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Your Interests Now Toolbar

Posted: November 30, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 14
First Seen: November 9, 2015
Last Seen: January 29, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Your Interests Now Toolbar by the notorious software developer Informer Technologies Inc is adware that may place many ads in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. The questionable program offers only one feature, which you can achieve directly through your browser's setting without the need to download anything. The Your Interests Now Toolbar should supposedly offer you instant access to famous platforms like Pinterest, Instagram and Dribble. The toolbar serves just like the regular bookmarks bar, so it may not assist you in any way. The fact that the Your Interests Now Toolbar lacks real functionality is only one reason not to keep the adware. It also may change the configuration of your browsers in an adverse way. The first modification that you may notice concerns to your homepage.

The suspicious program may substitute the site of your choice with some suspicious search engine that may show sponsored links as opposed to the best matches to your terms. As you peruse the Web, you may notice increased amounts of commercial materials in different shapes. The adware may create new banners, pop-ups, interstitial ads and videos. This advertising process may cause various issues. First of all, many PC users may get annoyed by seeing the same unrequested discounts and vouchers again and again. Second, the loading time of the sites may increase considerably due to the resource consumption of some ads. The third problem concerns to the partner network of the Your Interests Now Toolbar. Since the legitimacy of the promoted platforms remains unconfirmed, you may enter some potentially threatening pages accidentally. If you didn't download this adware from its official site or the Chrome Web Store, it might have entered together with other freeware. The experts suggest a system scan with reputable security software to delete this suspicious toolbar.

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mcbjmegjcenfnikmmpeejopecnoefhnh%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\mcbjmegjcenfnikmmpeejopecnoefhnh