WinDealist is an adware program displaying tons of annoying content. These are popup ads displayed when visiting a lot of commercial web-sites like Amazon, Walmart, BestBuy, etc. These ads are displayed when you move your mouse towards some items being sold, and then you will see “See Similar” button popping up. Soon WinDealist window appears with several proposal for you to buy.
Desk 365 is an adware program that infiltrates into computers bundled with free programs from the Internet. The program was developed by 337 Technology Limited few months ago. It claims to be a tool that will help you managing your programs, desktop shortcuts and provide you easier access to the applications you are using the most.
Desk 365 adware is often installed with 22find browser hijacker which is also known as a nasty application. Together these programs cause many of changes in your browser. For example, it replaces your homepage with 22find.com and also alters your default search provider. As a result your search results will include many sponsored links that Desk 365 is responsible to promote, you will be frequently redirected to unknown websites, receive numerous ads, etc.
In addition, the program can track your browsing activity and even send it to the third parties which later can use it for malicious purposes. After finding out certain information about your browsing habits, it can later display various targeted ads on your system which is an efficient way to promote things but very annoying for you.
You should always be very careful about your installations and try to avoid any unwanted programs reaching your system. As you see this can lead to many unpleasant activity on your system. If your browser has already been affected, remove Desk 365 from your system as soon as you detect it on your computer. You can find full removal instructions on 2-viruses.com.
RegClean Pro is a rogue anti-spyware program (a rogue registry cleaner), very similar to RegClean or RegClean 2008. It works as follows: a free trial version of the program is installed to a computer; it imitates a system scan and uses various psychological techniques in order to convince its victims into buying a full version of the program.
After RegClean Pro performs a registry scan, it displays a false and exaggerated report full of registry errors. The only solution to the problem that the messages suggest is purchasing of its full version. There is no need to tell that your computer does not have any issues listed in these warnings except for RegClean Pro itself. Please note that even though it displays Microsoft Gold certificate in its webpage, the application is in no way related to the latter company.
In order to fix your PC you should remove this rogue application as soon as possible. Although rogue anti-spyware removal is typically a difficult task there are legitimate tools and removal guides available that can help to get rid of RegClean Pro.
Many computer users complain that their home page, default search engine and new tab page has been changed to search.smartaddressbar.com or smartaddressbar.com out of nowhere. They think it is a virus responsible for these redirections. The truth is that unwanted changes are caused by Smart Address Bar – a browser extension that gets installed to computers without a clear user‘s consent.
It is not a virus and does not cause any direct harm to your PC but it might be very annoying due to redirections and advertisements displayed. Moreover, it collects information about your Internet browsing habits and sends it to a remote server. The data is usually used for targeted marketing campaigns. Now many know that such search tools like search.smartaddressbar.com or smartaddressbar.com display advertisements among search results without marking them any different. As a rule of thumb the owners of the tool do not take any responsibility for the content displayed therefore it is not surprising that some of the links promoted might be corrupted or lead to malicious websites this way infecting your computer with viruses.
Please note that having Smart Address Bar installed to your computer and experiencing redirections does not add any value to your computer using. On the contrary, it only increases a risk of getting system infected with malware. It is strongly recommended to remove this browser hijacker and any other unwanted applications that might have come with it as soon as possible. For more information please refer to Smart Address Bar removal guide here. In order to avoid similar changes in the future be careful when installing any free applications as many adware and browser hijackers come bundled with them. We recommend using custom installation, reading installation wizard very attentively and removing any check boxes for the applications that are unfamiliar to you.
System Doctor 2014 Virus is yet another rogue antivirus that aims to swidle your money away from you. As many similar programs, it immitates a work of a legitimate antivirus. To make it even more realistic cyber criminals draw a professionally looking interface, programmed the virus to cause various system errors such as blocking applications and access to Internet, not talking about popup warnings, the text of which is similar to this:
Warning! Infected file detected!
Location: File system
File name: chrome.exe
Level of threat: 4
Behavior description: Destroys and infects system files
To keep the computer safe, the threat must be blocked
Recommendation: You are using a limited version of System Doctor 2014. Please activate System Doctor 2014 to resist all virus threats efficiently.
System Doctor 2014 Virus is usually distributed using Trojans. After it is injected into the system, the program makes changes for it to be launched every time a computer is turned on. It immitates a PC scan, supposedly finds infections and informs about them a computer user. As a solution to the problem it offers a full version of System Doctor 2014 to be bought. This is how cyber criminals get money and credit card information. If you already made a payment, contact your credit card bank as soon as possible in order to protect your financial information and dispute the charges made.
There is no need to tell that paying for the complete version will not fix your computer. You may wonder how to remove System Doctor 2014 Virus if your antivirus is blocked and you can not download anything from Internet. Please read System Doctor 2014 Virus removal instructions and watch a video before taking your computer to a technician. You may fix PC yourself by following the steps available and using reliable antimalware removal tools.
Hotstartsearch.com hijacker is an unwanted application responsible for redirections to its promoted website as well as displaying of advertisements while browsing the Internet. Although it is possible to download application from its official website, usually computer users do not know how these redirections started and what caused them. One of the most common ways of getting Hotstartsearch.com hijacker installed to your computer is by adding it bundled with freeware or shareware.
Besides the obvious inconveniences caused by this application such as replacement of your home page, default search engine and new tab page with its own, Hotstartsearch.com also alters your search results. Instead of relevant links you get advertised ones mixed in the top results making you click on them and this way generate money for the search engine developers. Another issue related to having this unwanted application is breach of your privacy when your Internet browsing habits are recorded and later sold to third parties or used for marketing campaigns.
Those that want to get rid of Hotstartsearch.com hijacker should know that it is not a virus therefore will not be detected by many antimalware tools. For more information about this browser hijacker’s removal please visit 2-viruses.com. In order to avoid similar infections in the future always select custom installation when adding any free application. Read carefully installation wizard steps and remove checkboxes for any unfamiliar applications to be added by default.
ILivid is a browser hijacker that causes redirections to iLivid.com or other websites being promoted. Usually a computer user does not know how and why her home page, default search engine and new tab page are changed to those unfamiliar to her. Moreover, if she tries to reset the preferences via browser settings, these do not stay active. It is not surprising that many think their computer got infected with a virus.
Yet you should know that iLivid is not a virus and does not cause a direct harm to your computer. This is one of the main reasons why many antivirus tools do not pick it up and once you scan your system, do not show any threats. Besides being very annoying due to constant redirections iLivid also causes pop-up ads to be displayed. It also uses various tracking technologies, for example, cookies for monitoring your online behavior, such as what websites you visit, how long you stay there, what keywords you enter, etc. All of this information is sent to a remote server and might be used for various purposes, most often for targeted advertising. Please note that this data might also be sold to third parties.
It is recommended to remove iLivid not only because it is an irritating application but also due to the fact that it increases a risk of your computer getting infected with viruses via malicious links and advertisements. As mentioned above, not all of antivirus tools can detect this type of threat. For more information and removal tips please refer to iLivid removal guide here.
Conduit hijackers are a vast family of browser hijackers that once installed to an infected computer cause changes to default search engine, home page, new tab page, might add promoted websites to bookmark list, and modify “Page not Found” functionality. All of the changes usually are not welcomed by computer users. The modifications are caused by toolbars, browser extensions and add-ons, such as Conduit Redirect, VisualBee, Whitesmoke and many others. Those, whose computer got infected with Conduit hijackers, complain about being redirected to search.conduit.com website or related addresses.
Although all of the applications owned by Conduit Ltd. might be found and installed from official websites this happens very seldom. One of the most common Conduit hijacker’s distribution methods is bundling them with other software, such as free video file converters, torrents, etc. Once such a free program is downloaded and an automatic installation option is selected, additional toolbars are activated by default. This is a legal way of distributing applications because a computer user has an option to refuse installation of toolbars like Conduit hijackers, yet many do not pay attention to the installation wizard steps and click on “next” without reading the information. The only way to avoid adding browser hijackers and adware is to always select custom installation and remove checkboxes for unfamiliar applications.
If you already added Conduit hijacker to your browser and suffer redirections as well as pop-up ads, you might have already noticed that getting rid of this application is a tricky issue. A simple reset of your home page and default search engine will not help. In many cases Conduit hijacker will not be listed in Control Panel as well. These are the tricks that companies like Conduit Ltd. use to keep their clients as long as possible. Yet special antimalware tools can help to remove these unwanted applications automatically. For a complete deletion you should follow detailed instructions, such as Conduit Redirect removal guide.
Visualbee.delta-search.com is a browser hijacker that replaces your default search engine, home page and new tab page with its own. This is done without your consent and cannot be reset via browser settings. The changes are caused by VisualBee or VB Toolbar. The latter might be installed intentionally from its official website or unintentionally when bundled with other software. Subsequently computer users often do not know how the toolbar or the changes to their browser settings happen.
Visualbee.delta-search.com might look like any other search engine, offering web, images, news search. It uses a customized Google search tool but the results are not the same as of the latter. Browser hijackers like visualbee.delta-search.com mix promoted links among search results this way tricking computer users into clicking on those advertised by them. Every click generated means more money for the owners of the search engine. You should be aware that the company does not take any responsibility for the content it displays therefore some of the links promoted might be corrupted or lead to infected websites.
It is recommended to remove visualbee.delta-search.com from your computer, especially if you did not install it yourself. You should use special antimalware tools capable of deleting this unwanted application automatically. One of such software is Spyhunter that is effective with many browser hijackers and adware applications. For more information please refer to Visualbee removal guide.
Spigot virus is an application that causes redirections to the websites it promotes. It can be added as a toolbar to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. The program itself is legal and does not cause a direct harm to your computer besides the annoying changes it makes. Spigot virus replaces your home page, default search engine and new tab page with its own. What is worse, you cannot undo the changes via browser settings. Spigot virus also modifies your browser settings for address bar search, “DNS error” page and “404 error” page.
Although the official website informs that this application allows you a convenient way to help find search results online by collecting your requests for information and processing them through company’s search engine partners, the truth is that it does not take any responsibility for the content displayed. In other words your computer might get infected when clicking on an advertisement or a link displayed by Spigot virus because it might be malicious or lead to a corrupted website.
Since search tools supported by Spigot virus do not provide any advantage upon those you always used and even increase a risk of getting infected with malware, it is recommended to remove this toolbar. Those having it installed often complain that the application is not listed in Control Panel. To ensure that the toolbar causing redirection is completely removed you should use special Spigot virus removal tools. One of the ways for protecting your computer from similar infections is to select custom installation when adding any free software to your computer and read installation wizard carefully. Unwanted applications like Spigot often come bundled with freeware.