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Malware Removal Instructions
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by Admin, Mountain View (geolocate), published: Mon 20 Oct 2014 08:58:00 PM CEST.

Favicon Remove ExstraSavings Ads (Virus Removal Guide)
5 Oct 2014, 7:32 pm
ExstraSavings is a potentially unwanted web browser extension that may display ads on your computer. It usually comes bundled with adware called ExstraSavings and some other malware. So, basically, it's an adware program that installs malicious browser extensions on your computer. But what actually is adware? What can it do to the computer or other device that it's installed on? How did it get there in the first place? How you prevent it from being installed in the future? And, of course, how do you delete Exstra Savings? So many questions! Keep on reading to find the answers.


What exactly is ExstraSavings? It's Advertising Supported Software, normally abbreviated to adware, is computer software that displays adverts when you're connected to the Internet. Okay, so far, so not scary you're thinking but online advertising is not just a way for companies to market their products or services to us over the Internet, adware can actually have a detrimental effect on your user experience. And that's not all, because adware can cause you real problems too.

What can this adware do?
  • It has the ability to change your browser and tool bar, and your default home page and search engine. This is so that it can redirect any searches you make on the web to websites that the developer of the adware has a vested interest in you visiting. This can be anything from a site offering cheap flights to sites that are illegal or of an adult nature. Because this adware is not exactly the same for everyone, some users will get only "Ads by ExstraSavings" while others will get ads plus a bunch of annoying and obviously dangerous web browser modifications.
  • ExstraSavings adware finds its way onto your PC because, in the majority of cases, it is packaged with another program that you have downloaded. However, spyware might also be thrown in too. This adware itself contains a component which monitors your Internet usage so that it can customize the adverts it sends you. This is something which tracks and records every web search and visited website. This data will then be sent back to the scammers, or sold on to a third party. And of course, this data is not going to contain emails you've written, documents you've typed, credit card details you've entered in order to purchase something online, and of course your passwords and log in details. But despite that it's still threat.
  • And if this wasn't bad enough, you will normally also find that, even if you only have this adware on your machine, the additional component that it installed will slow your computer's operating speeds and Internet connection down. This is because the component is working away in the background sending the data that it has captured back to the developer. The component might also be interacting negatively with other programs you have installed, which can also slow you down as well as cause potential security issues. Not to mention that your web browser will probably crash once in a while. After all browser extensions that are installed by this adware do not come from the official extensions store.
How do I protect myself from ExstraSavings? The first line of defense is to install anti-malware and a firewall on your computer. Also be careful when downloading programs and make sure you trust the website or publisher. Installing pop-up blockers can help too but they will be fighting against the outcome of this adware. So, instead of block pop-ups, remove the adware and any associated malware from your computer.

I know that this adware might be tricky to delete: You'll need to run an anti-malware not just once but two or three times to be sure they've caught it. If you reboot and the adware is still there, get professional help either online, from your device's manufacturer or at a local computer store. But first, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


"Ads by ExstraSavings" Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove ExstraSavings related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • ExstraSavings
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove ExstraSavings related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove ExstraSavings, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove ExstraSavings related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove ExstraSavings, MediaPlayerV1, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

Remove ExstraSavings related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon What is BManager.exe and how to remove it?
2 Oct 2014, 9:26 pm

BManager.exe - by InvisibleBrowser.


What is BManager.exe?


BManager.exe is a part of adware called InvisibleBrowser. It's not a virus (see scan results) but it can cause havoc, slow down your computer and display ads. Even though, it's usually detected as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.InvisibleBrowser.b, AdWare.InvisibleBrowser you can see that other anti-virus engines have detected other malware in BManager.exe. For example, Avast detects it as Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp] which means this antivirus programs thinks it has characteristics similar to those of Trojan droppers. F-Secure, GData and other well known anti-virus say it's a Trojan.Generic.11732978 and for McAfee it behaves more lime Win32.PWSBanker.cc rather than adware. This probably isn't the case but BManager.exe indeed collects your browsing data and that's probably the reason why some ant-virus programs classify it as more serious threat that it actually is. However, it's still a threat. Once installed, this adware installs a few additional components that display ads on your computer. It may install malicious browser extensions as well. It doesn't have any valid digital signatures and pretty much any other information that could help users to easily identify and remove it from the system. It can be removed manually but it would be better to use an anti-malware program because if it's installed on your computer then there might be other potentially harmful software installed as well.







File name: BManager.exe
Publisher: InvisibleBrowser
File Location Windows XP: C:\Program Files\Browser Features\
File Location Windows 7: C:\Program Files (x86)\Browser Features\
Startup file: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run → BManager.exe

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Favicon Platamoose Removal - Removing Help
2 Oct 2014, 8:59 pm
Do you want to be a little better informed when it comes to Platamoose adware? If so and you're wondering how it finds its way onto your computer and why it's created in the first place, carry on reading as we take a closer look.

Most adware winds up on your PC because you've downloaded something online. Platamoose is not an exception. The reason for this is that the majority of adware programs are bundled with other software, particularly freeware and shareware. Unfortunately for you and me this encompasses the things we download most frequently; TV shows, movies and music. You might have already noticed how after downloading the latest blockbuster or top ten album for free that you're suddenly being bombarded with a proliferation of pop up ads saying "Ads by Platamoose", banner adverts or even pop under ads (the adverts that lie beneath the page you have open).


And although this is the way that most adware is installed on your device you may also be infected with Platamoose if you've been unlucky enough to have visited a website with security loopholes that has been attacked by the developer of an adware program.

As you probably know, adware exists as a means of generating income for software developers who create free programs. They develop the adware in conjunction with their original program, which they will offer for free, and bundle them together in the hope of creating a revenue stream that will allow them to recoup their programming costs. They might even have ambitions of turning a profit.

That's one way of making money but another is to keep the adware in reserve and only show it once the user has downloaded the main program and has been using it for some time. This method will offer the user the chance to pay to upgrade to an adware-free version.

Thankfully pop up/under and banner adverts make it obvious that you have Platamoose installed on your PC, but the not-so-good news is that it can be difficult to find and delete it. Naturally software developers don't want you to uninstall adware – if you do you're killing one of their potential sources of income after all. So they designed this adware in such a way that the program is hidden deep within your operating system. It might be even installed under a different name.

Every cloud has a silver lining however and as quickly as developers can create adware, someone else is developing a tool to remove it. And so the circle continues.

Typing anti-malware software into a search engine and clicking the link of the first result you see might be one way of finding anti-malware software, but you really need to exercise caution. Remember, Platamoose is created by people who have a vested interest in you NOT removing their product, and as such many of those search results will be bogus links created by... you guessed it... the same developers. You could find yourself downloading something that purports to be anti-malware but which is in fact either useless – or potentially harmful.

Therefore we suggest doing your research by asking computer savvy people you know or visiting a reputable source of information online for advice. Or you could simply follow the removal steps in the removal guide below. It almost certainly can be removed manually but since this adware it's pretty good at hiding its presence on the system it would be a better idea to run an anti-malware tool. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


Platamoose Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this malware. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Platamoose related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Platamoose
  • YoutubeAdBlocke
  • and any other recently installed application


Simply select each application and click Remove. If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Platamoose related extensions from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove Platamoose, YoutubeAdBlocke, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.

If the removal option is grayed out then read how to remove extensions installed by enterprise policy.




Remove Platamoose related extensions from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Click Remove button to remove Platamoose, YoutubeAdBlocke, HD-Plus 3.5 and other extensions that you do not recognize.


Remove Platamoose related add-ons from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons. If you have the latest version, simply click on the Settings button.



2. Select Toolbars and Extensions. Click Remove/Disable button to remove the browser add-ons listed above.

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Favicon Remove websearch.allsearches.info (Uninstall Guide)
2 Oct 2014, 8:24 pm
Websearch.allsearches.info is a browser hijacker that will install malicious web browser extensions, change your homepage and default search engine without your approval. It's distributed via fake software download and update websites (fake flash update, fake java update) and through the use of PUPs. No matter how closely you look at PUPs, it is a fact of life that you will probably never know just what the creators and publishers of the program intended it to do. In this case, they simply want to infect computers and hijacker their web browsers so that they could later display ads and redirect search results. Please use this guide to remove websearch.allsearches.info and any associated malware from your computer.

http://websearch.allsearches.info/?r=...


There are so many different types of malware and the amount of dangers that not only our physical computers but also our identities and our bank accounts come up against seem to be increasing by the day. And although not quite as dangerous as some of the strains of malicious software out there – on the surface at least - one of the most irritating types of malware is browser hijacker.

Websearch.allsearches.info is a browser hijacker that is installed on your PC – often without your knowledge. So how do you know if you've been infected by this malware? Well, if you've noticed that your computer is running more sluggishly than usual and that your default start page has been changed, you might have had the component that it uses to track user data installed on it. More of that in a moment.

So what actually is a browser hijacker? It's is a program that runs in the background on your PC or operates as a browser plug-in. The component we spoke about a few moments ago monitors the way you use the Internet on your computer. It looks at which websites you visit and then collects the information and uses it to customize the advertising that is displayed on your computer, thereby increasing the chances of you visiting the advertiser's website and spending money with them. It may also redirect you dodgy websites and return search results from third party pseudo search engines rather than genuine search engines like Google or Bing. The goal is pretty obviously I think, scammers simply want to display as many ads as possible on your computer and convince you into buying software or ordering services.

So how does this make your computer run like it's on a go-slow? The problem is that most browser hijackers including websearch.allsearches.info use a fair amount of your PC's operating system - which has the effect of making your computer run slowly because it's trying to deal with the new component that it's had installed on it.

Whilst not a virus, per se, it is a real nuisance and can actually be more dangerous than it first seems. Because not only does it slow your computer down, it can also cause it to crash and it will bug you with all of its adverts which are sometimes banners but can also be pop-up – and sometimes pop-under - windows. You might also be shown adverts that are not so targeted towards your interests but are of an adult nature, including X rated or gambling websites.

But how does it get installed on your computer in the first place? A lot of browser hijackers are bundled with freeware and shareware; for example those addictive bubble popping or fruit moving games! It may also be installed if you've downloaded a peer to peer file, clicked on a link in a spam email from an unknown sender or even innocently downloaded a legitimate software update.

Let's take a look at some of the main symptoms that tell you whether or not you have websearch.allsearches.info installed on your computer:
  • The most obvious one: you're seeing plenty of pop-up adverts
  • Your home page or default search engine keep changing to websearch.allsearches.info
  • Your browser constantly redirects you to websites you don't particularly want to go to
  • Your PC is sluggish, or keeps freezing or crashing
The best thing that you can do to avoid this nuisance? Protect yourself against browser hijackers and other malware by installing a reputable anti-malware program today!

If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


Websearch.allsearches.info Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this infection. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove websearch.allsearches.info related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following programs:
  • Search Assistant WebSearch
  • ggrreatsaver
  • SNT
  • WS-Enabler
  • WS-Supporter 1.80
  • YoutubeAdBlocker


If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove websearch.allsearches.info from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Click on the trashcan icon to remove the BookmarkTube, Window Expander for Youtube, wuebsave, YoutubeAdBlocker extensions.



3. Then select Settings. Scroll down the page and click Show advanced settings.


4. Find the Reset browser settings section and click Reset browser settings button.


5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset. That's it!

Remove websearch.allsearches.info from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. Go to ToolsAdd-ons.



2. Select Extensions. Remove greiaotsaver 2.7 and SearchNewTab, Window Expander for Youtube, wuebsave, YoutubeAdBlocker browser extensions. Close Add-ons manger.



3. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue.



In the search filter at the top, type: allsearches

Now, you should see all the preferences that were changed by websearch.allsearches.info. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Reset all found preferences!

Remove websearch.allsearches.info from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.



2. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Live Search search engine and make it your default web search provider (Set as default).

3. Select WebSearch and click Remove to remove it. Close the window.

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Favicon Remove Mysearchs Search (start.mysearchs.com)
30 Sep 2014, 9:40 pm
Mysearchs Search is a browser hijacker and a PUP that will hijack your web browser and redirect you to unwanted and potentially dangerous websites. It belongs to the same browser hijacker family as Babylon Toolbar and Search. Some anti-virus engines are already blocking it and hopefully other will do the same very soon. Not all anti-virus engines are strict enough to detect and block PUPs. By the way, you may not know what a PUP is. It's a Potentially Unwanted Program, or a PUP for short. It usually ends up on your computer or other device without telling you in clear terms that you're downloading it. Immediately we can see that this is a rather underhand MO that we're dealing with, and it also raises suspicions as to why a developer would need to sneak a program onto our machines without telling us about it and hijacking your web browser. So surely this means that Potentially Unwanted Programs are malware, right?


It would seem that Mysearchs Search browser hijacker/PUP is a form of malware but it's not quite as simple as that. While Trojan horses, spyware, rogue anti-virus software and adware clearly fall into the malicious software category, a browser hijacker is slightly different. Sure, at first glance it would seem that it is malware simply due to its method of installation but, perhaps surprisingly, most PUPs and browser hijackers are not dangerous – for example, they don't corrupt your files, they don't empty your bank account, and they won't steal your data. So just what exactly do they do?

Well, firs of all, browser hijackers and PUPs are truly annoying. Potentially Unwanted Programs get their name from the way that they install themselves. They are actually programs as for the most part, they do have a function. However, the potentially unwanted part is what signifies the difference with malware. Whereas malware has no redeeming features, Mysearchs Search doesn't display any real malicious traits. But as it's still not a program that you've downloaded by choice the lines are blurred. I.e. you may want it and end up keeping it, or you may not. But you probably don't want to keep it because it changes lots of browser settings and registry keys and changes your home page as well as default search engine to start.mysearchs.com. No one can say for sure whether you will find that new tool bar or browser better than your current one, therefore this PUP is just as potentially wanted as it is potentially unwanted.

The people who develop Potentially Unwanted Programs aren't happy about their creations being referred to as malware and use the argument that their program does have a use (despite the fact that you didn't know you were downloading it!) A developer's aim is for you to enjoy using their new tool bar or home page and not uninstall it from your machine. We'll see why shortly.

So, why would Mysearchs Search be potentially unwanted? Needless to say that there is a reason why they have to be snuck onto your machine and that's because despite appearing to be simply a useful new search option they do have a darker side.

It's fair to say that having start.mysearchs.com on your PC isn't as serious as spyware, for example, but it's still something that you should consider a) getting rid of and b) preventing in the first place. That's because most PUPs and broser hijacker like this one change your browser settings and replace your existing home page to one of the developer's. They'll also change your default search engine which has the effect of redirecting you to websites that the developer wants you to visit. They may display pop-up adverts too. Therefore the difference between PUPs and malware is not as clear cut as you may think.

To remove this Mysearchs Search from your computer, please follow the steps in the removal guide below. If you have any questions, please leave a comment down below. Good luck and be safe online!

Written by Michael Kaur, http://deletemalware.blogspot.com


Mysearchs Search Removal Guide:


1. First of all, download recommended anti-malware software and run a full system scan. It will detect and remove this infection from your computer. You may then follow the manual removal instructions below to remove the leftover traces of this infection. Hopefully you won't have to do that.





2. Remove Mysearchs Search related programs from your computer using the Add/Remove Programs control panel (Windows XP) or Uninstall a program control panel (Windows 7 and Windows 8).

Go to the Start Menu. Select Control PanelAdd/Remove Programs.
If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, select Control PanelUninstall a Program.



If you are using Windows 8, simply drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search from the list and search for "control panel".



Or you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there.



3. When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove the following:
  • Mysearchs Search
  • Babylon
  • Babylon toolbar
  • WPM17.8.0.3159


If you are using Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, click Uninstall up near the top of that window. When you're done, please close the Control Panel screen.

Remove Mysearchs Search from Google Chrome:

1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to ToolsExtensions.



2. Ensure that the Developer mode checkbox in the top right-hand corner is checked. Go to Chrome extensions directory and delete the folder Extended Protection extension is loaded from.



3. Then select Settings. Scroll down the page and click Show advanced settings.


4. Find the Reset browser settings section and click Reset browser settings button.


5. In the dialog that appears, click Reset. Close Chrome.


Remove Mysearchs Search from Mozilla Firefox:

1. Open Mozilla Firefox. In the URL address bar, type about:config and hit Enter.



Click I'll be careful, I promise! to continue.



In the search filter at the top, type: Mysearchs

Now, you should see all the preferences that were changed by iStartSurf. Right-click on the preference and select Reset to restore default value. Reset all found preferences!

2. Click the Firefox menu button in the upper-right corner of the browser.

3. Then select Help from the menu.

4. Select Troubleshooting Information.

5. Click the Reset Firefox button at the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.



6. Click the Reset Firefox button again to confirm the reset.



7. Firefox will restart. Click Finish and you're done.


Remove Mysearchs Search from Internet Explorer:

1. Open Internet Explorer. Go to ToolsManage Add-ons.



2. Select Search Providers. First of all, choose Live Search search engine and make it your default web search provider (Set as default).

3. Select Mysearchs Search and click Remove to remove it. Close the window.

6. Finally, go to ToolsInternet Options and restore your home page to default. That's it!

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