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DailyLocalGuide Toolbar

What is hp.myway.com?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, DailyLocalGuide is a PUA (Potentially Unwanted Application) endorsed as a tool supposedly capable of providing information about currently available local services and other similar content.

This app may seem as a useful and legitimate piece of software, yet it operates by making modifications to browser settings in order to promote hp.myway.com - a fake search engine. Due to this, it is also classified as a browser hijacker. Additionally, DailyLocalGuide has data tracking abilities, which are employed to spy on users' browsing activity.

   
Cats and Catapults Toolbar

What is Cats and Catapults?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, this rogue browser toolbar claims to allow users to play an addictive game called 'Cats and Catapults'. Although this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that Cats and Catapults is categorized as a browser hijacker or a redirect virus.

These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by the developers of this rogue browser add-on to install Cats and Catapults on Internet browsers without users' permission.

Bundling allows developers to distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install this rogue application together with free software downloaded from freeware download websites.

   
DailyHomeGuide Toolbar

What is DailyHomeGuide?

Created by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, DailyHomeGuide is a rogue browser extension claiming to provide users with various home design ideas and other similar home-improvement related features. On initial inspection, this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that DailyHomeGuide is categorized as a redirect virus or browser hijacker.

The developers of this rogue application employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install DailyHomeGuide on Internet browsers without users' consent.

Bundling is a way to distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install DailyHomeGuide together with free software downloaded from freeware download websites.

   
PremierDownloadManager Toolbar

What is PremierDownloadManager?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc, PremierDownloadManager is a rogue browser toolbar claiming to allow users to easily manage their downloads and improve the Internet search experience by displaying advanced results.

Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that PremierDownloadManager is categorized as a redirect virus or browser hijacker. These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by PremierDownloadManager to install on Internet browsers without users' permission.

Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software. Therefore, users commonly install PremierDownloadManager inadvertently when downloading free software from freeware download websites.

   
Ads by GetTheDiscount

What is GetTheDiscount?

GetTheDiscount is a rogue application claiming to save time and money by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and displaying special discounts/deals available within online stores. While this browser add-on may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that GetTheDiscount is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by GetTheDiscount to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling is a way for developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software.

Therefore, most users infect their computers with GetTheDiscount when downloading free software from freeware download websites.

   
Ads by Popcornew

What is Popcornew?

The Popcornew potentially unwanted program (PUP) infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) via a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

Bundling allows developers to distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install Popcornew during download of free software from freeware download websites. Popcornew claims to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts available on shopping websites.

On initial inspection, this browser extension may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Popcornew is categorized as adware, since it generates various intrusive online ads rather than the functionality promised. It is highly probable that clicking advertisements generated by Popcornew will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

Furthermore, this PUP continually monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording various information, which is likely to be personally identifiable.

For example: Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, operating system and browser types (including data: URLs visited, search queries entered, pages viewed, cookies, history, etc.), and other similar details. This behavior may result in serious privacy issues or identity theft.

   
Ads by AppEnable

What is AppEnable?

Created by SuperWeb LLC, AppEnable is a rogue browser extension claiming to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and other functions. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that AppEnable is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

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

After successful infiltration, AppEnable generates numerous intrusive online advertisements such as search, pop-up, banner, interstitial, transitional, and full-page ads. There is a high probability that clicking advertisements generated by AppEnable will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
OffersByContext Ads

What is OffersByContext?

OffersByContext is an advertising platform used by many dubious websites, which promote potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), questionable medicinal products, dating services, etc. This platform is implemented by various browser extension developers in order to monetize their free plug-ins.

This is not a stand-alone program, and therefore, users who observe OffersByContext advertisements when browsing the Internet should check any recently-installed browser add-ons - they are likely to be the cause of these intrusive ads.

These ads alone are not categorized as viruses or malware, however, clicking them can cause serious privacy and computer security issues.

   
HostSecurePlugin Adware

What is HostSecurePlugin?

Created by Plugin Update SL, the HostSecurePlugin add-on claims to provide relevant additional information to websites viewed and speed-up the Internet search process. HostSecurePlugin is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.

While this added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to HostSecurePlugin as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this plug-in is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - the add-on installs on browsers together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

Furthermore, HostSecurePlugin generates various banner, search, in-text, and pop-up ads when surfing the Internet.

   
Ads by TheAnswerFinder

What is TheAnswerFinder?

Created by Mime Ventures LLC, 'TheAnswerFinder' application claims to satisfy users' curiosity on interested subjects by providing quick Wikipedia search results of any selected text. TheAnswerFinder is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox.

While this added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to TheAnswerFinder as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this plug-in is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - the add-on installs on browsers together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

Furthermore, TheAnswerFinder generates various banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, and in-text link advertisements when surfing the Internet.

   

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