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  1. What is Less Notifications? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Less Notifications is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. How do I know if my computer is affected by Less Notifications? You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions: and this changed right-click menu: You may have noticed these warnings during install: How did Less Notifications get on my computer? Bro
  2. What is Media Tab? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Media Tab is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This particular one changes your default search engine. How do I know if my computer is affected by Media Tab? You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions: You may have noticed these warnings during install: and this changed setting: How did Media Tab get on my com
  3. What is Photos Exif Editor? Photos Exif Editor is a file utility that triggers our PUP detection rules. By doing so we offer users a choice to consider whether they want to use this software. More information can be found on our Malwarebytes Labs blog. How do I know if I am affected by Photos Exif Editor? This is how the main screen of the exif editor looks: You will find these icons in your taskbar, your startmenu, and on your desktop: and see this type of windows during install: and this type of screens during operations: You may see this entry in your list of inst
  4. A fix is out: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-chrome-fix-released-for-worldwide-crashes-on-windows-10-linux/
  5. As of yesterday, many users have reported unexplained crashes of the Chrome browser. Symptoms: - Extensions crash - All pages (including Chrome pages like settings) refuse to load. - The screen is completely blank - The tab is simply labeled "Untitled" with a frowning folder next to it. These crashes are NOT related to Browser Guard. A possible solution can be found here.
  6. What is SearchFor? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that SearchFor is a search hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This particular one is also a browser NewTab. How do I know if my computer is affected by SearchFor? You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions: these changed settings: and this new startpage: You may have noticed these warnings during install: How did SearchFor g
  7. What is Coupon Printer? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Coupon Printer is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements. How do I know if my computer is affected by Coupon Printer? You may see this entry in your list of installed software: and these warnings during install: How did Coupon Printer get on my computer? Browser hijackers use different methods for dist
  8. What is Easy 2 Convert 4 Me?The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Easy 2 Convert 4 Me is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.This particular one displays an icon and a prompt on certain websites.How do I know if my computer is affected by Easy 2 Convert 4 Me?You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:and these warnings during install:and you will see this icon on certain websites:which produces t
  9. What is Avg Antivirus?The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Avg Antivirus is a fake anti-malware application. They can put users at risk by giving them as false sense of security.This particular one uses the name of existing security software.How do I know if I am infected with Avg Antivirus?You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:You may see these warnings during install:How did Avg Antivirus get on my computer?PUPs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:How do I remove Avg Antivirus?Our prog
  10. What is Pokemon Go Spoofer GPS iOS Android 2021? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Pokemon Go Spoofer GPS iOS Android 2021 is an extension without real functionality. All it does is point users to a misleading game site. How do I know if my computer is affected by Pokemon Go Spoofer GPS iOS Android 2021? You may see these warnings during install: You will see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions: How did Pokemon Go Spoofer GPS iOS Android 2021 get on my computer? Fake extensions use several methods for distributing themselves. This particu
  11. What is FolderSecure? FolderSecure is a filesystem protector that triggers our PUP detection rules. By doing so we offer users a choice to consider whether they want to use this software. More information can be found on our Malwarebytes Labs blog. How do I know if I am affected by FolderSecure? This is how the main screen of the filesystem protector looks: You will find these icons in your taskbar, your startmenu, and on your desktop: and see this type of windows during install: and this type of screens during operations: You may see this entry in your list of ins
  12. What is NewzFinder? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that NewzFinder is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This particular one changes your default search engine and adds recommendations to the results. How do I know if my computer is affected by NewzFinder? You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions: You may have noticed these warnings during install: and this changed
  13. What is WirelessNetView? WirelessNetView is a system analyzer that triggers our PUP detection rules. By doing so we offer users a choice to consider whether they want to use this software. More information can be found on our Malwarebytes Labs blog. How do I know if I am affected by WirelessNetView? This is how the main screen of the system analyzer looks: You will find these icons in your taskbar, your startmenu, and on your desktop: and see this type of windows during install: You may see this entry in your list of installed programs: How did WirelessNetView get on m
  14. What is Simple Word Count?The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Simple Word Count is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.Ths particular closes your tab on certain searchterms.How do I know if my computer is affected by Simple Word Count?You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:You may have noticed these warnings during install:How did Simple Word Count get on my computer?Browser hijackers use d
  15. What is Advanced System Optimizer?Advanced System Optimizer is a system optimizer that triggers our PUP detection rules. By doing so we offer users a choice to consider whether they want to use this software. More information can be found on our Malwarebytes Labs blog.How do I know if I am affected by Advanced System Optimizer?This is how the main screen of the system optimizer looks:You will find these icons in your taskbar, your startmenu, and on your desktop:and see this type of windows during install:and this type of screens during operations:You may see this entry in your list of installe
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