Potentially Unwanted Application category archyve:


Our cyber security experts have recently discovered and tested a program called CercaVoli. They have concluded that CercaVoli is potentially unwanted program (PUP) that you might want to remove from your PC because it simply does not work and because you can get it accidentally when installing bundled software. Furthermore, you cannot uninstall it from Control Panel, so you have to delete all of its files manually. For more information on this program, please read this whole article. Read more »

Tigers Deal

Tigers Deal is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) targeted at users who often like to shop online. The application’s descriptions suggest it can make “your home page much Faster and slicker with our all in one tab for all your shopping needs.” Accordingly, the extension might sound rather handy. However, we would advise you not to trust its provided descriptions as they might be exaggerated. Moreover, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say the PUP could be potentially dangerous as it may introduce users to suspicious advertisements from the third party. It seems to us the risks that might come with the extension’s usage are not worth the doubtful benefits you get, but we will talk about this later in the text. Therefore, we invite you to read our report and get to know Tigers Deal better, although if you wish to erase it right away, you could slide below the article at one and use the provided removal instructions. Read more »

EasyDirectionsFinder Toolbar

EasyDirectionsFinder Toolbar is a deceptive browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. We regard it as unreliable because it was set to hijack your browser’s homepage address and also serve various commercial advertisements of unknown origin. Removing it is highly recommended because, apart from showing shady ads, it will also collect information about you and use it for marketing and advertising purposes. To find out more about it, please read the information provided below. Read more »

3spiral Wave

3spiral Wave is a potentially unwanted program. It works as a browser extension, and the program may come with various features you would not like. It is important to note that such applications are very far from regular computer infections, and users often install them on their computers willingly.

On the other hand, if you do not remember installing this extension, then you can and should remove 3spiral Wave immediately. You can scroll down to the bottom of this article for the manual removal instructions or read the next paragraph that deals with the origins of 3spiral Wave and other similar programs.

Where does 3spiral Wave come from? Read more »

TopSites Tab

TopSites Tab is a Google Chrome browser extension which can be downloaded from its official website, the Chrome web store, or it might enter the system without permission. In any event, you will find it listed in the Add-ons Manager, so if you are not 100% sure whether changes you see applied to your Google Chrome browser are the result of the TopSites Tab extension entrance, go to check the list of add-ons. If this piece of software is active on your computer, you should remove it because, unfortunately, specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com cannot it call trustworthy. In addition, it is the only way to undo changes applied to your browser. Remove it even if you have found this browser extension quite useful. We do not say that it is a harmful malicious application that can cause serious harm to you, but it is, without a doubt, a potentially unwanted program. These applications are far from malicious software, but keeping them installed is still not recommended because they might perform undesirable activities, and, consequently, several issues might arise. Read more »

Ultimate Searcher

Ultimate Searcher is a piece of software that uses deceptive methods of distribution to appear on people’s computers. It is not an ordinary program. Instead, it is a browser extension compatible with Google Chrome, so you could not open it by double-clicking on its shortcut, and you will not see its interface; however, you will definitely find it in the list of active add-ons if you open the Google Chrome’s Add-ons Manager. It is advertised as a secure extension that can improve the web searching experience, but, unfortunately, we cannot confirm that it is so useful. In fact, we cannot even call it a trustworthy application because research conducted by specialists at anti-spyware-101.com has revealed that Ultimate Searcher is a typical potentially unwanted program (PUP), so it is not worth expecting much from it. We cannot make you delete it from your browser, but we have high hopes that you will make a right decision after reading this article. The following paragraphs will tell you more about this suspicious browser extension. Read more »

AntiGravity Tab

AntiGravity Tab is an extension for Google Chrome that is claimed to enhance your browsing experience, but nothing could be further from the trust as this extension will not improve your browsing experience in any shape or form. Its main selling points are abstract animations on the main page that it modifies and also the ability to check the weather in your location with an hourly four-day forecast. These features are far from useful, and we regard them as useless gimmicks. Therefore, we suggest you remove this extension from your PC altogether as we have classified it as a potentially unwanted program. Read more »


Bountysearch is an extension users find in the list of add-ons on Google Chrome. They do not know what it does and what to expect from it because its description consists of only one sentence “Earn Bounties by helping people search.” Its official website does not work, so we could not check it to find more about this browser extension. On top of that, there is the same sentence we have found in the description window of Bountysearch on Google Chrome available in https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bountysearch/babmifppchjidjbndjalckdoekbeeonn?hl=en-US (Chrome Web store). Although not much information about this Google Chrome browser extension is provided to users, our specialists have still managed to find out more about it. The first finding has shown that this piece of software is a typical potentially unwanted program. Even though it is not a real malicious application, it performs activities typical for potentially unwanted software and might still cause problems. Because of this, it is recommended to get rid of this browser extension as soon as possible. We will tell you more about this extension first, and then you will find more information about its removal provided in the last paragraph. Read more »

MiniEdition TT

MiniEdition TT might not look like much of a problem, but this extension is categorized as a potentially unwanted program, so it means that you have to think carefully before you install this application on your computer. What’s more, if the extension seemingly appears out of nowhere, it is obvious that you need to remove it from your computer before it manages to grow into something problematic.

In this description, we will talk about more potentially unwanted programs and MiniEdition TT in particular. Although such applications cannot destroy your system, they can still cause quite a few issues that should not be overlooked. Read more »

OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar

OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar is an application/extension that was developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. If you are not familiar with this company, we can inform you that it has released hundreds of identical-looking toolbars that simply promote links to different websites. Some of these toolbars include DirectionsOnline Toolbar, LiveRadioSweeper Toolbar, and OnlineMapSearch Toolbar. You can guess what kinds of links these apps promote just by looking at their names. This new toolbar is a little different because it does not use a toolbar per se. Instead, it showcases different tools by ZOHO in the middle of its interface. The toolbar is represented via the New Tab, and you might acquire it via the official website (onlineworksuite.com), the Chrome web store (nibodimenmckijbclhebhjempfbfaphm is the app ID), or a third-party source. Whatever the case might be, you should consider deleting it. If you are not sure if that is what you should do as well, you need to read this report. Once you know all the facts, you can decide for yourself if you want to remove OnlineWorkSuite Toolbar. Read more »