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  1. What is Special Search Option?The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Special Search Option is a potentially unwanted prgram (PUP) that behaves like adware and a search hijacker. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.How do I know if my computer is affected by Special Search Option?You may see these warnings during install:this entry in your list of installed Programs and Features:these new browser extensions:and changes to your browsers' settings that vary with the type of browser:How did Special Search Option get on my com
  2. What is Directions.cn?The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Directions.cn 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 Directions.cn?You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:and these warnings during install:You will see this newtab page:and you will see this icon in your Chrome menu-bar:How did Directions.cn get on my
  3. What is Search Manager?The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Search Manager 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 Search Manager?You may see these Chrome extensions:these warnings during install:this prompt when you click the icon in the Chrome menu bar:and this changed settings:How did Search Manager get on my computer?Browser hijackers
  4. What is System Diagnostics?The Malwarebytes research team has determined that System Diagnostics is a "system optimizer". These so-called "system optimizers" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems.More information can be found on our Malwarebytes Labs blog.How do I know if I am infected with System Diagnostics?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 warning duri
  5. Every morning I open my computer to the MB scan showing it quarantined pup.optional.winyahoo . Nothing I do will get rid of it. I have run FRST and have attached the results in two files along with the MB scan Please help, thanks. Addition.txt FRST.txt MB scan.txt
  6. What is Nix Player? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Nix Player is a bundler. This so-called bundler installed a browser hijacker. 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 Nix Player? You may see this entry in your list of installed software: and these warnings during install: this browser extension: these changed settings: and you will
  7. This registry keeps showing up, is there a way to remove it permanently?
  8. This registry key keeps popping up no matter how many times I delete it. Is there a way to remove this permanently?
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