Searchnewworld.com is a redirecting tool glossed under innocent-looking search engine that opens bing.com. Searchnewworld.com is then opened by goto-searchitnow.global.ssl.fastly.net. Users are being transferred to this domain through malicious advertisements and other unwanted applications like "Fake Calculator". As opposed to other hijacking tools, it does not alter browser settings, but it intentionally prompts people into visiting searchnewworld.com when attempting to search something on the web. There is a variety of Potentially Unwanted Programs that nurture their custom search engines offering a range of allegedly useful tools. Searchnewworld.com itself does not have its unique searching algorithm. On the contrary, it redirects users to Bing.com which is owned by Microsoft. At first glance, everything seems legitimate, however, the presence of this application can slow down the browsing experience and result in data loss. Hijackers acquire full access to all of your actions on the web. This means that they can easily gather information like URLs you visit, saved passwords, geolocations, and other essential data that third-parties can capitalize on.
Pushbesttools.com or Pushbesttool.com stands for one of the rouge-type domains that are meant to penetrate adware into your computer via fake push-notification pop-ups appearing in the upper part of a page. It is identical to Youtubedownload.video that was previously discussed on our blog. Usually, you can see this type of pop-ups when entering unwanted pages that cause a chain of intermediate landing pages that force you into clicking on the "Allow notifications" button, therefore, unlocking the access to the website you were inclined to enter initially. Beware clicking on this notification when you see messages like "Click on Allow button to continue browsing" or "Click Allow to continue". Because once you allow receiving push notifications it will, therefore, start displaying deceptive ads right on your desktop that may contain redirects to malicious websites and other unwanted resources which increases the odds of getting infiltrated by some poor software.
Clever-find.com is a social engineering trick developed to gather users' data and transfer it to suspicious figures, like cybercriminals. However, on the other hand, Clever-find.com may seem to be an innocent browser extension that gets installed to your computer and provides a more efficient browser usage accompanied by a couple of key features. According to its name, it feels like developers wanted to promote is as an equivalent to Google search engine that could display "more clever" searching results based on users' preferences. But how could unknown developers overcome Google corporation in this field? Of course, they could not! It is just another unwanted application that wants to impose ostensibly useful tools without users' consent. When infection attacks your computer it will start configuring browser settings for hijackers' needs so that you could not roll the back afterward. These settings manipulations can also cause a chain of malicious content like ads, free coupons, banners and promotional links alongside browsing.
Directions Whiz is part of the Mindspark Interactive Network family. Unlike other toolbars, it can stand out for its driving directions feature allowing users to find the needed route without referring to Google or Apple maps. Of course, this can be deemed as its distinctive feature. However, whilst it can seem time-saving and very helpful, it is classified as a potentially unwanted application that is capable of monitoring your browser activity and other sorts of information. Passwords, searching history and other data can be shared with third parties for generating profit. The main circle of users that usually get hooked by this type of fraudulence is inexperienced people like elders who do not know how to operate cautiously in the internet prospects. Besides that, Directions Whiz is developed for browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer apparently to have a bigger database of victims. It secretly adjusts the browser settings without the user's consent to get a wider angle of your activity. The attempts to restore your browser settings are pointless because if you do this, it will apply the same changes in return.
Mac Ads Cleaner is a fake system optimization tool designed to make hay out of naive and inexperienced users. At first glance, it is a totally useful tool meant to optimize your computer by scanning for different junk and threats like viruses to be obliterated from your PC. Unfortunately, the recent research turned out that it is fake and useless therefore categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA). This means that it brings no genuine value to its costumers. Its fraudulent scheme looks like this: After running a system scan, users can witness hundreds of potential threats that must be removed. However, this is when the punchline begins. The free version of Mac Ads Cleaner is apparently not capable of doing this. Therefore, users are compelled to purchase the full version. Do not forget that this application has nothing to do with actual optimization and is merely a part of a scam. The entire list of errors is false meaning that your computer might be already optimized and completely virus-free.
There have been lots of fake push notifications pop-ups deconstructed in our blog so far. Captcha.info is not an exception either proving that there is a countless amount of such tools around the web that you should know how to pass over. Captcha.info itself is a social engineering trick that stands for push notification pop-ups. In fact, push notifications is a wonderfull tool supposed to notify users about the latest updates on Blogs and other informative resources. Although, some gurus of the internet can make a reverse effect out of it by camouflaging malicious content under it. These kinds of advertisements generated by Captcha.info provide lots of malicious links and resources that can infect your computer and result in the inevitable leak of personal data, files and other sorts of information contained on your computer.