PackEditorTools Ads

Posted: October 6, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Are PackEditorTools advertisements disturbing your web browsing experience? The source of these advertisements is identified to be a questionable application that goes by the name 'PackEditorTools.' This application can be acquired from its official website, but our research shows that most installations of PackEditorTools may occur by accident, and in many cases affected users may have no clue that they agreed to install this application. PackEditorTools is advertised as an all-in-one video and image editing application that allows users to modify images and videos swiftly and easily....

PCBooster

Posted: October 6, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs)
PCBooster is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may not be able to improve the functionality of your PC in any way. The company that stands behind this questionable application remains unknown, which is not a surprise. What is known for sure is that the same software developer has created more than one fake system optimization tools. Other examples are Quick PC Booster and Super PC Cleaner , and all three suspicious applications use common engines. You may download PCBooster from its official site, but in many cases it may reach your system as a recommended addition of third-party...

Anonymous Hacker Group Homing in on Banking Institutions by Launching Operation Black October

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Hackers
The Anonymous hacker group is back in action and this time they have announced in a YouTube video, posted below, of their new campaign called Operation October that will focus efforts on attacking financial and banking sectors. The Anonymous hacker group has been on the radar screen of many security researchers as well as government agencies across the globe . The efforts of Anonymous in the past have uprooted many secrets and several companies or large entities have succumbed to the hacker group's operations to expose private information or simply hack a website in hopes of garnering...

Super PC Cleaner

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
Super PC Cleaner is considered a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that cannot help you improve the performance of your PC. You can find it on its official site and various software platforms, but the questionable application also may reach your system together with third-party freeware. If you are encouraged to install some software that you have never heard of, you should check the feedback of other users in the cyberspace. If you make such an inquiry for Super PC Cleaner, you will notice that the majority of people are interested to find a way to eradicate this PUP. Although the...

PuddingQuotes Ads

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
PuddingQuotes is a useless application that may fill your browsers with tons of unrequested ads. This adware promises to provide you with detailed data about the professionals in your neighborhood. Allegedly, if you need a plumber or an electrician, you just need to type it in the corresponding field, and PuddingQuotes will do the rest. This feature has only one function, which is to convince you to install the questionable add-on. There is no doubt that the database of Google or Bing is far more extensive and updated frequently than the one of PuddingQuotes, so you don't need to install...

FLV Blaster

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
FLV Blaster is not the right application that you should use in case you need assistance for your downloads. This product is classified as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) because the user's feedback tends to be very negative. It is true that FLV Blaster may offer you some help if you want to download music and videos from some popular platforms. In some situations, however, your attempts to download videos from YouTube or Metacafe may end up with errors. The reason the clients are not satisfied with FLV Blaster doesn't concern its primary function as much as its side effects. This PUP...

DealWifi Ads

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
DealWifi is a simple adware add-on that may generate large quantities of advertising materials that you may see in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. This behavior is not unique – in fact, the cyberspace is currently overwhelmed with similar tools. Most of them are promoted as 'shopping optimizers,' and many PC users are already aware that installing these plugins may not be a good idea. In an effort to reach the systems of its clients, DealWifi offers something different. It claims that the people who install it will be able to use free WiFi. In fact, this feature...

TruNavi Ads

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
TruNavi is adware that may not be as useful as the clients may expect. Its developers distribute it as a reliable browser assistant that can help the user in more than one way. Allegedly, TruNavi should fix your typing errors and inform you about the best coupons and deals for that day. The second feature is the reason many computer users may not prefer to keep this adware. The people behind TruNavi state that its price comparison widget will start working only when the user enables it. However, the questionable add-on is active at all times and may cause a set of unrequested modifications...

VitalBrowserHelper Ads

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
VitalBrowserHelper is adware that may overwhelm your web clients with intrusive ads. Its official site states that these commercial materials are there with the only purpose to help clients to find the best deals for them. Some users who are not experienced online shoppers and spend too much time trying to find the right products for them may agree to install VitalBrowserHelper. However, they may soon enough regret this decision for several reasons. First of all, the ads by this adware may not be helpful because they may lead to sites that lack popularity. It is only natural since the...

Wise-Buy Ads

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Wise-Buy is an ad-supported extension that promises to optimize your online shopping. Allegedly, the add-on should save money on your purchases by showing good deals and discounts suitable to your taste. The adware indeed displays many ads, but its presence may not be beneficial to the clients. In fact, a significant part of the users prefer not to keep Wise-Buy on their PCs. Just like most types of adware, this one may rely primarily on the bundling method to reach the systems of its clients. This statement is supported by the fact that the official product page doesn't contain a download...

RayDownload

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
RayDownload is a tiny application of less than 1 MB that works as a download manager. This tool may appear to be useful initially, but you should not agree to install it without knowing all of its features. RayDownload is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that may have a negative impact on your web clients. Instead of assisting you by optimizing your downloads, this application may become annoying to you because it may insert additional advertising materials. According to Woodtable Technology Inc, the presence of such commercial materials is required to maintain the license of...

FunPopularGames Toolbar

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Browser Hijackers
FunPopularGames Toolbar is a toolbar developed and distributed by Mindspark. Mindspark Interactive is a company that is quite popular because of its adware, browser extensions, toolbars, and other dubious applications that may rely on unfair propagation techniques. The FunPopularGames Toolbar isn't any different, and its name may be associated with unwanted changes in the affected web browser's configuration. Users who come across FunPopularGames Toolbar might like the advertising campaign used to promote this toolbar. According to it, the FunPopularGames Toolbar provides users with quick...

Fact Fire

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Fact Fire is a suspicious computer application that is developed and distributed by SuperWeb, an ill-famed company that is known for its aggressive adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs. The Fact Fire application falls under the ‘Adware‘ category, and it may be distributed using unfair techniques that may trick users into installing Fact Fire unknowingly. By installing this application, users will not harm their computers nor will they damage their online security and privacy. However, Fact Fire may have a negative impact on their computers‘ performance as well as on their online...

Browser Good

Posted: October 5, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
Browser Good is a dubious web browser extension that may be installed on your computer without your knowledge. The Browser Good application is advertised as a helpful tool that enhances the users’web browsing experience by providing them with suggested deals and coupons that can help them find better online deals, products and services. This may seem like a skillful way to save money while shopping online, but users may be disappointed to hear that Browser Good isn't as good as its authors claim it to be. In fact, users who install Browser Good may not see very good product suggestions,...

NaviWatcher Ads

Posted: October 2, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 2/10
NaviWatcher is a PC application that tries to mislead its clients claiming that it can guarantee their online privacy. The people responsible for the creation of this questionable tool, who remain unnamed, claim that NaviWatcher can restrict the access to malicious pages. There are many harmful sites in the cyberspace, and you need a reliable protection, but this tool cannot offer it since it is not a legitimate security software. The promised features are there for only one reason, which is to encourage you install the program. NaviWatcher works as ordinary adware that may have a very...

LifeStyle by InMind

Posted: October 2, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 1/10
LifeStyle by InMind is a small web extension that promises to keep you informed about the latest lifestyle events. However, rarely do the clients appreciate this plugin because it functions as traditional adware. LifeStyle may change the vision of the new tab screen thoroughly. Just after opening a new tab, you may notice that it doesn't contain a legitimate search field and a list of your favorite sites anymore. In their place, you may find numerous sponsored links. There may also be an Ask-based search box that may try to increase traffic towards third-party affiliate pages. LifeStyle is...

Kele55

Posted: October 2, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 2/10
Kele55 is a Chinese chat client that can be downloaded from the social site kele55.com. This webpage serves as a dating platform. The company that created the Kele55 application is called Jinhua Changfeng Information Technology Co. This software developer claims that its product will allow the clients to chat with their friends and make new acquaintances. Although Kele55 seems to function as announced, the user's feedback is often highly negative. The chat platform may cause unpleasant and unapproved alterations in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer that may disrupt your...

SoundJunkies

Posted: October 2, 2015 | Category: Adware | Threat Level: 1/10
SoundJunkies by APN, LLC is an adware extension that may cause unpleasant changes in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The company that created this questionable plugin promotes it as an irreplaceable tool for the music fans. In theory, SoundJunkies should provide access to millions of songs and numerous radio stations from around the world for free. In reality, this adware creates a toolbar that contains buttons that in turn lead to music-oriented sites. Some of the promoted pages may be untrustworthy. Even if they are safe, you would not need the help of SoundJunkies...

Spyware Assists FBI in Catching Tor Web Browser-Accessed Child Pornography Perpetrator

Posted: October 1, 2015 | Category: Cybersecurity
Law enforcement agencies are steadily coming down on malware marketers and hackers who spread malware for a living. The FBI has been one force that has been fresh on the tail of hackers and malware perpetrators for many years, dating almost back to when the first computer viruses were on the scene spread over the Internet. As you would have it, in the FBI's latest malware tracking efforts, they have caught and captured a Child Pornography suspect. Through the use of spyware software , the FBI was able to track down an individual who utilized Tor to access, view and download...

VAFCompressor Ads

Posted: October 1, 2015 | Category: Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) | Threat Level: 1/10
VAF Compressor is not the right application to use when you want to compress your files. Although it doesn't display harmful codes, it may still cause you inconvenience. This stand-alone program may interfere with the web browsers of the clients and causes unwanted changes, which is why the experts classify it as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP). Its official site vafcompressor.com isn't the only place you can use to download it. The people behind VAF Compressor, who have introduced themselves as "The Company", may rely on the bundling tactic to spread their unreliable tool. It means...
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