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protectedsurf removal instructions

What is protectedsurf?

Created by Actually Apps (Intriguing Apps), protectedsurf is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to protect users from malware and spyware infections when browsing malicious websites. This functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, be aware that protectedsurf is categorized as adware. The developers of this PUP employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their software together with other programs. Therefore, most infections occur during download of free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, protectedsurf generates numerous intrusive online advertisements including coupon, pop-up, sponsored link, targeted video ads, and most importantly, download offers of other rogue browser extensions also considered to be adware. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
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Browser Protect removal instructions

What is Browser Protect?

Developed by Intriguing Apps, Browser Protect is a rogue browser add-on claiming to protect users from malware and spyware infections while browsing the Internet. This may appear to be legitimate and useful functionality, however, be aware that Browser Protect is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). Browser Protect installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without users' consent via a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software, and therefore, most users infect their computers with this adware during download of free software on freeware download websites. Following stealth installation, Browser Protect generates numerous intrusive online advertisements including sponsored link, coupon, banner, pop-up and targeted video ads, and download offers of other PUPs also considered to be adware. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
Coupon Chaser Adware

Coupon Chaser removal instructions

What is Coupon Chaser?

Developed by Innovative Apps, Coupon Chaser is a rogue browser extension claiming to save time and money by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and displaying the latest discounts/special deals available within shopping websites. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Coupon Chaser is considered to be a potentially unwanted program (PUP) or adware. The developers of this potentially unwanted program employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install Coupon Chaser on Internet browsers without users' consent. Following successful installation on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Coupon Chaser generates various intrusive online advertisements including comparison shopping, text-link, coupon, and transitional ads. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
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Price Slayer removal instructions

What is Price Slayer?

Created by Innovative Apps, the Price Slayer rogue browser extension claims to save time and money by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and displaying the latest special deals/discounts available within online stores. Although this functionality may appear legitimate and useful, be aware that Price Slayer is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Price Slayer employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers without users' consent. Bundling allows distribution of additional applications together with other software, and therefore, most users inadvertently install Price Slayer during download of free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, Price Slayer generates numerous intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
CustomSearchPlus.com Browser Hijacker

How to eliminate browser redirects to customsearchplus.com?

What is customsearchplus.com?

Developed by BeeStripe LLC, CustomSearch+ is a potentially unwanted browser extension compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It claims to improve users' Internet browsing experience by displaying advanced search results. While CustomSearch+ may seem to deliver useful and legitimate functionality, be aware that it is categorized as a redirect virus or browser hijacker. This association is made since this dubious application employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling is a way to stealthily distribute applications together with other software, and therefore, users often inadvertently install CustomSearch+ when downloading free software from freeware download websites. 

   
GRIDMonetize Adware

GRIDMonetize removal instructions

What is GRIDMonetize?

The GRIDMonetize potentially unwanted program (PUP) claims to allow software developers monetize their free browser extensions or applications by adding various types of advertisement. The developers of this dubious application employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install GRIDMonetize on computers without users' consent. Commonly, users infect their systems with this PUP when downloading free software from freeware download websites. Following successful infiltration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, GRIDMonetize generates intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.

   
Astromenda.com Browser Hijacker

How to eliminate browser redirects to Astromenda.com?

What is Astromenda.com?

The Astromenda browser toolbar claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by allowing immediate access to various social networking websites (for example, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and improving the quality of Internet search results. Although this browser plug-in may seem to deliver legitimate and useful functionality, be aware that it is categorized as a browser hijacker or redirect virus. This association is made since Astromenda.com employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without users' consent. Bundling allows developers to stealthily distribute their applications together with other software. Therefore, users commonly infect their computers with the Astromenda.com browser hijacker when downloading free software from freeware download websites. 

   
Online Weather Adware

Online Weather removal instructions

What is Online Weather?

Created by Somoto Ltd, Online Weather is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling them to check the weather forecast directly from their desktops. Although this functionality may seem legitimate and useful, be aware that Online Weather is categorized as adware. The developers of this potentially unwanted browser add-on employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install Online Weather on Internet browsers without users' consent. After successfully infiltration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Online Weather generates various intrusive online advertisements including pop-up/under, coupon alerts, drop-down adverts, and most importantly - download offers of other PUPs also considered to be adware. There is a high probability that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   
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HQ-Pure removal instructions

What is HQ-Pure?

Created by Motoko Group, the HQ-Pure browser plug-in claims to enhance users' YouTube experience by turning 'lights off' (enabling users to adjust computer screen lights) when watching online videos. While some computer users may find this functionality useful, the HQ-Pure 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 HQ-Pure inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software.

   
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App Bud removal instructions

What is App Bud?

Developed by SuperWeb LLC, App Bud is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) claiming to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by enabling coupons, comparison shopping, and other functions. While this functionality may seem useful and legitimate, be aware that App Bud is considered to be adware since it employs a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with the chosen software) to install on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without users' consent. After successful infiltration, App Bud generates numerous intrusive online advertisements including search, text-link, banner, transitional, interstitial, and full-page ads. It is highly probable that clicking these advertisements will cause high-risk adware or malware infections.

   

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