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BrowseFox Ads

BrowseFox removal guide

What is BrowseFox?

The BrowseFox browser add-on displays various ads (in-text, pop-up, coupon, etc.) when Internet users surf the Internet. Many computer users refer to this browser extension as a virus or adware. These negative associations are made since BrowseFox is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Technically, this browser add-on is not considered a virus or malware, however, due to the distribution method used and ability to generate unwanted ads, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. Many Internet users state that this plug-in was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent.

   
ZenDeals

ZenDeals removal guide

What is ZenDeals?

ZenDeals is a potentially unwanted browser add-on, which generates coupon pop-up ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites. This browser extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Note that whilst ZenDeals is not related to malware or virus infections, it is categorized as adware. Commonly, Internet users install this browser plugin inadvertently without their consent together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Computer users should be aware that, today, the majority of free software download websites use 'download clients' - small programs, which manage the download process of the chosen freeware.

   
WeDownload Manager

WeDownload Manager removal instructions

What is WeDownload Manager?

WeDownload manager is a potentially unwanted application, which displays pop-up ads when users search the Internet using popular Internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. Pop-ups generated by this application offer installation of additional programs and browser plugins. Note that while WeDownload Manager is not technically a virus or malware, the browser extensions offered by it may lead to serious privacy and computer security issues. This browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Many computer users refer to this browser extension as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since WeDownload Manager is promoted using a deceptive software distribution method called 'bundling'.

   
Win32/FakeVimes

Win32/FakeVimes family of fake antivirus programs

What is Win32/FakeVimes?

FakeVimes is the name of a family of fake antivirus programs, which report non-existent security threats in order to trick computer users into purchasing their useless license keys. Rogue programs from this family are distributed by cyber criminals who use 'exploit kits' to infiltrate users' operating systems. Common sources of these bogus programs are malicious websites, infected email messages, and drive-by downloads. Exploit kits rely on outdated software to exploit any security vulnerabilities detected within users' systems prior to infiltration. Thus, keeping installed software up-to-date drastically reduces the risk of infection with malware and fake antivirus programs. Cyber criminals responsible for creating fake antivirus programs from the FakeVimes family have released over 200 rogue antivirus programs.

   
LemurLeap Pop-up Ads

LemurLeap removal instructions

What is LemurLeap?

LemurLeap is a potentially unwanted application distributed via free software downloads. This browser add-on self-installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Unwilling installation is achieved through devious free software 'download clients' or 'installers'. At time of research, LemurLeap was distributed by the Somoto download client. Internet users should be aware that, today, the majority of free software download websites (download.com, softonic.com, etc.) use download clients offering (some in a deceptive manner) installation of additional browser add-ons or toolbars together with the selected free software download.

   
Titan Antivirus 2013

Titan Antivirus 2013 Removal Guide

What is Titan Antivirus 2013?

Titan Antivirus 2013 is a rogue antivirus program, which reports non-existent security infections in order to scare PC users into purchasing a 'full version'. This program is developed by cyber criminals with the aim to extort money from computer users. This fake antivirus program is commonly distributed via 'exploit kits', which infiltrate users' computers through any security vulnerabilities detected within outdated software. Exploit kits are proliferated by infected email messages, malicious websites, and drive-by downloads. After Titan Antivirus 2013 successfully infects the user's operating system, it imitates a legitimate antivirus program by 'scanning' the system for malware and viruses. Note that this program is fake and has no virus definition database - it merely relies on fake security scans and fake security warning pop-ups in order to trick computer users into buying the registration key.

   
Antivirus Defence

Antivirus Defence removal instructions

What is Antivirus Defence?

Antivirus Defence is a rogue antivirus program, which reports non-existent security infections in order to trick PC users into buying a 'full version'. This bogus software infiltrates users' operating systems using 'exploit kits', which are distributed through infected email messages, drive-by downloads, and malicious websites. To infiltrate users' computers, exploit kits rely on outdated software, and therefore, keeping your installed programs up-to-date can drastically reduce the risk of infection by Antivirus Defence. After successful infiltration, this bogus software modifies the registry entries of the infected operating system - configuring itself to start automatically on each system Start-up, blocking execution of installed programs (including antivirus and anti-spyware software), and disabling the Task Manager.

   
Lucky Leap Virus

Lucky Leap virus removal instructions

What is Lucky Leap?

Lucky Leap is a potentially unwanted application (browser add-on), which installs on users' computers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. It displays coupon ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites such as Amazon, eBay, etc. This browser add-on is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. The majority of computer users refer to Lucky Leap as a virus, malware, or adware. Such negative associations are made since this browser extension often installs on users' Internet browsers without their consent together with freeware. This software distribution method is called 'bundling' and is employed by the majority of free software download websites including download.com, softonic.com, soft32.com, and many others.

   
System Care Antivirus

System Care Antivirus - how to remove?

What is System Care?

System Care Antivirus is a fake antivirus program, which aims to deceive PC users into purchasing a useless license key. This malicious software imitates legitimate security programs and attempts to encourage unsuspecting computer users into making the purchase. To achieve this deceptive goal, System Care Antivirus performs fake computer security check-ups and mimics the detection of various high-risk malware and virus infections. Furthermore, this rogue program generates false security warning pop-ups. This bogus program often installs on users' operating systems via any security vulnerabilities detected, and after infiltration, makes certain registry modifications, blocks execution of installed software, disables the Task Manager, and hijacks Internet browsers.

   
Kwiblesearch.com redirect

How to remove Kwiblesearch.com browser hijacker and how to eliminate unwanted Savepatch Deals pop-up ads?

What is Kwiblesearch.com?

The Kwiblesearch.com browser hijacker infiltrates users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox) via free software downloads. This website is set as the user's default search engine when installing Savepath Deals browser add-ons - a potentially unwanted browser plug-in, which displays coupon ads when users visit online shopping websites. Many computer users refer to Savepath Deals and kwiblesearch as malware and viruses. Whilst these browser add-ons are not technically security infections, they are categorized as adware or potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

   

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