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Treasure Track removal instructions
What is Treasure Track?
Created by SuperWeb LLC, Treasure Track is a deceptive application claiming to enhance the Internet browsing experience by displaying coupons, enabling comparison shopping, and 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 Treasure Track product suite, a FREE set of tools that work to make your browsing experience... better!" Initially, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, Treasure Track is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP), since it usually infiltrates systems without users' permission, generates intrusive online advertisements, and tracks Internet browsing activity.
S5Mark removal instructions
What is S5Mark?
S5Mark is a rogue application claiming to provide anonymous, safe, and fast VPN services with unlimited bandwidth. This may seem legitimate and useful functionality, however, S5Mark is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). S5Mark is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', which allows Internet browser infiltration during installation of other programs. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, S5Mark generates intrusive online advertisements (banner, in-text, search, pop-up, etc.) that may lead to further computer infections.
Results Hub removal instructions
What is Results Hub?
The Results Hub app is presented as a legitimate browser add-on designed to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling advanced search features. Regular users may find this extension legitimate and useful, however, The Results Hub is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. A deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' is used to distribute this bogus app, and therefore, users often install it inadvertently. Bundling allows developers to stealthily install their applications (mostly rogue) together with regular software without users' consent. The Results Hub is usually distributed together with free software downloadable on freeware download websites. As with typical adware, The Results Hub delivers intrusive online ads and tracks Internet browsing activity following infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.
Shop with Boost removal instructions
What is Shop with Boost?
Created by Verti Technology Group Inc, the Shop with Boost browser add-on displays coupon ads when visiting online shopping websites such as Amazon, Kmart, eBay, Expedia, Dell, etc. This browser extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. While this functionality may seem legitimate (the add-on claims to help users compare products and prices while they shop online), this browser plug-in is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). There are several issues with Boost: it often installs on computers without users' consent; it uses a software marketing method called 'bundling', and; this add-on tracks users' Internet browsing activity and may sell this information to third parties.
BlockAndSurf ads removal instructions
What is BlockAndSurf?
Created by Revizer Technologies Ltd, the Block and Surf (Block-N-Surf) browser add-on claims to hold a database of many black list domains, which potentially keeps children safe on the web by preventing viewing of adult content websites. The software is developed to work with Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, and while its initiative to protect children is valid, this application has some downsides. For example, it displays unwanted online ads including banners, “pop-ups”, “pop-unders", sponsored links, coupons, deals, shopping comparison, content suggestions, and other online advertisements, which computer users may find difficult to remove. Another downside of the BlockAndSurf app is that it tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, MAC addresses, hardware information, geolocations, default search providers, web pages visited, and other information. This information can be personally identifiable, and therefore, the presence of this add-on on your system may lead to serious privacy issues and identity theft. Users wishing to protect children online should opt for trusted antivirus and anti-spyware programs (with parental controls). Inadvertent applications installation can occur when users install free software downloaded from the Internet. BlockAndSurf is ad-supported and may be bundled with free software for monetization purposes.
Desktop-play removal instructions
What is Desktop-play?
Desktop-play is a rogue browser plug-in claiming to enable users to find, download, and play various games directly from the desktop. Although some users might find this functionality legitimate and useful, Desktop-play is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers of this dubious browser add-on employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party applications together with regular software. Once Desktop-play installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent, this plug-in generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.
GoHD removal instructions
What is GoHD?
The GoHD browser extension claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience by improving YouTube video quality. GoHD, however, is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by GoHD to install on Internet browsers together with other software and without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, GoHD generates intrusive online advertisements and diminishes browser performance.
Wajam removal instructions
What is Wajam?
Wajam is a social search engine, a browser add-on, which enhances Internet users' search experience by displaying additional search results related to information their friends share on FaceBook, Twitter, or Google+. This is a useful and popular browser plug-in, however, some computer users report that they observe ads by Wajam, and that they did not willingly install this plug-in. Note that Wajam is not related to malware or virus infections and is a legitimate browser add-on. This plug-in may inadvertently be installed without consent on users' systems when 'bundled' with free software downloaded from the Internet. Nevertheless, Wajam plug-in installation is not caused by malicious software.
InboxNow redirect removal instructions
What is InboxNow?
This deceptive application claims to allow users to easily access their email messages. Although this software may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that InboxNow is a browser-hijacking potentially unwanted program (PUP). The reason for this negative association is the behavior of this PUP, which includes stealth installation, modification of Internet browser settings, and tracking of Internet browsing activity.
AdVPN removal instructions
What is AdVPN?
AdVPN is an adware-type application claiming to allow use of a free Virtual Private Network (VPN) - "AdVPN - free VPN! Be 100% anonymous on the net with our free VPN client." Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that AdVPN is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The main reasons for these negative associations are stealth installation without users' consent, display of intrusive online advertisements, and tracking of Internet browsing activity.
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