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Rich Media View Virus

Rich Media View removal instructions

What is Rich Media View?

The Rich Media View browser extension claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience by displaying website content and advertisements relating to users' interests. While this functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that Rich Media View is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Many reputable antivirus and anti-malware programs detect Rich Media View as a Trojan or malware. Commonly, users install this browser extension inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. Developers of this add-on use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. This marketing method is legal, however, many analyzed free software 'download clients' and 'installers' fail to inform users of additional applications listed for installation together with free programs.

   
AtuZi Ads

AtuZi removal instructions

What is AtuZi?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, AtuZi is a potentially unwanted application claiming to improve the quality of users' Internet browsing experience by displaying website trust ratings, websites containing related content, enabling coupons, and comparison shopping. Although this may seem a legitimate browser add-on, be aware that AtuZi is categorized as adware. This rogue application employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software), and for this reason, most users install it inadvertently without their consent. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, AtuZi generates various intrusive online advertisements, including banner, search, text-link, transitional, interstitial, and full page ads.

   
Supra Savings Ads

Supra Savings ads removal instructions

What is Supra Savings?

Created by ADPeak Inc, the Supra Savings browser add-on claims to save time and money while shopping online by displaying coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites. While this functionality may seem legitimate, computer users should be aware that the Supra Savings plug-in is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. This software commonly installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet. The developers of this plugin employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

   
Websearch.searchsun.info virus

Websearch.searchsun.info virus removal instructions

What is websearch.searchsun.info?

The Websearch.searchsun.info browser hijacker installs together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Following successful infiltration, this adware modifies browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning values to the homepage and default search engine fields. Moreover, user attempts to roll back these changes are blocked by installed browser 'helper objects'. The websearch.searchsun.info website can be used to search the Internet, however, the search engine presented is crowded with dubious sponsored search results - clicking these can lead to serious malware and virus infections.

   
BlockIt ads

BlockIt ads removal instructions

What is BlockIt?

The BlockIt browser add-on claims to prevent children from visiting websites containing adult content. Although this software may seem legitimate, be aware that it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. BlockIt add-on was developed by Revizer Technologies Ltd and employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. After successful installation on these browsers, BlockIt monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software and hardware information, which can be personally identifiable including, for example, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries entered, IP and MAC addresses, locations, and other similar details. Furthermore, this rogue browser plug-in generates various intrusive online advertisements such as sponsored links, banners, deals, and pop-up ads. This behavior may lead to serious privacy issues or malware infections. To prevent children from entering harmful websites, we suggest using legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus suites (which include parental controls), rather than unidentified browser extensions.

   
Ads by BlackLister

Ads by BlackLister removal instructions

What is BlackLister?

BlackLister is a rogue browser add-on developed by Revizer Technologies Ltd. Although this potentially unwanted application claims to prevent children from entering websites containing adult content, be aware that BlackLister is categorized as adware since it uses a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Following successful infiltration on Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, BlackLister monitors users' Internet browsing activity by recording various software and hardware information, including search queries entered, URLs visited, geolocations, MAC/IP addresses, and other similar details. Furthermore, this rogue browser plug-in generates various intrusive online advertisements, including banner, pop-up, sponsored link, and shopping discount ads. The presence of BlackLister, or other similar adware (for example, SaferSurf and BlockAndSurf) on your system may lead to serious privacy issues, identity theft, or malware infections. Parents wishing to protect their children from encountering harmful websites, should use legitimate anti-virus or anti-spyware programs with parental controls, rather than unrecognized browser add-ons.

   
Shieldren Virus

Shieldren virus removal instructions

What is Shieldren?

The Shieldren rogue browser add-on claims to prevent children from encountering websites containing adult content. Created by Revizer Technologies Ltd, the software is optimized for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. While Shieldren seems a useful and legitimate browser extension, it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program, which generates intrusive online advertisements. Shieldren employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on browsers without users' consent. Following successful infiltration to Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, Shieldren generates intrusive online advertisements including sponsored links, banner, discounts, and pop-up ads. In addition, users' Internet browsing activity is continually tracked, since this rogue browser add-on records various information, which can be personally identifiable. For example, default search engines, search queries, websites visited, locations, MAC and IP addresses, and other similar software and hardware details. Having a potentially unwanted application such as Shieldren installed on your PC, may lead to serious privacy issues or malware infections. Internet users wishing their children to browse safely online, should aim for legitimate anti-spyware or anti-virus software (with parental controls), rather than random or suspicious browser plug-ins.

   
Tika-search.com Redirect

Tika-search.com redirect - how to remove this browser hijacker?

What is Tika-search.com?

The Tika-search browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) during the download or installation of free software. The Tika toolbar employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on these browsers without users' permission - for this reason, it is considered to be a potentially unwanted application or adware. Following successful infiltration of this plug-in, the browser homepage and default search engine settings are assigned to hxxp://www.tika-search.com. In addition, installation of Tika-search also includes several additional add-ons, which prevent users from customizing their browser settings (for example, changing the homepage or default Internet search engine fields).

   
SnapDo Virus

SnapDo virus removal instructions

What is SnapDo?

The SnapDo browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads. Browser redirects to the search.snapdo.com website are caused by a potentially unwanted application called 'Snap.do' created by Resoft Ltd. Internet users often install SnapDo adware inadvertently without their consent when downloading and installing freeware. At time of research, this browser plugin was distributed using deceptive freeware 'download clients' and fake downloads (including, for example, fake Java updates or fake Internet browser updates). Following successful infiltration, SnapDo modifies users' Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields to search.snapdo.com and feed.snapdo.com

   
Websearch.awsomesearchs.info Virus

Websearch.awsomesearchs.info virus removal instructions

What is websearch.awsomesearchs.info?

The Websearch.awsomesearchs.info browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies the browser homepage and default search engine settings by assigning them to the Websearch.awsomesearchs.info website. Furthermore, this browser hijacker tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording web pages visited, impressions, information from social media websites, clicks, and search terms. While redirects to this website do not appear to be a high-risk security threat, Internet users should be aware that developers of this bogus browser plugin are able to redirect the websearch.awsomesearchs.info website to other malicious sites at any time.

   

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