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Searchamong.com Redirect

What is Searchamong.com?

The Searchamong.com website presents users with a search bar - a customized Google search engine with search results that appear to be legitimate. Whilst this website is not directly related to computer virus infections, its developers use deceptive promotional methods - Internet users are redirected to this website without their consent.

These unwanted redirect issues may occur when users inadvertently install the Searchamong toolbar on their computers. This is often a consequence installing free software downloaded from the Internet (such as vioplayer, optimum installer, etc.)

   
SearchYa.com Redirect

What is SearchYa.com?

The SearchYa.com website is promoted by the SearchYa toolbar. While this browser toolbar is not directly related to virus or malware infections, many computer users report that this browser add-on was installed on their computers without their consent, and thus visit SearchYa.com forcibly.

Furthermore, full elimination of this extension from all Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox) is problematic.

The SearchYa toolbar is often distributed using free software. If you feel that you have not willingly installed this add-on, and yet it appeared on your system regardless, this is likely to have been caused by installation of free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
Protectedsearch.com Virus

What is Protectedsearch.com?

The Protectedsearch.com website is promoted using various browser toolbars. While this website is not related to malware or virus infections, it is promoted using deceptive methods - many computer users report that they are redirected to this site without their consent. This redirect issue is closely related to installation of browser toolbars that use the igeared Api.

Using this website for your daily Internet searches adds no real value, since protectedsearch.com merely uses a custom Google search engine.

The main reason for applying this redirect is monetization - many free software developers bundle their free programs with browser plug-ins, which cause redirect issues or unwanted adds (and thus generate revenue via impressions or clicks).

   
Searchcompletion.com Redirect

What is searchcompletion.com?

The Searchcompletion.com website is promoted by the Complitly browser extension. This browser add-on is developed by SimplyGen and promises to improve the performance of users' Internet searching, help with spelling, provide quick translations, and display quick links.

Whilst this functionality may be seen as useful, this browser add-on often installs without users' consent and causes redirects to search.searchcompletion.com Moreover, this browser extension displays unwanted third-party ads, which may lead to installation of further unwanted software or even malware.

   
Savings Sidekick Adware

What is Savings Sidekick?

The Savings Sidekick browser add-on is developed by a company named 215 Apps. This browser extension displays deal and coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites. The creators of this extension claim that Savings Sidekick helps users to save money whilst shopping online.

Although this browser plug-in appears legitimate, many computer users report that this extension was installed on their computers without their consent and are annoyed by unwanted ads generated by it. This situation (unwilling installation) may occur when installing free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
MapsGalaxy Adware

What is hp.myway.com?

The MapsGalaxy browser toolbar promises to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by displaying maps, traffic conditions, and directions. This browser extension is developed by Mindspark and installs on Internet Explorer and Mozilla FireFox.

Whilst some Internet users find this toolbar useful, it is categorized as adware, since when installed, this browser add-on modifies Internet browser settings causing redirects to hp.myway.com. Note that the myway.com website is owned by Mindspark, a developer of toolbars, which employs deceptive strategies to promote the aforementioned website.

The hp.myway.com website uses a customized Google search engine, and while the search results are legitimate, there is no valid reason to use this website for your daily Internet searches.

   
Coupon Companion Adware

What is Coupon Companion?

The Coupon Companion browser extension is developed by 215 Apps. Creators of this browser plug-in claim that it helps to save money and time whilst shopping online. This browser add-on displays coupon deals when computer users visit online shopping websites.

Note that this plug-in is not malicious and not technically a virus or spyware, however, computer users often install this plug-in inadvertently and without their consent. This situation can happen when computer users do not pay close enough attention when installing free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
My Super Cheap Ads

What is My Super Cheap?

The My Super Cheap browser add-on displays price comparison ads when Internet users visit travel and insurance-related websites. There are two ways in which this software can become installed on your system:

1) this browser extension can be downloaded from its homepage (in this case, computer users are aware of its installation), or; 2) it may be bundled with free software downloaded from the Internet (in this case, computer users install this browser plug-in inadvertently and without their consent).

Due to its deceptive promotion techniques, this browser extension is categorized as adware.

   
Save by Click Adware

What is Save by Click?

The Save by Click browser add-on displays coupon deals and special offers when Internet users visit online shopping websites. This browser extension is categorized as adware for two reasons:

1) in most cases it is bundled with free software downloaded from the Internet (thus computer users inadvertently install this add-on), and; 2) it displays unwanted ads and collects users' Internet browsing information. This browser extension is similar to other coupon deal add-ons such as Drop Down Deals, Deal Ply, PriceGong, etc.

Save by Click installs on Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, and the Google Chrome Internet browsers.

   
Drop Down Deals

What is Drop Down Deals?

The Drop Down Deals browser add-on displays coupon deals when users enter online shopping websites. Developers of this extension claim that it helps to save money and time for those who install the browser plug-in, however, many computer users report that this extension was installed on their Internet browsers without their consent. Moreover, they find the Drop Down Deals (Yontoo) add-on difficult to remove.

   

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