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Surfing Safeguard removal instructions

What is Surfing Safeguard?

Developed by Intriguing Apps, Surfing Safeguard is a rogue browser extension claiming to enhance browsing-protection by preventing malware and spyware infections on malicious websites. Although this may appear to be a useful and legitimate browser add-on, be aware that intriguing Apps is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Surfing Safeguard employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to stealthily install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on these browsers, Surfing Safeguard generates various intrusive online advertisements including banner, coupon, pop-up, interstitial, targeted video ads, and download offers of other potentially unwanted programs also considered to be adware. It is highly probable that clicking advertisements generated by this PUP will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
ReferenceBoss Toolbar

ReferenceBoss redirect removal instructions

What is ReferenceBoss?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, ReferenceBoss is a rogue browser toolbar claiming to allow the use of online dictionaries, translations, and to search directly from a website. While this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that ReferenceBoss is categorized as a redirect virus or browser hijacker. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by ReferenceBoss to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling allows developers to distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install ReferenceBoss when downloading free software from freeware download websites.

   
DailyImageBoard Toolbar

DailyImageBoard redirect removal instructions

What is DailyImageBoard?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, DailyImageBoard is a potentially unwanted application claiming to allow users to search and share their favourite links directly from their websites. Although this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that DailyImageBoard is considered to be a redirect virus or browser hijacker. The developers of this rogue extension use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install DailyImageBoard on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling is a way to distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install DailyImageBoard during download of free software from freeware download websites.

   
HappinessInfusion Toolbar

HappinessInfusion redirect removal instructions

What is HappinessInfusion?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, HappinessInfusion is a rogue browser extension claiming to provide users with links to positive news and mood-boosting sites. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that HappinessInfusion is categorized as a browser hijacker or redirect virus. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by HappinessInfusion to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling allows the developers to distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install HappinessInfusion during download or installation of software from freeware download websites.

   
Siteken.com Redirect

Siteken.com redirect removal instructions

What is Siteken.com?

Siteken is a rogue application, which employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling allows developers to distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install this potentially unwanted program (PUP) during download of free software from freeware download websites. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Siteken modifies default search engine and homepage browser settings by assigning them to ihotseen.com.

   
Searches.uninstallmaster.com Browser hijacker

Uninstall Master redirect removal instructions

What is Uninstall Master?

Created by Polypower Technology Inc, Uninstall Master is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning the default search engine and homepage fields to searches.uninstallmaster.com. The developers of this rogue application employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install Uninstall Master on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install Uninstall Master during download of free software from freeware download websites. Research shows that, in most cases, users install this browser hijacker together with fake downloads (fake browser updates, rogue Java, or Flash Player downloads). This adware is especially rogue, since it installs a browser 'helper object', which prevents the user from reverting any of the changes made.

   
RapidyWebIE Adware

RapidyWebIE adware removal instructions

What is RapidyWebIE?

RapidyWebIE is a rogue browser extension claiming to increase Internet browsing speed. On initial inspection, this may appear to be legitimate and useful functionality, however, be aware that RapidyWebIE is categorized as 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 Internet browsers without users' consent. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, RapidyWebIE generates numerous intrusive online advertisements that include (but are not limited to) banner, inline text, search, and transitional ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
AVbytes Win 8 Protection 2015

AVbytes Win 8 Protection 2015 removal instructions

What is AVbytes Win 8 Protection 2015?

AVbytes Win 8 Protection 2015 is a fake security scanner originating from a family of rogue antivirus software called Braviax/FakeRean. This program was developed by cyber criminals to scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware and coerce them into purchasing a 'full version' of AVbytes Win 8 Protection 2015 to supposedly eliminate the threats. This rogue program performs no scans for computer security infections - it merely imitates this process and then displays a false detection list. Furthermore, this malicious software modifies the infiltrated operating system, disables execution of installed programs, and disables the Task Manager. When infected with AVbytes Win 8 Protection 2015, users are unable to access Internet - this rogue program blocks access to websites, reporting that they are infected, and then offers to run a security scan.

   
AVbytes Win 7 Protection 2015

AVbytes Win 7 Protection 2015 removal instructions

What is AVbytes Win 7 Protection 2015?

AVbytes Win 7 Protection 2015 is bogus security software, which attempts to scare unsuspecting PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware, Trojans, and viruses. This rogue antivirus software infiltrates computers without users' consent and imitates a legitimate security scanner by performing 'security scans' and displaying security warning messages. Note that AVbytes Win 7 Protection 2015 holds no virus definition database, nor any features that would allow this program to detect any of the security infections listed. This malicious software runs fake security scans and imitates the detection of security infections that do not exist on the PC. This trickery has been known to coerce computer users into 'activating' (purchasing a full version of) this program.

   
AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015

AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 removal instructions

What is AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015?

AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 is a fake security scanner originating from a family of fake antivirus programs called Braviax/FakeRean. Cyber criminals responsible for releasing this scam hope that computer users will fall for the trickery displayed by this fake software and purchase the license key. When AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 infiltrates PCs via 'detected security vulnerabilities', it imitates the behavior of a legitimate antivirus program and then generates a large list of supposedly-detected malware and viruses. Do not trust this detection list - it is a scam. None of the security infections indicated by AVbytes XP Antivirus 2015 actually exist on your computer.

   

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