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GamingCandy Adware

GamingCandy removal instructions

What is GamingCandy?

The GamingCandy app claims to allow users to play various addictive flash games - "The GamingCandy Application (the "Application) allows you to play special free games that are not available unless the application is installed." These claims often trick users into believing that GamingCandy is a legitimate and useful application. In fact, it is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The main reason for these negative associations is stealth installation - GamingCandy usually installs on systems without users' permission. After infiltrating the system, this PUP displays intrusive online advertisements and collects various Internet browsing-related information.

   
Br Media Player Adware

Br Media Player removal instructions

What is Br Media Player?

Br Media Player claims to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling various features. Although this app may seem legitimate, it is considered to be adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Br Media Player is distributed as a 'bundle' together with other software. After infiltration, Br Media Player blocks access to the desktop and displays false 'Blue Screen of Death' (BSOD) messages. Furthermore, this application collects various user information and displays intrusive online advertisements.

   
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Surf Speed Monitor removal instructions

What is Surf Speed Monitor?

According to the developers, the Surf Speed Monitor application runs in the background and collects various data to generate coupons and display other various content matching users' interests - "Surf Speed Monitor is a 100% FREE application that aims to enhance users' surfing experience with tools and contextual information such as coupons, price comparison and much more!" Some users may find this functionality legitimate and useful, however, Surf Speed Monitor is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This application stealthily infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox). In addition, this app displays intrusive online advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.

   
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LightningDownloader removal instructions

What is LightningDownloader?

LightningDownloader is presented as a legitimate app designed to help users to manage all downloads -"Downloads is a smart and up to date application designed to provide a comprehensive solution to create and manage download tasks and processes." Although this app may seem legitimate and useful, LightningDownloader is considered to be adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This application often installs in the background during installation of other software. Once installed, LightningDownloader displays intrusive online advertisements and collects Internet browsing-related information.

   
Internet Quick Access Adware

Internet Quick Access removal instructions

What is Internet Quick Access?

Internet Quick Access is presented as a browser that supposedly improves the Internet browsing performance - "Internet Quick Access is a fast intuitive browser. We have excluded anything that slows and complicates user experience online and added quick links to key user functions". These claims often trick users into believing that this application is legitimate and useful, however, Internet Quick Access is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Note that Internet Quick Access often infiltrates systems without users' consent. Furthermore, after successful infiltration, this adware causes unwanted browser redirects, displays intrusive online advertisements, and collects various user information.

   
Web Bar Adware

Web Bar removal instructions

What is Web Bar?

Developed by Web Bar Media, the Web Bar application claims to aid access to the web directly from the desktop, receive instant Internet search results, and eliminate clutter that would otherwise slow down Internet browsers. On initial inspection, this may appear to be a legitimate application, however, be aware that Web Bar is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. Web Bar adware employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on computers, and therefore, most users install it inadvertently without their consent. Following successful infiltration, this application tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software and hardware information including, for example, domain names, IP addresses, browser types used, URLs visited, referring URLs, and other information.

   
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Linkey Deals removal instructions

What is Linkey Deals?

Developed by Aztec Media Inc, the Linkey Deals application supposedly helps to save time and money while shopping online by displaying coupons, enabling comparison shopping, and other similar functionality - "Linkey Deals costs you nothing but can save you lots. This free browser add-on helps you shop online, making sure you can always find the cheapest option.". Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Linkey Deals is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). As with regular adware, Linkey Deals is distributed as a 'bundle' with other software. Furthermore, after infiltration on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), Linkey Deals displays various intrusive online advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.

   
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Cinema Video removal instructions

What is Cinema Video?

Cinema Video supposedly improves online video quality - "The Software provides a suite of browser features that customize and enhance your interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content in your browser." Although some users may find this application legitimate and useful, Cinema Video is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These negative associations are made for two main reasons. Firstly, Cinema Video is distributed as a 'bundle' with other software, and therefore, usually installs without users' consent. Secondly, this adware collects various user information and displays intrusive online advertisements.

   
Dig Deep Adware

Dig Deep removal instructions

What is Dig Deep?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, Dig Deep claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience by displaying coupons, enabling comparison shopping, and providing other similar features - "We're passionate about improving web by providing the best tools to enhance the browsing experience, from searching the web to comparing online deals to find the best prices. We've combined all of our great ideas into the Dig Deep product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" These promises are false, since Dig Deep is considered to be adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This rogue app installs on Internet browsers without users' permission. Furthermore, it displays intrusive online advertisements and collects Internet browsing-related information.

   
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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.

   

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