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DnsIO

DnsIO

If you keep seeing suspicious ads, it might be a sign that DnsIO was installed onto your operating system. This program can change DNS settings to inject ads into the websites you visit, despite the fact that it promises to work in a completely different manner. If you visit dnsio.net, the developers of this strange program will try to convince you that it can offer protection from malware. The creators of this website have made a huge mistake by overlooking the information they use. If they were more careful, they would have replaced the name “LookSafe.” This is another suspicious program that can change your DNS settings to show ads, and it is represented using the same information and a similar-looking website. Needless to say, both of these programs were created by the same company, which immediately gives away that they are not reliable. As you might have figured out already, we will advise you to remove DnsIO. Read more »

LightsOut

LightsOut

LightsOut promises to enhance your ability to watch videos on the Internet by dimming the lights on your screen. However, a research team working at Anti-Spyware-101.com has encountered a similar promise before in the case of the LightsOff application. The research went further and resulted in a conclusion that both LightsOut and LightsOff are identical adware programs that are utterly useless. The promoted button that should dim your screen simply does not exist on YouTube, Vimeo or other video streaming websites. So, there is no single reason to keep this ineffective program on your computer. Read more »

WebWatch

WebWatch

For the past few weeks we have observed an increase in releases of a particular new type of adware. Its developers employ deception to trick gullible users into installing a program that promises to perform a certain function, but does not. WebWatch is one such application and you should remove it, because it will not allow you to know who is tracking you online. This application will only render advertisements of questionable nature. The biggest question is who is behind the ads. The advertisers who use online advertising services via adware programs usually remain in the shadows. In this article we will uncover the lies surrounding WebWatch and show its true face. Read more »

High Stairs

High Stairs

High Stairs is actually a low-grade adware program that belongs in the recycling bin. Indeed, we suggest that you remove this useless browser extension, because all it can do is display unpleasant ads that come from undependable sources. Also, this application has been programmed to obtain information about your browsing and search preferences. So that is what High Stairs is able to do in a nutshell. Nevertheless, we are of the opinion that more detailed information is required about this program in order to establish a consensus among Internet surfers that this application is undoubtedly unreliable. Therefore, we invite you to read the full article. Read more »

SecurityApps

SecurityApps

It is high time we talk about a serious infection called SecurityApps. This application has been classified as a rogue program that masquerades as Microsoft Security Essentials or manifests as a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD). Fortunately, this infection can be manually removed with relative ease. However, it is very important to know what exactly SecurityApps is in order not to get tricked by clever cyber criminals who strive to make easy money. Therefore, we recommend that you read this article and follow the removal instructions provided at the bottom of this article. Read more »

GamerHippo

GamerHippo

Online gaming sites are very popular, but not all of them can be trusted. Some of these sites might be used to introduce you to suspicious programs, such as GamerHippo. This program is installed as an application on compatible Windows operating systems and as an extension on Mozilla Firefox. If you install this program, you will be able to play the Gold Games that are presented via gamerhippo.com. At first, you might think that the installer that pops up on your screen represents the game you want to watch, but, as soon as the installer setup appears, it becomes clear that you are being forced into installing an unfamiliar program. Of course, most users do not care much about this because, in return, they are allowed to play the games they want. Regardless of the services you receive, you should delete GamerHippo. Read more »

ShareThis

ShareThis

ShareThis is a free application that is supposed to “allow you to share content with your friends and family”; however, our malware specialists at Anti-Spyware-101.com have categorized it as an adware program. Although this useless adware is promoted as the “web’s best free sharing app,” it may only be best at making big bucks for the creators via third-party advertisements. These ads might be unsafe to click on as there is a chance that you get redirected to unreliable websites. The presence of this adware on your computer may be a sign that other malware threats have also entered your Windows operating system. The more time you let this app running wild, the more problems you might encounter. Removing ShareThis is a necessary step if you want to enjoy safety in the virtual realm. However, that may not be the last step you need to take on the way there. Read more »

Guardbox

Guardbox

If you care about your virtual security, you will not download Guardbox. Although this program claims to work as a security tool, it is highly unlikely that it will work as well as you hope. Even if it does block access to some malicious websites and protect you from cyber attacks, this program can show online ads, which is the reason we do not recommend trusting it. What is more, this program has the power to change browser search settings, which is another reason it does not have the best reputation. Luckily, this suspicious program is no browser hijacker, and it is unlikely to take over your browsers without your permission. However, when installing this program, you might have to check a box indicating that you want to “revert to original search settings,” which is why you need to be cautious. Despite this, some users still choose to remove Guardbox. Read more »

TorqueShip

Do you install software based on the promises it makes rather than the third-party reviews? If you do, you might install TorqueShip without realizing that this advertisement-supported program is unreliable. Regardless of what kind of services this program might promise, you will be assured that they are beneficial and trustworthy, but the thing is that programs like this one can promise anything just to trick you into installing them. We know that bogus promises were employed by the clones of this adware as well. Some of these clones include GraphiteCommand, Dealsy, and MicroChallenger. Although we have created reports analyzing these programs individually, you can learn everything about them by reading this report. After all, these ad-supported programs are identical, and, if you learn how to remove TorqueShip, we are sure that you will be ready to face its clones. Read more »

Disturbicons

Disturbicons

Do you know that some unreliable programs are created using a template that was already used hundreds of times before? Disturbicons is one of these programs, and we have found that it works just like Web Shield, Sexy Tube Mode, and hundreds of similar programs. Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers have found that Big Water Applications LLC is listed as the publisher of many of them, which is why we believe that they are controlled by the same party. It is not surprising that one company creates more than one product, but it is quite suspicious when it creates almost identical, poorly working applications. If you want to learn more about this and acquire knowledge about the removal of Disturbicons, we strongly advise reading this report. Read more »