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Search.mygamesxp.com Redirect

What is search.mygamesxp.com?

According to the developers, My Games XP allows users to play various arcade games. These fake promises are used to trick users into believing that this is a legitimate and useful app.

In fact, My Games XP is categorized as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This application usually infiltrates systems without users' permission. Following successful infiltration, My Games XP collects information relating to users' Internet browsing habits and modifies browser settings.

   
Chedot Browser Unwanted Application

What is Chedot Browser?

Chedot Browser is a deceptive Chromium-based Internet browser that supposedly provides faster file downloads, an Internet search service, browsing protection, and other similar functionality. This application may seem legitimate and useful, however, Chedot Browser is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

This rogue application infiltrates systems without users' consent, generates intrusive online advertisements, and tracks Internet browsing activity. Users who attempt to search the Internet via this browser are redirected to the search.chedot.com website.

   
Ads by WeatherBug

What is WeatherBug?

Created by Earth Networks, Inc, WeatherBug is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to enable users to observe weather forecasts. This may seem legitimate and useful functionality, however, be aware that WeatherBug is considered to be adware.

This PUP employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on computers without users' consent.

Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, WeatherBug generates various intrusive online advertisements such as banner, in-text, and pop-up ads. It is highly probable that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
Ads by ifishplayer

What is ifishplayer?

Developed by Elementsoft, ifishplayer is a deceptive app identical to SharPlayer. It claims to provide functionality allowing users to create playlists of media stored on their PCs and videos from various streaming videos such as YouTube - "With ifishplayer you can create your own playlist adding your favourite internet video clips and video or audio stored on your PC."

Initially, this app may seem legitimate and useful, however, ifishplayer is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). After stealthily infiltrating the system, ifishplayer displays advertisements and tracks Internet browsing activity.

   
Security Defender (2015)

What is Security Defender?

Security Defender is a fake antivirus program, a scam released by cyber criminals, and should not be trusted. This fake antivirus software is designed to scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with malware and viruses. To achieve this deceptive goal, Security Defender uses fake security scans, fake malware detection lists, and fake security warning messages.

The program usually installs on PCs without users' consent and then starts a security scan resulting in the detection of various 'high-risk spyware' threats. Furthermore, this rogue software modifies the registry entries of the infected operating system and blocks execution of installed software.

The creators of this scam intend to give the impression that the targeted PC is infected with high-risk malware and that Security Defender can offer a security software solution to fix these issues. In fact, none of the 'detected' viruses or malware exist on your computer - this bogus program is designed to make you believe otherwise in an attempt to sell its fake antivirus programs.

   
Healthcare Gov Tool Adware

What is HealthcareGov Tool?

Healthcare Gov Tool employs a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers. This method allows developers to distribute their applications together with other software. Healthcare Gov Tool is mostly bundled with the free software downloadable on freeware download websites.

This browser extension claims to help users understand the health care marketplace by providing instructions and tips, and although users may find Healthcare Gov Tool legitimate and useful, be aware that it is an adware-type extension. After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Healthcare Gov Tool collects users' software and hardware information and displays intrusive online advertisements.

   
SharPlayer Ads

What is SharPlayer?

Developed by SoftForce LLC, the SharPlayer application supposedly allows users to create a playlist of videos from various streaming sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. - "SharPlayer lets you grab videos from Youtube, Vimeo and other streaming websites. Just copy the URLs to mix and match all your favorite videos and create amazing playlists in seconds!"

Some users may believe that this app is legitimate and useful, however, SharPlayer is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). SharPlayer stealthily infiltrates systems, tracks Internet browsing activity, and displays intrusive ads. All this is performed without users' consent.

   
Oh My Coupons Adware

What is Oh My Coupons?

Oh My Coupons is a deceptive application claiming to save time and money by displaying various coupons, special deals/offers on shopping websites, enabling comparison shopping, and other similar functionality - "Oh My Coupons uses a variety of algorithms to isolate the very best products and deals from across the Internet."

These features are used to trick users into believing that Oh My Coupons is a legitimate and useful app. In fact, this application is classed as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). After stealthily infiltrating Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Oh My Coupon tracks users' Internet browsing activity and displays intrusive online advertisements.

   
Search.newscrawler.com Redirect

What is search.newscrawler.com?

The NewsCrawler application claims to allow users to search the Internet for latest news regarding entered keywords - "NewsCrawler is your personal and easily configurable newspaper, which serves as a home page of your browser."

On initial inspection, this app may seem useful, however, NewsCrawler is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. This app stealthily infiltrates the system, modifies browser settings (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), displays ads, and tracks Internet browsing activity. All this is performed without users' permission.

   
FirstOffer Ads

What is FirstOffer?

FirstOffer is a dubious browser extension presenting itself as a legitimate app to save time and money while shopping online - "F1rstOffer is your shortcut to online savings. Our company provides an intuitive tool that helps you uncover competitive prices on commercial products, so you can save money on the items you love."

Initially, these false claims may trick some users into believing that FirstOffer is a legitimate and useful browser add-on, however, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are a number of reasons for these negative associations.

Firstly, this PUP infiltrates the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration, FirstOffer displays intrusive online advertisements and collects various Internet browsing-related information.

   

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