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TabNav Image
Read 354 times | Last updated on March 27, 2015

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, this also gives it the ability to see all data you transmit over an encrypted SSL connection including login information.

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SpeeditUp Ads Image
Read 890 times | Last updated on March 26, 2015

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 that would cause even more damage to your computer.

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Luckysearches.com Image
Read 1,065 times | Last updated on March 26, 2015

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 adware will append the argument http://www.luckysearches.com/?type=hp&ts=&from=&uid= to various web browser shortcuts and sometimes non-Internet related programs. This causes the Luckysearches.com web page to open when you launch one of these hijacked shortcuts. Unfortunately, the method they use to change the shortcuts does not allow you to easily fix them by just going into their properties.

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Security Defender Image
Read 1,919 times | Last updated on March 25, 2015

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 an online video, but instead install the infection. These types of Trojans are typically encountered on adult web sites.

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CloudScout Ads Image
Read 1,600 times | Last updated on March 25, 2015

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 injected Cloudscout ads are done in an intrusive manner and make it difficult to use web sites that are normally easy to read and navigate.

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XTab Image
Read 2,739 times | Last updated on March 22, 2015

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, the interface itself will be called SearchProtect.

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Omniboxes.com Image
Read 3,012 times | Last updated on March 20, 2015

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 http://www.Omniboxes.com/?type=hp&ts=&from=&uid= to various web browser shortcuts and sometimes non-Internet related programs. This causes the Omniboxes.com web page to open when you launch one of these hijacked shortcuts. Unfortunately, the method they use to change the shortcuts does not allow you to easily fix them by just going into their properties. Instead BleepingComputer.com had to developer a special tool to scan all of your shortcuts and repair the ones that are found to be hijacked.

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Istartsurf.com Image
Read 2,991 times | Last updated on March 20, 2015

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 is typically not bundled with an uninstall program and thus there is no easy way to remove it or disinfect your shortcuts without using specialized tools.

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PC Speed Up Image
Read 3,031 times | Last updated on March 19, 2015

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 computer at all. Therefore, please do not purchase the program as there are free methods that you should use instead to optimize your computer.

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Only-Search.com  Image
Read 3,458 times | Last updated on March 17, 2015

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 prompt whether you wish to allow the setting. Even if you allow the page to be changed, the next time you open your browser Only-Search.com will open again. When Only-Search is present on your computer there may be an uninstall entries in the Uninstall programs control panel. Unfortunately, many times it is missing or named something different so it is easy to miss.

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