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SafeFinder.com Image
Read 933 times | Last updated on August 2, 2015

SafeFinder.com and Linkury are browser hijackers that hijack your installed web browser's home page and search engines so that they display the SafeFinder.com home page and search engine instead of your normally configured ones. When installed SafeFinder and Linkury will modify your web browser's configuration so that the home page becomes search.safefinder.com and it's default search provider will become a SafeFinder search provider powered by Yahoo. What makes this hijacker so problematic is that it uses Windows services to make it difficult to change your browser's settings and also modifies your web browser's shortcuts so that the safefinder.com site is always opened.

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WordShark Image
Read 2,632 times | Last updated on July 22, 2015

WordShark is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and WordShark will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ads by WordShark, Brought by WordShark, or WordShark Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The WordShark adware will also display pop-up ads that appear in a new browser window or tab when you click on web site links. These advertisements are typically for other adware or potentially unwanted programs. This adware is commonly detected by security programs as Adware:Win32/InfoAtoms or Adware.Vitruvian.

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YourTV.Link Image
Read 3,662 times | Last updated on July 16, 2015

YourTV.link is a program that hijacks your browser's home page and search engine to http://yourtv.link. It does this in order to generate revenue from advertisements that are displayed when you visit their site. The problem is that they utilize a variety of techniques such as Group Policy files and programs that monitor when you make changes to your home page or search engine. This makes it very difficult to change these settings back to your own preferences without using specialized instructions.

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WordSurfer   Image
Read 2,416 times | Last updated on July 16, 2015

WordSurfer is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and WordSurfer will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ads by WSR, Ad by CS, Sponsored Ad by WSR, Brought by WSR, WSR Advertisement, or WordSurfer Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The WordSurfer adware will also display pop-up ads that appear in a new browser window or tab when you click on web site links. These advertisements are typically for other adware or potentially unwanted programs. This adware is commonly detected by security programs as Adware:Win32/InfoAtoms or Adware.Vitruvian.

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RocketTab Image
Read 3,084 times | Last updated on July 14, 2015

RocketTab is a program that injects advertisements into web sites that you visit. These deals or advertisements are called RocketTab, Ads by RocketTab, or Brought by RocketTab and make the site you are visiting difficult to read as the ads will overlay the content of the web page you are visiting. Furthermore, when you click on links on a web page, the adware will also sometimes display a pop-up advertisement or open a different page then requested. Last, but not least, RocketTab will also inject ads in Google search results. Overall, RocketTab provides no benefit to the installed computer and will only be a nuisance.

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CleverSearch Image
Read 4,794 times | Last updated on July 3, 2015

CleverSearch is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and CleverSearch will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ads by CS, Ad by CS, Sponsored Ad by CS, Brought by CS, CS Advertisement, or CleverSearch Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The CleverSearch adware will also display pop-up ads that appear in a new browser window or tab when you click on web site links. These advertisements are typically for other adware or potentially unwanted programs. This adware is commonly detected by security programs as Adware:Win32/InfoAtoms or Adware.Vitruvian.

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Media Dashboard v2 Image
Read 8,542 times | Last updated on June 26, 2015

Media Dashboard v2, otherwise known as it's filename stdrt.exe, is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, that is commonly bundled with other downloads. When installed, you will notice that your computer becomes slow, your hard drive is constantly active, and that you have less computer memory then normal. Task Manager will also display a program called stdrt.exe that is using up a great deal of CPU power. This is because the stdrt.exe is constantly running in the background while viewing videos from sites like dailymotion and others. These videos, though, are never displayed to the screen. Whether this process is being used to increase view counts on the videos or to generate ad revenue is currently unknown. What we do know, though, is that this program is using up valuable resources on your computer without permission, which causes your computer to become slower than normal and to use up your Internet bandwidth.

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QuickSurf Image
Read 6,986 times | Last updated on June 12, 2015

QuickSurf is a program from the family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and QuickSurf will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ads by QS, Ad by QS, Sponsored Ad by QS, Brought by QS, QS Advertisement, or QuickSurf Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The QuickSurf adware will also display pop-up ads that appear in a new browser window or tab when you click on web site links. These advertisements are typically for other adware or potentially unwanted programs. This adware is commonly detected by security programs as Adware:Win32/InfoAtoms or Adware.Vitruvian.

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TidyNetwork Image
Read 5,782 times | Last updated on June 11, 2015

TidyNetwork is an adware program that displays advertisements while you browse the web. When installed, this adware will configure itself to display TidyNetwork ads in the form of pop-ups, underlined words, and overlays on web pages that you visit. These ads are intrusive and are displayed over the content you are trying to read, which makes it very difficult to read the content of the web site or navigate it properly. TidyNetwork will also cause your browsers to act slow due to the constant loading and displaying of advertisements.

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Wordinator Image
Read 5,491 times | Last updated on June 10, 2015

Wordinator is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs, which display advertisements while you are browsing the web. This program promotes itself as a utility where you can highlight text on a page and Wordinator will display the definition and related pages. The problem is that when this adware is installed it will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display intrusive advertisement labeled Ads by WD, Ad by WD, Sponsored Ad by WD, Brought by WD, WD Advertisement, or Wordinator Advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. The Wordinator adware will also display pop-up ads that appear in a new browser window or tab when you click on web site links. These advertisements are typically for other adware or potentially unwanted programs. This adware is commonly detected by security programs as Adware:Win32/InfoAtoms or Adware.Vitruvian.

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SushiLeads Image
Read 4,786 times | Last updated on June 10, 2015

SushiLeads is an adware program that hijacks search results to display advertisements and lead generation forms based on your search keywords. When you search for a particular keyword, SushiLeads will underline various words in the search results that display an advertisement labeled Brought to you by SushiLeads when you hover over them. It will also display a lead generation form in the top right of the web browser that prompts you to fill in your contact information in order to have someone contact you regarding your search term. For example, if you searched for tech support, then the lead generation form would request your information in order to have a computer technician contact you. An example of a lead generation form for the tech support keyword can be seen below.

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The Results Hub Image
Read 3,768 times | Last updated on June 10, 2015

The Results Hub is an adware program that hijacks your browser's home page to search.results-hub.com and displays its own advertisements when using search engines and browsing the web. When this adware is installed, it displays advertisements labeled The Results Hub Ads in search results pages on sites such as Google or Bing. It will also inject ads into web pages that you are browsing that make overlay the content of the page and make it difficult to use the site. Due to its constant display of unwanted advertisements, your web browsing experience may become slow and possibly unusable.

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Linkey Image
Read 2,985 times | Last updated on June 8, 2015

Linkey is an adware program that displays advertisements and offers on web sites that you visit. When this is adware is installed, it will change your browser's home page to default-search.net and then display a bar of advertisements or offers at the bottom of your web browser. As part of the installation, this adware will also install browser toolbars and a desktop shortcut icon that opens the linkeyproject.com site. This program will also cause serious performance issues on your computer and when browsing the web. When Linkey is installed you will find that Internet Explorer commonly crashes and that browsing the web is sluggish and difficult.

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ArcadeTwist Advertisements Image
Read 2,966 times | Last updated on June 5, 2015

ArcadeTwist is an adware program that injects advertisements in web sites that you are browsing. When this adware is installed, web sites that you visit will have text underlined that when you hover over them with your mouse, display an advertisement labeled Powered by ArcadeTwist. This adware will also display pop-up advertisements when you click on links and video ads that display over the content of a web site. As the ArcadeTwist advertisements overlay the site's content, it makes it so you are unable to read the web page or navigate it properly. Furthermore, you will find that your computer and web browsing will feel sluggish due to the processes that are running and how ArcadeTwister analyzes your network traffic in order to inject ads.

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GeniusBox Advertisements Image
Read 3,284 times | Last updated on June 4, 2015

GeniusBox is an adware program from the Adware.Salus family that displays advertisements, deals, coupons and offers when visiting web sites. These offers will be displayed as large rectangular ads labeled Ads by GeniusBox and will appear on the side and the top of a web browser overlaying a web pages content. As the GeniusBox advertisements overlay the site's content, it makes it so you are unable to read the web page or navigate it properly. Furthermore, this adware will make browsing the web slower as it sends all of your Internet requests through a proxy.

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