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Speedial.com Redirect

Speedial.com removal instructions

What is Speedial.com?

The Speedial browser toolbar (compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) claims to enhance users' browsing experience by displaying quick access links to popular social networking websites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and improve the overall Internet search and browsing experience. While such functionality may seem legitimate and useful, many computer users refer to Speedial as a redirect virus or a browser hijacker. These associations are made since the Speedial toolbar is promoted via free software downloads using a software distribution (marketing) method called 'bundling'. The Speedial toolbar is installed on users' browsers during download or installation of legitimate free software using 'download clients' or 'installers'.

   
SearchSnacks Adware

SearchSnacks removal instructions

What is SearchSnacks?

The Search Snacks browser add-on claims to make Internet searching and text translation tasks faster and easier by displaying in-page translation and search results (using the Bing search engine) of any selected text. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Whilst such added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users refer to Search Snacks as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this plug-in is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' - the add-on installs on browsers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Moreover, Search Snacks generates various banner, search, and pop-up ads when users surf the Internet.

   
Coupon Blaster Virus

Coupon Blaster removal instructions

What is Coupon Blaster?

The Coupon Blaster browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox and claims to help users find the best available deals and discounts online. While Coupon Blaster seems a legitimate add-on, be aware that it is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted application. Coupon Blaster 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' permission. Consequently, users often install this rogue browser plug-in together with the free software downloaded from freeware download websites such as download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others.

   
Coupon Monkey Ads

Coupon Monkey Ads removal instructions

What is Coupon Monkey?

The Coupon Monkey browser extension claims to enhance users' online shopping experience by displaying the best deals and discounts available online. This browser plug-in is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Although it may seem a legitimate plug-in, be aware that it is categorized as adware. Coupon Monkey employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling is stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software. For this reason, most users install Coupon Monkey during download or installation of free software from freeware download websites such as soft32.com, softonic.com, download.com, and many others.

   
Jazzed Savings Virus

Jazzed Savings virus removal instructions

What is Jazzed Savings?

The Jazzed Savings browser add-on claims to improve the quality of users' online shopping experience by displaying best available deals and discounts. Although this may seem a legitimate browser extension, be aware that it is considered to be a potentially unwanted application or adware. Jazzed Savings employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome), without users' consent. Bundling is stealth installation of additional applications together with the chosen software. Users commonly install Jazzed Savings adware during the download or installation of free software from freeware download websites such as download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others. 

   
Search.tube-bar.com Redirect

Search.tube-bar.com removal instructions

What is search.tube-bar.com?

Created by a company called Mars Technologies Ltd, the Tube Bar toolbar browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This browser plug-in claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by "Letting you access your favourite content quickly". It seems that even the developers are unsure as to why users should install this toolbar and what useful functionality it provides. In fact, the Tube Bar toolbar is a potentially unwanted application, since it infiltrates Internet browsers using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

   
Ads by Coupon Drop In

Ads by Coupon Drop In removal instructions

What is Coupon Drop In?

Coupon Drop In is a potentially unwanted application, which installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The application claims to save time and money by helping users to find the best online shopping deals and discounts. This may seem a legitimate browser extension, however, be aware that it is considered to be adware. Coupon Drop In employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Research shows that, commonly, users install adware such as Coupon Drop In through careless download and installation of free software from freeware download websites including download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others.

   
Max-start.com Redirect

Max-start.com redirect removal instructions

What is Max-start.com?

The Max-start.com browser hijacker installs on computers together with free software downloaded from freeware download websites such as download.com, soft32.com, softonic.com, and many others. The Max-start toolbar employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without users' consent, and therefore, it is considered to be a potentially unwanted application or adware. Once this rogue browser add-on successfully installs on your system, the browser homepage and default search engine settings are assigned to hxxp://max-start.com

Furthermore, installation of Max-start includes additional add-ons, which prevent users from reverting to their original Internet browser settings.

   
My Coupon Buddy Ads

My Coupon Buddy ads removal instructions

What is My Coupon Buddy?

The My Coupon Buddy browser add-on claims to improve users' online shopping experience by helping to find the cheapest deals, discounts, enabling comparison shopping, and adding other useful functions. This browser extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Although this may seem a legitimate and useful browser plugin, be aware that it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. The My Coupon Buddy plugin employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on browsers without users' permission. In most cases, unwanted installations are caused by reckless download of freeware from free software download websites such as softonic.com, soft32.com, and download.com

   
Start-search.com Redirect

Start-search.com removal instructions

What is start-search.com?

The Start-search.com browser hijacker infiltrates Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads. Browser redirects to the Start-search.com website are caused by potentially unwanted applications called 'Muvic' and 'SavePass' (software created by Pinwid Ltd). Internet users often install these potentially unwanted applications 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. For example, fake Java updates or fake Internet browser updates. After successful infiltration, adware created by Pinwid Ltd modifies users' Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields to Start-search.com

   

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