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MyMovie Start

MyMovie Start

MyMovie Start is a browser extension for Google Chrome. Specialists have decided to categorize it as a browser hijacker because of the distribution method used to spread it and all these complaints saying that it has entered the computer without permission and changed the settings of the Google Chrome browser coming from users. Users who download this piece of software willingly from the Chrome Web store (chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mymovie-start/gnpjipjocompjdfhpdgckfnedpjbdofd) are usually aware of the fact that MyMovie Start is going to change the settings of Google Chrome upon the installation if they read the program description, whereas those users who download it from a third-party website or get it installed by clicking on a pop-up advertisement usually have no possibilities of getting acquainted with this application before installing it on their computers, so they often find changes this browser extension makes undesirable. Luckily, those changes can be undone. What users need to do is to eliminate MyMovie Start fully from their computers. Read more »

Search.mysafesearch.net

Search.mysafesearch.net

Currently, Search.mysafesearch.net can hijack only the Google Chrome browsers. It was reported that the application might provide users with modified search results, which could contain doubtful ads from the third party. What’s more, the browser hijacker could also redirect you to potentially malicious web pages. Naturally, because of these risks, our specialists at Anti-spyware-101.com believe it might be safer to eliminate the threat. If you are still in doubt whether to keep Search.mysafesearch.net or remove it from the browser, we urge you to read the rest of the text and get to know the search engine better before you make your decision. As for users who have no intentions of leaving the browser hijacker on their system, we would like to offer the deletion steps prepared by our specialists; you can find them at the end of this report. Read more »

Newsonly.info

Newsonly.info

At first glance, Newsonly.info may look like a useful news portal page, but the truth is that this domain belongs to a browser hijacker. A browser hijacker is a type of computer security threat that focuses on financial profits and does not care about content security. It usually enters your system without your permission, or it tricks you into thinking that you are installing something else. If your default homepage was changed to this portal, it is time you remove Newsonly.info from your system and then look for other unsolicited applications. The Murphy’s Law with these types of things is that potentially unwanted programs do not travel alone. Read more »

Movie Goat Default Search

Movie Goat Default Search

If you have noticed a sudden chance of your web browser's default settings, you should know that it could be the doing of a program known as Movie Goat Default Search. Our research team has classified it as one more intrusive browser hijacker because it is fully capable of making unwanted and invasive changes without requiring any authorization whatsoever. This will make surfing the web on a daily basis an annoying and frustrating task; what is even worse, is the fact that it could subject your operating system to suspicious and even potentially malicious web content. In a worst case scenario such exposure could result in a system infection. Such functionality of Movie Goat Default Search should not be tolerated under any circumstances. If you ever discover it active on your computer, make sure to remove it by following comprehensive instructions below. Read more »

Thesearchweb.net

Thesearchweb.net

Thesearchweb.net might look like a reliable search engine, but there is more to it than meets the eye as our researchers have found that it can feature promotional links in its search results and possibly collect information about you in order to customize them and generate more income as a result. However, it is undesirable, and we recommend that you remove it from your PC as soon as the opportunity arises. Researchers say that this search engine might not present you with a quality search service as its focus on generating income. Furthermore, some of the links that it promotes might be malicious in nature, so you would have to watch out for that. To learn more about this search engine, please read this whole article. Read more »

Searchis-cng.ru

Searchis-cng.ru

Malware analysts at Anti-spyware-101.com have recently found a browser hijacker that has since been known as Searchis-cng.ru. It is not your typical browser hijacker because it does not hijack the homepage address. It was designed to redirect you to its promoted websites and, thus, subject you to their featured content. The problem is, however, that the websites can be malicious. Apart from that, this hijacker is highly intrusive and annoying, so you should remove it because of all of these things. In this short article, we will discuss how this hijacker can get onto your PC, what it does and how you can get rid of it. Read more »

Faststartpage.com

Faststartpage.com

A new browser hijacker Faststartpage.com working exactly like Personal-Spage.com, Searchbuw.com, and Loadblanks.ru has been recently detected by malware experts working at anti-spyware-101.com. It is not an ordinary browser hijacker for sure because it does not change browsers’ settings, e.g. homepage, New Tab URL, and default search provider like other prevalent browser hijackers tend to do. Instead, it hijacks shortcuts of all browsers users have installed on their computers. At the time of writing, it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, so if you have all these three web browsers installed on your computer, you will notice that they all open Faststartpage.com. It should be emphasized that users see the Faststartpage.com domain for a second only because it immediately redirects to http://net-quick.com/ivi/. As a consequence, some people think that the latter URL has taken over their browsers and belongs to malicious software, which is not exactly true. Read more »

Search.sp-cmf.com

Search.sp-cmf.com

It is quite possible that you do not remember installing Search.sp-cmf.com and setting it as your new home page in the affected major browsers. The reason is simple: This malware infection may slither onto your system without your realizing it. This does not necessarily mean that it installs itself without your permission but the third-party installers this infection could be distributed in may be a bit misleading. Our malware researchers at anti-spyware-101.com say that this browser hijacker can arrive in the company of other malicious software installers, which could make your system more vulnerable than it was before. Such infections may make your system run slower taking up process power, some could decrease your Internet speed, but worst of all, you could also be exposed to unsafe third-party content through advertising and modified search results, too. In any case, we suggest that you remove Search.sp-cmf.com from your computer as soon as you can and act likewise with all other threats if you want to feel secure while browsing the web and using your PC. Read more »

Search.directionsandmap.com

Search.directionsandmap.com

Polarity technologies have been churning out browser hijackers regularly for the past few months. Their newest release is Search.directionsandmap.com, a malicious search engine that our malware researchers have classified as a browser hijacker because it is distributed using malicious methods. We suggest that you remove it because it can replace your browser’s homepage address without your knowledge or approval. On top of that, it can show promotional links in its search results and collect non-personally identifiable information about you in order to customize them. In short, this search engine will not improve your browsing experience in any shape of form, so the sooner you get rid of it, the better. Read more »

Search.searchbuscar.com

Search.searchbuscar.com

Was Search.searchbuscar.com set as your homepage without your permission? That is unlikely to happen, but if your homepage was hijacked illegally, the first thing you need to do is recognize that you have faced a threat. If your homepage was changed with your notice, are you confident that you know everything about this suspicious search tool that Anti-Spyware-101.com malware analysts classify as a browser hijacker? If you knew everything about this suspicious threat, it is unlikely that you would have allowed its installation. We have thoroughly researched this hijacker in our internal lab, and we have prepared information that might change your mind about it; that is if you believe it to be harmless. If you already know about the risks associated with keeping this hijacker installed, you might want to remove this infection right away. If that is the case, read the last section of the report to learn more about the options you have when it comes to deleting Search.searchbuscar.com. Also note that the comments section below can be used to initiate discussions about anything regarding this threat. Read more »