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Shop and Save Up Ads

What is Shop and Save Up?

Shop and Save Up is a deceptive browser plug-in claiming to save time and money by displaying special deals/discounts available on shopping websites and by enabling features such as coupons or comparison shopping.

Shop and Save Up may seem to be a useful and legitimate browser add-on, however, be aware that it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers of this browser add-on employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software.

Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Shop and Save Up adware generates online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
SaveLots Adware

What is SaveLots?

SaveLots, a rogue browser extension, claims to save time and money by enabling features such as comparison shopping and coupons, and by displaying special deals/discounts available within online stores.

On initial inspection, this plug-in may seem legitimate and useful, however, SaveLots is considered to be adware, since this extension employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission.

Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most of these infections are caused by reckless download of free software from freeware download websites. After successful infiltration, SaveLots generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Browser Hero Adware

What is Browser Hero?

Developed by Intriguing Apps, Browser Hero is a rogue browser extension claiming to protect users' online browsing by preventing installation of malware or spyware. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Browser Hero is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.

The developers of this rogue browser add-on employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer) without users' consent.

Following successful infiltration, Browser Hero generates numerous intrusive online advertisements including banner, pop-up, interstitial, sponsored link, targeted video, and download offers of other rogue browser applications (which are also considered to be adware). There is a high probability that clicking these ads will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
News Alert Adware

What is Breaking News Alert?

Created by Mathematical Applications, Breaking News Alert is a rogue application claiming to provide the latest world news and events. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Breaking News Alert is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

Breaking News Alert 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' permission.

After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Breaking News Alert delivers various intrusive online advertisements including in-text, banner, pop-up/under, and interstitial ads. It is highly probable that clicking these advertisements will cause further high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
PastaQuotes Ads

What is PastaQuotes?

Created by a company called PastaLeads, the PastaQuotes browser plug-in claims to make Internet browsing more productive by helping users to find the best service professionals in their area and compare offers. While this added functionality may seem legitimate, PastaQuotes is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.

Developers of this add-on employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, computer users often install this plug-in inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software.

   
NetoCoupon Adware

What is NetoCoupon?

NetoCoupon is an adware-type browser plug-in that 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' permission.

After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, NetoCoupon generates various intrusive online advertisements including banner, in-text, pop-up, etc., which are likely to cause high-risk adware or malware infections when clicked.

   
Ads by Gameo

What is Gameo?

Developed by IronSource Ltd, Gameo is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to allow users to play various online games. This may seem legitimate and useful functionality, however, Gameo is categorized as adware.

The developers of this rogue application employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install Gameo on computer systems without users' permission. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most infiltrations are caused by careless download of software from freeware download websites.

After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Gameo generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Orbitum

What is Orbitum?

Orbitum is a legitimate web browser based on Chromium (open-source browser project). On initial inspection, this application may seem legitimate and useful, however, we chose to categorize it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) based on the fact that it might install on user's operating system without their consent.

The developers of this web browser (Orbitum Software LLC) employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install Orbitum on user's computer.

Notice that users can opt-out of installing this application by unchecking several boxes, however commonly users miss this step and install Orbitum without realizing it. If users don't uncheck any boxes when installing MediaGet (free download manager), Orbitum configures itself as the default Internet browser, and executes on every system start-up.

   
Jamenize.com Redirect

What is jamenize.com?

Jamenize.com is a rogue browser-hijacking application that employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission.

Bundling allows developers to distribute their applications together with other programs, and therefore, systems are often infected with this potentially unwanted program (PUP) during download of free software from freeware download websites.

Following successful infiltration, jamenize.com modifies the homepage, default search engine, and new tab URL browser settings by assigning them to jamenize.com. Additionally, this browser hijacker installs several 'helper objects', which prevent users from reverting these changes.

   
VisualDiscovery Ads

What is VisualDiscovery?

VisualDiscovery is a potentially unwanted browser add-on developed by Superfish Inc. This extension claims to allow users to search the web by entering images and other visual content as a search query. While this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that this application is categorized as adware.

VisualDiscovery employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to infiltrate Internet browsers without users' consent. VisualDiscovery was also distributed by the Lenovo company, which sold new computers with this adware already installed.

Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, VisualDiscovery generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   

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