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GoodDeals Image
Read 294 times | Last updated on April 25, 2015

GoodDeals is an adware program that displays deals, offers, or coupons when browsing certain online shopping sites. When browsing sites such as BestBuy or Target, the GoodDeals adware will display a rectangular banner at the bottom of the web page that provides offers or deals based on the particular site you are visiting. Unfortunately, these advertisements are done so in an intrusive manner that overlay the content you are trying to read.

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PhraseFinder Image
Read 716 times | Last updated on April 23, 2015

PhraseFinder 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 PhraseFinder 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 Ad by PhraseFinder when you hover your mouse over them. The PhraseFinder 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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AntiVirus Pro 2015 Image
Read 1,252 times | Last updated on April 23, 2015

AntiVirus Pro 2015 is a scareware program from the Rogue.WinPCDefender family of rogue anti-spyware programs. This program is classified as a rogue because it deliberately displays false scan results, fake security warnings, and prevents you from running programs in Windows. This program is promoted through fake online antimalware scanners and online exploit kits. Once installed, AntiVirus Pro 2015 will automatically perform a scan of your computer and state that there are numerous infections present. If you attempt to remove any of these so-called infections, though, it will prompt you to purchase it before allowing you to do so. As many of the detected files are actually legitimate, please do not manually delete anything that this rogue detects as it may affect the proper operating of Windows and your installed programs. Instead ignore the scan results and proceed with the rest of the removal guide.

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SwiftSearch Image
Read 931 times | Last updated on April 22, 2015

SwiftSearch is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs that display advertisements and offers while you are browsing the web. When this adware is installed it will will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display advertisement labeled Ad by SwiftSearch when you hover your mouse over them. The SwiftSearch 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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Coupoon Image
Read 1,001 times | Last updated on April 22, 2015

Coupoon is an adware program that underlines words on web pages that you are viewing. These underlined words will display coupons or advertisements when you hover your mouse over them. These advertisements will be labeled coupoon Ads and will either list coupons or advertisements for other adware or potentially unwanted programs. This adware is powered by a Windows service called slfhyizrqi32 that is located at %ProgramFiles%\015\slfhyizrqi32.exe. This service allows the adware to injects its ads into sites that you visit.

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LinkWiz Image
Read 1,224 times | Last updated on April 21, 2015

LinkWiz is a program from the Adware.Vitruvian family of adware programs that display advertisements and offers while you are browsing the web. When this adware is installed it will will underline words on web pages that you are viewing, which display advertisement labeled Ad by LinkWiz when you hover your mouse over them. The LinkWiz 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.

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Infonaut Image
Read 1,541 times | Last updated on April 20, 2015

Infonaut is an adware program from the same family as QuickRef that displays advertisements and offers while you are browsing the web. When this adware is installed on your computer it will underline words on web sites that you visit that display an Infonaut advertisement when you hover your mouse over them. The Infonaut adware will also display Special Offer boxes while browsing the web that contain other advertisements or links to other sites that they are promoting. This adware is able to show you these advertisements through the use of a a driver called innfd_1_10_0_14.sys that is able to inject its own code into web pages as you visit them.

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Web Bar Image
Read 1,366 times | Last updated on April 17, 2015

WebBar is a Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUP, that adds a toolbar to the top of Windows desktop that stays on top of any application your using. This WebBar contains a search field that allows you to search Bing and generate revenue for the WebBar developer. It also contains a home button that connects to a search page using a built-in web browser that displays advertisements to other adware or PUPs that you do not want installed on your computer. Unfortunately, the program does not provide a method of disabling the toolbar unless you remove the program altogether.

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QuickRef Image
Read 1,751 times | Last updated on April 16, 2015

The QuickRef adware is a program that displays advertisements when browsing the web. If the adware is installed, text on websites will become underlined that display ads when you hover over them. It will also commonly display pop-up ads when you click on links instead of showing the page you requested. This requires you to repeatedly click on a link until the adware eventually lets you go to the desired page. Many of the ads shown are highly intrusive with loud noises and flashing screens or promote other adware for you to download.

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AnySend Image
Read 1,399 times | Last updated on April 16, 2015

AnySend is a Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUP, that overlays an intrusive icon of a hot air balloon on your Windows desktop that asks if you wish to send files or folders. This program allows you to upload files to the AnySend file sharing service where you will then be given a link to your file. This link can then be shared with other people so they can download your file. What AnySend does not disclose, though, is that any file that is uploaded will not stay in its original format. Instead, the site will bundle your upload in an installer that will prompt the downloader to install AnySend when they try to open your file.

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