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    Omniboxes.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

    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 b...

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    Istartsurf.com Browser Hijacker Removal Guide

    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 shor...

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    PC Speed UP Removal Guide

    PC Speed Up is a potentially unwanted program, or PUP, which states it’s 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 ...

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    Only-Search.com Removal Guide

    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 br...

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    Games Bot Removal Guide

    Games Bot is a PUP that is commonly bundled with other downloads and allows you to download Shockwave games that you can play on your computer. At first glance this program seems innocuous until you notice that your computer's CPU is at 100%, your hard drive is constantly being accessed, and your computer and Internet connectivity appear to be slower. This is because in the background, there is a process called gbRunner.exe t...

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    Obrona Cleaner Removal Guide

    Obrona Cleaner states that it is a system optimziation program that scans your computer for improper configuration settings and performance issues. In reality, though, this program is nothing more than scareware that states harmless configuration settings are problems in order to scare you into purchasing it. When first run, Obrona Cleaner will issue a loud siren noise and then start supposedly scanning your computer for syst...

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    PCTechHotline Removal Guide

    PCTechHotline is a Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUP, that places an icon of a remote support person's head on the title bar of the active program. When you click on this head a nag screen labeled PCTechHotline will open that contains a phone number where you could supposedly receive remote technical support. This nag screen also has a System Check tab that displays a variety of other programs that they are trying to push...

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    turboDiagnosis Removal Guide

    turboDiagnosis is a Potentially Unwanted Programs, or PUP, that performs a supposed scan of your computer for performance issues and then reports that your computer is not optimally running. The program will also list a phone number that you are prompted to call to discuss these performance issues. In reality, turboDiagnosis was designed for the sole purpose to get you to call them so they can try to sell you technical suppor...

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    AVLab Internet Security Removal Guide

    AVLab Internet Security is a rogue anti-spyware programs from the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. This infection is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it purposely displays fake scan results, false security warnings, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run your legitimate Windows applications. This scareware is promoted through web sites that have been hacked with scripts tha...

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    AVC Plus Removal Guide

    AVC Plus is a rogue anti-spyware programs from the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. This infection is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it purposely displays fake scan results, false security warnings, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run your legitimate Windows applications. This scareware is promoted through web sites that have been hacked with scripts that try to instal...

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    GuardBytes Plus Removal Guide

    GuardBytes Plus is a rogue anti-spyware programs from the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. This infection is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it purposely displays fake scan results, false security warnings, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run your legitimate Windows applications. This scareware is promoted through web sites that have been hacked with scripts that try to...

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    How to remove the Poweliks Trojan (Removal Guide)

    The Poweliks infection is a Trojan downloader for the Windows operating system that downloads and executes other malware on your computer. This infection is typically installed via exploit kits found on hacked web sites that exploit vulnerabilities on your computer when you visit them. Once the initial installer is executed, the actual Poweliks infection is stored in the Windows registry rather than as a file on your hard dri...

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    AVbytes Win 7 Antivirus 2015 Removal Guide

    AVbytes Win 7 Antivirus 2015 are rogue anti-spyware programs from the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. AVbytes Win 7 Antivirus 2015 is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it purposely displays fake scan results, false security warnings, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run your legitimate Windows applications. This scareware is promoted through web sites that have been hacke...

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    TorrentLocker & Crypt0L0cker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

    TorrentLocker, otherwise known as Crypt0L0cker, is a file-encrypting ransomware program that was released around the end of August 2014 that targets all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. When you are first infected with TorrentLocker it will scan your computer for data files and encrypt them using AES encryption so they are no longer able to be opened. Once the infection has e...

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    Zorton Win 7 Protect 2014 and Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 Removal Guide

    Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 and Zorton Win 7 Protection 2014 are rogue anti-spyware programs from the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. Zorton Win 7 Antivirus 2014 is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it purposely displays fake scan results, false security warnings, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run your legitimate Windows applications. This scareware is promoted through...

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    A-Secure 2015 Removal Guide

    A-Secure 2015 is a rogue anti-spyware programs from the Rogue.FakeRean-Braviax family of computer infections. This infection is considered a rogue anti-spyware program because it purposely displays fake scan results, false security warnings, hijacks your web browser, and does not allow you to run your legitimate Windows applications. This scareware is promoted through web sites that have been hacked with scripts that try to i...

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