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Formfetcherpro

Formfetcherpro

Cybersecurity experts at Anti-spyware-101.com have recently tested a browser extension called Formfetcherpro for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. From the very outset, it was clear that this extension is bad news because it was made by Mindspark Interactive Network, a company dedicated to making such extensions. What Formfetcherpro officially offers is irrelevant because its functions are just links to third-party services featured on the bar at the top of the homepage. Also, it was set to change your browser’s homepage address without your consent, and that search engine can collect some information about you and use it present you with promotional links that can jeopardize your PC’s security as they come from unknown sources. Therefore, you might want to remove it but, before you do, we invite you to read about this program in the description below. Read more »

EasyArcade New Tab Extension

EasyArcade New Tab Extension, also known as GetEasyArcade, is a browser extension that should work both on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. It is promoted as a beneficial piece of software that can give “access to thousands of FREE Games with UNLIMITED play time right in your browser.” Because of this, we are not surprised at all that some users install this piece of software directly from its official website http://www.geteasyarcade.com or the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easy-arcade/apbofmodpodebgolpnejglhedmblmfen). If you are one of them, you should know that EasyArcade New Tab Extension is a potentially unwanted program no matter how useful it seems to be. Potentially unwanted programs are not harmful infections, but they cannot be called fully reliable programs either due to undesirable activities they perform on users’ computers. Continue reading to find out what you can expect from EasyArcade New Tab Extension if you keep it installed. We hope you will decide to delete it after you find more about it because even though it is not dangerous malware, it is a typical potentially unwanted application that might act in an undesirable way. Read more »

Tweakerbit Registry Optimizer

Tweakerbit Registry Optimizer

Tweakerbit Registry Optimizer is promoted as a quick and reliable registry optimizer that can clean invalid registries. This application is not malicious, but our security experts have classified it as a potentially unwanted program because it leaves leftover files when you uninstall it from your PC. If you have uninstalled this program, then you should take the extra effort and remove the remaining leftovers. In this short article, we will discuss how this program works, how it is distributed, and how you can get rid of it. Read more »

Secury Search

Secury Search

Secury Search might appear to be attractive to those who are trying to be more cautious, but this Google Chrome extension is not the best tool for that. Although it is promoted as a security assistant that, allegedly, can guarantee that you do not visit malicious websites when browsing the web, Anti-Spyware-101.com analysts warn that it does not work in a beneficial manner. Connections to malicious websites were not blocked, and it is unlikely that you would encounter malicious links if you were using reliable search tools anyway. Overall, this extension does not seem to offer a beneficial service despite its claims, which is why it is classified as a potentially unwanted program. Furthermore, it was found that the search service it offers is not very trustworthy either, which only motivates us to help you delete Secury Search from your operating system as soon as possible. Luckily, this PUP is not difficult to handle, and if other threats do not exist, you should be back to normal security status in no time. Read more »

SongsCenter Search

SongsCenter Search

Users who willingly install the Google Chrome browser extension SongsCenter Search on their PCs expect it to act beneficially, and we cannot blame them for this because this extension is promoted as a beneficial tool. It promises to help users “easily search the web for FREE unlimited music, song, full albums, music videos.” At the time of writing, there were 156 039 users who installed it from the Chrome Web Store, so we can consider it quite popular. If you are among those users, i.e., you see SongsCenter Search on the list of Google Chrome extensions too, you should think twice before letting it stay because it is not a fully trustworthy application even though you have found it quite beneficial. Experienced researchers at anti-spyware-101.com even consider it a potentially unwanted program (PUP). It has been placed next to other potentially unwanted programs not without reason, of course. Read the rest of this report to find out more about it and then immediately take action to disable it. Read more »

GifsGalore Toolbar

GifsGalore Toolbar

It might seem that GifsGalore Toolbar is a useful application, but if you are looking for a tool to create memes and gifs, do not install this piece of software because you will not find it very beneficial for sure because it will only change your homepage and New Tab URL on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Also, it has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, so the chances are high that it will perform undesirable activities on your computer. If you are reading this article because you have already discovered GifsGalore Toolbar installed on your computer, our only recommendation for you is to delete this browser plugin and then install a new trustworthy application having similar features instead of it. If you have not made up your mind yet about what you should do with this potentially unwanted program, you should read what specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com have to say about it. Read more »

PCProtect

PCProtect

If you ever encounter a program that goes by the name of PCProtect, our malware researchers highly recommend avoiding it at all times. During the in-depth analysis of this application, it has been discovered that it exhibits quite a few questionable and invasive features. It can affect your web browser and slow your computer down. Due to that, this application has been categorised as one more potentially unwanted program that should not be active on your personal computer. In this report, we provide further information about the inner workings of this dubious application. Additionally, our research team provides a few virtual security recommendations that will help you maintain a fully secure operating system at all times. Finally, you will also find a comprehensive and easy-to-follow removal guide that you should use to delete PCProtect once and for all. Read more »

Master Pc Cleaner

Master Pc Cleaner

Master Pc Cleaner is one of those questionable supposed PC optimizers that promise you faster PC performance and boot-up, but the truth is that you will never really see your PC performing any better. The Windows Registry fixes and temporary file removals this software may apply have not too much to do with your computer's overall performance. Well, may be there is a psychological factor here that after using such software, you would feel your computer boosted just simply in your mind or as a way of perception. Our malware experts at anti-spyware-101.com have found that this application is yet another potentially unwanted program (PUP) very similar to AdvanceSystemCare, SystemKeeperPro, and SystemBoosterPro, which all claim to be PC optimizers. We cannot say that this PUP means any direct and dangerous threat to your system but its free version is definitely useless because it may just display made-up scan results to push you to buy the full version to be able to fix these supposed errors. Since this PUP may enter your system along with other PUPs or even malware infections, we suggest that you remove Master Pc Cleaner as soon as possible. Read more »

TV Chrome

TV Chrome

The idea of watching TV content right from your browser might be tempting, but if you are thinking to achieve this with TV Chrome, you may end up being disappointed or according to some users even scammed. This extension is not malicious or harmful to the system, which is why it falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Still, this it does not mean the application is entirely reliable either. On the contrary, our researchers from Anti-spyware-101.com are saying its working manner raises a lot of questions. Not to mention, TV Chrome has some harsh reviews on the Chrome Web Store page. If you already decided the plugin should be removed from your browser, you can scroll below the whole article and use the removal instructions. Those who would like to get to know the PUP better first, should have a look at the rest of the text. Read more »

PUP.MapsFrontier

PUP.MapsFrontier

If you ever come across a program that goes by the MapsFrontier, we highly advise you to avoid it since it happens to exhibits suspicious functionality; because of that, it has been categorized as on more potentially unwanted program. During its in-depth analysis, malware experts at Anti-Spyware-101.com have discovered that this application can present you with unwanted third-party web content. Due to such functionality surfing, the web could become a much more annoying and frustrating experience. It is also important to note that in some instances, your PC could be subjected to devious third-party web content, which could even lead to system infection. To find out more about the overall functionality of this potentially unwanted program, be sure to read this entire article. Alongside such information, we provide a comprehensive removal guide that will help you delete MapsFrontier without encountering any problems. Read more »