WNetEnhance (WNetEnhance virus) is an ad injector program that produces ads across Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer. Antivirus and Anti-Malware software have detected this object as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware. Users infected with WNetEnhance adware will notice ads by WNetEnhance while browsing the web. These ads target internet users based off of browser history, bookmarks, and content on currently viewed webpages.
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Click2Save (Click2Save virus) is deceptive adware that injects webpages and search results with questionable advertisements. Google has recently discussed this adware, labeling it deceptive and intrusive. Antivirus and Anti-Malware programs have included Click2Save as a potentially unwanted program and potential malware.
Google has removed 192 deceptive Chrome extensions that affected 14 million users with unwanted pop-up ads. Many Chrome extensions, including iLivid NewTab and others have now been removed from Google Chrome’s repository due to receiving over 100,000 complaints.
Project Free TV is ad-supported freeware that is promoted as a free utility that allows users to view free television and other videos from their computer. Since Project Free TV is supported by advertisements it will be detected as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware by most Antivirus and Anti-Malware products. Users should beware of this program because it has a bad online reputation and is known to cause many issues aside from pop-up advertisements. It bundles with malicious threats and other unwanted programs, it makes changes to browser and system settings, and it uses system resources and memory which causes a loss in computer functionality and internet connectivity.
Plain Savings (also found as the Plain Savings virus) is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and cross-browser adware that bombards internet users with pop-up advertisements. Aside from pop-up ads caused by Plain Savings, the adware can cause different issues for computer and internet users. It is known to access user browsing activities and bookmarks, change settings on affected internet browsers and Microsoft Windows operating systems, and bundle with malicious threats.
Ski Search (Ski Search virus) is detected as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware by Antivirus and Anti-Malware products. The adware is known to download and install alongside third-party objects and malicious threats. Users infected with this adware will become bombarded with ads by Ski Search while browsing the the internet. Ski Search adware and programs that it bundles have access to user browsing data, including all browsing activities, bookmarks, and browser history. This adware and programs that it bundles with will utilize user browsing data to deliver targeted advertisements it feels users are susceptible to click on. The adware will also use content on currently viewed webpages to produce ads.
AP Suggestor (AP Suggestor virus) is a free web application and ad-serving platform that generates cross-browser advertisements. Ads by AP Suggestor are generally caused by browser add-ons and extensions, as well as browser helper objects (BHOs) and generic third-party programs that run on the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Spice Nice (Spice Nice virus) is detected as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and adware by most reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware programs. It is known to get onto a computer system and affect multiple internet browsers without user knowledge. Spice Nice adware is essentially used to gain access to personal user browsing data and inject websites with targeted advertisements based off that data.
Sad Cloud (also found as SadCloud and Sad Cloud virus) is detected as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and cross-browser adware by reputable Antivirus and Anti-Malware products. This unwanted program is known to bundle with third-party objects, including additional adware and malicious threats. Users infected with Sad Cloud adware will notice ads by Sad Cloud while browsing the web. Sad Cloud adware and programs that it bundles obtain access to user browsing data, including all browsing activities, browser bookmarks, and browser history. The information is gathered and used for a variety of marketing purposes, not limited to targeted advertisements.