Ecosia.org or Ecosia is contradictory search engine and browser add-on, that can override default settings of search, homepage and new tab in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari on Windows or Mac OS. On their website, it is stated, that Ecosia is Germany-based internet search engine. It donates 80% of revenue to ecological companies focusing on planting trees. From a technical point of view, this is Bing-affiliated search, that provides results almost identical to Bing.com. The search engine is accompanied by extensions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox with more than 2 million users. It is difficult to verify whether the statements of developers are true or false, but actions of Ecosia fall into the category of browser hijackers. Many users complained that Ecosia.org appeared in browsers out of nowhere, without their agreement.
Mapsnow.co and Maps Now are, accordingly, unwanted search engine and browser add-on, that modifies and controls browser’s settings in Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox on Windows or Mac. Hijacker overrides default or user-installed values of search engine, home page and new tab with www.mapsnow.co website, that, in its turn, redirects search queries to search.yahoo.com. Developers of Maps Now application claim, that it provides quick and convenient access to maps and directions from the start page of your browser. However, in fact, it creates third party search page, with links to well-known online maps, such as Google Maps, Bing Maps and MapQuest. Sole purpose of this extension is to earn on advertising revenue from redirecting to other search engine, and probably, from promoting other websites and programs.
Pro-news.net is compromised domain, that is used to serve ads, pop-ups, redirects and notifications in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Edge browsers on Windows, Mac or Android operating systems. First appearance of Pro-news.net may occur while visiting doubtful websites. Such social engineering tricks are used to make unsuspecting users subscribe to push-notifications from Pro-news.net. This function can be handy on certain type of websites like online newspapers, blogs, YouTube, but becomes a disaster on spam storage like this. Pro-news.net actively promotes malicious pages, sponsored advertising and infected downloads. To avoid undesired consequences, you need to block Pro-news.net from being able to display notifications in browsers.
Newsfile.club is untrustworthy domain, that is used to host advertising content. Users may see redirects, pop-ups, ads and notifications from this website in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Edge browsers on Windows, Mac or Android operating systems. This is social engineering attack, and if users click “Allow” button, this will subscribe them to push-notifications. This function can be beneficial on legitimate websites to receive latest news, Youtube subscription updates on the PC or Mac desktops. Newsfile.club promotes malicious pages, sponsored advertising and infected download links. To prevent unwanted consequences, you can block Newsfile.club from displaying notifications in browsers. In this article we describe how to remove Newsfile.club from any browser and prevent notifications from similar sites.
Install.notify-service.com (install1.notify-service.com, install2.notify-service.com, etc.) is bothersome website, that bombards users with unwanted redirects, pop-ups and ads in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Edge browsers on Windows, Mac or Android operating systems. It may first appear while visiting random adult, gaming, warez websites, that use low-quality advertising for monetisation. Install.notify-service.com pushes malicious pages, sponsored advertising and dangerous download links. The only way to stop such advertising is to block Install.notify-service.com from displaying notifications in browsers. Here we will show remove Install.notify-service.com from any browser and prevent notifications from sites like this one.