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AnySend removal instructions
What is AnySend?
The AnySend application claims to allow users to send files directly from their desktops free of charge. This functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, AnySend is considered to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers of this PUP employ a 'bundling' marketing strategy (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install AnySend on Internet browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, this application records various software and hardware information.
Web Bar removal instructions
What is Web Bar?
Developed by Web Bar Media, the Web Bar application claims to aid access to the web directly from the desktop, receive instant Internet search results, and eliminate clutter that would otherwise slow down Internet browsers. On initial inspection, this may appear to be a legitimate application, however, be aware that Web Bar is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. Web Bar adware employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on computers, and therefore, most users install it inadvertently without their consent. Following successful infiltration, this application tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software and hardware information including, for example, domain names, IP addresses, browser types used, URLs visited, referring URLs, and other information.
Shopper-z removal instructions
What is Shopper-z?
Shopper-z is a rogue browser add-on presented as a great tool to save time and money while shopping online by displaying coupons, special deals/discounts, and enabling a comparison shopping function. On initial inspection, this browser extension may seem legitimate and useful, however, Shopper-z is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party applications together with regular software. After installation on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without users' consent, this bogus extension generates intrusive online advertisements such as banner, full-up, interstitial, and text-link ads, which are often marked 'Ads by shopper-z'. Notice that some ads might redirect to dubious websites, thereby exposing your computer to risk of infection.
Consumer Input adware removal instructions
What is Consumer Input?
Created by Compete Inc, the Consumer Input program claims to help users to express their opinions about products and services that matter most to them. By participating in online research, Consumer Input members have the opportunity to influence leading companies while earning cash rewards, gift cards, or entries into valuable sweepstakes. While this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that the Consumer Input app is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it displays surveys on various shopping websites. Many users report that this browser plug-in was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent, and furthermore, many experience diminished browser performance as a result. The developers of the Consumer Input plug-in employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' for distribution.
Trovi.com redirect removal instructions
What is Trovi.com?
The Trovi.com browser hijacker infiltrates users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads. This website is created by Conduit Ltd (operated by ClientConnect Ltd) and distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Internet users commonly install this browser settings-changing adware (capable of modifying the homepage and default search engine fields) when downloading or installing freeware. Computer users should be aware that, today, most free software download websites use 'download clients' to offer installation of advertised browser plug-ins together with free software chosen for download. Thus, reckless freeware downloading and installation can result in adware infections.
PhraseProfessor removal instructions
What is PhraseProfessor?
PhraseProfessor is a deceptive browser extension identical to Clever Search, WordAnchor, Word Surfer, WordShark, and other add-ons. As with all of these plug-ins, PhraseProfessor claims to enable a feature allowing users to search and translate text - "PhraseProfessor is an ad-supported software utility that makes searching and translating information you find online easy. Take any text you see online, highlight it, and PhraseProfessor will show the Wikipedia and Bing results in an in-page window." These claims may trick some users into believing that Phrase professor is a legitimate and useful application, however, it is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The reason for these negative associations is dubious behavior exhibited by this plug-in: stealth installation, display of intrusive online ads (commonly marked as 'Ads by PP'), and tracking of Internet browsing activity.
Cassiopesa.com redirect removal instructions
What is cassiopesa.com?
Cassiopesa.com is considered to be a browser hijacker, since it installs on Internet browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' and modifies browser settings. Cassiopesa infiltrates Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox by assigning the new tab URL, homepage, and default search engine settings to cassiopesa.com. Furthermore, Cassiopesa (as with other typical browser hijackers) installs several applications called 'helper objects', which prevent users from reverting these changes. The bundling method is used to stealthily install additional programs during download and/or installation of the regular software, and therefore, this rogue app is often distributed together with free software downloadable on freeware download websites.
Web Shield removal instructions
What is Web Shield?
Irrational Number Applications (the developers of Web Shield) claim that their product allows users to observe who is tracking their personal information and to improve Internet browsing performance by disabling certain browser functions. On initial inspection, some users may find this functionality legitimate and useful, however, be aware that Web Shield is classed as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The main reason for these negative associations is a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of third party applications together with regular software) employed to distribute the Web Shield extension. After infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without users' consent, Web Shield generates intrusive online advertisements including text and in-text ads, banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, interstitial, and other ad types. Clicked advertisements often redirect to bogus websites containing infectious content, thereby exposing your computer to risk of infection.
Price Clip removal instructions
What is Price Clip?
Created by SuperWeb LLC, Price Clip is a dubious plug-in claiming to improve the Internet browsing experience by enabling various features such as coupons, comparison shopping, etc. This may seem legitimate and useful functionality, however, Price Clip is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. Price Clip is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of third-party apps together with regular software). Following installation on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without users' consent, Price Clip delivers various intrusive online advertisements including banners, pop-ups, and full-page. Clicking ads generated by this plug-in may redirect you to dubious websites, and thus risk computer infection.
Sound+ removal instructions
What is Sound+?
Sound+ is presented as a legitimate application used to improve the sound experience - "Do not miss the first high-end HiFi emulator on PC! Increased definition, rediscovered clarity, your music library is totally sublimated." These false claims often trick users into believing that Sound+ is a legitimate app, however, due to its rogue behavior, Sound+ is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. After stealthily infiltrating the system, this rogue program generates intrusive online advertisements and collects data relating to Internet browsing activity.
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