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Blindbat Ads

What is Blindbat?

Blindbat is a potentially unwanted browser extension, which claims to enhance the quality of user's Internet browsing experience by displaying website trust ratings, enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other functions. The developers of Blindbat (SuperWeb LLC) optimize this browser extension for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.

On initial inspection, this browser plug-in may seem legitimate, however, be aware that it is categorized as adware since it infiltrates browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications along with the chosen software).

After a successful installation, Blindbat generates various intrusive advertisements, including text link, banner, search, interstitial, transitional, and full page ads.

   
OnlineMapFinder Toolbar

What is hp.myway.com?

OnlineMapFinder is a rogue browser toolbar created by Mindspark Inc, which supposed to enhance Internet browsing experience by allowing users to receive driving directions, information about traffic conditions, search detailed maps, and more.

OnlineMapFinder toolbar is a potentially unwanted application (PUA) because it developers promote it by using a deceptive method. In other words, people usually download and install apps of this type unknowingly. After installation OnlineMapFinder changes certain browser's settings to hp.myway.com and starts to gather various data.

   
Enhancetronic Ads

What is Enhancetronic?

Enhancetronic is a potentially unwanted application developed by SuperWeb LLC. The software claims to improve the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by suggesting related content, displaying website trust ratings, enabling coupons and comparison shopping, and other functions.

Although this added functionality may seem legitimate, users should be aware that Enhancetronic is considered to be adware. The add-on installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of hidden applications along with the chosen software).

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

   
Windows Antivirus Booster

What is Antivirus Booster?

Windows Antivirus Booster is a fake antivirus program, which infiltrates operating systems using fake online security warning messages. After successful installation, this rogue software blocks the desktop, performs fake security scans, and reports the 'detection' of various Trojans and high-risk malware infections.

PC users should be aware that none of the security threats indicated by Windows Antivirus Booster exist on their computers. This program is created by cyber criminals who make money from users who fall for the trickery displayed by this bogus program and go on to purchase the 'full version'.

   
Exitingsearch.info Virus

What is Websearch.exitingsearch.info?

The websearch.exitingsearch.info browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads. Developers of this browser settings-changing adware use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and thus, most users install this plugin inadvertently without their consent.

After successful infiltration, this browser hijacker assigns the homepage and default search engine settings to websearch.exitingsearch.info

At time of research, this site redirected users to Google, a legitimate Internet search engine, however, users should be aware that the developers of this deceptive browser plugin can redirect websearch.exitingsearch.info to other malicious websites at any time. Therefore, it is dangerous to have this browser hijacker installed on your Internet browsers.

   
Alleybrowse Virus

What is Alleybrowse?

Alleybrowse is a rogue browser plug-in, which claims to improve users' Internet browsing experience by displaying website trust ratings, enabling coupons and comparison shopping, and adding other useful functionality.

The developers of this add-on (SuperWeb LLC) optimize it for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, and although this type of browser extension may seem legitimate, users should be aware that it is categorized as adware.

Alleybrowse installs on Internet browsers without users' consent by using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications along with the chosen software). After successful infiltration, Alleybrowse generates various types of intrusive advertisement, including interstitial, transitional, text link, banner, search, and full page ads.

   
Search.coupons-bar.com Redirect

What is Coupons Bar toolbar?

The Coupons Bar toolbar browser add-on was created by a company called Mars Technologies Ltd. Compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, this browser plugin promises to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by, "Letting you access your favourite content quickly".

It seems that even the developers of this toolbar are unsure as to why users should install this toolbar and what useful functionality it provides. In fact, Coupons Bar toolbar is a potentially unwanted application, since it infiltrates Internet browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

   
Windows Antivirus Helper

What is Antivirus Helper?

Windows Antivirus Helper is a fake antivirus program, which infiltrates operating systems via fake online security warning messages. After successful installation, this rogue software blocks the desktop and performs fake security scans, which return identical 'detections' of various Trojans and high-risk malware infections on all systems infiltrated.

PC users should be aware that none of the security threats indicated by Windows Antivirus Helper actually exist on their computers. This program is created by cyber criminals who make money from users who fall for the trickery displayed by this bogus program, and go on to purchase the 'full version'.

   
PC Data App Virus

What is PC Data App?

PC Data App is a potentially unwanted program, which installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet and claims to support free software developers by funding their work. The program generates revenue by gathering users' spare computer resources "To make advanced calculations, which are used in various projects."

While such claims may sound legitimate, in fact, this is a Bitcoin-mining application and does not support freeware developers. The PC Data App program is categorized as adware or a Trojan, adds no value, and moreover, includes users' computers within 'bitcoin mining networks'. The sole beneficiaries of these 'mining' efforts are the developers of this potentially unwanted program.

   
Portaldosites.com Virus

What is Portaldosites.com?

The Portaldosites.com website is promoted using a deceptive browser hijacker. Internet users are redirected to this website having installed free software downloaded from the Internet - redirects to this website are often applied by 'download clients', which are employed by some free software download websites.

This browser hijacker affects Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Download clients are used to monetize downloads (incoming web traffic) and offer installation of promoted software within the download steps of free software. Note that browser redirects to portaldosites.com are a direct consequence of reckless freeware installation.

Therefore, to avoid these issues, pay close attention to the download and installation steps of free software.

   

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