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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.

   
Xrosview.com Ads

Xrosview.com ads removal instructions

What is xrosview.com?

Xrosview.com ads appear when browsing the Internet and are caused by potentially unwanted browser add-ons. These potentially unwanted applications often infiltrate browsers through free software downloads and claim to enhance the browsing experience by adding various useful features. At time of testing, these ads were caused by browser plug-ins called "wizebar", "searchtape", "melodx", "deals-fox", "privitize", and other adware created by Montiera Ltd. These plug-ins purport to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by adding various useful features, and whilst this added functionality may seem legitimate, these browser extensions are categorized as adware or potentially unwanted applications since they install on browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent. Furthermore, these add-ons generate intrusive ads and tracks users' Internet browsing activity. At time of research, these browser extensions were distributed via deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and thus, computer users often install them inadvertently together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
BrowserSecurity

BrowserSecurity adware removal instructions

What is BrowserSecurity?

The BrowserSecurity application claims to protect users' whilst surfing the Internet by warning of suspicious sites and blocking dangerous content. BrowserSecurity is compatible with Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox, and while its initiative to protect Internet users from malware infections is valid, this application has some downsides. For example, it displays unwanted ads, which computer users may find difficult to remove. Furthermore, it is developed by company called Simply Tech LTD (widdit), a known adware distributor. Users wishing to protect their computers and browsers from potential threats should opt for trusted antivirus and anti-spyware programs only. Inadvertent applications installation can occur when users install free software downloaded from the Internet. Since BrowserSecurity is ad-supported, it may be 'bundled' with free software for monetization purposes.

   

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