HostSecure is a typical adware-type program that is used for affiliate marketing. It is promoted as a program that can display coupons and the best prices for merchandise or services you are searching online.


Word Proser by Wordprosers LLC is a free ad-supported software “that makes searching and translating information you find online easy. Take any text you see online, highlight it, and Word Proser will show the Wikipedia and Bing results in an in-page window. That means you don’t have to open up a new window, go to a search engine, and type in your search. Word Proser puts relevant information just a highlight away”.


Black Friday/Cyber Monday online shopping can be a great way to avoid the hectic crowds, the shoving and long queues during the busiest shopping day of the year. However, it also has its own disadvantages.

Shop.org, a division of The National Retail Federation (NRF) released its 2014 online holiday sales forecast.


AS Magic Player by Franden Associates LTD – a web extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox “that provides online playback of video/audio content through BitTorrent protocol on most popular websites/trackers, and also extends the basic functionality of websites that you use with the help of innovative technologies.”


PC Power Speed is a program developed by Crawler LLC that supposed to improve the performance of your computer. Upon installation and setup, it creates the registry entry which allows this program run every time at startup of Windows.  PC Power Speed may also install a lot of additional programs from Crawler LLC.


SiteRanker is a web browser extension created by Crawler LLC that supposed to help users find out the reviews and ratings of specific websites. These statistics contain domains, search keywords and more. SiteRanker plugin also runs a process that sits in the notification areas of the system tray and allows the user to monitor the positions of various web domains.


The Inbox toolbar is a browser hijacker that may be installed to all common Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox).


Optimum PC Boost by OptiSoft LLC is a system optimizer program that pretends to “fix all of the common problem areas to boost your computer’s performance”. Its trial version has a limited functionality though; to optimize your PC, you would need to purchase a license.


Torch is a web browser based on the Chromium technology platform. This free software has built-in media downloading and sharing features. Users can directly share sites, videos, audio and search results with their Facebook and Twitter accounts.


Slick Savings by Spigot is a web browser plugin for all common web browsers.  It pretends it is very helpful and user-friendly during online shopping. It is also ad-supported and you may see additional pop-up ads and offers related to your web browsing habits on the website that you are visiting. The browser extension has ability to modify the default settings of the browser including the home page and search settings.


New Tab Assistant is a Browser Helper Object that will change the default search engine and new tab and protect these search settings. It is usually classified as a browser hijacker or Potentially Unwanted Program because once it gets to your computer it takes over your browsers by changing their settings without your permission.


BringMeSports toolbar (by Mindspark Interactive Network) usually installs to Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, but is compatible with Google Chrome as well.