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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.

   
Save On Ads

Save On removal instructions

What is Save On?

Save On is a browser add-on compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Save On uses a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (installation of additional applications along with the chosen software) to install on these browsers without users' consent. Following successful infiltration, the Save On plug-in generates various intrusive online advertisements (such as banners, in-text, or interstitial ads), which may lead to high-risk malware infections. In addition, this rogue browser add-on records users' personal information during actual payments, including names, email addresses, credit cards, and other similar details. This behavior may lead to serious privacy issues or identity theft.

   
PlusVid Virus

PlusVid removal instructions

What is PlusVid?

Created by Phoenix Media Inc, the PlusVid browser plugin claims to enhance users' YouTube experience by setting videos to the highest available quality. While some computer users may find such functionality useful, the PlusVid add-on is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Computer users often install PlusVid inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software.

   
Sharp Savings Virus

Sharp Savings removal instructions

What is Sharp Savings?

Sharp Savings is a potentially unwanted browser plug-in developed by Engaging Apps (also known as Innovative Apps, Alluring Apps, or 215 Apps). This browser extension displays coupon and deal ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites such as Walmart, eBay, Amazon, etc. This browser add-on installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Whilst the idea of saving money when shopping online may seem legitimate, many computer users refer to Sharp Savings as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this browser add-on is promoted using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Most Internet users install this browser add-on without their consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
Barnyard Deals Virus

Barnyard Deals removal instructions

What is Barnyard Deals?

The Barnyard Deals browser add-on displays various coupon and deals advertisements when users visit online shopping websites. Developed by Smart Apps (Innovative Apps), it is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. While this added functionality (and potential to save money when shopping online) may seem legitimate, Barnyard Deals is categorized as adware. Creators of this browser extension 'bundle' it together with free software, and therefore, most Internet users report that Barnyard Deals was installed without their consent. Furthermore, this add-on diminishes Internet browser performance and may cause serious privacy issues.

   
HD-Plus Ads

HD-Plus removal instructions

What is HD-Plus?

Created by Kimahari Software Inc, the HD-Plus browser plug-in claims to enhance users' YouTube (and other video streaming websites) experience by configuring videos to the highest available quality. While some computer users may find this functionality useful, the HD-Plus add-on is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. The software infiltrates browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Computer users often install HD-Plus inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software.

   

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