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GetSav-in Ads

What is GetSav-in?

The GetSav-in browser add-on is created by Adpeak, Inc. and promises to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by displaying coupon ads when visiting online shopping websites. While such added functionality may appear legitimate, users should be aware that the GetSav-in plugin is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware.

It installs on browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. This browser extension generates intrusive ads, including coupon ads, banner ads, and interstitial (full-screen) advertising.

   
Charm Savings Ads

What is Charm Savings?

Created by Social Growth Technologies, Inc., Charm Savings is a potentially unwanted application claiming to save time and money whilst shopping online. This plugin displays various deal and coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites.

At time of research, Charm Savings ads were used by several potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) including, for example, SmileysWeLove. This browser extension installs on browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet, using a deceptive marketing method called 'bundling'.

After successful infiltration, this adware generates intrusive ads (coupons, deals, or special offers) and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Awesomehp.com Virus

What is Awesomehp.com

The Awesomehp.com browser hijacker was created by Tomoon, Inc and is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Developers of this plugin use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and thus, most Internet users install this browser hijacker inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software.

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

Computer users should be aware that this browser hijacker not only applies browser redirects but also tracks users' browsing activity by recording IP addresses, search terms, and links clicked within the Internet search results page.

   
Windows Prime Accelerator

What is Prime Accelerator?

Windows Prime Accelerator is a fake antivirus program, which indicates non existent security infections in order to scare PC users into purchasing a useless 'full version'. This program is created by cyber criminals who use malicious websites and fake online security scanners to proliferate this rogue security scanner.

After successful infiltration, Windows, Prime Accelerator restarts the operating system, and on next system startup, blocks the desktop.

The software imitates a legitimate antivirus program and performs an imaginary security scan. After a few seconds following the scan, PC users are presented with a large list of supposedly 'detected' high-risk malware infections. To remove these threats, Windows Prime Accelerator demands activation of 'ultimate protection'.

   
DefaultTab Virus

What is DefaultTab?

DefaultTab virus is a term used to describe a potentially unwanted application created by Search Results, LLC. This browser hijacker infiltrates users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads and modifies the browser settings by assigning the new tab and default search engine fields to mysearchresults.com

Whilst this browser extension claims to make Internet browsing more productive (by enabling searches from each website visited), in fact it is a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which diminishes browser performance, causes redirect issues, and tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, browser types, operating systems, details regarding computer hardware, installed applications, Internet service providers, and web pages visited.

   
PriceSparrow Ads

What is Price Sparrow?

Created by Ciuvo GmbH, the PriceSparrow browser add-on claims to save time and money when shopping online by displaying coupon and deal ads. While such functionality may seem legitimate, Internet users should be aware that this browser extension is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it installs on browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software and generates intrusive ads.

Moreover, this plugin tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording browser type and version, domains of websites visited when using the add-on, time, excerpts from the text body of visited websites, and URL of proposed website.

   
Search Protect by Conduit

What is Search Protect?

Search Protect (or SearchProtect) is a potentially unwanted application created by Conduit Ltd. The software modifies users' Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) homepage and default search engine settings by assigning them to search.conduit.com

Furthermore, this adware 'protects' these settings by preventing further user-changes to them. Developers of this browser hijacker state that Search Protect is a useful desktop application, which helps to maintain users' selected browser settings.

This application, however, adds no real value and is created to redirect Internet users to search.conduit.com and prevent further modification of Internet browser settings by the user.

   
GetDeal Ads

What is GetDeal?

The GetDeal browser plugin is created by GetDeal GmbH and claims to save time and money when shopping online. While this browser extension may seem legitimate, it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.

Developers of this browser add-on use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and thus, most Internet users install this plugin inadvertently without their consent. Furthermore, GetDeal ads can be implemented within other potentially unwanted programs including, for example, snappy images, price sparrow, etc.

   
Mainonta Ads

What is Mainonta?

Mainonta ads are unwanted advertisements that appear when users' browse the Internet. They are caused by potentially unwanted applications created by Super Web LLC.

Super Web adware infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - computer users often install adware inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software.

After successful infiltration, Internet users observe intrusive Mainonta ads on various websites. Different types of ads are delivered, including search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads.

These unwanted ads appear on Wikipedia, Google, Facebook, and other popular websites. Note that the intrusive ads displayed are not associated with or endorsed by any underlying websites - they are caused by Super Web adware.

   
Windows Prime Shield

What is Prime Shield?

Windows Prime Shield is a fake antivirus program, which employs fake security threats detection to scare unsuspecting PC users into believing that their operating system is infected with high-risk malware. This program is created by cyber criminals who use 'exploit kits', malicious websites, and fake online security scanners in order to distribute this rogue antivirus software.

After successful infiltration, Windows Prime Shield blocks the user's desktop and continually performs fake security scans, which imitate the detection of various security infections. To remove the supposedly-detected malware, this bogus software demands activation of 'ultimate protection' (by purchasing a full version of the software).

   

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