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Posted by on Mar 27 2015, 03:38 PM
TabNav is a program that displays advertisements and collects information on the sites that you visit. It does this by installing a Layered Service Provider that is able to examine and manipulate all the network data that you transmit and receive on your computer. Using this ability, TabNav can easily inject ads into the web sites that you visit and collect information about your browsing habits. TabNav also installs a root certificate into Windows called appimaker. This root certificate allows it to see SSL traffic so that it is able to inject ads even into encrypted connections. Unfortunately, ...

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Posted by on Mar 26 2015, 03:26 PM
SpeeditUp is a program that claims it checks your Internet connection for speed and performance issues. This in itself is not a bad thing, but SpeeditUp also displays intrusive advertisements on your desktop and on web sites that you visit. When visiting web sites, SpeeditUp will display ads in a way that makes it difficult to navigate or read the site. These ads will be labeled Ads by SpeeditUp and take up a large amount of a site's visibility and are typically displayed over the the site's content. Even more concerning, many of the ads that are displayed by SpeeditUp are for further adware installers ...

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Posted by on Mar 26 2015, 11:02 AM
The Luckysearches.com adware is a browser hijacker that is bundled with free programs you download off of the Internet. Many free programs are wrapped in an adware installer that installs programs like this hijacker in order to generate revenue for the freeware developer. Unfortunately, many of these programs are just as bad as normal computer malware and can have a harmful effect on your computer. The Luckysearches.com adware is a browser hijacker that changes browser shortcuts, your browser search provider, and browser start pages to Luckysearches.com without your permission. Furthermore, this ...

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Posted by on Mar 25 2015, 10:01 PM
Security Defender, or Defender Pro 2015 as it's shown on the program's web site, is a rogue anti-spyware program that displays fake security alerts, false scan results, and blocks you from running your legitimate programs. This program may look familiar as it tries to impersonate Microsoft Security Essentials by using the same graphical user interface. This scareware is distributed through web sites that have been hacked to run exploit kits that try to install the program by exploiting vulnerabilities on your computer. It is also distributed by Trojans that pretend to be programs required to view ...

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Posted by on Mar 25 2015, 03:28 PM
If you are seeing advertisements while browsing the web that are labeled Ads by Cloudscout then you have the adware program called CloudGuard installed on your computer. CloudGuard claims that it is a parental control and protection software that blocks access to adult, gambling, and potentially dangerous sites. In my testing of this software I was never once blocked from visiting unsavory sites, but I was bombarded by Cloudscout advertisements on almost every site I visited. This is because CloudGuard injects its own ads into sites you visit even if those sites do not normally display ads. These ...

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Posted by on Mar 22 2015, 10:02 AM
The XTab program is a tool that is commonly bundled with browser hijackers that prevents you from changing your home page or search provider back to one of your choice. When a browser hijacker is installed on your computer their goal is to make it so you are unable to switch your home page or search engine and are stuck with the site that is hijacking you. In order to help with this, they have created programs like XTab or SearchProtect which run in the background and detect and not allow any settings changes. It is important to note that even though the program is currently installed as XTab, ...

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Posted by on Mar 20 2015, 06:25 PM
The Omniboxes.com adware is a browser hijacker that is bundled with free programs you download off of the Internet. Many free programs are wrapped in an adware installer that installs programs like this hijacker in order to generate revenue for the freeware developer. Unfortunately, many of these programs are just as bad as normal computer malware and can have a harmful effect on your computer. The Omniboxes.com adware is a browser hijacker because it changes your web browser's home page and default search provider to Omniboxes.com without your permission. Furthermore, this adware will append the argument ...

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Posted by on Mar 20 2015, 01:49 PM
The Istartsurf.com adware is a browser hijacker that is bundled with certain free programs that you can download off of the Internet. This adware is considered a browser hijacker because it changes your web browser's home page and default search provider to Istartsurf.com without your permission. Furthermore, this adware will append the argument http://www.Istartsurf.com/?type=hp&ts=&from=tugs&uid= to various web browser shortcuts and sometimes non-internet related programs. This causes the Istartsurf.com web page to open when you launch one of these hijacked shortcuts. Unfortunately, this adware ...

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Posted by on Mar 19 2015, 07:44 PM
PC Speed Up is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, which states itís a system optimization program that scan your computer for issues in order to make it run faster. When installed, PC Speed Up will perform a scan of your computer's files, processes, and the Windows Registry and then list a variety of issues with them. The program then states that it can resolve these issues and make your computer faster, but you would first need to purchase a license in order to do so. Unfortunately, many, if not most, of the items it lists as issues are in fact harmless and have absolutely no effect on your ...

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Posted by on Mar 17 2015, 11:19 PM
The Only-Search.com program is a browser hijacker that is commonly bundled with free programs that you download off of the Internet. It should be noted that this program is not malware or a computer virus, but is a program that can make it difficult to change your web browser's home page to one of your choosing. When installed, the Only-Search program will make it so the Only-Search.com site opens every time you start your browser. When you attempt to change your home page to another site, Only-Search will issue a warning stating that another program is trying to change your settings and will then ...

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