Media Finder is a program that most people begin to hate. Respected antivirus company also names it as Adware.Mediafinder (Symantec detection) and Gencrawler. In most antivirus scan, this useless program is detected as adware or program that installs itself without userís full knowledge. To be able to run on the computer, Media Finder needs to be installed by the user. However, certain tricks of risky web sites will let you load the program by hiding it with other media tools.
Sweetpacks Search (search.sweetpacks.com) and Sweetpacks Toolbar is a typical adware program that may come bundled with other software you may download from distrusted server. Installing the preferred program also loads Sweetpacks Toolbar without asking for your consent. This approach allows the toolbar to be integrated to your Internet browser. Moreover, the adware will place some icons on the menu bar that may look useful, when in fact; you do not need them at all. It serves redundant function on the browser.
Smart PC Cleaner is considering some people as a rogue security program. Some mentioned that the tool is a scam program that does nothing but to issue warning and alerts once inside on the PC. However, while scanning the computer that has Smart PC Cleaner installed, not every antivirus or anti-malware program flagged it as harmful. It came out in the clean list for some scans.
Complaints about toolbarservice.freecause.com are rising. Someone perceives it as a virus infection. To clear things up, freecause.com is a web service that aims to engage members and users. Here is an excerpt from the web site:
NSIS:Bundlore-B [Adw] is an Adware program that is in the form of NSIS installer. It is categorized Downloader due to its function of getting more malware after it has been installed on the computer. NSIS:Bundlore-B [Adw] is using a NSIS installer tools to download and execute other harmful files.
Many computer users wanted to uninstall†Buzzdock Ads because it is detected as an adware by some security program. This add-on for Internet browser was made possible with Addict-Thing plug-in. It is registered as Addict-Thing Class on Internet browser and performs as browser helper object (BHO). Unlike other unwanted add-ons, Buzzdock is not attuned to hijacking home page of the affected browser. It does not modify the search results and will never redirect it to unknown web sites.
Fundmoods Search and Toolbar are added to your Internet browser when installing other programs. There is a way not to load Funmoods, but for most computer users who never opt for custom install of downloaded program, adware will certainly be present on the computer.
Nsis:Adware-CJ [Pup] is a detection for a potentially unwanted program. This type of threat is unique and not a typical Trojan or virus. They are often called adware due to the traits it exhibits once installed on the computer. Normal acquisition of Nsis:Adware-CJ [Pup] is caused by downloading and installing third party software or unknown program. The threat is installed without userís approval at the same time with the chosen software.
Fast Save is an extension for Google Chrome, which is also an Add-on for Mozilla Firefox. We cannot consider it a computer virus since it has diverse characteristics. With the installation of Fast Save on Internet browser without userís full knowledge, it might be reasonable to tag it as an adware program. This extension is … Read more