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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.

   

QuickLink removal instructions

What is QuickLink?

The QuickLink rogue browser extension claims to improve the quality of Internet searches by displaying advanced results. On initial inspection, this browser plug-in may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This rogue application 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 installation on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, QuickLink generates various intrusive online advertisements including banner, coupon, pop-up, in-text, and search ads. It is highly probable that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

TrueDownloader removal instructions

What is TrueDownloader?

TrueDownloader is a rogue application claiming to increase Internet download speeds. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that TrueDownloader is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers of this rogue browser extension employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install TrueDownloader on Internet browsers without users' permission. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, TrueDownloader generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

Search.safefinder.com browser hijacker removal instructions

What is search.safefinder.com?

The search.safefinder.com browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads. Browser redirects to this website are caused by a potentially unwanted application called 'SafeFinder' created by Linkury Inc. Internet users often install SafeFinder adware inadvertently without their consent when downloading and installing freeware. At time of research, this browser plug-in was distributed using deceptive freeware 'download clients' and fake downloads. For example, fake Java updates or fake Internet browser updates. After successful infiltration, the SafeFinder potentially unwanted application modifies users' Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields to search.safefinder.com

   

Savings Downloader removal instructions

What is Savings Downloader?

The Savings Downloader application displays link ads and pop-ups with various offers. Developers of this program claim that by installing it you will not miss coupons and sales offers on popular shopping websites such as Target or Walmart. This functionality may appear to be useful, however, this app is bundled with free software, and therefore, computer users often install it inadvertently without their consent. Dubious advertising such as this has created a bad reputation for Savings Downloader - many computer users believe it is a virus or malware infiltration. In fact, this browser plug-in is not a virus - it is an unwanted application that installs together with free software or other browser add-ons.

   

InterStat removal instructions

What is InterStat?

The InterStat application claims 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 InterStat to install on computers without users' consent. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install InterStat during download of free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration, InterStat 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.

   

GameHug removal instructions

What is GameHug?

GameHug is a rogue application claiming to allow users to play various addictive arcade games. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that GameHug is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This rogue application employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install GameHug during download of free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration on Internet browsers, GameHug tracks users' Internet browsing activity and generates intrusive online advertisements.

   

VeriBrowse removal instructions

What is VeriBrowse?

Created by Conduit, VeriBrowse is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to increase the security and speed of Internet browsing. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that VeriBrowse is categorized as adware, since it employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install VeriBrowse during download of free software from freeware download websites. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, VeriBrowse generates numerous intrusive online advertisements that include (but are not limited to) banner, pop-up/pop-under, in-text, interstitial, and other similar ads. There is a high probability that clicking advertisements generated by VeriBrowse will lead to further high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Forever Net removal instructions

What is Forever Net?

Created by SuperWeb LLC, Forever Net is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other similar functions. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Forever Net 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' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Forever Net generates intrusive online advertisements and monitors users' Internet browsing activity.

   

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