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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

The website Secury-surf.com can be set as your default search engine and home page. This is because the web page has a browser hijacker. In other words, a program has been installed that has changed your browser’s settings. The browser hijacker can work on Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. If you are using [...]

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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Advanced Disk Recovery is created by Systweak to be used as a recovery tool for Windows operating systems. The application is also known as a potentially unwanted program, as it is often downloaded to computers without the permission of their uses. Mor…

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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Start Savin is a browser helper object which is installed even without the permission of the user. The tool changes the settings of the browser and thus takes full control over it. The application promises to help you save money when shopping online, b…

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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Although the browser extension Coupon Champion is promoted as a beneficial tool, it is considered to be a potentially unwanted program. Once installed, the application will start generating numerous pop-up advertisements every time you visit an online …

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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

DriverScanner is a computer helper program which is developed by Uniblue System LTD. The program can be downloaded from its official web site uniblue.com, but there are also cases reported when the tool is installed without the permission of the user. …

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[24 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

Advanced System Protector is a program created by Systweak Software. This application is widely regarded as a potentially unwanted tool even though it is not malicious. However, the services it offers are not all that effective. This can leave your sys…

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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

AtuZi is an adware application that installs as a browser plugin across all the browsers and places ads randomly on pages or hyperlinks random words. Whenever you click somewhere on the web page, it will open popup windows as well with ads by AtuZi. Furthermore, it will collect your browsing information and use it to display more relevant ads based on your searches and visited websites. So, it’s not only adware but also spyware that may access certain information on all websites you visit. Needles to say, you should remove AtuZi from your computer. To do so, please follow the steps in the removal guide below.

Let’s face it, we all run across unwanted situations in our lives but when that includes unwanted software this can be just another annoyance that you really don’t have the time or the patience to deal with on top of everything else that your busy day is throwing at you. Potentially Unwanted Programs and adware like AtuZi usually appear without warning on your PC.

AtuZi 1.0.1

There are numerous different strains of AtuZi adware out there but they all fall under the same umbrella and all you really need to know is how they get on your machine in the first place and what you can do to protect yourself against these irritants.

But let’s start from the beginning: what exactly is AtuZi and what effect does it have on your computer? Atuzi is designed to spam your PC with these aforementioned unwanted apps – such as a browser extension – as well as adware in the form of pop-up adverts. It can also install more potentially malicious software on your machine which will redirect you to websites of the publisher’s choice which is frustrating and time consuming to deal with.

AtuZi is not categorized as a virus in the traditional sense but to you and me it may well be for it has some unpleasant and annoying traits. We’ve already briefly covered the browser hijacking capability – the reason you now have that unfamiliar and unwieldy new extension installed on your browser. But it can also affect your user experience thanks to the proliferation of pop-up advertisements and the constant redirection of your searches.

So why create such adware programs in the first place? Adware and similar PUPs are developed in order to increase advertising revenue. This one is not an exception. The reason many PUPs contain adware is so that the publishers can employ ‘black hat’ SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques to direct Internet traffic to their (or somebody who is paying them) websites, thus also helping them rank more highly in search engine results. All this means for you though, is that you’ll end up with a headache when you’re trying to browse the Internet or get some work done.

This begs the question of how the AtuZi got on your computer in the first place. In the majority of cases it will have been when you installed some free software (freeware). This could have been a download of a TV series, a PDF document creator or even a reputable tool such as Skype (from a dodgy download website). Adware programs are bundled into the installation and thereby sneak their way on to your computer.

Finally, how can you avoid installing it? The first and most important rule is to pay attention when you’re downloading software and make sure you uncheck any boxes in the license agreement that says that ‘special offer’ or ‘added extras’ are included with the installation. Take a few moments to read this agreement and uncheck boxes accordingly – after all when it comes to your online safety prevention is better than cure.

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


AtuZi Removal Guide:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won’t have to do that.

2. Remove AtuZi related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for “control panel”.

Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.

3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:

  • AtuZi
  • LyricsSay-1
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application

Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you’re done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove AtuZi related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove AtuZi 1.0.1, LyricsSay-1, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.


Remove AtuZi related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove AtuZi 1.0.1, LyricsSay-1, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.


Remove AtuZi related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

It feels like it’s becoming harder and harder to escape the steady stream of numerous types of adware programs like TubeSaver that may suddenly appear on our PCs or laptops. But just how do these potential enemies and annoyances find their way on to our machines – and – the million dollar question – how to get rid of them? But first, how did the TubeSaver install itself on your PC in the first place? Sorry to break it to you but it was probably your fault! Adware and PUPs are usually bundled with other programs meaning that when you’re downloading the latest blockbuster movie or installing a piece of software you can also be installing a PUP. In short, TubeSaver or Tube Saver is an adware program. Once installed, it will display at last a few ads by TubeSaver on a web page. It could be any web page, even your web based email page.

Ads by TubeSaver

What is more, such adware programs are very often missed by even the most popular anti-virus programs. The difference between a particularly evil piece of malware designed to steal your personal information and adware – are very different but one thing is for sure and that it is crucial that you protect yourself by installing reputable anti-malware software on your computer. This is definitely your best chance of stopping foes in their tracks before they have the chance to do you any harm. A decent program should be able to detect and delete all types of rogue software that are aiming to do you damage. It should also be able to also pick up upon TubeSaver which despite not technically a virus is still something that is, if not technically malicious, can still be extremely annoying. Keep in mind that this adware comes bundled with other sketchy programs, so there’s always a chance that it’s not the only adware installed on your computer.

TubeSaver is a pain for a number of reasons. It will plague you with pop up ads for dodgy websites and products you probably don’t want. And, perhaps most annoyingly, they also hijack your browser and install malicious browser extensions that can access your data on all websites and even track what websites you are visiting. You’re probably already perfectly happy with your current extensions and it goes without saying that one that chooses to install itself without asking your permission is rarely useful and doesn’t do much more than confuse you and get on your nerves! Another knock-on effect is that this adware is capable of installing more unwanted software on your machine which will redirect your searches to a website of the PUPs creator’s choice instead of the site that you want to visit.

As mentioned you should always have a good anti-malware program installed but you can also be proactive by paying more attention to the things you download. If a website looks disreputable and you’re not 100% downloading something from it will be safe, trust your instincts and leave well alone. Also read end user license agreements carefully – because adware and PUPs come packaged with other programs the EULA should reference them. Don’t just click ‘OK’ but read agreements carefully and uncheck boxes that have already been checked saying you want to install ‘added extras’ to ensure you’re not agreeing to install something you don’t want. If your computer is already infected with this adware, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. Hopefully, it will help you to solve your problems. And as usual, if you have any questions, please leave a comment below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


A Guide to Removing TubeSaver:

1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won’t have to do that.

2. Remove TubeSaver related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.

If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for “control panel”.

Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.

3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:

  • TubeSaver
  • LyricsSay-1
  • BlocckkTheAds
  • HD-Plus 3.5
  • and any other recently installed application

Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you’re done, please close the Control Panel screen.


Remove TubeSaver related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.

2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove TubeSaver-16, LyricsSay-1, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.


Remove TubeSaver related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.

2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove TubeSaver-16, LyricsSay-1, Quiknowledge, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.


Remove TubeSaver related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.

2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

If you frequently get pop-up or banner ads promoting Truthaboutprivacy.com, then you can be sure that you have an adware program on your computer. You definitely do not want to have any such applications on your system. They are known to display some m…

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[23 Apr 2014 | No Comment | ]

ShopSave.Me is an adware, developed to advertise products which you can find for sale online. The application becomes your search provider and also starts redirecting your web searches to sponsored pages with unknown and insecure intentions. The truth …

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