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Caramava Ads

What is Caramava?

Caramava is a potentially unwanted application developed by SuperWeb LLC. This browser plug-in is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. It claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by displaying related content including websites and coupons, and enabling comparison shopping and other useful functionality.

While the Caramava add-on may seem legitimate, users should be aware that it is considered to be adware. The Caramava plugin employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on browsers without users' consent.

Following successful infiltration, this plug-in generates diverse types of intrusive advertisements including text link, banner, search, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads.

   
Laflurla Virus

What is Laflurla?

Laflurla is a potentially unwanted application developed by SuperWeb LLC and compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This browser extension claims to improve the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and adding other useful functionality.

Although the Laflurla add-on may seem legitimate, users should be aware that it is considered to be adware since it installs on browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications along with the chosen software).

After successful infiltration, Laflurla generates various intrusive advertisements such as transitional, interstitial, banner, text link, search, and full page ads.

   
Znoo.net Redirect

What is Znoo.net?

The Znoo.net browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers through free software downloads. Developers of this plugin use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', thus, most users install this browser hijacker inadvertently without their consent when downloading or installing freeware.

After successful infiltration, this adware modifies browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning the homepage, default search engine, and default tab fields to the Znoo.net website.

Computer users should be aware that, as well as applying browser redirects, this browser hijacker tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, search terms, and other information.

   
Yandex Bar

What kind of application is Yandex Bar?

Yandex Bar is a browser hijacker, which modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine fields to the yandex.ru website. This adware is promoted using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

Commonly, computer users experience browser redirects to this website after installing free software downloaded from the Internet. Today, most freeware download websites (including popular sites such as download.com and softonic.com) employ 'download clients' offering installation of advertised browser plug-ins together with the chosen free program.

Thus, reckless free software installation can lead to installation of adware or other unwanted programs, which cause browser redirects or intrusive ads.

   
CostMin Virus

What is CostMin?

CostMin is a potentially unwanted application, which installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) when users download or install free software.

Developers of this adware use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, most users install the CostMin plugin inadvertently without their consent. After successful infiltration, this add-on generates intrusive coupons ads when users visit online shopping websites.

   
Shopping Helper Smartbar Virus

What is Shopping Helper?

Created by a company called ReSoft Ltd, the Shopping Helper Smartbar is a browser hijacker. This browser settings-changing adware infiltrates Internet browsers via free software downloads and assigns the browser homepage and default search engine fields to search.snapdo.com. 

At time of research, this browser hijacker was promoted using a deceptive free software 'download client' developed by DomaIQ. Computer users should be aware that, today, most free software download websites employ download clients - small programs offering installation of advertised browser plug-ins along with the chosen freeware.

Users who do not pay close enough attention when downloading freeware can inadvertently install the Shopping Helper Smartbar browser hijacker or other potentially unwanted applications.

   
Fortunitas Virus

What is Fortunitas?

Created by a company called SuperWeb LLC, Fortunitas is a rogue browser add-on claiming to improve users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and website trust ratings. Although this functionality may seem legitimate, users should be aware that Fortunitas is considered to be adware.

The add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This potentially unwanted application uses a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on browsers without users' consent.

Following successful installation, Fortunitas generates various types of intrusive advertisements such as text link, banner, search, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads.

   
Shopathome.com Redirect

What is Shopathome.com?

The Shopathome.com Toolbar browser add-on claims to enhances users' Internet browsing experience by displaying alerts on coupons when visiting online shopping websites.

This plugin is not related to malware or virus infections, however, some Internet users report that it was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent.

Unwilling installation of this toolbar can be caused by deceptive free software 'download clients' offering installation of free browser plug-ins together with the chosen freeware.

Note that some freeware download clients use deceptive tactics to trick Internet users into installing various adware - they a) hide the 'decline' button, which can otherwise be used to opt-out of installing promoted plug-ins, or b) prevent users from downloading software unless they accept installation of promoted browser extensions.

   
Inbox.com Toolbar

What is Inbox.com?

The Inbox.com browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads. After successful installation, this adware modifies browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields to inbox.com

Furthermore, this browser hijacker prevents users from rolling back these changes by using a deceptive browser helper object called 'Inbox Toolbar'.

While the developers of this browser add-on claim that it makes Internet browsing more productive by providing users with quick Internet searches and easy access to social networking sites, in fact, Inbox Toolbar is useless plugin and categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.

   
Windows Security Master

What is Security Master?

Windows Security Master is a fake antivirus program, which reports non existent security infections to scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware. To remove the supposedly 'detected' security infections, computer users are encouraged to "Activate Ultimate Protection" (purchase a license key for this program).

PC users should not trust Windows Security Master - it is a scam created by cyber criminals. Paying for the 'full version' of this program is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals - you will lose your money and your operating system will remain infected with a rogue antivirus program.

In fact, none of the security threats identified by this program actually exist on the user's computer.

   

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