Ultimate Shopping Search

Ultimate Shopping Search is a browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that should give users “a better search experience.” On top of that, it promises to provide “shop recommendations” on the basis of what users are searching for. Generally speaking, it is promoted as a piece of software that can improve the web searching experience. Because of this, there are more than 50 000 users who have installed it from the Chrome Web store. It should be quite popular among Mozilla Firefox users too. Although it is promoted as a beneficial application, Ultimate Shopping Search is not exactly what it claims to be. It is not just our opinion – the in-depth analysis has shown that this application is not as decent as it might seem to be at first sight. Because of this, it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by researchers at anti-spyware-101.com. All its drawbacks are listed in the next three paragraphs, whereas the last paragraph focuses on its removal – read it if you come to a decision to replace it with another program. Read more »

Searchdimension.com

Searchdimension.com is promoted as a tool that can supposedly help you take back the control of your Google Chrome search settings. The funny thing is that it takes full control of the browser’s search settings, and that is considered to be quite aggressive. Although our research team classifies it as a suspicious search engine, some might argue that it works as a browser hijacker or even an advertising-supported program. All in all, there is no doubt that this search provider is quite strange, and it is our recommendation that you delete it from your web browser. If you are not sure if that is necessary, you can read this report and decide for yourself. If you have already made the decision that you want to remove Searchdimension.com from Google Chrome, we have a guide for you that will make this operation very easy. If you are still not sure what you should do, continue reading. Read more »

Searchmaster.net

Browser hijackers are annoying and intrusive computer infections designed to replace a browser’s homepage address and often the new tab page and search provided settings. Searchmaster.net is a new hijacker that you ought to remove because it will do precisely what all hijackers were designed to do. Apart from this malicious action, this particular hijacker is known to feature promotional links in its search results. The links are supplied by advertising partners, but there is no way of knowing whether they are safe to click. So, you should refrain from using it as a regular search engine. Read more »

Search.searcheasysta.com

Have you been pushed into changing your homepage to Search.searcheasysta.com when installing an add-on called “Easy Speed Test Access?” Both the hijacker and the add-on were created by Polarity Technologies Ltd., and they usually travel bundled together. Although you might find the hijacker attached to other suspicious, potentially unreliable programs, it is unlikely that you will find the extension traveling without the hijacker. That is because it is embedded into the interface of the extension. If you have downloaded “Easy Speed Test Access,” you know that it shows up on the New Tab page. If you have installed it onto Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, your homepage must have been modified as well. Regardless of how the infection manifests, we strongly recommend removing it. If you are not experienced, you should read this report and follow the instructions to ensure that you delete Search.searcheasysta.com successfully. If you are more experienced, and you do not care to learn about this infection, you can move straight to the removal guide below. Read more »

Sage 2.2 Ransomware

Sage 2.2 Ransomware is a new computer malware that is capable of encrypting your personal files offline. It is not accidental that its name features a 2.2 version identifier because it has been actively developed. Needless, to say, you have to remove this ransomware if your PC were to become infected with it. In this article, we will provide you with an in-depth analysis of this particular ransomware. We will discuss how it is distributed, how it works, and how to get rid of its junk files as its main files auto-delete themselves after the encryption is complete. Read more »

Chromesearch1.info

Chromesearch1.info is a potential security threat that users may install on their computers accidentally. If your default homepage suddenly changed to this domain, you should run a full system scan with a reliable antispyware application to look for potential threats that might be hiding on your computer.

In this description, we will tell you more about this type of application, and we will also show you how to remove Chromesearch1.info for good. However, please remember that investing in a reliable antispyware application would be the most efficient way to ensure that your system does not get compromised by similar intruders in the future. Read more »

NSBlock

NSBlock is a questionable program that you may not even know how it sneaked onto your computer and you could only realize its presence if you notice the system tray icon it displays or if you check the running processes in Task Manager. This program is supposed to be a security application preventing you from visiting malicious websites so that you avoid infecting your computer or becoming a victim of an online scam. However, our tests show that this potentially unreliable program may not really work properly. In fact, our malware specialists at anti-spyware-101.com say that it is hard to say anything specific about the functioning of this tool. Since it does not seem to pose a direct and dangerous threat to your system, we have labeled it as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. But you still should not let your guards down because this PUP may download and install questionable applications in the background, which might put your system security at risk. It is up to you, of course, what you want to do with this application. Our advice is to remove NSBlock from your computer for safety reasons. But before you scroll down the page for our solution, let us present to you what we have found out about this application. Read more »

Chrysaor: new surveillance malware spotted on Android devices

The development of potentially harmful applications for Android devices has reached a new peak. Hundreds of untrustworthy applications are released every day, but, as malware analysts have observed, not all of them have a goal to affect as many computers as possible. Threats targeting only a small number of devices exist too despite their developers’ efforts and time put into their development – this is called a targeted attack. Chrysaor is one of the newest potentially harmful applications engaged in the targeted attack on devices with the Android OS. Specialists generally refer to it as a potentially harmful application, but, as recent research has revealed, it is nothing more than spyware (software aiming to gather information about users). It is believed to be released by NSO Group Technologies and, according to researchers who have analyzed it, it seems to be a variant of Pegasus, which is yet another surveillance software first detected on devices running certain versions of iOS. Frankly speaking, there was not much known about Chrysaor until malware analysts gathered information from affected devices and carried out thorough research. Now they know everything about it. Read more »

Myprivatesearch.com

Myprivatesearch.com is promoted as a search engine that can protect your privacy. However, there is no evidence to support this claim. Our malware analysts have concluded that it is, in fact, a malicious search engine that replaces the browser’s homepage address secretly. Therefore, researchers have classified it as a browser hijacker and recommend that you remove it as soon as the opportunity arises. They say that this search engine was designed to show promoted links in its search results and suggest that the links can redirect to malicious websites. For more information, please read this whole article. Read more »

Ourluckysites.com

What should you do when suddenly your homepage changes to Ourluckysites.com? First, you should not panic because panic does not lead anywhere good. Second, it is important to understand that a browser hijacker infection is not the end of the world. In fact, it is not that hard to remove Ourluckysites.com as well because these types of applications are not extremely dangerous or anything. You can get rid of the program if you follow the instructions right below this description. For more questions, do not hesitate to leave us a comment because our team is always ready to assist you. Read more »