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μTorrentBar by ClientConnect LTD is a toolbar that adds several buttons to your browser: web search, weather, facebook, email, youtube etc. And as per its publisher, μTorrentBar “upholds the highest privacy and security standards”.


HostSecure is a typical adware-type program that is used for affiliate marketing. It is promoted as a program that can display coupons and the best prices for merchandise or services you are searching online.


Word Proser by Wordprosers LLC is a free ad-supported software “that makes searching and translating information you find online easy. Take any text you see online, highlight it, and Word Proser will show the Wikipedia and Bing results in an in-page window. That means you don’t have to open up a new window, go to a search engine, and type in your search. Word Proser puts relevant information just a highlight away”.


Black Friday/Cyber Monday online shopping can be a great way to avoid the hectic crowds, the shoving and long queues during the busiest shopping day of the year. However, it also has its own disadvantages.

Shop.org, a division of The National Retail Federation (NRF) released its 2014 online holiday sales forecast.


AS Magic Player by Franden Associates LTD – a web extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox “that provides online playback of video/audio content through BitTorrent protocol on most popular websites/trackers, and also extends the basic functionality of websites that you use with the help of innovative technologies.”


Once again, Lavasoft's Ad-Aware has been awarded the "Advanced+ 3 stars for File Detection Test of Malicious Softwares" from AV-Comparatives for September 2014!


We have to admit that cyber criminals and scammers are very artistic and inventive individuals. They seem to always find a way or two in trying to trick computer users into falling to their traps.

For most of us, these three terms seem to denote the same thing. However, they are very different from each other. Let’s take a look at their definitions.


Ad-Aware WebCompanion is now available! It is here and ready improve your web protection.


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.