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Windows Virtual Protector

Windows Virtual Protector removal instructions

What is Virtual Protector?

Windows Virtual Protector is a fake antivirus program, which blocks the users' desktop and reports non existent security infections in order to scare PC users into purchasing the 'full version'. This rogue software is created by cyber criminals who distribute it via infected email messages, malicious or hacked websites, and 'exploit kits'. After successful infiltration, this bogus program modifies the registry entries of an infected operating system, disables execution of the Task Manager and installed programs, and configures itself to start automatically on each system startup. To scare PC users into believing that their computers are infected with high-risk malware, Windows Virtual Protector generates various fake security warning messages.

   
Inspsearch.com Virus

Inspsearch.com redirect virus removal instructions

What is Inspsearch.com?

The 'Inspsearch.com virus' is a term used to describe several browser hijackers, which infiltrate Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. The Internet search engine employed by this website returns deceptive search results - clicking these can result in adware and malware infections. At time of testing, this browser hijacker was promoted through the DomaIQ free software 'download client' - a small program used by various freeware download websites. Internet users should be aware that reckless free software downloading can result in installation of the inspsearch.com browser hijacker or other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

   
Pro Video Downloader Plugin

Pro Video Downloader plugin removal instructions

What is Pro Video Downloader?

Pro Video Downloader is a potentially unwanted application developed by Data Beat Solutions LLC. The application claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by allowing video download from various video sharing websites. Whilst such added functionality may seem legitimate, Pro Video Downloader is categorized as adware since it installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. Commonly, users install this plugin inadvertently with free software downloaded from the Internet.

   
Nav Links Virus

Nav Links virus removal instructions

What is Nav Links?

Nav Links is an advertising platform used by many dubious websites, which promote potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), questionable medicinal products, dating services, etc. This platform is implemented by various browser extension developers in order to monetize their free plugins. This is not a stand-alone program, and therefore, users who observe Nav Links advertisements (in-text ads) when browsing the Internet should check recently-installed browser add-ons - they are likely to be the cause of these intrusive ads. Note these ads alone are not categorized as viruses or malware, however, clicking them can cause serious privacy and computer security issues. Commonly, these ads lead to dubious websites, and you are advised not to navigate to these sites.

   
Search Highlighter Ads

Search Highlighter removal instructions

What is Search Highlighter?

The Search Highlighter browser add-on was created by Injekt LLC and claims to make Internet browsing more productive by displaying queries relating to highlighted text from popular websites such as Yelp, Wikipedia, and Quora. Whilst such added functionality may seem legitimate, Internet users should be aware that this plugin is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it installs on browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent via a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. After successful infiltration, Search Highlighter generates intrusive banner, in-text, and interstitial advertisements.

   
DictAddon Virus

DictAddon virus removal instructions

What is DictAddon?

The DictAddon browser plugin (created by thedictadon.com, LLC) promises to allow looking up of word-meanings to be more productive. Whilst such functionality may seem legitimate, users should be aware that this browser extension is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application. DictAddon installs on users' Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without their consent and generates intrusive banner and pop-up ads. Moreover, this add-on tracks browsing activity by recording IP addresses, web pages visited, and search terms entered.

   
Movies Toolbar

Movies toolbar by Bandoo Media removal instructions

What is Movies toolbar?

The Movies toolbar browser add-on was created by APN LLC and distributed by Bandoo Media. This plugin claims to enhance users' Internet browsing experience by providing movie trailers, celebrity birthday information, and video tools. It is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. While the functionality added by Movies toolbar may appear legitimate, this toolbar is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it installs without users' consent and modifies the browser settings by assigning the homepage and default search engine fields to search.ask.com

   
Windows Accelerator Pro

Windows Accelerator Pro removal instructions

What is Accelarator Pro?

Windows Accelerator Pro is a fake antivirus program that mimics the detection of various high-risk malware infections in order to scare PC users into purchasing the 'full version'. This rogue software imitates a legitimate antivirus program and suggests that this is the only program capable of removing the supposedly 'detected' security infections. In fact, no security threats indicated by this bogus program actually exist on your computer - Windows Accelerator Pro is a scam created by cyber criminals. This program is distributed using malicious or hacked websites, which display fake online security warning messages to trick Internet users into downloading this rogue antivirus program.

   
Tube Dimmer Virus

Tube Dimmer virus removal guide

What is Tube Dimmer?

Tube Dimmer is a browser add-on created by Creative Island Media LLC. It promises to enhance viewing of videos by allowing users to 'toggle the lights on and off'. Such added functionality may appear useful, however, Internet users should be aware that the Tube Dimmer plugin is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware. The plugin installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent and generates various intrusive ads including in-text ads, interstitial ads, and pop-up advertisements. Moreover, it tracks users' Internet browsing activity by recording IP addresses, unique identifier numbers, operating systems, browsers, software installed, web page URLs visited, search queries entered, and other information.

   
GreatSaver Virus

GreatSaver removal instructions

What is GreatSaver?

GreatSaver is a browser plugin created by AS Internet Ltd. This extension promises to save time and money when shopping online by displaying various deals. While such added functionality may seem legitimate, be aware that the GreatSaver plugin is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application since it installs on browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent when downloading free software. Developers of this add-on use a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'.

   

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