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PC Mechanic is an application that claims to be a computer optimization program. It features a scanner that checks your PC for problematic and obsolete files that may be taking up unnecessary space on your hard disk. The catch is that you must purchase the full version before it will fix any of the apparent system errors it located. While this program may seem useful at first glance, so-called ‘optimization applications’ typically do not meaningfully improve PC performance.
Our friends at InfoSec Institute have once again ever so kindly written another great blog post in regards to how to remove Windows Antivirus Adviser. Let's see what Kim Crawley (our guestwriter) have to say about this PUP and the step by step instruction on how to remove it.
RadioRage is a toolbar application that claims to enhance a user’s web experience by offering several different types of searches, links to music sites, and the ability to listen to any web radio station from your PC.
We're so excited to inform you that Ad-Aware Personal Security was thoroughly tested by the Quality Control team at Microsoft and has passed the Windows 8 Compatibility test.
Ad-Aware Personal Security is now fully compatible with Microsoft Windows 8 operating system and is completely safe for the end-users to use on their Windows 8 PCs.
Our beloved CEO, Daniel Assouline was recently featured on BusinessInterviews.com. He shared a few important points and upcoming plans for Lavasoft in 2015.
Here is an excerpt of the Q&A session:
RebateInformer is a web browser plugin that claims to notify you of available discounts, coupons and rebates when you search and/or browse the web. How it works is by analyzing websites your browser visits and attempts to find and display deals associated with products offered on the site. It is typically loaded with malware and starts automatically with windows. This is why it is considered a potentially unwanted application.
Since Jan 15, it is now illegal in Canada for websites to install any updates or installations without permission from the user. This also applies to app updates on your smartphones and tablets.
Super Optimizer, is a potentially unwanted application that claims to optimize and clean your PC. If installed, it is capable of interfering with the user experience when using your PC.
CheckMeUp is a potentially unwanted application that claims to test and observe your PC’s broadband upload and download speeds. If installed, it also installs additional browser extensions/add-ons that display intrusive adverts when browsing the Internet.
Vosteran is a web browser extension/add-on that claims to enhance your web browsing experience. If installed, it changes your homepage and default search engine to vosteran.com and can display intrusive adverts when browsing the Internet, making it a potentially unwanted application.
SpeeditUp is a potentially unwanted application that claims to observe and test your PC’s broadband connection and download speeds. It also installs additional browser extensions/add-ons which display aggressive adverts when browsing the Internet if installed on your PC.
SpeeditUp can be bundled with third party applications (usually through the use of a download manager) in such a way that it is commonly installed without the user affirmatively consenting to the install.
With 2014 in the rear view mirror, it is fun to look forward to the year ahead and see if we can predict what may happen over the next twelve months. Our Director at Malware Labs, Andrew Browne has prepared an overview of what we can expect in terms of malware trends in the coming year.