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Websearch.searchbomb.info Virus

What is websearch.searchbomb.info?

The Websearch.searchbomb.info browser hijacker installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies users' Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning Websearch URLs to the homepage and default search engine.

Moreover, users are prevented from rolling back these changes, since browser 'helper objects', block such attempts. The Websearch.searchbomb.info website is used to search the Internet, however, the search engine provided is crowded with dubious sponsored search results - clicking on these can lead to serious malware and virus infections.

   
Amazon Smart Search Toolbar

What is Amazon Smart Search toolbar?

The Amazon Smart Search toolbar is a browser add-on, which enhances users' Internet browsing experience by displaying notifications of Amazon deals, enabling product and price comparisons, etc.

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', which offer installation of free browser plugins together with the chosen freeware.

   
Outobox Virus

What is OutoBox?

The OutoBox browser add-on is developed by Super Web LLC. The plugin claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling easy multiple site searches and displaying website ratings. Whilst such added functionality may seem legitimate, in fact, the OutoBox add-on is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware.

Super Web LLC, the company responsible for this plugin, release numerous browser extensions with identical functionality under different names in order to avoid detection by antivirus and anti-spyware programs.

   
Spigot Virus

What is Spigot?

'Spigot virus' is a term used to describe potentially unwanted applications developed by Spigot Inc. Adware created by this company installs together with free software using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Commonly, computer users install such unwanted applications whilst downloading free software.

Today, most freeware download websites (including download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, etc.) use deceptive 'download clients', which manage the download process of free software - these small programs are also used to monetize the free downloads by offering installation of promoted browser plugins.

At time of research, free software download clients were promoting Bling Toolbar by Spigot, Slick Savings, Domain Error Assistant, eBay, and Amazon Assistants.

   
Zoom Downloader Virus

What is Zoom Downloader?

Zoom Downloader is a potentially unwanted application distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Commonly, Internet users install this browser plugin without their consent when downloading free software. This add-on claims to speed up downloads, unify the downloading experience across browsers, and protect users from malicious sites.

In fact, Zoom Downloader is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. This add-on installs on browsers (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) without consent, and moreover, offers installation of various adware when users download any file from the Internet.

   
My-online-search.com Redirect

What is My-online-search.com?

The My-online-search.com website is promoted using browser hijackers, which infiltrate users' Internet browsers through free software downloads. After successful installation, this adware modifies browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine to my-online-search.com

Note that at time of research, this website redirected to bing.com, causing no security issues. Creators of this browser hijacker, however, have full control of these redirects and are able to change them to other locations at any time.

Having adware such as this installed on your Internet browsers can result in serious malware and virus infections. The most common source of browser hijackers are free software download websites, which employ 'download clients'.

   
Websearch.searchisbestmy.info Virus

What is websearch.searchisbestmy.info?

The 'Websearch.searchisbestmy.info virus' is a term used to describe a browser hijacker, which modifies users' Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) homepage and default search engine settings by assigning them to websearch.searchisbestmy.info

This adware installs on users' computers without their consent using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Commonly, Internet users install this browser hijacker inadvertently when tricked by dubious 'download clients'.

These small programs are employed by many freeware download websites to manage the download process of free software, and to monetize these free downloads by offering installation of promoted browser plugins (in most cases adware).

This website presents users with a usable Internet search engine, however, it is crowded with dubious sponsored search results, which lead to malicious or privacy-invading websites - using these site for daily Internet searches is not recommended.

   
BuzzSearch Ads and Deals

What is BuzzSearch?

BuzzSearch is a potentially unwanted application developed by Super Web LLC and installs on users' Internet browsers without their consent using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

Whilst the creators of this extension state that it is legitimate and enhances users' browsing experience (by allowing searching of multiple sites simultaneously, displaying website ratings, etc.), in fact, BuzzSearch is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application.

After successful installation, this add-on causes various unwanted ads including search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page advertisements.

   
Surf and Keep virus

What is Surf and Keep?

The Surf and Keep browser plugin promises to save time and money whilst shopping online. This browser add-on automatically scans for coupons, deals, and promotions, providing online shoppers with the benefit of comparison and enabling them to purchase products and services that suit their budgets.

Note that while such functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to Surf and Keep as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this browser plugin installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent, and furthermore, the add-on generates intrusive coupon and deals ads.

Unwilling installation of this extension is caused by deceptive free software download websites, which employ 'download clients' to monetize their free services.

   
Aartemis Virus

What is Aartemis?

The Aartemis virus is a browser hijacker, which modifies users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) by assigning the homepage and default search engine settings to Aartemis.com This redirect adware is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

Commonly, computer users install this browser hijacker inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. Internet users should be aware that, today, most freeware download websites use 'download clients' - small programs, which manage the download process of the chosen free software. Download clients are also used to promote free browser plugins.

   

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