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Information ads removal instructions

What are Information ads?

Information ads (advertising-support.com) appear when browsing the Internet and are caused by potentially unwanted applications. Furthermore, Information ads can be implemented by various software developers to monetize their free applications or browser plug-ins. The developers of these browser plug-ins employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, most computer users install these browser add-ons inadvertently without their consent. After successful infiltration, these PUPs generate intrusive banner, interstitial, full-screen, and text link ads.

   

SmartWeb removal instructions

What is SmartWeb?

Created by SoftBrain Technologies Ltd, the SmartWeb browser add-on claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience by displaying coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites. While this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that the SmartWeb add-on is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. This plug-in infiltrates browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. SmartWeb also causes diminished browser performance and intrusive ads. At time of research, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) was distributed using various free software 'download clients' via fake downloads such as Internet browser updates, hacking tools, etc.

   

PremierOpinion removal instructions

What is PremierOpinion?

Created by VoiceFive Inc, the PremierOpinion program claims to help users to express their opinions about products and services that matter most to them. By participating in online research, PremierOpinion members have the opportunity to influence leading companies while earning cash rewards, gift cards, or entries into valuable sweepstakes. While this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that the PremierOpinion app is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it displays surveys on various shopping websites. Many users report that this browser plug-in was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent, and furthermore, many experience diminished browser performance as a result. The developers of the PremierOpinion app employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' for distribution.

   

PicRec removal instructions

What is PicRec?

Created by Shefa Media Ltd, the PicRec app claims to automatically identify various objects within images and then to enable quick searches on those objects by clicking them. While this added functionality may seem legitimate, PicRec is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. The developers of this app employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, computer users often install this application inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. After installation, PicRec tracks users' Internet surfing activity by recording demographic information, browser types, operating system types, and IP addresses.

   

Monkeytize ads removal instructions

What is Monkeytize?

Monkeytize ads are caused by potentially unwanted applications created by Shefa Media Ltd (and other companies). These apps cause unwanted ads that appear when browsing the Internet. Furthermore, Monkeytize ads can be implemented by various software developers to monetize their free applications or browser plug-ins. The developers of this browser plug-in employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, most computer users install these browser add-ons inadvertently without their consent. After successful infiltration, these PUPs generate intrusive banner, interstitial, full-screen, and text link ads.

   

Cartwheel Shopping removal instructions

What is Cartwheel Shopping?

Cartwheel is a rogue browser plug-in claiming to save time and money by displaying special deals, discounts, and coupons available within online shopping stores as well as providing an opportunity for users to enter the Cartwheel lottery free of charge. This browser extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. The developers of this rogue browser add-on employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install Cartwheel on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software. For this reason, users commonly infect their computers with Cartwheel when downloading free software from freeware download websites. Although the functionality offered may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Cartwheel is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that generates intrusive online advertisements immediately following successful infiltration.

   

Easy Deals removal instructions

What is Easy Deals?

Created by Adassistent, Easy Deals is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts available with online stores such as eBay, Walmart, Amazon, etc. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Easy Deals is considered to be adware. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by Easy Deals to install on Internet browsers. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and for this reason, most users inadvertently install this PUP when downloading free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Easy Deals generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

Zombie Invasion removal instructions

What is Zombie Invasion?

Created by Time Lapse Solutions, Zombie Invasion is a rogue browser extension claiming to alert users of impending 'zombie invasions'. Although this browser add-on may seem legitimate, be aware that it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers of this PUP employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install Zombie Invasion on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most infections are caused by reckless download of free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration, Zombie Invasion tracks users' Internet browsing activity and generates intrusive online advertisements.

   

Websearch.flyandsearch.info redirect removal instructions

What is websearch.flyandsearch.info?

The websearch.flyandsearch.info browser hijacker installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies Internet browser settings including the homepage and default search engine domains. Furthermore, this adware installs several browser 'helper objects', which block attempts to roll back these changes. At time of research, this adware was 'bundled' with free programs and files available for download from free file sharing websites. Developers of freeware promote the websearch.flyandsearch.info browser hijacker using a deceptive installer, which tricks unsuspecting computer users into installing browser settings-modifying adware together with the free software.

   

SelectNGo removal instructions

What is SelectNGo?

Created by Virtue Interactive Ltd, the SelectNGo (Select-N-Go) browser plug-in claims to make Internet browsing more productive by integrating quick sharing and search functions of highlighted text. While this added functionality may seem legitimate, SelectNGo is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Developers of this add-on employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, computer users often install this plug-in inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software.

   

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