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Websearch.flyandsearch.info is a Browser Helper Object that injects itself into users' Internet browsers. Once websearch.flyandsearch.info infiltrates you PC it will immediately change your default home page and search provider. 


Browseri_Appe by Robokid Technologies - browser extension that is supposed to enhance your browser experience. When downloading this application, the source appears to come from Browser App.


How to Remove Ask.com

by News Editor on July 23rd, 2014 in Security Tips.

If you have realized that new toolbar installed on your PC and your home page was unexpectedly changed, most likely that some software may have installed in a bundle a 3rd-party browser toolbar on your system.  One such annoying toolbar is the Ask toolbar. This toolbar is a BHO: Browser Helper Add-on.


BuenoSearch.com 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 toBuenoSearch.com, and set your default search engine to BuenoSearch.


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. 



There is one feature in NewPlayer that you may not like – once installed, it displays pop-up advertisements, discount coupons in your browser, creates ad-links for non-popular websites from random words on webpages you visit, it may even open new windows with ads without your approval.


SupraSavings is a web-browser toolbar that (as per their website advertisement) helps you to save instantly and receive deals with the lowest prices online.


Search Donkey by WebAppTech Coding or LLC is a Browser Helper Object which pretends it is very helpful for enhancing your web browsing experience. On their website it is stated that using this add-on you always will be able to highlight words and query your favorite services.


FastAgain PC Booster (provided by Activeris Software) is a paid registry optimizer program. Its 2 main features; registry cleaning and defragmentation are only available for paid users; the only free feature that FastAgain PC Booster has is registry backup.


Hotspot Shield by AnchorFree is program claiming that it helps you to secure your connection while surfing Wi-Fi hotspots and to access sites not normally available outside of the USA, to install on your PC without your consent.



The incidence of identity theft has increased drastically over the last few years and it continues to be one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. There is a thriving online international black market in stolen identities that local, state, federal, and international law enforcement seem powerless to stop.

In fact, it has gotten so easy to steal and sell identities that prices have come down dramatically over the past two years. Why does it seem like it is getting easier for the bad guys and harder for good people like us? Because our information is spread out around the Internet and its protection is out of your hands.