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LocalCrimeWatcher Toolbar

LocalCrimeWatcher toolbar removal instructions

What is LocalCrimeWatcher toolbar?

The LocalCrimeWatcher toolbar is a potentially unwanted application created by Mindspark Inc. This browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox and promises to help users ensure their safety by announcing the latest crimes committed in the local area, providing the FBI's most wanted criminals list, informing how to protect families, and more. Although this functionality might seem legitimate, users should be aware that this software is considered a potentially unwanted application or adware, since it infiltrates Internet browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' and causes unwanted Internet browser redirects to home.tb.ask.com.

   
BrowseDen Ads

BrowseDen ads removal instructions

What is BrowseDen?

BrowseDen is a potentially unwanted browser plugin claiming to improve users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons and comparison shopping. Although this plug-ins may seem legitimate, users should be aware that it is categorized as adware. This add-on installs on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome without the user's consent via a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Following successful installation, this plugin generates various advertisements, including search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads. Moreover, BrowseDen tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, operating systems, browser information, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, and other information.

   
Windows Paramount Protection

Windows Paramount Protection removal instructions

What is Paramount Protection?

Windows Paramount Protection is a rogue antivirus program, which infiltrates the operating system using fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert messages. Cyber criminals use hacked or malicious websites to display these fake pop-up messages designed to trick unsuspecting PC users into downloading Windows Paramount Protection. After successful infiltration, this bogus software modifies the registry entries of an infected computer by disabling execution of installed programs and blocking the Task Manager. This fake antivirus program is similar to ransomware infections since it blocks the user's desktop and demands payment for a license key. This key purportedly allows removal of 'detected' malware and unblocks the desktop.

   
FreeBillPayAlert Toolbar

FreeBillPayAlert toolbar removal instructions

What is FreeBillPayAlert toolbar?

The FreeBillPayAlert browser add-on is developed by Mindspark Inc. and compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. This browser extension claims to save Internet users time by allowing them to pay all bills using a single extension. Although such functionality may seem legitimate, users should be aware that this browser plugin is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. The add-on infiltrates Internet browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' and causes unwanted browser redirects to home.tb.ask.com. Furthermore, this potentially unwanted add-on tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording search queries, browsers types, default language settings, IP addresses, and other information.

   
OptOn Virus

OptOn virus removal instructions

What is OptOn?

The OptOn browser add-on promises to save users time and money whilst shopping online. This plugin displays coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites. While such functionality may seem legitimate, computer users should be aware that the OptOn plugin is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software. To achieve this, developers of this plugin use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

   
Mysearch.sweetpacks.com Redirect

Mysearch.sweetpacks.com redirect removal instructions

What is Mysearch.sweetpacks.com?

The Mysearch.sweetpacks.com browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Commonly, Internet users install sweetpacks toolbar inadvertently without their consent when downloading or installing free software. After successful infiltration, this browser settings-changing adware modifies the homepage and default search engine fields by assigning them to mysearch.sweetpacks.com This browser hijacker is not technically a virus or malware, however, redirects to this site may lead to malware infections (when clicking third party ads displayed within the website) and privacy issues. This toolbar tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording the type of browser, operating system, ISP, location, and Internet protocol (IP) address.

   
Windows Antivirus Master

Windows Antivirus Master removal instructions

What is Antivirus Master?

Windows Antivirus Master is a rogue antivirus program, which indicates fake security infections in order to scare PC users into purchasing 'ultimate protection' (the 'full' version). This bogus software is created by cyber criminals who make money from users who believe the fake security scans and false security warning messages, and go on to purchase a useless license key. PC users should be aware that buying the 'full version' of this program is equivalent to sending their money and credit card information to cyber criminals. Windows Antivirus Master infiltrates operating systems using hacked or malicious websites, which trick users into downloading the program by generating fake online security warning messages. At time of research, cyber criminals used fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert messages in order to trick users into downloading their rogue antivirus program.

   
Windows Efficiency Master

Windows Efficiency Master removal instructions

What is Efficiency Master?

Windows Efficiency Master is a fake antivirus program, which imitates a legitimate security scanner and attempts to trick unsuspecting PC users into purchasing a 'full version'. This bogus program is created by cyber criminals who employ hacked websites and fake online security scanners to distribute their rogue antivirus program. Commonly, Windows Efficiency Master is proliferated using a fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert message reporting non existent security threats and tricking PC users into downloading this rogue antivirus program. Following successful infiltration, Windows, Efficiency Master modifies the registry entries of an infected operating system by disabling the Task Manager and blocking execution of installed programs.

   
BringStar Ads

BringStar ads removal instructions

What is BringStar?

BringStar is a potentially unwanted browser plugin claiming to improve users' browsing experience by enabling coupons and comparison shopping. Although such added functionality may seem legitimate, Internet users should be aware that this add-on is categorized as adware. The plugin installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox without users' consent using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Following successful installation, this add-on generates various types of advertising, including search, banner, text link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads. In addition, BringStar tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, operating systems, browser information, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, and other information.

   
Shopop Ads

Shopop adware removal instructions

What is Shopop?

The Shopop browser add-on was developed by My Pop Shop Ltd. and claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling comparison shopping and displaying special offers when users visit online shopping websites. While such functionality may seem legitimate, Internet users should be aware that the Shopop add-on is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Developers of this browser plugin use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', thus, most users install this browser add-on inadvertently without their consent. After successful infiltration, Shopop generates intrusive banner, shopping comparison, and special offers ads.

   

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