There are a lot of computer programs that are very far from being malware threats, but then again their advantages are highly questionable. Take SpeedUpMyComputer for example. It is a computer program that is promoted as a useful tool, developed by SmartTweak Software to improve your system performance. According to the official site at smarttweak.us, the tool is “designed to increase the speed of your computer to the highest level possible”. Unfortunately, more often than not, SpeedUpMyComputer comes bundled with freeware that users do not like, and as a result, it gets labeled as a potentially unwanted program as well. Continue reading
CryptoDefense Virus is a dangerous ransomware infection that intends to steal as much money as possible from terrified computer users. According various news reports, CryptoDefense Virus first appeared in February 2014 and ever since then it has infected over 20,000 computers in more than 100 countries. As a result, the criminals behind this infection managed to collect over $34,000 in ransom fees. If you got infected with CryptoDefense Virus as well, do not even think of paying the ransom, because that paying will not make CryptoDefense Virus go away. You need to remove CryptoDefense Virus from your computer and then invest in a reliable antimalware tool that will secure your system from similar infections. Continue reading
DropDownDeals is a browser extension which offers you virtual Coupons, Daily Deals, Local Deals and Free Shipping services. This is how the product is promoted in its official website DropDownDeals.com. Unfortunately, many extension users have reported the application completely useless and even impossible to remove. This is what suggests that you may need to delete Drop Down Deals, since its activity within your computer is highly questionable. Please continue reading to learn more about this potentially dangerous application. Continue reading
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The Tidy Network malware also known as TidyNetwork.com is virtual layer advertising software that causes displaying of instant coupons, web and image links, and other advertisements. Although it might be downloaded from software’s official website, usually computer users do not know how they got it until they start seeing ads out of nowhere. Another issue related to having the Tidy Network malware is redirection. It might take an infected computer’s user to its ad sites or even replace a default search engine, a home page and a new tab page with its own. Not many know that the Tidy Network malware also collects information about your Internet browsing habits and use it for targeted advertising campaigns. Continue reading
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What is Gin.mapdiv.net?
Gin.mapdiv.net is an advertising domain which you may notice in some pop-up advertisements. If you are disturbed by gin.mapdiv.net ads, it means that your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox contains some browser add-on. It is very likely that it is some ad-supported application which provides you with search-related advertisements or the lyrics of YouTube videos. Such programs are regarded as adware and should be removed from the system. Continue reading
What is Plus-HD?
Are you thinking about installing Plus-HD onto your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers? In this case it is good that you are researching this application as researchers do not recommend installing this browser plugin. Without a doubt, if you pay attention to the promotion found on plus-hd.com, the presented application may appear as an authentic, beneficial tool which supposedly can display higher quality YouTube videos. Continue reading
SpeeDial.com “Speedial Search” is a Browser Hijacker which hijacks your favorite browser and replace your default homepage and default search engine with Speedial.com. Speedial is known to be bundled with free software and offered during the installation process. It’s often the user itself which allowed the Speedial.com homepage on their computer. When you install free software from for example; CNET, Download.com, Softonic look at what is offered during installation. The installation of free-software is build to trick you into installing bundled software. Continue reading
What is Windows Internet Watchdog?
Windows Internet Watchdog is a rogue anti-spyware program that replaces Windows Web Watchdog, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Windows Antivirus Patrol, Windows Pro Defence Kit, and many other identical threats. The design of the latest rogue security program has no changed compared with its predecessors, but judging from the name of the programs, cyber criminals are getting more and more creative. Windows Internet Watchdog should be removed from the computer as soon as possible because it only disrupts the performance of the system by disabling executable files and restricting your access to the Internet. Continue reading