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Smart Guard Protection removal instructions
What is Smart Guard?
Smart Guard Protection is a rogue antivirus program that reports non existent security infections in order to scare PC users into purchasing a 'full version', which supposedly removes 'detected' malware. This program is created by cyber criminals who distribute this fake antivirus program via infected email messages, exploit kits, and malicious websites. After successful infiltration, this bogus software modifies operating system registry entries and configures itself to run automatically on each system startup. Furthermore, Smart Guard Protection blocks execution of installed programs and prevents access to the Task Manager. PC users should be aware that this program is merely an imitation of legitimate antivirus software and none of the security infections detected by this program exist on their computers.
Antivirus Plus 2014 removal instructions
What is Antivirus Plus 2014?
Antivirus Plus 2014 is a rogue antivirus program that mimics the detection of high-risk malware infections in order to scare PC users into purchasing a useless license key. This bogus software is created by cyber criminals who distribute it via infected email messages, P2P networks, malicious websites, and 'exploit kits'. Following successful infiltration, this fake antivirus software begins imitating a legitimate security program by initiating a computer security scan. After less than a minute, Antivirus Plus 2014 reports that the security scan is complete and that various viruses and malware are detected on the system. To eliminate these supposedly 'detected' security threats, users are encouraged to 'Activate Full Time Protection' (i.e. purchase a license key for this program). Do not fall for this trickery - no security infections indicated by this program actually exist on your computer.
You-Bar ads removal instructions
What is You-Bar?
The You-Bar browser add-on is developed by WW3 LLC and claims to enhance users' interaction with various websites by rendering graphics, text, or other functional or interactive content within the browser. While these claims may sound legitimate, Internet users should be aware that the You-Bar plugin is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. This add-on provides no real value, and moreover, diminishes Internet browser performance and generates intrusive ads that can lead to high-risk malware and virus infections.
Websearch.searchguru.info virus removal instructions
What is Websearch.searchguru.info?
The Websearch.searchguru.info browser hijacker infiltrates users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads. After successful installation, this adware modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields to websearch.searchguru.info
Moreover, this browser hijacker prevents users from rolling back these changes by using a deceptive browser 'helper object' called 'Search Assistant Websearch'. While the developers of this browser add-on claim that it makes Internet browsing more productive, by providing computer users with 'Best search portals', in fact, the searchguru add-on is useless and categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.
Windows Warding Module removal instructions
What is Warding Module?
Windows Warding Module is a fake antivirus program that reports non existent security infections with the intention of scaring unsuspecting PC users into purchasing a useless license key. This rogue program is created by cyber criminals who distribute it using fake online security scanners and 'exploit kits'. Internet users should be aware that online security scanners able to indicate possible security infections on their systems do not exist - these pop-up ads merely mimic the detection of high-risk security infections to trick Internet users into downloading Windows Warding Module. Exploit kits are security infections, which infiltrate operating systems using outdated software. After successful infiltration, this malware takes full control of the user's operating system, and thus, can easily install fake antivirus programs, ransomware viruses, and Trojans.
Bizzybolt ads and deals removal instructions
What is Bizzybolt?
Bizzybolt is a potentially unwanted application, which infiltrates users' Internet browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Unwilling installations of this browser plugin are often caused by free software 'download clients', which trick computer users into installing Bizzybolt with the free downloaded software. This add-on is developed by SuperWeb LLC and claims to make Internet browsing more productive by displaying website trust ratings and enabling multiple site search capabilities.
Search.ominent.com redirect removal instructions
What is search.ominent.com?
The Search.ominent.com Redirect is caused by a potentially unwanted application called "Ominent toolbar" created by weDownload Ltd. This adware installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) with free software downloaded from the Internet. After successful infiltration, this browser hijacker modifies browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields to search.ominent.com
Commonly, computer users install this toolbar inadvertently without their consent when tricked into doing so by deceptive freeware 'download clients' - these small programs often hide the 'decline' button used to opt-out of installation of this potentially unwanted application.
Browsebit virus removal instructions
What is Browsebit?
Browsebit is a potentially unwanted application developed by SuperWeb LLC. This company is known for releasing identical browser plugins (adware) under different names in order to avoid detection by antivirus and anti-spyware programs. This add-on is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Commonly, Internet users install this plugin without their consent when downloading free software. While Browsebit promises to make Internet browsing more productive by adding multiple site search capabilities and displaying website trust ratings, in fact, this plugin adds no significant value, and moreover, generates intrusive ads and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.
Windows Active Hotspot removal instructions
What is Active Hotspot?
Windows Active Hotspot is a fake antivirus program, which generates fake security warning messages in order to trick unsuspecting PC users into purchasing a useless license key. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam use fake online security scanners and 'exploit kits' to proliferate this bogus software. Fake online security scanners are pop-up ads, which mimic the scanning of users' computers and then report 'critical security issues', which can supposedly be eliminated by downloading and installing Windows Active Hotspot. Exploit kits are malware infections, which rely on outdated software in order to infiltrate users' operating systems. After successful infiltration, this rogue antivirus program modifies the operating system registry file and configures itself to run automatically on each system start-up.
Nationzoom.com virus removal instructions
What is nationzoom.com?
The 'Nationzoom.com virus' is a term used to describe a potentially unwanted application, which modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning the default search engine and homepage fields to nationzoom.com This browser hijacker is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Commonly, Internet users install this browser hijacker without their consent when downloading free software. Recent research shows that this browser settings-changing adware is also proliferated using fake downloads (for example, fake browser, Java, or Flash Player updates). This adware is especially rogue since it installs a browser 'helper object' (Wsys Control), which prevents users from changing their browser settings. Furthermore, this adware modifies the shortcut targets of any installed Internet browsers.
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