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Loffinam Virus

Loffinam removal instructions

What is loffinam?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, the Loffinam rogue browser extension claims to enhance users' online shopping experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and adding other useful functionality. Although Loffinam may seem a legitimate browser plug-in, be aware that it is considered to be a potentially unwanted application or adware. The browser extension 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 installation on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Loffinam generates various intrusive online advertisements including transitional, interstitial, banner, pop-up, and full page ads.

   
FTDownloader Ads

FTDownloader removal instructions

What is FTDownloader?

FTDownloader is a potentially unwanted application developed by Tanja Matkovic. The application claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by allowing file download from the Internet by up to five times faster. Whilst such added functionality may seem legitimate, FTDownloader is categorized as adware since it installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Commonly, users install this plug-in inadvertently with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
Websearch.eazytosearch.info Redirect

Websearch.eazytosearch.info redirect removal instructions

What is websearch.eazytosearch.info?

The websearch.eazytosearch.info browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads. Developers of this browser settings-changing adware employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', thus, many computer users install the plug-in without their consent. After successful infiltration, this browser hijacker assigns the homepage and default search engine fields to websearch.eazytosearch.info

At time of research, this site redirected users to Google, a legitimate Internet search engine, however, be aware that the developers of this deceptive browser plug-in can redirect websearch.eazytosearch.info to other malicious websites at any time.

   
HomeTab Adware

HomeTab browser hijacker removal instructions

What is HomeTab?

HomeTab virus is a term used to describe a browser hijacker, which modifies computer users' Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage, new tab, and default search engine settings to search.hometab.com (or search.newhometab.com). This browser hijacker is distributed using free software downloads, and at time of research, the HomeTab browser add-on was 'bundled' with VLC, PDF Creator, Zapp!, and 1Zip downloads. Note that developers of these free programs have no connection with HomeTab. The browser plugin is distributed via customized 'download clients', which offer installation of the HomeTab add-on together with the bundled programs. The best way to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications is to download free software directly from the developers' websites.

   
Surf Canyon Redirect

Surf Canyon redirect removal instructions

What is Surf Canyon?

The 'Surf Canyon redirect' is a term used to describe a potentially unwanted application, which infiltrate users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) through free software downloads. The software generates Surf Canyon ads whilst searching the Internet using Google, Bing, or Yahoo! Developers of this browser extension claim that it makes Internet searching more productive by "Pulling relevant results and bringing them to the current page." While some Internet users may appreciate such added functionality, many others feel that the Surf Canyon add-on was installed on their Internet browser/s without their consent.

   
Ads by PowerfulBrowse

PowerfulBrowse Ads removal instructions

What is PowerfulBrowse?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, the PowerfulBrowse rogue browser extension claims to enhance the online shopping experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and adding other useful functionality. Although PowerfulBrowse may seem a legitimate browser plug-in, Internet users should be aware that it is considered to be a potentially unwanted application or adware. This browser extension employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Following successful installation on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, PowerefulBrowse generates various intrusive online advertisements including transitional, interstitial, banner, pop-up, and full page ads.

   
Hot-finder.com Redirect

Hot-finder.com redirect removal instructions

What is hot-finder.com?

The hot-finder.com virus is a potentially unwanted application, which modifies Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) settings by assigning the default search engine and homepage fields to the hot-finder.com website. This browser hijacker is distributed via a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', thus, users often install this browser hijacker inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. Research shows that this browser settings-changing adware is distributed using fake downloads (fake browser updates, rogue Java, or Flash Player downloads). This adware is especially rogue since it installs a browser 'helper object' (Wsys Control), which prevents users from applying their preferred browser settings.

   
Searchiy.gboxapp.com Redirect

Gboxapp redirect removal instructions

What is Searchiy.gboxapp.com?

The gboxapp browser add-on claims to make users' Internet browsing experience more fun and productive by providing users with various tools and free applications (for example calculators, currency converters, games, etc.). Whilst such functionality may seem legitimate, this browser extension is categorized as a browser hijacker or a potentially unwanted application. It installs on browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent and assigns the homepage and default search engine settings to searchiy.gboxapp.com

Furthermore, the add-on generates intrusive ads and tracks users' Internet browsing activity. Gboxapp is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and thus, computer users often install this plugin inadvertently with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
Mystart.Vi-view.com Redirect

Mystart.vi-view.com redirect removal instructions

What is mystart.vi-view.com?

The mystart.vi-view.com browser hijacker installs on the Google Chrome browser together with free software (Vi-view Image Viewer) downloaded from the Internet. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies the browser homepage setting by assigning it to the mystart.vi-view.com website. At time of research, this adware was 'bundled' with other free programs and files available for download from free file sharing websites. Developers of freeware promote the Vi-view browser hijacker using a deceptive installer, which tricks unsuspecting computer users into installing browser setting-modifying adware together with the free software.

   
Websearch.fastosearch.info Redirect

Websearch.fastosearch.info virus removal instructions

What is websearch.fastosearch.info?

The websearch.fastosearch.info browser hijacker installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) together with free software downloaded from the Internet. After successful infiltration, this adware modifies Internet browser settings including the homepage and default search engine domains. Furthermore, this adware installs several browser 'helper objects', which block attempts to roll back these changes. At time of research, this adware was 'bundled' with free programs and files available for download from free file sharing websites. Developers of freeware promote the websearch.fastosearch.info browser hijacker using a deceptive installer, which tricks unsuspecting computer users into installing browser settings-modifying adware together with the free software.

   

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