FreeCodecPack

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
FreeCodecPack is a piece of aggressive adware that may inject numerous advertisements in your web browser. The application doesn't include any other features apart from its ad-injection abilities, so it is useless to users. That's probably why the FreeCodecPack doesn't have an official website or a download location, and its propagation fully relies on software bundling and stealth installations. Thanks to these two techniques, the FreeCodecPack adware may accidentally or unknowingly be installed by users who opted to install a free app such as a PDF viewer or media player. If the...

StudyHQ Toolbar

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 2/10
StudyHQ Toolbar is a piece of software developed and distributed by the ill-famed Mindspark Interactive Media LTD. The company's name is often associated with potentially unwanted programs and toolbars that rarely serve any useful purpose, and on many occasions they may bring unwanted advertisements and side effects to the user's computer. The StudyHQ Toolbar is no different, and although it is advertised as a handy utility that can help the user learn new things, most users notice its presence because of the unwanted changes it may bring to their web browser. By installing the StudyHQ...

Music Search App Toolbar

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers | Threat Level: 5/10
The Music Search App is a potentially unwanted toolbar developed and distributed by Bandoo Media. Bandoo is a company whose name is often associated with potentially unwanted programs, toolbars, and adware, so their reputation isn't very good. Unfortunately, it seems like the Music Search App toolbar is not a step in the right direction, and this tool probably won't help them improve their reputation. The Music Search App toolbar relies on stealth installations, and it is distributed mostly via software bundles, so many users might unknowingly agree to have this browser installed in their...

Musicloud Ads

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Did you install the Musicloud browser extension when it was offered to you by the installer of a freeware app you recently downloaded? If you have, then you may have already noticed the presence of Musicloud ads in your web browser. These advertisements are caused by the Musicloud extension, and they can quickly become rather disturbing. The Musicloud ads know no boundaries, and they may show up on any website you visit, so as long as the extension is installed, the Musicloud ads may be an irreplaceable part of your online journeys. The Musicloud extension is advertised as a helpful tool...

Oh My Coupons Ads

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
If you notice unwanted advertisements in your web browser, and they are labeled "Ads by Oh My Coupons" or "Oh My Coupons Ads", then you may have accidentally accepted to install the Oh My Coupons browser extension. This small utility is advertised as a useful tool that can help you save money while shopping online by providing you with coupon codes and information about current promotions. This may seem like a very attractive tool to have installed on your computer but, unfortunately, Oh My Coupons isn't by far as good as it claims to be. Most of its offers may be associated with shady or...

Player-wyu.updatefast.co

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Adware
Player-wyu.updatefast.co is a web destination used to promote a bogus media player that may attempt to install malware on the targeted computer. The media player is named "Universal Media Player", but security experts report that there isn't a piece of legitimate software that goes by its name, so they have all reasons to believe that the purpose of Player-wyu.updatefast.co is to promote malicious files that may attempt to exploit security vulnerabilities in the user's computer. Naturally, no-one would agree to open an unknown website that promotes a bogus media player, so how are users...

RockCoupon Ads

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
RockCoupon is a suspicious web browser extension that may often be installed without the user's knowledge. The purpose of the RockCoupon extension is to help the user find better deals and products online by providing them with product suggestions, price comparisons, and information about available promotional coupons. This may seem like an attractive offer since it can save you money, but you may be disappointed to hear that the RockCoupon extension doesn't work as promised. Installing it won't help you save money, and you may witness some of the annoying side effects that RockCoupon's...

ShareThis Ads

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
ShareThis is a web browser extension whose installation won't enhance your online experience in any way. If you visit ShareThis' official website, you may read that the app is a useful utility that allows you to share web pages and content with your friends on various social networks immediately. However, the app doesn't work as intended, and its installation may bring unwanted side effects to your web browser. The most notable sign of ShareThis' presence on your computer is the ShareThis Ads that may appear in your web browser as soon as the extension is installed. ShareThis is...

Onion Ransomware

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Ransomware | Threat Level: 10/10
The Onion Ransomware is a file encryptor that modifies your files for the purpose of holding them for ransom. Like other file encryption Trojans, the Onion Ransomware can't offer any guarantee that paying its ransom will return your files to a usable condition. As a consequence of that risk, malware researchers don't advise rewarding the Onion Ransomware's developers in response to an infection. Common backup strategies can prevent the Onion Ransomware from causing any long- term harm while good anti-malware products may remove the Onion Ransomware from your machine. The Many Layers of...

Critical Programming Alert Pop-Ups

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
The 'Critical Programming Alert' pop-ups are Web-based threats that may use your browser to expose you to con artists. Like other, equally fraudulent warning messages, a Critical Programming Alert' pop-ups doesn't deliver accurate information about your PC's state of security, and malware experts advise avoiding any unneeded interaction with them. If your browser launches the 'Critical Programming Alert' pop-ups repeatedly, you should revise your Web-surfing behavior accordingly, or scan your PC with anti-malware tools able to remove the threat responsible for your browser's malfunctions....

Navegaki

Posted: August 27, 2015 | Category: Possibly Unwanted Program | Threat Level: 1/10
Navegaki is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may be installed without the user's knowledge. The good news is that despite its deceptive marketing tricks, Navegaki isn't threatening, and its installation doesn't pose a threat to your privacy or the data you store on your computer. However, Navegaki may change the way your Web browser works by changing your default homepage and search service provider to Navegaki.com immediately, a low-quality search engine that may host links to unpopular and slightly suspicious websites. The Navegaki.com homepage features a search engine that...

Buy To Joy Ads

Posted: August 26, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Buy to Joy is an adware-type application that may be falsely advertised as a web browser extension that can help you find better deals online. In general, the extension is meant to be used by online shoppers who want to be up to date with the latest deals, coupons, and promotions. However, the Buy to Joy software won't help you save money, and it certainly won't help you find relevant products online. In fact, the only thing that Buy to Joy's installation may bring you are ads. Annoying ads accompany Buy to Joy's installation, and getting rid of them is only possible if you remove the Buy...

GoSearch.me

Posted: August 26, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers
GoSearch.me is a dubious search engine that may suddenly appear in your web browser's configuration. This surprising change may be owed to a browser hijacker that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge. The GoSearch.me browser hijacker is a little piece of software that serves one single purpose – to replace the web browser's default homepage and search engine with GoSearch.me. The purpose of this action is to generate traffic for the website, as well as to popularize it among as many people as possible. The technique used to achieve this is quite questionable...

MovixMuze

Posted: August 26, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
MovixMuze is a Google Chrome extension that should allow users to find quickly movies, actors, and Hollywood news directly from their web browser. Avid movie fans may be keen on using the MovixMuze extension because it may seem like a great way to keep up with the latest news and announcements but, unfortunately, MovixMuze has a negative side as well. Upon installation, this extension may hijack your web browser's settings and configure it to use a new homepage and default search engine. Once MovixMuze is installed, it can force redirects to the MovixMuze search engine whenever you launch...

MetroCleaner Ads

Posted: August 26, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
MetroCleaner is an adware application that may be installed on your computer without your knowledge. The MetroCleaner adware may often rely on installs through software bundles, so many users might accidentally end up agreeing to install the MetroCleaner software. The adware may be distributed alongside the installation packages of free apps such as PDF readers, media players, codec packs, and media converters. Once the MetroCleaner web browser extension is installed, the user may experience a sudden change in the way their web browser behaves. Because of MetroCleaner's presence, the web...

LockerTerminal

Posted: August 26, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
LockerTerminal is an adware-type application whose primary purpose is to generate revenue for its authors via a cleverly designed paid advertising campaign. Everyone who has LockerTerminal installed on their computer may see the LockerTerminal ads, and by clicking on them they may generate revenue for the adware's authors. LockerTerminal serves absolutely no purpose, so this extension is utterly useless. Installing it won't bring any features to you, and the only thing that you'll see are the LockerTerminal ads that may completely take over your browser. The LockerTerminal ads may...

Content Defender

Posted: August 26, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Content Defender is a web browser extension that is cleverly advertised as a useful utility that can enhance your web browser's security. It does so by protecting you from accessing phishing websites and malicious web destinations. At least, this is what Content Defender's website says. In reality, though, the extension isn't capable of achieving much when it comes to online security. In fact, it doesn't pack any features that may protect you while browsing the web and, unfortunately, the only thing that this extension's installations may bring you are annoying ads that will accompany your...

Oasis Space Ads

Posted: August 26, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Oasis Space is a piece of adware developed and distributed by SuperWeb. SuperWeb is ill-famed among experts in the cyber security field because of their tendency to release useless software that is mainly associated with its ability to inject numerous ads in the user's web browser. The Oasis Space program doesn't break the tradition, and its primary purpose is once again to disturb the user's online experience by displaying paid advertisements that may generate revenue for SuperWeb or other 3rd-parties. The Oasis Space web browser extension doesn't have an official download location nor...

Sexy Tube Mode

Posted: August 26, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Sexy Tube Mode is a web browser extension that offers users the ability to enhance their online video viewing experience. The application is capable of achieving this by modifying the client-side version of YouTube by making the background darker or by tampering with simple video settings that may slightly enhance the user's experience. However, despite Sexy Tube Mode's interesting features, security experts also note that the web browser extension may work as adware. As soon as Sexy Tube Mode is installed, its advertisements may invade your web browser. The advertisements displayed by Sexy...

Baboom Ads

Posted: August 26, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Are Baboom ads disturbing your web browsing experience? These advertisements are caused by a web browser extension that goes by the name Baboom.audio. This web browser extension isn't dangerous, and it does, in fact, introduce some interesting features with its installaton. The Baboom.audio web browser extension is available for Google Chrome, and by installing it users gain access to the ability to listen to online radios directly through their web browser. This may seem like a useful feature, but, unfortunately, this is just about all good there is to say about Baboom.audio. This web...
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