get rid of DiscountPlace, the better. Please keep on reading this description to find out more about it. Read more »

SurfKeepIt

SurfKeepIt is a browser add-on that displays obtrusive pop-up advertisements while you are browsing commercial and non-commercial websites. SurfKeepIt displays coupons, web banners, and other advertisements while you are using Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. If you have the Google Chrome browser, you have to activate the program because it is disabled by the browsers once installed. SurfKeepIt provides you with third-party advertisements; hence, it is categorized as adware. SurfKeepIt can be removed from certain security programs, and if you want to know what anti-malware program you should use, move down to the last section. Read more »

Yaimo Search

Yaimo Search is a suspicious search engine that is promoted by Yaimo extension. This extension promises to help computer users search the best websites and offers; thus, many computer users install Yaimo extension themselves. Of course, it does not mean that it cannot slither onto the computer without user’s permission. You will definitely notice the presence of this extension because it will change your homepage to Yaimo.com. On top of that, it will modify the icons of your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which means that you will not be able to get rid of Yaimo Search easily and quickly. In order to do that, you will have to get rid of Yaimo Search first. If you do so, it will not be very difficult to remove Yaimo Search as well. Read more »

Your personal files are encrypted

Your personal files are encrypted is the title line of a ransomware warning that is displayed on your screen when the computer is infected with a piece of ransomware called Critroni.A or CTB-Locker_Critoni Ransomware. The Your personal files are encrypted warning is displayed after your files are encrypted, and, in order to regain access to your data, which include a wide range of files, you are supposed to pay 0.5 BTC, which is roughly $240 USD. If you have restarted the computer, and no warning is displayed, it does not mean that you have removed the Your personal files are encrypted infection. Your files are still encrypted, and, if you want to find out what has to be done to regain access to your data, keep reading. Read more »

Windows Cleaner

Windows Cleaner is a system optimizer developed by VTools, and, if you are wondering whether to invest 39.99 dollars in this program, we recommend that you change your mind. Windows Cleaner is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because the scanner of the program provides fake results; moreover, the installer of Windows Cleaner promotes some third-party programs, such as a toolbar by Spigot and an advertising-supported browser add-on called BetterMarkIt. Windows Cleaner is included on the detection list of our recommended security program SpyHunter, and we recommend that you remove the potentially unwanted program from the computer as soon as you can if it is present on your computer. Read more »

SmartShopper

SmartShopper is a program that will allow you to search your favorite online stores and compare prices as well find the best deals. On top of that, you will be provided with product and stores reviews. The program seems very beneficial at first sight; however, you should still be very cautious because this program is nothing more than just an advertising-supported application. This adware was very active in 2007; however, it does not mean that it is impossible to encounter it nowadays. If you have already detected it on the system, you should better erase it entirely because this software is not the most reliable one. According to the specialists of SmartShopper, it might even cause harm to your system’s security. Thus, you should eliminate it as soon as possible if your computer’s safety is important to you. Read more »

Smart Media Converter

Smart Media Converter is a free file format converter, and this program is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The program is advertised at smartmediaconverter.com and is available in two versions. The first one is presented as an ad-supported program and is available free of charge. However, in return for the free service, you are constantly provided with obtrusive third-party advertisements, part of which may be related to insecure websites. It is highly advisable to ignore such pop-ups because a single click on an advertisement may cause a lot of damage. The second version is advertising-free, but it has a certain price. In case you have no intention of using Smart Media Converter and, for example, have the advertising-supported version of Smart Media Converter, we recommend that you remove it from the computer as soon as you can. Read more »

OfferBoulevard

OfferBoulevard is a program that brings you special offers and coupons according to your browsing interests while you are browsing shopping websites, including Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and many other websites. The program is available for download at offerblvd.com, which is identical to pennybee.com featuring PennyBee, a copy of OfferBoulevard. Both these programs are categorized as adware programs and included on the detection list of some security programs. If you want to get rid of unwanted pop-ups, take action right to remove the adware program. Read more »