• How to remove Boravid Extension

    How to remove Boravid Extension

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    How to remove Boravid Extension

    How to remove Boravid Extension

    What is Boravid:

    Threat Classification: PUP

    Boravid (a.k.a Boravid Add-on or Boravid Extension) is a questionable web application, that claims to allow users to download videos from Vimeo, which might have seemed as a useful and handy functionality for some users. If you take a look at the details of this questionable Google Chrome extension, you will notice, that it requires to “Read and change all your data on the websites you visit“, which doesn’t fit at all with the video downloading functionality but is more likely to have something to do with displaying additional ads on the websites you visit. This along with the distribution method it uses – software bundles, lead our research team to classify it as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) and to recommend its removal. We also recommend all our visitors to stop using Boravid and to run a malware check on their systems.  [Read More…]

  • How to remove FastFreshTabs PUP

    How to remove FastFreshTabs PUP

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    How to remove FastFreshTabs PUP

    How to remove FastFreshTabs PUP

    What is FastFreshTabs:

    Threat Classification: PUP

    FastFreshTabs (a.k.a Fast Fresh Tabs, FastFreshTabs Add-on or FastFreshTabs Extension) is a web application, that claims to provide users with a browser button or a keyboard shortcut combination, which will reload all open tabs and some users might initially find this functionality useful and handy. Though we weren’t able to find out any sense for this functionality, our security experts concluded, that this application is distributed using various suspicious or even dangerous software bundles, which contain malicious software downloaders, which on the other hand are responsible for the silent or stealth installation method, that doesn’t require user’s consent at all for the quiet install. This fact was enough to us as well as to the majority of the most reputable malware researchers to classify FastFreshTabs application as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).  The actual application however, seem to miss malicious functionality and is wrong to be classified as a virus or malware, but nevertheless, users often experience issues while removing the FastFreshTabs extension from their computers and as its distribution method is highly suspicious and according to many researchers even rogue and dangerous. Apart from this, our malware experts pointed to the fact. that the F5 button and the CTRL+R keyboard shortcut are used for reloading the current tab, without any new installs. [Read More…]

  • How to remove Gifables Toolbar

    How to remove Gifables Toolbar

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    How to remove Gifables Toolbar

    How to remove Gifables Toolbar

    What is Gifables:

    Threat Classification: Browser Hijacker/PUP

    Gifables (a.k.a Gifables Toolbar or Gifables Extension) is a questionable application, developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. and powered by Giphy and MyWay, The Gifables claims to provide various gif images sharing capabilities and features, which at first sight might appear useful to some users, however, it is capable of infiltrating users systems without their consent and will modify users’ web browser settings so that it could monitor & track their online activity and could gather all kinds of browsing data. That’s why the majority of the reputable malware researchers have classified the Gifables application as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Product) and as a browser hijacker. We also recommend all our visitors to stop using Gifables and to run a malware check on their systems.  [Read More…]

  • How to remove MetroWhiz Toolbar

    How to remove MetroWhiz Toolbar

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    How to remove MetroWhiz Toolbar

    How to remove MetroWhiz Toolbar

    What is MetroWhiz:

    Threat Classification: Browser Hijacker/PUP

    MetroWhiz (a.k.a MetroWhiz Toolbar or MetroWhiz Extension) is a questionable application, developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. and powered MyWay, The MetroWhiz claims to provide various route planning features and public transport timetables, which at first sight might appear useful to some users, however, it is capable of infiltrating users systems without their consent and will modify users’ web browser settings so that it could monitor & track their online activity and could gather all kinds of browsing data. That’s why the majority of the reputable malware researchers have classified the MetroWhiz application as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Product) and as a browser hijacker. We also recommend all our visitors to stop using MetroWhiz and to run a malware check on their systems.  [Read More…]

  • How to remove Online.io Popup Ads & Redirects

    How to remove Online.io Popup Ads & Redirects

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    How to remove Online.io Popup Ads & Redirects

    How to remove Online.io Popup Ads & Redirects

    What is Online.io:

    Threat Classification: Adware/PUP

    We’ve received a lot of complaints from various users regarding the Online.io Popup Ads & Redirects. According to the majority of the complaints, users stated, that they started getting lots of very irritating web ads on almost every web page they visit, or their web browsers have started to redirect them randomly while browsing the web. Our malware researchers took a very close look at these complaints and ran some tests, and they’ve found out, that the Online.io Popup Ads & Redirects are caused by a rogue browser extension, which they’ve classified as an Adware, capable of infiltrating various computers using malicious software bundles, configured to use silent (quiet) or stealth installation method and to modify some system and/or browser settings, making the system recovery much harder.  [Read More…]