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Zwiiky.com Redirect

Zwiiky.com redirect removal instructions

What is zwiiky.com?

Zwiiky.com is supposedly an Internet search website that also provides users with links to various sites such as Facebook, Gmail, YouTube, and many others. Some users may believe that this website is legitimate and useful, however, it is categorized as a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). There are a number of reasons for these negative associations. Firstly, zwiiky.com is distributed using fake download buttons on popular torrent sites. Secondly, zwiiky.com behaves in a slightly different manner to many hijackers - it modifies Internet browser settings, diminishes browser and computer performance, and also causes unwanted browser redirects (behaviour common to browser hijacking apps).

   
Search.inkeepr.com Redirect

Search.inkeepr.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.inkeepr.com?

The InKeepr application attempts to create an impression of legitimate and useful software by offering a feature to provide the latest news from selected websites. These claims trick some users to install, however, be aware that InKeepr is a browser hijacker and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). One of the reasons for these negative associations is a distribution method called 'bundling' employed by the developers to stealthily install InKeepr on computers. Furthermore, this application hijacks Internet browsers (by modifying settings), causes browser redirects, tracks Internet browsing, and displays advertisements. InKeepr mainly targets Mac computers, however, it may also install on PCs.

   
Real Desktop Pool Adware

Real Desktop Pool removal instructions

What is Real Desktop Pool?

Real Desktop Pool is presented as an arcade pool game for PC users. Some users may find this type of application legitimate and useful, however, Real Desktop Pool is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). There are several reasons for these negative associations. Firstly, this rogue application is distributed as a 'bundle' together with regular software. Secondly, this application is not trustworthy and has dubious behaviour. As well as the gaming function, Real Desktop Pool collects various user information, displays intrusive online advertisements, and diminishes computer performance.

   
Ads by WikiBrowser

WikiBrowser removal instructions

What is WikiBrowser?

WikiBrowser is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) for a number of reasons. Firstly, it claims to be a unique browser that provides complete safety, improved Internet browsing speed, and protection from various unwanted browser plug-ins (for example, toolbars). By promising these features, WikiBrowser attempts to give an impression of being legitimate and virus-free, thereby encouraging users to install. Although this app has its own website with a download link, WikiBrowser is often 'bundled' as a third party application with regular software. Once WikiBrowser is installed on the system, it sets itself as the default Internet browser. This app is not legitimate, and therefore, does not provide 'the fastest Internet browsing' as promised. In fact, it diminishes browsing and even computer performance. Furthermore, rogue its behaviour also includes the display of intrusive online advertisements and monitoring of users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Ads by DealDay

DealDay removal instructions

What is DealDay?

DealDay is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. There are a number of reasons for these negative associations. Firstly, DealDay claims to display special deals/discounts, coupons, and enable comparison shopping to save time and money while shopping online. Therefore, some users assume that DealDay is a legitimate and useful app, and go on to accept installation. This software is often distributed ('bundled') with other free software. After infiltrating the system, DealDay behaves as a regular adware app - tracking Internet browsing activity and displaying various types of intrusive online advertisements. Furthermore, the presence of DealDay adware on your system might affect your browser and computer performance.

   
Serfsearch.com Redirect

Serfsearch.com redirect removal instructions

What is serfsearch.com?

SerfSearch is a dubious browser toolbar that supposedly provides users with the 'fastest' search engine currently available. Users who are tricked by these claims often install this browser plug-in believing that it is legitimate and that it improves the Internet browsing experience. SerfSearch, however, is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker. The developers often distribute this bogus app together with other software using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - stealth installation of third party applications (mostly rogue) together with the chosen software. After SerfSearch installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, it assigns the default search engine and (in some instances, also the homepage) and new tab URL settings to the serfsearch.com website. Furthermore, this app installs several 'helper objects' - small apps that prevent users from reverting these changes. Commonly, these apps are bundled with free software downloadable on freeware download websites such as softonic.com, soft32.com, downloads.com, and many others. These sites enforce use of small 'download programs' (also called 'installers', 'download clients', 'download tools', 'download managers', etc.) to download the desired software. Download programs supposedly 'ease and speed-up the download process', however, their true purpose is described below.

   
Search.myemailxp.com Redirect

Search.myemailxp.com redirect removal instructions

What is search.myemailxp.com?

My Email XP is a browser extension that claims to be a great tool for users to instantly access their email. This app is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' and often installs together with free software downloadable on freeware download websites. Some users may feel that My Email XP is a legitimate app, however, this extension assigns the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL settings of popular Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) to search.myemailxp.com. My Email XP is thus categorized as a browser hijacker. Furthermore, this app is delivered with several applications called 'helper objects' developed to prevent users from reverting these changes. Popular freeware download websites often demand use of a small 'download programs' to download the chosen software. Although it is stated that download programs (also called 'installers', 'download managers', 'download tools', 'download clients', etc.) will 'ease and speed-up the download process', their purpose, as described below, is more dubious.

   
TomorrowGames Adware

TomorrowGames removal instructions

What is TomorrowGames?

TomorrowGames is a bogus browser add-on offering various useful features - this is an attempt by the developers to present it as legitimate and useful. Users are often tricked by these claims and go on to install TomorrowGames believing that it will improve the Internet browsing experience. In fact, this browser extension is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Commonly, TomorrowGames is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', which allows stealth installation on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. This adware is often bundled with free software downloadable on freeware download websites. Once browsers are infiltrated, TomorrowGames employs a virtual layer (allowing placement of various graphical content on any website visited) to display intrusive online advertisements. Ads may also open in a new browser tab or window - behaviour that can lead to inadvertent ad clicks. Generated ads (inline text, interstitial, transitional, coupons, pop-ups, pop-unders, and many others) usually redirect to websites such as online stores, or various other sites offering services. Despite this, users may also be redirected to untrusted websites containing infectious content. Therefore, clicking these advertisements may lead to high-risk computer infections.

   
Sale Clipper Ads

Sale Clipper removal instructions

What is Sale Clipper?

Sale Clipper is regular adware claiming to save time and money while shopping online by offering features such as display of special deals/discounts, coupons, and enabling comparison shopping. Although some users may find this functionality legitimate and useful, it is a scam to trick them into installation of Sale Clipper. This rogue browser plug-in is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The bundling method is popular with developers of rogue software, since it is an easy way to stealthily install third party applications during download/installation of regular software without users' permission. The rogue behaviour of Sale Clipper includes the display of intrusive online advertisements. After infiltration on popular Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), Sale Clipper employs a virtual layer, which allows placement of graphical content on any website visited. Furthermore, some advertisements are opened in new tabs/windows - this can cause users to inadvertently click ads. Commonly, displayed ads (banners, pop-ups, interstitial, transitional, full-page, coupons, search, etc.) redirect users to various commercial websites such as online stores or to others offering services. Despite this, there a high probability that users will be redirected to untrusted sites that may contain infectious content, and therefore, clicking these ads can lead to high-risk computer infections.

   
Home.tb.ask.com Redirect

Home.tb.ask.com redirect removal instructions

What is home.tb.ask.com?

Home.tb.ask.com is a legitimate Internet search website. Despite this, users are often redirected to this website by many browser toolbars (for example, DiscoverAncestryGameTrekkers, MindDabble, WeatherBlink, and MyScrapNook) that are categorized as browser hijackers. The developers of these toolbars (Mindspark Interactive Network Inc.) employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to infiltrate these rogue extensions on most popular Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. After these plug-ins infiltrate the browser, the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL settings are assigned to home.tb.ask.com. Furthermore, several browser extensions/apps (called 'helper objects') are installed to prevent users from reverting these changes. These toolbars usually offer a wide range of 'useful' features (for example, search of family-related information, photo editing, games to improve memory, etc.) - this is to give the impression of legitimate software, and thus, tricking users into installation.

   

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