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Search.hdvideobar.com - how to eliminate browser redirects to hdvideobar.com?

What is search.hdvideobar.com?

Developed by Mars Technologies Ltd, HDVideoBar toolbar is a rogue browser extension compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. HDVideoBar employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on these browsers without users' consent. For this reason, most users inadvertently install HDVideoBar during download of free software via small programs called 'download clients' used by freeware download websites (such as softonic.com, soft32.com, download.com, etc.) Furthermore, this potentially unwanted application claims to enable 'advanced search options', however, it modifies users' Internet browser settings (homepage and default search engine fields) and redirects users to the hdvideobar.com website.

   

Deeal adware removal instructions

What is Deeal?

Created by Corporate Inc (published using the Crossrider platform), Deeal is a potentially unwanted application that installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) when users download or install free software. Developers of this adware employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, many Internet users install the Deeal plug-in inadvertently without their consent. Following successful infiltration, this add-on generates intrusive online advertisements including sponsored links, banner, interstitial, coupons, video, and in-text ads. Clicking these third party ads can lead to high-risk malware infections. Furthermore, this plug-in tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording URLs of websites visited, search terms entered into search engines, IP addresses, and other information that may be personally identifiable. Internet browser tracking such as this can result in serious privacy issues or identity theft.

   

Search.offersbar.com - how to remove this browser hijacker?

What is search.offersbar.com?

Created by Mars Technologies Ltd, the OffersBar toolbar rogue browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. This browser add-on claims to enhance users' Internet searching experience by enabling advanced search engine functions. Although this functionality may seem useful and legitimate, rather than providing any real value for the user, OffersBar behaves in a dubious manner. For this reason, most users refer this toolbar as a virus or malware. The developers of this toolbar employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to stealth-install OffersBar on Internet browsers without users' permission. Once infiltration on Internet browsers is complete, OffersBar modifies the browser settings (homepage and default search engine fields) and redirects users to the offersbar.com website.

   

TheBestDeals removal instructions

What is TheBestDeals?

TheBestDeals is a rogue browser extension created by a company called 'BetterDeals'. The developers of this browser plug-in employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install TheBestDeals on Internet browsers without users' consent. The bundling method stealthily installs additional programs together with the chosen software, and for this reason, most users inadvertently install TheBestDeals during download of free software. This dubious browser add-on claims to save time and money by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and displaying special deals/discounts available within shopping websites. Although this functionality may seems useful and legitimate, be aware that TheBestDeals is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, this PUP generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

search-goal.com - how to eliminate browser redirects to search-goal.com?

What is search-goal.com?

The search-goal.com website is promoted using a rogue toolbar that infiltrates browsers via small download programs employed by freeware download websites including download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others. The developers of this potentially unwanted application employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', which allows installation of additional programs together with the chosen software without users' consent. Therefore, most users refer to Search-Goal as a virus or malware. Following successful infiltration, Search-Goal carries out dubious functions such as changing Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings without users' permission.

   

Theater-Max removal instructions

What is Theater-Max?

Theater-Max is a rogue browser extension developed by Robokid Technologies. The developers of this browser add-on employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install Theater-Max on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission. This method installs additional programs together with the chosen software, and therefore, many users inadvertently install Theater-Max during download of free software via small programs called 'download clients' on freeware download websites. Although this rogue browser add-on claims to enhance users' Youtube experience by allowing adjustment of computer screen lights when watching videos (which may seem useful and legitimate functionality), be aware that Theater-Mode is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Following successful infiltration, Theater-Max tracks users' Internet browsing activity, generates intrusive online advertisements, and reduces browser performance.

   

ContextFree removal instructions

What is ContextFree?

The ContextFree 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 ContextFree 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'. ContextFree also causes diminished browser performance and intrusive ads. At time of research, this potentially unwanted program (PUP) was distributed using DomaIQ free software download clients (fake downloads, such as Internet browser updates, hacking tools, etc.)

   

Amazon Deal Finder removal instructions

What is Amazon Deal Finder?

Amazon Deal Finder is a potentially unwanted application claiming to save time and money by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and displaying discounts/special deals available on shopping websites. This functionality may seem useful and legitimate, however, be aware that Amazon Deal Finder is categorized as adware. It was developed to employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' as a distribution method, and for this reason, most users install Amazon Deal Finder during download of free software via small programs called 'download managers' on freeware download websites. This potentially unwanted program (PUP) is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Following successful infiltration on these browsers, Amazon Deal Finder generates numerous intrusive online advertisements such as banner, pop-up, interstitial, in-text, and coupon ads. It is highly probable that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Cinema-Plus removal instructions

What is Cinema-Plus?

Created by Bright circle investments Ltd, the Cinema-Plus browser plug-in claims to enhance users' YouTube experience by turning 'lights off' (enable users to adjust computer screen lights) when watching online videos. While some computer users may find this functionality useful, the Cinema-Plus add-on is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Computer users often install Cinema-Plus inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software.

   

Coupon Scout removal instructions

What is Coupon Scout?

Coupon Scout (also known as GetDeal Coupon Widget or GetDeal Browser App) is a rogue browser extension claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts available within online stores. While this functionality may seem useful and legitimate, be aware that Coupon Scout is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers of this rogue browser add-on employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to stealthily install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Coupon Scout generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

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