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The functionality of ‘New Tab Search’ plugin provided by Visicom Media can be explained by its name – it gives you a search tool box in every new tab of your browser. At the same time, it automatically changes the default interface of new tabs, as well as your default search engine.


RR Savings is a browser add-on designed by Adpeak Inc. This application is supposed to save your time and money when you shop online by showing best deals available, enabling coupons, and other functions. Although this may seem a legitimate add-on, be aware that this plug-in considered being a potentially unwanted application. This web browser extension injects various types of advertisements in the user's web browser (in-text, interstitial and floating banner ad).


ZGame Network toolbar is a Visicom Media Inc. browser extension designed to show you a list of popular games, as well as to display advertisements in your browsers.


We know that some of you are encountering issues with the definition file update. If this is the case please follow the steps below:


Save Clicker is an ad-supported cross web browser plugin that is detected as adware by many antivirus companies. Main goal of such plugins is to show a user different advertisements (using data from his browsing activity), as well as to send web traffic to partners in order to make profit.


Windows AntiVirus Tool is a program that belongs to the family of Rogue.FakeVimes computer infections. This application only pretends to be an anti-virus program, but instead it shows fake scan results, reports the computer infections that do not exist, and does not allow you to run any other applications.


FLV Player Update popup –what is this?

Please be aware that FLV Player Update popup is a fake warning message. It has been created to lead you to download malware programs to your PC. This popup is actually a malicious application that acts as an online scam which is usually used to spread false advertisement. Usually it is distributed via malicious sites, lurks in freeware programs and hides itself in spam email attachments. You won’t even know and realize that you even have this malicious program on your system until it suddenly pops up. In addition to displaying misleading pop-up warning, FLV Player Update popup malware also slows down your computer as it takes up a big part of system resources.


MDNA CD 2 Player or EZ Downloader is an example of a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that can be downloaded for free from the web.  This freeware will also download another unwanted stuff in a bundle.


24x7 Help – is a technical assistance application by Crawler, LLC that may be installed in a bundle with freeware. If you don’t pay attention to small pre-checked boxes with optional programs during the main software installation, you may get a lot of unnecessary  items that you never use/you are not aware where it came from.


Object Browser by Goobzo LTD is a cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, and is “compatible” with all the latest Windows operating systems. Some antivirus companies call this program “adware”, others – more generally "PUP". 


Media View is a Browser Helper Object/plug-in that is detected by many Antivirus companies as BetterSurf adware. It is usually installed by bundling to different free software, and you may not notice when exactly it appeared on your PC.


Scorpion Saver is classified by many antivirus programs as adware; in most cases it installs on a computer without asking permission from user. You may catch it while downloading free programs or fake software updates coming to your PC. You can easily check whether you have it installed by opening your browser’s extensions list.