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Windows Security System

What is Windows Security System?

Windows Security System is malicious software, which imitates a legitimate antivirus program. In fact, this bogus software has none of the features required of an antivirus program - it is merely a scam released by Internet criminals.

They designed Windows Security System to imitate the processes of a computer security scanner and to scare unsuspecting PC users into believing that their computers have various malware and virus infections. To distribute this fake program, Internet criminals use Trojan infections, which infiltrate users' computers and install this rogue software without permission.

   
Searchqu Toolbar

What is Searchqu?

Searchqu Toolbar is a browser add-on, which adds various social network shortcuts and other buttons to your Internet browsers. Some computer users may find these shortcuts useful, but Searchqu toolbar can be categorized as an unwanted program due to its deceptive methods of installation and lack of full uninstall procedures.

When installed on your computer, this toolbar will change your default homepage to searchnu.com in all of your browsers (for example, Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google Chrome).

   
Celas Ransomware

What is Celas Ransomware?

Celas screen locker is a familiar scam, whereby Internet criminals exploit the name of a legitimate organization in order to trick PC users into paying a fine for supposed infringement of copyrighted material. This ransomware targets European computer users. In the latest press release, Celas clearly states that its organization has nothing to do with this scam: "CELAS does not charge users to watch music videos online and never has."

The message presented by this screen locker asserts that the user owns pirated copies of music files and thus has violated copyright laws. Ransomware such as Celas is especially devious since, while infected, you will be unable to access your desktop or any programs.

   
PCeU Virus

What is PCeU?

Police Central e-crime Unit is ransomware that locks computer users' desktops, demanding payment of £100 fines. This malicious program is targeted at computer users who live in Great Britain.

The message presented to users whose systems are infected with this scam states that their computer has been locked due to a violation of copyright laws. Internet criminals who designed and released this screen locker, hope that you will fall for their trickery and pay the fine to unlock your PC.

   
Brothersoft toolbar

What is Brothersoft?

Brothersoft toolbar is a browser add-on, which is designed to enhance computer users' Internet browsing experience by adding various shortcuts to the top of the Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome browsers. This toolbar can be downloaded from software distribution websites or is bundled with certain free software downloads.

Whilst browser add-ons can be useful, Brothersoft extreme toolbar is categorized as an unwanted application, since the toolbar has deceptive default installation settings.

   
File Recovery Virus

What is File Recovery?

File Recovery is a fake hard disk drive optimization/repair program. This misleading software is derived from a relatively new rogue family, which, rather than displaying fake security scans, generates hard drive error messages and attempts to trick unsuspecting PC users into believing that they could lose their stored information.

While the tactics employed by File Recovery are different to most fake programs released by Internet criminals, the outcome is the same. Creators of File Recovery hope that you will fall for the trickery incorporated within this software and purchase a license key in order to fix the supposedly 'detected' hard drive errors.

   
Incredibar Toolbar

What is Incredibar?

Incredibar Toolbar is a browser add-on, which adds shortcuts to your Internet browsers. There are two variants of this toolbar: one for music related enhancements, and the other for flash games.

While this toolbar can be useful for people wishing to download videos or quickly access online flash games, it is also categorized as an unwanted program for several reasons.

   
Chatzum toolbar

What is Chatzum?

Chatzum toolbar is a browser add-on, which enhances Facebook's photo viewing experience - it magnifies photos when hovering over them. While this function can be useful for social network users, Chatzum is categorized as an unwanted program, due to its deceptive methods of installation and also for not providing a full uninstall facility.

By default, when installed on your computer, Chatzum toolbar automatically changes your browser's homepage to search.chatzum.com

   
Funmoods Toolbar

What is Funmoods?

Funmoods toolbar is a browser add-on used to add smileys to social networks and emails. When installed on your computer, however, this toolbar changes your default search engine and homepage.

Furthermore, start.funmoods.com displays deceptive advertisements, tricking computer users into completing various surveys or subscribing to costly mobile services.

   
Babylon Virus

What kind of application is Babylon?

Babylon Toolbar is an annoying browser toolbar that changes your Internet browser default search engine, homepage, and displays deceptive ads. This toolbar self-installs on all major browsers including Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox.

While this toolbar is not malware or a virus, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program or adware. You should keep this toolbar only if you have willingly installed it, since most commonly, Babylon Toolbar is bundled with free software and is available to download through software distribution websites such as download.com and many others.

Be aware that installation of the Babylon toolbar will lead to browser slowdowns, privacy issues, and it can lead to serious malware and virus infections (through deceptive ads).

   

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