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Browseri_Appe by Robokid Technologies - browser extension that is supposed to enhance your browser experience:


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. 


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.


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.


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”