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SnapMyScreen redirect removal instructions

What is SnapMyScreen?

Created by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, SnapMyScreen is a rogue application claiming to allow users to take screenshots directly from their Internet browsers. While this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that SnapMyScreen is categorized as a redirect virus or browser hijacker. The developers of this rogue browser extension employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install SnapMyScreen on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users install SnapMyScreen during download of free software from freeware download websites.

   

RingtoneFanatic redirect removal instructions

What is RingtoneFanatic?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, RingtoneFanatic claims to provide a feature to download and create personalised ringtones. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that RingtoneFanatic is considered to be a browser hijacker or redirect virus. The developers of this rogue browser plug-in employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install RingtoneFanatic on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with the other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install RingtoneFanatic during download of free software from freeware download websites.

   

PuzzleGamesDaily redirect removal instructions

What is PuzzleGamesDaily?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, PuzzleGamesDaily is a rogue browser toolbar claiming to enable a feature to allow users to play addictive puzzle games. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that PuzzleGamesDaily is categorized as a redirect virus or browser hijacker. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by the developers of this rogue browser extension to install PuzzleGamesDaily on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling is a way to stealthily install applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install PuzzleGamesDaily during download of free software from freeware download websites.

   

Searchalgo.com redirect removal instructions

What is Searchalgo.com?

Developed by SmartCyberTechnology, the searchalgo.com browser hijacker employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional software together with the chosen program) on install on Internet browsers without users' consent. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, SearchAlgo modifies browser settings (homepage and default Internet search engine) by assigning them to searchalgo.com. Furthermore, the software is delivered with several additional applications (called 'helper objects'- at time of testing, the searcgalgo.com browser hijacker installed SettingsGuard app), which prevent users from reverting the browser settings changes made.

   

Cheapster removal instructions

What is Cheapster?

Created by Koyote-Lab Inc, Cheapster is a rogue browser extension claiming to save time and money by displaying special deals, discounts, enabling coupons, and comparison shopping. On initial inspection, this may seem legitimate and useful functionality, however, be aware that Cheapster is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) employed by Cheapster to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission. Following successful infiltration, Cheapster delivers intrusive online ads such as banner, in-text, interstitial, pop-up/under, and coupon ads among others. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Offercrowd removal instructions

What is Offercrowd?

Offercrowd is a rogue application claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts on shopping websites. While this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Offercrowd is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP) 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 (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission. Following successful infiltration, Offercrowd generates various intrusive online ads such as banner, in-text, pop-up/under, and coupon ads. It is highly probable that clicking advertisements delivered by Offercrowd will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Security Alert removal instructions

What is Security Alert?

Developed by Mathematical Applications, Security Alert is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to inform users of the latest Internet security-related world events. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Security Alert is categorized as adware. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by Security Alert developers to install this adware on Internet browsers. Bundling allows developers to stealthily install their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install Security Alert together with software downloaded from freeware download websites. Once infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome is successful, Security Alert delivers intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

Breaking News Alert removal instructions

What is Breaking News Alert?

Created by Mathematical Applications, Breaking News Alert is a rogue application claiming to provide the latest world news and events. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Breaking News Alert is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Breaking News Alert 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, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Breaking News Alert delivers various intrusive online advertisements including in-text, banner, pop-up/under, and interstitial ads. It is highly probable that clicking these advertisements will cause further high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

BonusBerry removal instructions

What is BonusBerry?

BonusBerry is a rogue browser plug-in claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and providing other features. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that BonusBerry 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 programs together with the chosen software) employed by the BonusBerry add-on to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission. Following successful infiltration of these browser add-ons, BonusBerry tracks users' Internet browsing activity and delivers intrusive online ads.

   

How to eliminate browser redirects to search.strtpoint.com?

What is Search.StrtPoint.com?

Created by InstallMac, Start Point is a browser add-on and essentially a recommendation engine. This plug-in tracks your interests and then presents a personalized homepage (search.strtpoint.com) with your favourite news, etc. The plug-in alone is useful, innovative, and popular with many Internet users, however, recent complaints from PC users regarding redirects to search.strtpoint.com make this an unwanted application. Search.strtpoint.com websites are related to StartPoint - redirects to these websites can be a consequence of computer infections and inadvertent installation of third party browser add-ons.

   

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