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ZoomEx Adware

ZoomEx - how to eliminate this unwanted browser add-on?

What is ZoomEx?

The ZoomEx browser extension enhances users' Internet browsing experience by enlarging Facebook photos (when the user hovers over them). Whilst on first inspection this browser plug-in appears legitimate, it has a downside: this extension displays unwanted ads (pop-ups and text link ads). ZoomEx is one of a number of adware-related browser add-ons used by free software developers to monetize their free programs.

   
Search Enhance Adware

Search Enhance - how to eliminate this adware from your Internet browsers?

What is Search Enhance

The Search Enhance browser add-on is developed by 215 Apps and promises to save computer users time when searching the Internet. In fact, this browser add-on overrides search bars found on various websites and displays its own search results - sponsored third party links. This browser extension commonly self-installs on users' computers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. The problem with these promotion methods (bundling) is that computer users often install browser extensions without their consent. Furthermore, this add-on tracks computer users' Internet browsing habits and the creators may sell this collated information to third-parties.

   
SuperFish Ads

SuperFish - how to remove ads by SuperFish?

What is SuperFish?

SuperFish ads are caused by an api, which various browser extension developers apply to their add-ons. These ads appear when Internet users visit online shopping websites such as eBay, Amazon, Shopping.com, etc. Although these ads are not directly related to virus or spyware infections, many computer users report that they do not know why these pop-ups appear or what causes them. Users should be aware that SuperFish ads are caused by free add-ons installed on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome).

   
Security Defender (2013)

Security Defender - how to remove this rogue antivirus program?

What is Security Defender?

Security Defender is fake antivirus software developed by Cyber criminals - it is a scam and it should not be trusted. This rogue security scanner originates from a family of bogus antivirus programs called Braviax. Its main goal is to trick unsuspecting PC users into 'activating' a full version of the software. This software has no connection with legitimate antivirus programs - Security Defender relies on fake security warning messages and 'detection' of bogus security infections in order to coerce PC users into buying this worthless product.

   
Searchamong.com Redirect

Searchamong.com - how to remove toolbar which causes redirects to this website?

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

SearchYa toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to searchya.com?

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

Protectedsearch.com - how to eliminate redirects to this website?

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

Searchcompletion.com - how to eliminate browser redirects to this website?

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

Savings Sidekick - how to remove ads by savings sidekick from your Internet browsers?

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

Hp.myway.com redirect removal instructions

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.

   

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