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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.


With the recent data breaches involving a few business giants including Target, Home Depot and Staples, data protection has never been more significant than ever.

Cyber security is certainly a responsibility that should be shared by everyone. People and employees are the most valuable asset of any organization, yet human errors cause the lion’s share of information security breaches.


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.



In conjunction with the National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we thought it is time again to remind everyone the importance and seriousness of strong passwords.

With the recent password security breaches involving several high profile female celebrities, this is just another strong reminder to all of us about the insecurity of passwords and the need to continually evaluate the vulnerability of the issue.


Shopping Helper is a browser add-on that provides coupons when you shop online. It hijacks the web pages and may be very annoying. Its website states that Shopping Helper get the best deals and will improve your shopping experience by helping you save money.