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The BrowserSafeguard by iBryte is a program that claims it protects your internet connection from unwanted and malicious activity. BrowserSafeguard.exe is designed to protect its bundled programs and make sure they remain installed or unchanged by other third party programs. Besides that it is capable of changing your proxy settings.

You may see a BrowserSafeguard.exe process in your Task Manager and a browser safeguard icon in your computer tray. It always runs at the startup of your computer.


Snap.Do developed by ReSoft LTD. is a tool that changes browser’s Home page and your default search engine to search.snapdo.com in IE, Mozilla and Chrome. Wikipedia mentions Snap.Do in its article about browser hijacking.


The DealPly is Browser Helper Object that claims it is very helpful and user-friendly during online shopping. On their website it is stated that DealPly is a free, safe & friendly app that helps you save money shopping online in your favorite stores.


As per Publisher (Viracure) of Optimizer Elite Max, it helps you to repair registry errors, residual files, defragment, and optimize Windows for optimal performance. But it is hard for a user to check the efficacy of this software without buying a license key, because demo version doesn’t fix any problems.


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.



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. Extension names might differ depending on the version of the hijacker. It will either be MySearch or SearchNewTab.


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.


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.