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SaferSurf ads removal instructions

What is SaferSurf?

Developed by Revizer Technologies Ltd, SaferSurf is a browser add-on claiming to prevent children from entering websites containing adult content. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that this software is considered to be a rogue browser extension. SaferSurf is compatible with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and 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' permission. Following successful infiltration, SaferSurf generates various intrusive online advertisements including banner, pop-up, sponsored link, and shopping deal ads. Furthermore, users' Internet browsing activity is continually monitored, since this rogue browser add-on records various personally identifiable information such as IP and MAC addresses, locations, hardware information, default search engines, search queries entered, URLs visited, pages viewed, and other similar details. This behaviour may lead to serious privacy issues, identity theft, or malware infections. To protect children from entering adult websites, use legitimate anti-virus or anti-spyware software (which includes parental controls), rather than unidentified browser extensions. 

   

CheckMeUp removal instructions

What is CheckMeUp?

Created by Virtue Interactive Ltd, CheckMeUp is a rogue browser extension claiming to allow users to check and observe their Internet speed. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that it is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by CheckMeUp to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install CheckMeUp during download of free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, CheckMeUp generates intrusive online advertisements including in-text, pop-up/under, banner, and display ads. It is highly probable that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

brown bark removal instructions

What is brown bark?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, brown bark is a rogue browser extension claiming to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other functions. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, Internet users should be aware that it is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Brown bark 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' permission. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, brown bark generates numerous intrusive online advertisements including banner, interstitial, transitional, search, pop-up, and full-page ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Framed Display removal instructions

What is Framed Display?

Created by SuperWeb LLC, Framed Display is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that claims to improve the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and other functions. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Framed Display is categorized as adware. This PUP employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Framed Display generates numerous intrusive online advertisements such as banner, pop-up, interstitial, search, transitional, and full-page ads. It is highly probable that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

AdvanceElite removal instructions

What is AdvanceElite?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, AdvanceElite is a rogue browser extension claiming to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other functions. While this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that AdvanceElite is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers of this rogue browser plug-in employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, AdvanceElite delivers various intrusive online advertisements including banner, search, interstitial, transitional, and full-page ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

BrowseIgnite removal instructions

What is BrowseIgnite?

Created by Game Honey LLC, the BrowseIgnite browser add-on claims to make users' Internet browsing experience more productive by displaying Wikipedia, Bing, and Google results relating to any selected text within an in-page window. It also adds easy-to-reach vocabulary and translation tools.  Whilst such functionality may seem legitimate, this browser extension is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it installs on browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. Furthermore, the add-on generates intrusive ads and tracks users' Internet browsing activity. The BrowseIgnite plug-in is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, computer users often install it inadvertently together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   

Vaudix virus removal instructions

What is Vaudix?

Created by a company called CSG Ltd, Vaudix is a browser extension claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling media file compression, online video encoding, and other useful features. While such functionality may seem legitimate, computer users should be aware that Vaudix is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Note that many reputable antivirus and anti-malware programs detect Vaudix as a Trojan or malware. Internet users often install this browser extension inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. Developers of this add-on use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. This method is legal, however, many free software 'download clients' and 'installers ' analysed do not properly disclose additional applications listed for installation together with free programs users choose to download or install.

   

HD Quality adware removal instructions

What is HD Quality?

Created by Airwaves Moves Inc, the HD Quality browser plug-in claims to enhance users' YouTube (and other video streaming websites) experience by configuring videos to the highest available quality. While some computer users may find this functionality useful, in fact, the HD Quality add-on is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. The software infiltrates browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Computer users often install HD Quality inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software.

   

StormWatch removal instructions

What is StormWatch?

Created by Weather Protector LLC, StormWatch is a rogue application claiming to notify users about forthcoming storms via a desktop widget. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that StormWatch is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers of this rogue application employ 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, StormWatch generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

Severe Weather Alerts removal instructions

What is Severe Weather Alerts?

Created by Weather Notifications LLC, Severe Weather Alerts is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to enable users to check the current weather forecast via a desktop widget. While this functionality might seem useful and legitimate, be aware that Severe Weather Alerts is categorized as adware since it employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' 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 infect their computers with Severe Weather Alerts during download of free software from freeware download websites. Following stealth-infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Severe Weather Alert tracks users' Internet browsing activity as well as generating intrusive online advertisements.

   

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