The Coolchaser redirection virus is malware powered by Infospace.com, categorized as an internet browser hijacker with internal and third party adware and spyware associations and tactics. Coolchaser hijacks internet browser settings such as the home page causing an infected internet browser to direct to Coolchaser.com, Coolchaser.us, Coolchaser.Infospace.com, Search.URL.com, and other associated URLs. The Coolchaser redirection virus also affects managed-provided search engines, in turn causing internet searches and inputted URLs to redirect to Coolchaser, Infospace, and URL based websites (as well as third party sites).
The EReadingSource.com redirection virus is a mild computer infection categorized as an internet browser hijacker that changes home page settings and provided search engines in order to redirect internet searches and URLs to EReadingSource.com. The domain name EReadingSource.com directs searches to many different URLs including S1.EReadingSource.com and Search.EReadingSource.com.
What is Pageset (Pageset.com)? Pageset (Pageset.com) is a adware and spyware categorized as a browser hijacker that voluntarily or involuntarily changes internet browser home page settings causing affected internet browsers …
HandyCafe (Handycafe.com) is scam software distributed as freeware, as well as a commonly referred redirection virus (Search.handycafe.com) that claims to be Internet Cafe Software. Handy Cafe allows operators to access clients computers by use of the Handy Cafe Server and Firewall Client. Handy Cafe operates similar to Trojans and is dangerous. Remove Handy Cafe immediately.
The Search Safer virus (Searchsafer.com) is a browser hijacker, referred to as a redirection virus due to redirecting inputted URLs and browser search results to searchsafer.com.
Metacrawler.com and the Metacrawler Toolbar are very dangerous. Removing Metacrawler settings from your computer and internet browser are strictly recommended to protect personal information, computer settings, and internet browser funtionality.
Search Among (Searchamong.com, SearchAmong Toolbar) is malware, categorized as an internet browser hijacker which may bundle with or behave similar to adware and spyware applications. Victims noticed their systems have been infected with Search Among when internet browser settings change, such as integrated additional search engines, which in turn causes inputted URLs and searches to redirect to searchamong.com, home page settings change to searchamong.com (start up page changes, redirects), and suspicious add-ons and extensions become present such as the SearchAmong Toolbar.
MaxMySpeed is scareware. They scare unsuspecting computer users by displaying fake computer issues in order to get the computer user to purchase their software “license” which cost $39.99 for just 1 year. Have you seen the commercials for MaxMySpeed.com on TV? If not, they claim to instantly diagnose and improve you computer’s speed, but truth be told MaxMySpeed.com and the Max My Speed PC Optimizer software is a scam.
Search completion (searchcompletion.com, search.searchcompletion.com) is an internet browser hijacker that bundles with malware such as adware advertisers and other third party viruses. Computers infected by Search Completion, or associated malware bundled with Search Completion notice common hijacker symptoms such as changed homepage (startup page) settings, search and URL input redirections, etc, and symptoms of several adware infections which may consist of popup spam advertisements and altered internet search results.
The Road Runner toolbar is an extension for Mozilla Firefox (2+), Microsoft Internet Explorer (6-9), and Apple Safari (3 -5) powered by Conduit and Road Runner. The Road Runner Toolbar is distributed by Road Runner (rr.com) as freeware. Though rr.com seems to be a legitimate “news” based website powered by Time Warner unfortunately, the Road Runner toolbar is bundled with malware and viruses, in particular adware and spyware. The Road Runner virus is commonly referred to as a redirection virus and browser hijacker because of it’s capabilities to affect internet browser settings, such as managed search engines. When an infected user is redirected by Road Runner they are taken to search.rr.com (pictured below).