Current Weather Alert Adware


What is Current Weather Alert?

Created by JH Software Pvt. Ltd. , the Current Weather Alert application claims to enable fast weather forecast monitoring. On first inspection, this may seem legitimate and useful features, however, be aware that Current Weather Alert is classified as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The developers of this rogue extension using a deceptive software marketing method called ‘ bundling ‘ to install Current Weather Alert on computers without users ‘ consent. Bundling is a way to covertly distribute applications together with other software. Therefore, most users unwittingly install Current Weather Alert when you download free software from freeware download sites. Following successful penetration on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, Current Weather Alert provides intrusive online ads, causes unwanted browser redirection, and tracks users ‘ Internet browsing activities.

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NoProblem Ads


What are NoProblem ads?

NoProblem ads, which appear when you browse the Internet, are caused by potentially unwanted browser add-ons. Commonly, these potentially unwanted applications penetrate browsers via free software downloads and claim to improve your browsing experience by adding several useful functions. At time of the test, these ads were caused by browser plug-in called “VLC Addon extension” (notice that the adware is in no way related to the official VLC application) and many other. They claim to improve users ‘ Internet browsing experience by adding several useful features, and although these plug-ins may look legitimate, they are classified as adware and potentially unwanted applications, because they install the browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users ‘ consent. Furthermore, these add-ons create intrusive ads and track users ‘ Internet browsing activities. At time of research, these browser extensions are distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called ‘ bundling ‘, and therefore, computer users often install them accidentally together with free software downloaded from the Internet.

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Ads by Common Dictionary


What is Common Dictionary?

Created by Unlimited Downloads LLC, the Common Dictionary application claims to allow the user to look up words in the English dictionary without using a web-browser or other tools. Common Dictionary is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. While this added functionality may seem legitimate, many Internet users see Common Dictionary as a virus or malware. These negative associations are made since this plug-in is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called ‘ bundling ‘-the add-in installed on browsers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. Furthermore, Common Dictionary generates different banner, search, in-text, and pop-up ads when surfing the Internet.

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GuardBytes Plus


What is GuardBytes Plus?

GuardBytes Plus is fake anti-virus software, which tries to scare PC user into believing that their computers have been infected with high-risk malware, viruses, and Trojans. This rogue application penetrates operating systems using infected e-mail attachments, torrent downloads, security exploits, etc. After successful penetration, GuardBytes Plus mimics a computer security scan and then generates a long list of supposedly-detected malware. Be know GuardBytes Plus contains no virus definition database or any features that will allow this application to detect any of the security infections listed. In fact, all diseases listed in the ‘ security scan ‘ are false and do not exist on the victim’s PC. The real purpose of GuardBytes Plus is to convince users into buying a fake license key. Do not buy GuardBytes Plus-is it a scam developed by cyber criminals.

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Ads by SpeeditUp


What is SpeeditUp?

Created by Virtue Interactive Ltd, SpeeditUp is a rogue browser extension claiming to allow users to check their Internet speed. Although this feature might seem legitimate and useful, be aware that SpeeditUp is considered to be adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP). These associations are made due to a misleading software marketing method called ‘ bundling ‘ used by SpeeditUp to install on Internet browsers without users ‘ consent. Bundling is a way to covertly distribute applications along with other software, and therefore, most users unwittingly install SpeeditUp during the download of free software of freeware download sites. Following successful penetration on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, SpeeditUp generating intrusive online ads including in-text, pop-up/under, banner, and display ads. It is very likely to click on these ads will lead to high-risk adware or malware infections.

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QwikLinx Adware


What is QwikLinx. NET?

The QwikLinx. NET Web site is promoted using a free browser add-in called QwikLinx (developed by QwikLinx Inc. ) The Web site promises to make users ‘ Internet browsing faster and more convenient by displaying contextual link ads, supposedly to speed up the process of finding information about specific topics. This specific browser extension is classified as adware and a potentially unwanted program.

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Ads by BBQLeads


What is BBQLeads?

The BBQLeads app claims to make Internet browse more productive by helping users find the best service professionals in your area and compare offers. While this added functionality may seem legitimate, BBQLeads is classified as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Developers of this add-in uses a deceptive software marketing method called ‘ bundling ‘, and therefore, computer users often install this plug-in accidentally without their consent when downloading free software.

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BetterMarkIt Ads


What is BetterMarkIt?

The BetterMarkIt browser plugin is created by Revizer Technologies Ltd and promises to make surfing the Internet more productive by integrating quick sharing and search capabilities of highlighted text. While such added features may seem legitimate, BetterMarkIt is classified as adware or a potentially unwanted application. Developers of this add-in uses a deceptive software marketing method called ‘ bundling ‘ and computer users often install this plugin inadvertently without their consent when downloading free software. After installation, BetterMarkIt tracks users ‘ Internet surfing activity by recording demographic information, the browser type, operating system type, and IP addresses.

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ReferenceBoss Toolbar


What is ReferenceBoss?

ReferenceBoss is a rogue browser toolbar developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. It claims to provide users with a feature allowing to use online dictionary, translation and search directly from the site. Whilst this feature seems suitable and convenient, Internet users should be informed that ReferenceBoss is actually classified as a redirect virus or a browser hijacker. These associations are made due to a misleading software marketing method called ‘ bundling ‘ that ReferenceBoss uses to install on the user’s Internet browser without asking for permission. Bundling enables developers to distribute their applications together with other software, therefore, most users unwittingly install ReferenceBoss when you download free software from freeware download sites.

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DailyImageBoard Toolbar


What is DailyImageBoard?

Developed by Mindspark Interactive Network Inc. , DailyImageBoard is a potentially unwanted application that allows users to search and share your favorite stuff directly from the Web sites. Although these features may seem legitimate, Internet users should be aware that it is actually considered to be a redirect virus or a browser hijacker. The developers of this rogue extension using a deceptive software marketing method called ‘ bundling ‘ to install DailyImageBoard on the user’s Internet browsers without one’s consent. Bundling is a way to distribute applications along with other software, therefore, most users unwittingly install DailyImageBoard during the download of free software of freeware download sites.

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