According to Javelin Strategy & Research’s 2015 Identity Fraud Study, 12.7 million people were victims of identity theft last year, at a cost of $16 billion. It’s tax season and criminals sees this as another opportunity to take advantage of your personal information. Don’t become the next victim.

We want to share with you the results of our 2015 Cyberbullying and Online Safety Study. We surveyed more than 200 students aged 10 to 18 on their experiences with cyberbullying, as well as their online safety habits, including parental controls.

As cyberbullying remains a present and growing threat to today’s constantly-connected children and teenagers, Lavasoft conducted this survey to gain insight into the online safety factors that play a potential role in cyberbullying.

SnapMyScreen is a firefox toolbar application that claims to enhance a user’s web browsing experience while giving you the ability to take screenshots. While this program may seem useful at first glance, it collects data a user may consider to be private, such as information about your internet browsing habits. It then sends this information to Mindspark, which in turn suggests services and displays sponsored adverts via the toolbar.

AppGraffiti is a web browser add-on that promises to enhance a user’s social networking experience within social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter by enabling themed backgrounds and other customizations. 

How to Remove Price Peep

by News Editor on October 7th, 2015 in Security Tips.

Price Peep is usually classified as an adware or PUP.  It hijacks the web pages and may be very annoying. You can download it and install from its official site or in a bundle with some freeware or shareware.

There is no question that passwords are part of our daily internet routine, from Facebook, Gmail to our banking site. We know that you don’t openly share your passwords to anyone that you don’t trust, but unfortunately the task of keeping your passwords private is daunting; worst of all it doesn’t take much to be compromised.

How To Remove CheckMeUp

by News Editor on September 25th, 2015 in Security Tips.

CheckMeUp is a potentially unwanted application that claims to test and observe your PC’s broadband upload and download speeds. If installed, it also installs additional browser extensions/add-ons that display intrusive adverts when browsing the Internet.

HomeTab describes itself as a web browser extension that allows synchronization between your PC and your Android device in order to bring you a better browser experience. This program can be distributed by bundling to free software using pay-per-install marketing method; so it may sneak to your PC as a part of another installation without you noticing this.

Search Protection by Spigot is classified as a potentially unwanted program. This application is designed to protect its bundled programs and make sure they remain installed or unchanged by other third party programs. It creates registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 

We know that some of you are encountering issues with the definition file update. If this is the case please follow the steps below:

How to Remove Bueno Search

by News Editor on September 23rd, 2015 in Security Tips. is a browser add-on, which claims to provide you with the most comprehensive and easy to use search tool possible.  Once installed it will add the BuenoSearch Toolbar to your browser, change your homepage, and set your default search engine to BuenoSearch.

Search Module by Goobzo is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that is ad-supported.  Similarly to other hijackers, Search Module has ability to change homepage, default search engine and new tab page. Once Search Module is successfully installed, it changes Windows host file, DNS settings as well as registry entries. You will notice that your PC performance becomes much slower than it was before. To protect your homepage and default search engine in the future, download Web Companion