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  • Remove the Advertisements by MapsVoyage Chrome Extension
    by Lawrence Abrams on May 22, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Advertisements by MapsVoyage is a Chrome extension that underlines keywords on web pages that when hovered displays an advertisement. When the advertisements are displayed they will be labeled as "Ads by MapsVoyage".This article was published first at Remove the Advertisements by MapsVoyage Chrome Extension […]

  • Remove the Super Cleanup PUP
    by Lawrence Abrams on May 22, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Super Cleanup PUP is a potentially unwanted program that states it scans Windows for System Related Items, Com and ActiveX items, User related items, and Startup and Uninstall items. When Super Cleanup scans a computer it will list a variety of detected issues and then state that you need to first purchase a license before you can fix the detected issues. My concern is that many of the issues that it detects are not items that would cause a problem on a computer.This article was published first at Remove the Super Cleanup PUP […]

  • Remove the ElastiSearch Chrome Extension
    by Lawrence Abrams on May 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    ElastiSearch is a Chrome extension that has a description of "'Find an answer to almost anything instantly! Type E, press tab, and get instant from our ElastiSearch engine.". When installed, ElastiSearch will cause any searches you make from the Chrome address bar to go through https://elastisearch.com/?a=web&q={search_query}, which will return the search results. This article was published first at Remove the ElastiSearch Chrome Extension […]

  • Remove the Your Computer is heavily damaged Scam
    by Lawrence Abrams on May 21, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    The Your Computer is heavily damaged Scam is a browser based scam that tries to trick people into thinking that their computer is infected and that they should download a program to fix it. As this is just a scam and the site has no idea what is running on your computer, you should not download and install anything it promotes. This article was published first at Remove the Your Computer is heavily damaged Scam […]

  • Elastisearch.com Web Request
    by Lawrence Abrams on May 21, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    If your web browser is making connections to https://elastisearch.com/ or https://instant.elastisearch.com/ then you most likely have a Chrome extension that is causing this behavior. These extensions will connect to the elastisearch.com site and send the search term you enter into the address bar or in various search engines.This article was published first at Elastisearch.com Web Request […]