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Celebrity Alert removal instructions

What is Celebrity Alert?

Developed by Rational Thought Solutions, Celebrity Alert is a potentially unwanted program claiming to provide updates on all celebrity-related news. This may seem to be a legitimate and useful browser extension, however, be aware that Celebrity Alert is considered to be adware. The developers of this PUP employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install Celebrity Alert on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without users' permission. Following successful infiltration, Celebrity Alert generates various intrusive online advertisements such as banner, text, pop-under, in-text, interstitial, and pop-up ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Email Tracker removal instructions

What is Email Tracker?

Created by Surf Island Solutions, Email Tracker is a rogue browser extension claiming to allow users to monitor who opens their email. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Email Tracker is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. The developers of this rogue application employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install Email Tracker on Internet browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Email Tracker delivers various intrusive online advertisements that include (but are not limited to) banner, interstitial, text, pop-up, pop-under, and text ads. It is highly probable that clicking advertisements generated by Email Tracker will lead to further high-risk adware or malware-type infections.

   

Ad Blaster removal instructions

What is Ad Blaster?

Created by Surf Island Solutions, Ad Blaster is a rogue application claiming to block pop-up and other similar ads when browsing the Internet. While this functionality may seems legitimate and useful, be aware that Ad Blaster is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) employed by Ad Blaster to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Ad Blaster generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

Storm Alert removal instructions

What is Storm Alert?

Developed by Rational Thought Solutions, Storm Alert is a rogue browser extension claiming to warn users of forthcoming storms. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Storm Alert is considered to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. The developers of this rogue application employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with chosen software) to install Storm Alert on Internet browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Storm Alert generates various intrusive online advertisements that include (but are not limited to) text, banner, pop-up/pop-under, in-text and interstitial ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Health Alert removal instructions

What is Health Alert?

Developed by Rational Thought Solutions, Health Alert is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to inform users about the latest diseases and other health-related news. While this browser extension may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Health Alert is considered to be adware, since it employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Health Alert delivers various intrusive online advertisements including banner, pop-up, text, pop-under, interstitial, and in-text ads. It is highly probably that clicking advertisements generated by Health Alert will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Finance Alert removal instructions

What is Finance Alert?

Created by Valid Applications, Finance Alert is a rogue application claiming to update users with the latest finance-related news. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Finance Alert is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) employed by Finance Alert to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without users' permission. After successful infiltration, Finance Alert generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

CloudGuard removal instructions

What is CloudGuard?

CloudGuard is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that claims to protect users from malware and spyware infections when surfing malicious websites. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that CloudGuard is categorized as adware. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by CloudGuard to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software, and for this reason, most users inadvertently install CloudGuard when downloading free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, CloudGuard delivers numerous intrusive online advertisements including banner, coupon, targeted video, pop-up, interstitial ads, and download offers of other applications also considered to be adware. There is a high probability that clicking ads generated by this rogue application will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

GeniusBox - how to remove Genius Box (TGF Interactive) ads from search engines?

What is GeiuxBox?

Developed by TGF Interactive, GeniusBox is a browser extension (an add-on) claiming to enhance the Internet search experience by displaying quick search results from many websites such as Flickr, YouTube, eBay, and Amazon. While this added functionality may seem useful, there is a downside to using GeniusBox: this browser extension tracks users' browsing habits and displays unwanted ads when visiting popular search engines such as Google, Bing, or Yahoo! These unwanted ads are labelled 'About this GeniusBox ad' and 'TGF Interactive'. Users often install this browser add-on without their consent, since developers of this browser plug-in employ a marketing method called 'bundling', and in most cases it is installed together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   

Guard-search.com redirect removal instructions

What is guard-search.com?

The Guard-search.com browser hijacker installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with software downloaded from freeware download websites. This rogue website is developed by Conduit Ltd and operated by ClientConnect Ltd. The hijacker employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', which allows the developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software. Therefore, most users inadvertently install this browser hijacking application (capable of modifying browser homepage and default search engine settings) during download of free software from freeware download websites. Be aware that most popular freeware download websites employ 'download clients' as free services and traffic monetization tools, since they offer installation of promoted (according to the developers '100% legitimate and virus-free') browser extensions together with the chosen free software. Thus, reckless download and installation of freeware frequently results in adware or malware infections such as guard-search.com.

   

BetterBabyGuide redirect removal instructions

What is BetterBabyGuide?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, BetterBabyGuide is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to provide users with comprehensive pregnancy-related information such as popular baby names, pregnancy symptoms, baby shopping guides, and other parenting information. While this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that BetterBabyGuide is categorized as a browser hijacker or redirect virus. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by the developers of this rogue application to install BetterBabyGuide on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install this PUP during download of free software from freeware download websites.

   

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