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Yontoo adware

Yontoo adware - how to eliminate Buzzdock ads from Google and deceptive ads from YouTube?

What is Yontoo?

Yontoo is a company that develops browser add-ons and web applications. Their products include web apps such as Best Video Downloader (a web app that allows users to download videos from YouTube), PageRage (an app that allows users to change Facebook layouts), EasyInline (an app that enables the highlighting of text and provides options to search across various popular resource sites), and many others. While the idea of enhancing your Internet browsing experience with various browser add-ons and plug-ins is valid, Yontoo apps are ad-supported and thus employ some deceptive methods to display them. For example, after installing Best Video Downloader, visitors to YouTube will notice that the ads no longer originate from Google - the Yontoo app overrides them with its own.

   
Stop Online Piracy Virus

"Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System - Your computer is locked!" Virus - how to unlock your PC?

What is Stop Online Piracy?

Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System - Your Computer is Locked! is a scam message delivered by a ransomware computer infection created by Cyber criminals. This security threat locks PC users' desktops and displays a message stating that the lock was enforced to prevent illegal use of copyrighted material. Such ransomware infections are common amongst Cyber criminals, however, this one is different for two reasons: 1) its use of the S.O.P.A. name (cyber criminals sometimes use the names of authorities such as the FBI, Metropolitan Police, etc.) and; 2) when infected by this ransomware, all files stored on your computer are encrypted.

   
White Smoke Toolbar

White Smoke Toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to search.conduit.com?

What is White Smoke Toolbar?

White Smoke Toolbar is a browser add-on, which enables easy access to translation and grammar check applications for Internet users. This toolbar also utilizes shortcuts to social networks and other sites such as YouTube, online radio, etc. Whilst many Internet users may find this toolbar useful, it is powered by conduit, thus making it an unwanted application. Having this browser add-on installed on your computer can lead to installation of unwanted third party software, toolbars, or malware. When installed, this toolbar changes your Internet browser homepage and default search engine to search.conduit.com Furthermore, when uninstalled, it leaves the default values unchanged, so that after removal, this toolbar requires several further manual steps to eliminate redirects to search.conduit.com

   
Search.Snap.do Redirect

Snap.do toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to search.snap.do?

What is Search.Snap.do?

Snap.do Toolbar is a browser add-on, which states that Internet users will rediscover the web by its use. In fact, this browser extension adds various shortcuts to users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox).  The shortcuts are associated with social networks and online applications (such as tools for taking screen snapshots or listening to online radio). While many users might find such add-ons useful, there is a downside to the use of this toolbar: when installed on your computer, it changes your Internet browser homepage and default search engine to search.snap.do, a strategy used to monetize incoming web traffic.

   
FLV Runner Toolbar

FLV Runner Toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to search.conduit.com and akaQA.com?

What is FLV Runner?

FLV Runner Toolbar is browser add-on powered by conduit. This toolbar adds shortcuts to online radio, social networks, maps, clock, etc. to Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). On the first sight this toolbar might seem useful, but having this browser add-on installed on your computer could lead to privacy violations, unwanted software installation, and malware infections. As with all conduit-powered toolbars, the FLV Runner browser add-on changes your Internet browser homepage to search.conduit.com

   
Search.certified-toolbar.com Virus

Search.certified-toolbar.com virus removal instructions

What is Search.certified-toolbar.com?

Certified Toolbar is a browser add-on, which displays shortcuts to social networks, weather forecasts, games etc. on your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome). When installed, this toolbar changes your homepage to search.certified-toolbar.com Furthermore, this toolbar collects your browsing history and the search bar displays some dubious sponsored results. Clicking on these could result in the installation of additional potentially unwanted applications or even malware.

   
Canadian Police Association Virus

"Canadian Police Association - Your Computer is Locked" Virus - how to remove?

What is Canadian Police Association?

"Canadian Police Association - Your Computer is Locked" is a screen locker infection, which demands that computer users pay a bogus fine (100 Canadian dollars) for supposed law violations. This is a scam developed by cyber criminals who employ deceptive strategies to trick computer users into believing that they have to pay a fine for owning pirated content, watching pornography, etc. In fact, the Canadian Police Association has nothing to do with this message; cyber criminals responsible for creating this ransomware infection exploit the name of an authority in order to make their screen locker appear authentic.

   
Bedfordshire Police Virus

"Bedfordshire Police - Your Operating System is Locked" Virus- how to remove this scam?

What is Bedfordshire Police?

"Bedfordshire Police - Your operating system is locked" is a ransomware infection targeted at computer users from the United Kingdom. Cyber criminals exploit the name of Bedfordshire Police in order to make their deceptive message appear authentic. This ransomware infection originates from a family of screen lockers called Goscri. Cyber criminals responsible for creating ransomware infections from this family also target PC users from France, USA, Canada, and other countries. Cyber criminals are able to change the body and the header sections of their ransomware infection according to the country in which the computer is infected.

   
My Web Search Toolbar (redirect)

My Web Search Toolbar - how to eliminate browser redirects to search.myway.com etc. ?

What is My Web Search Toolbar?

My Web Search Toolbar is a browser add-on, which adds a search bar, weather forecast quick launch button, etc. to Internet browsers. When installed, this toolbar changes your homepage to search.conduit.com or home.mywebsearch.com This action is taken by default, however, if you look closely at the installation progress of the toolbar, you can elect to change these options so that your homepage is not changed. When searching the Internet using the added search bar, the organic search results are gathered from Google, but the sponsored results are generated by conduit or My Web Search Toolbar.

   
MetaCrawler.com redirect

MetaCrawler.com and Infospace.com - how to remove redirect to these websites?

What is MetaCrawler.com?

MetaCrawler is a search engine that combines search results from major search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing. MetaCrawler might appear as a legitimate project, but in fact the company behind it employs some dubious methods in order to promote their websites (MetaCrawler and Infospace). Recently, we received many complaints from users reporting that they were being redirected to these websites. Furthermore, computer users should express great caution whilst using the search services provided by MetaCrawler and Infospace - although the organic search results are legitimate (they originate from reputable search engines), the sponsored results are generated by MetaCrawler and often lead to dubious software installation methods or misleading websites.

   

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