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Shopper-Pro is a Browser Helper Object that is usually categorized as potentially unwanted. It pretends to be very helpful and user-friendly during online shopping, providing you coupons and saving your money. However, it is only a marketing method to make you visit specific sites and increase the number of their visitors.


Astromenda is an application designed to organize your browser by changing your home page, default search engine, and new tabs to Astromenda, and its goal (as per publisher) is to make “the web more accessible and more efficient, for all users”.


How to Remove Ask.com

by News Editor on April 23rd, 2015 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.


If your default search engine was changed and your browser keeps redirecting you to http://trovigo.com that means your browser was hijacked with Trovi Search.  It is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.


Description and symptoms of Search Protect

Search Protect is designed by Conduit, and is spread with different free software, in most cases – it’s a pre-selected option during the main program installation. There is no direct download link for Search Protect even on the Conduit home page which is already suspicious.



We use our internet browser every day to check emails, log in to our social media accounts, manage our online banking and even do some e-shopping. Your browser tends to hold onto various information and files to ensure maximum optimization and faster load time. Unfortunately, this could cause problems over time. 

It's always a good idea to clear out the cache, browser history and clear cookies on a regular basis. This allows you to avoid browser errors as well as allowing you to preserve your online security.


Spam mail can be especially frustrating and unfortunately, there are countless ways spammers can target your email addresses. The issue affects millions of people every day and it’s gradually worsened over the last few years showing no signs of improvement in the near future.


Binkiland is a program that modifies browser homepages to its own. The page offers a general search, bookmarked links as well as adverts about the need to repair your PC, even when that isn’t the case. 


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.


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.


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.


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.