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It’s hard to believe but social media has now certainly become an integral part of our dailiy lives, whether we like it or not. Nearly three-quarters of adults who go online use a social network of some kind.


The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) recently released a report exposing that the number of phishing sites in the first quarter of 2014 leaped 10.7 percent over the previous quarter. 2013 is considered seen as one of the heaviest years for phishing on record. Q1 2014 perpetuated that trend posting the second-highest number of phishing attacks ever recorded in a first quarter.








As a proud Canadian owned company, we want to wish our fellow Canadians a Happy Canada Day! Let's bring out our red and white and celebrate this great nation's birthday.


Optimizer Pro (developed by PC Utilities Software Limited) is a paid PC performance optimizer program usually distributed by bundling to free software using pay-per-install marketing method.


The first beta version for Web Companion is now available! We're about to improve your web protection.

We're counting on you to test out the application, give us your feedback, iron out the kinks and help us to create the best product possible. We are looking for both experienced Ad-Aware users and newbies who are up for the challenge to test out our newest product.


Driver Performer is a program that is supposed to perform a scan of your computer and all attached devices to determine which drivers are either missing, corrupt, or have become obsolete. It is presented as tool that helps to improve the performance of your printer, graphic cards, scanner, and many other internal computer devices.


Movies! Toolbar distributed by Bandoo Media Inc., describes itself as a convenient tool to make your browsing more enjoyable. And to provide such a feature, it requires the following permissions on your PC:



Default-search is a browser plugin created by Aztec Media Inc. that can be downloaded in a bundle with other free software that you downloaded and installed from the Internet.  Once it gets inside your computer it will change your homepage and default search engine to “www.default-search.net”


LookSafe is an application claims it's protecting your PC while you are browsing the web, providing protection from malware infections or phishing websites that can take control of your computer, sensitive details or identity. Although this may seem a legitimate and useful deal, be aware that this plug-in may be annoying and will display ads whether you want them to or not. This can slow down the Internet speed, increase CPU usage and may cause freezing of the browser.


SweetPacks Toolbar is a Browser Helper Object, which is supposed to add various shortcuts such as games, deal pages, etc., to your browsers for easy access. Once it got inside your PC it will inject SweetPacks Toolbar to your browser, set your browser default search engine to search.SweetPacks.com and change your homepage to start.SweetPacks.com.


SpeedUpMyPC 2014 (developed by Uniblue Systems Limited) is a paid system performance optimizer program that usually comes to your PC with free software using pay-per-install bundling marketing method.


Activeris Antimalware is considered as a paid antimalware program. Currently, www.activeris.com offers another program with similar interface, so you won’t be able to find a direct installation link for Activeris Antimalware either on the home page, or any download websites.