Potentially Unwanted Application category archyve:

FastFormFinder

FastFormFinder

FastFormFinder is presented as a useful tool that can help to “search and access popular forms quick links instantly from your new tab page.” It promises that users could access taxation, immigration, healthcare, travel, power of attorney, and other forms of government. Since it does look beneficial, it is not surprising that users install it on their computers consciously. Google Chrome users usually install it from the Chrome Web Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fast-forms-finder/pholacpmcekgiaopjihmoahbnffjdpce), whereas Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox users get it from its homepage http://fastformfinder.com/. Some users find FastFormFinder quite beneficial. Actually, we cannot say that it is completely useless software too, but it does not mean that it is very smart to install it on the system. We say so because this piece of software has been classified as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by our specialists. It should be noted that potentially unwanted applications are not considered malware; however, they have some drawbacks that put them into the unreliable software category. We will elaborate on why FastFormFinder is not fully trustworthy software further in this article. Read more »

PDF Convert Tab

PDF Convert Tab

It seems that PDF Convert Tab is becoming more and more popular, but you should not be one of those users who install it on their computers even if it promises to enable you to “convert PDF files directly on your new tab page” because it is considered a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Potentially unwanted applications are not dangerous at all if compared to Trojans, worms, or other threats considered malware, but we are not going to lie – it has drawbacks, so it is not a very good idea to keep it installed on the system, especially if it has slithered onto your computer without your knowledge. 13 489 users have already installed PDF Convert Tab from the Chrome Web Store, but the total number of users who have it installed on their computers must be higher because it can be downloaded directly from its official website (http://www.pdfconverttab.com) as well. It seems that not all users install it consciously. Some people say they have nothing to do with its installation, which suggests that this potentially unwanted application might be distributed differently as well. If you know nothing about its installation too, you must delete it today. This should not be too difficult if you let us help you. Read more »

ThePresidentSays Toolbar

ThePresidentSays Toolbar

Perhaps ThePresidentSays Toolbar looks like a fun application that will make your browsing sessions more entertaining. However, computer security experts suggest that this app is a potentially unwanted program, and as such, it might expose you to potentially corrupted content. What’s more, if you did not intend to have this application added to your system, there is no reason to keep it because it will only slow down your browser. Hence, scroll down to the bottom of this description for the manual removal instructions and get rid of ThePresidentSays Toolbar immediately. For further questions, please feel free to leave us a comment. Read more »

Win PC Repair 2018

Win PC Repair 2018

Win PC Repair 2018 is PC optimization tool users can download directly from http://www.fastwinpcs.com. It is promoted as a useful application that can boost the computer’s performance by detecting and then cleaning items that affect it in a negative way. It looks useful, but you should not install it on your computer if you expect that you could speed up your PC with it for free because this is not going to happen. The free version of this program works as a diagnostic tool, meaning that it could only scan your computer for items that need to be removed. No, it is not the main reason Win PC Repair 2018 has been categorized as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. Continue reading this article to find out more about it. We hope that the provided information will convince you not to install Win PC Repair 2018 or delete it from the system in case you have already installed it/found it installed on your PC without your knowledge. It is usually not something extremely difficult to delete potentially unwanted programs, so you should be able to delete Win PC Repair 2018 quite easily too if you decide that you no longer want to see it installed on your computer. Read more »

onlineGames Search

onlineGames Search

There are tons of potentially unwanted programs out there that are far from real security threats. However, things like onlineGames Search might as well cause a few disturbances that you would like to avoid, otherwise. This application is a potentially unwanted program, and it means that it is not a malicious infection, but if you did not intend to have it on your computer, perhaps you should consider removing onlineGames Search today. For the manual removal instructions, please scroll down to the bottom of this description. Also, if you have more questions about computer security, you can always leave us a comment below. Read more »

gamingZone Search

gamingZone Search

Do not install gamingZone Search on your computer if you like the default search provider you use because this browser extension will alter it. No doubt some users install this piece of software consciously because it is promoted as a useful tool that allows users to search and play free online games without limitation. At the time of writing, there were 14 925 users who installed it directly from the Chrome Web Store, but we are sure the total number of users who have this extension active on their computers is higher because it can be downloaded from http://www.theappjunkies.com too. If you are among those users who have found gamingZone Search installed on their PCs, you have a right to know that it is not fully reliable software. We do not say that it is a malicious application, but we are 100% sure that it has certain features that make it a potentially unwanted application. One of the reasons it is considered potentially unwanted software is the fact that it might slither onto computers without permission. Additionally, it changes the default search tool on the affected web browser. Unlike serious malware, it does not try to hide the fact that it alters browsers’ settings. Read more »

StreamingOnlineWatch

StreamingOnlineWatch

StreamingOnlineWatch is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) targeted at users looking for tools to stream movies or similar content online. However, users should realize it is not the extension that streams the content, but the links it suggests. In other words, installing the add-on could be unnecessary. Instead, you could add the links you find useful to your browser’s bookmarks, and you could reach them just as fast as with the PUP. In any case, the main reason we do not think it is worth wasting any time with StreamingOnlineWatch is there is a chance the add-on might encourage users to browse with an untrustworthy search engine. If you keep reading our report you can learn more about this as well as how to get rid of this suspicious application. What’s more, to make this task easier we will place steps showing how to eliminate it at the end of this report. Read more »

I Need Directions Now

I Need Directions Now

I Need Directions Now is an extension for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome users, and an application for Internet Explorer users. Although it offers services that might attract some users, our research team at Anti-Spyware-101.com classifies it as a potentially unwanted program; generally known as “PUP.” It does not look malicious, and its installer is free, which is why it is not surprising that many users choose to download it. Unfortunately, problems start showing up as soon as the installation is initiated. First of all, the tool might ask to change homepage and search provider settings. If you have the option to decline an unfamiliar search tool, you certainly should use it. Of course, you do not have the option to decline changes to your New Tab, as this is where the extension represents itself. Whether or not changes to your browser are welcome, you should delete I Need Directions Now, and we discuss this in depth in this report. If you are curious about why you should remove this extension/application or how to do it, you should continue reading. Read more »

QuizFunWow Extension

QuizFunWow Extension

Some users click the button and install QuizFunWow Extension consciously on their computers because this piece of software looks reliable, and they expect that they could take cool online quizzes for free whenever they want to. The majority of users install it from the page (https://quizfunwow.com/quiz/?sid=05302018_organic) they are redirected to after opening https://quizfunwow.com/. Some users come across this website by accident while browsing the Internet, but we are sure there are more users who ended up on it against their will after having clicked on an untrustworthy link/advertisement found on the web. Researchers at anti-spyware-101.com have also managed to find one more source QuizFunWow Extension can be downloaded from – it is the official Chrome Web Store. If you have not installed this application yet, we highly recommend that you refrain yourself from doing this no matter if this piece of software looks like great fun because it is far from being perfect. Research conducted by experienced malware analysts has also confirmed that this extension is a typical potentially unwanted program, or PUP. To put it in other words, it is not anywhere near harmful malware, but it will not act as fully reliable software. Continue reading to find out more about QuizFunWow Extension. Read more »

Ember Relax Background

Ember Relax Background

Ember Relax Background is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that may collect user’s information for unknown purposes. The suspicion arises from the fact the software has no End User Licence Agreement or Privacy Policy papers. Moreover, our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com noticed the application might be spread through unreliable channels. Therefore, considering the extension does not look trustworthy, we would advise you not to take any chances with it and eliminate it before something goes wrong. Users who wish to get rid of it at once could slide below the article and follow the provided deletions steps showing how to remove Ember Relax Background from Google Chrome. On the other hand, users who still have not decided what to do with this PUP could read the rest of this report and get to know it better. Read more »