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Video Dimmer Adware

What is Video Dimmer?

Created by Small Island Development, Video Dimmer is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by allowing them to adjust the monitor light while watching online videos.

Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Video Dimmer is considered to be adware since it uses a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent.

Following successful infiltration, Video Dimmer tracks users' Internet browsing activity and generates intrusive online advertisements.

   
Ads by PrestoSavings

What is PrestoSavings?

Created by Engauge Marketing, LLC, PrestoSavings is a browser add-on claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying special deals/discounts available within online stores. This may seem legitimate and useful functionality, however, be aware that Presto Savings is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program.

Presto Savings employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Presto Savings generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
BingProtect Browser Hijacker

What is BingProtect?

Developed by BBI, the BingProtect browser hijacker employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. Bundling allows developers to distribute their software together with other programs.

After successful infiltration, BingProtect assigns the browser homepage, default search engine, and new tab URL settings to bing.com/?PC=IN02. Additionally, BingProtect installs together with several applications called 'helper objects', which prevent users from reverting these changes.

This browser hijacker is distributed via deceptive software installers designed to trick users into installation of additional programs together with other software.

   
Ads by Jewel Quest

What is Jewel Quest?

Created by Today Solutions, Jewel Quest is a potentially unwanted application claiming to enable Internet users to play an addictive game called 'Jewel Quest'. Although this may seem legitimate functionality, be aware that Jewel Quest is categorized as adware.

Jewel Quest employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' permission. Following successful infiltration, Jewel Quest tracks users' Internet browsing activity as well as generating intrusive online advertisements.

   
Takesave ads

What is takesave?

The rogue browser plug-in, takesave, claims to save time and money by displaying special deals/discounts available within online stores and by enabling coupons and comparison shopping. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that takesave is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by takesave to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox).

Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, most users install takesave during download of free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration, takesave generates intrusive online ads and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Ad by shoppi

What is shoppi?

Shoppi is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and by displaying special deals/discounts available within online stores. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that shoppi is categorized as adware.

This rogue plug-in installs on Internet browsers during fake software updates or download of free applications from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, shoppi monitors users' Internet browsing activity and collects various software and hardware information.

This recorded information includes Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, website URLs visited, search queries, pages viewed, and other details that are likely to be personally identifiable. This information tracking may result in serious privacy issues or identity theft.

   
Ads by dollarkeeper

What is dollarkeeper?

Dollarkeeper is a rogue browser plug-in that claims to save time and money by displaying special deals/discounts available on shopping websites and by enabling discounts and comparison shopping. While this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Dollarkeeper is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

Dollarkeeper installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) during download of free applications from freeware download websites or via fake software updates.

Following successful infiltration, dollarkeeper generates intrusive online advertisements such as banner, pop-up, coupon, and price comparison ads. Although most of the generated advertisements simply lead to the Advertising Support website, there is a chance that this plug-in will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
Ads by Playzy

What is Playzy?

Developed by Wajamu, Playzy is a platform claiming to allow users to play various games directly from their Internet browsers. Note that although this browser extension may seem legitimate and useful, it is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

By using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', Playzy stealthily installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) during installation other applications (freeware or fake software updates). Following successful infiltration, a deceptive game-promoting toolbar is installed on Internet browsers.

   
VideoFox Ads

What is VideosFox?

VideosFox is a rogue browser extension claiming to enhance users' online video watching experience. While this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that VideosFox is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

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

After successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, intrusive online advertisements are generated including banner, pop-up, coupons, and price comparison ads, all of which may lead to further computer infections.

   
iTubedownload Adware

What is iTubedownload?

iTubedownload is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to enable download of online videos, format conversion, and other similar functionality. On initial inspection, this may seem to be a legitimate and useful application, however, iTubedownload is categorized as adware.

These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' employed by iTubedownload to install on Internet browsers without users' permission.

Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, iTubedownload generates intrusive online ads (banners, pop-ups, coupons, etc.) that may lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

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