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Online Ad Scanner removal instructions

What is Online Ad Scanner?

Developed by OAS Advert Corporation IBC, Online Ad Scanner is a rogue application claiming to help users to find the latest news about online advertising. Although this application may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that it is considered to be 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 Online Ad Scanner on Internet browsers without users' permission. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Online Ad Scanner generates numerous intrusive online advertisements such as display, price comparison, coupons, in-line text, and content recommendation ads. There is a high probability that clicking advertisements generated by this PUP will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Web Guard removal instructions

What is Web Guard?

Created by Interesting Solutions, Web Guard is a rogue browse plug-in that claims to allow users to detect any websites tracking their personal information. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by Web Guard to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Web Guard generates intrusive online advertisements and monitors users' Internet browsing activity.

   

DesktopDock removal instructions

What is DesktopDock?

DesktopDock is an application that installs a desktop widget claiming to allow users to reach their favourite websites with one click. On initial inspection, this application may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that DesktopDock is considered to be 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 computers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, DesktopDock generates various intrusive online advertisements including banner, interstitial, in-text, and transitional ads. There is a high probability that advertisements generated by DesktopDock may lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

SuperMegaBest removal instructions

What is SuperMegaBest?

SuperMegaBest is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) 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 SuperMegaBest is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by SuperMegaBest to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, SuperMegaBest generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

Ribble removal instructions

What is Ribble?

The rogue browser extension, Ribble (or Doribble), is considered to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by Ribble to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling allows the developers to distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users infect their computers with adware during download of free software from freeware download websites. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Ribble generates numerous intrusive online advertisements including coupon, banner, search, pop-up, interstitial, and transitional ads. It is highly probable that clicking advertisements delivered by Ribble will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Platamoose removal instructions

What is platamoose?

Created by SuperWeb LLC, platamoose is a rogue browser extension claiming to improve users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other functions. While this browser plug-in may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that platamoose is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP) since it employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen free software) to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, platamoose generates various intrusive online advertisements such as banner, search, interstitial, transitional, and full-page ads. Clicking advertisements generated by this rogue browser plug-in is likely to cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

Couponarific removal instructions

What is Couponarific?

Created by a Delaware company of the same name (Couponarific Inc.), Couponarific is a potentially unwanted browser extension claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts when surfing shopping websites. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and although Couponarific's functionality may seem useful and legitimate, be aware that Couponarific is categorized as adware. The developers of this potentially unwanted application employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install Couponarific on Internet browsers without users' permission. After successful infiltration, Couponarific tracks users' Internet browsing activity and generates intrusive online advertisements.

   

Start.MySearchs.com - how to remove this browser hijacker?

What is start.mysearchs.com?

The start.mysearchs.com website is promoted using the MySearchs toolbar (created by Montiera technologies LTD or Pay-By-Ads). This browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads. Many computer users refer to this toolbar as the MySearchs virus or malware. These negative associations are made since the developers employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. The toolbar installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet, and therefore, most users feel it was installed without their consent. Note, that after successful installation, this browser add-on assigns the browser default search engine and homepage settings to start.mysearchs.com

   

SpeeditUp removal instructions

What is SpeeditUp?

Created by Virtue Interactive Ltd, SpeeditUp is a rogue browser extension claiming to allow users to check their Internet speed. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that SpeeditUp 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 SpeeditUp 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 SpeeditUp during download of free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, SpeeditUp 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.

   

Zoomify removal instructions

What is Zoomify?

The ZoomifyApp application (created by AlgoChord Ltd or Resoft Ltd) infiltrates computers via free software downloads. Internet users often install ZoomifyApp 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 (including, for example, fake Java updates or fake Internet browser updates). Developers of this add-on claim that it enhances users' Internet browsing experience by enabling convenient online image zooming, PDF conversions, and easy social sharing. While this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that ZoomifyApp is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.

   

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