Discount Buddy is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that also works as adware. At the very beginning, you might not suspect that the application is responsible for a flood of commercial advertisements that make your surfing almost impossible. Especially if you you have installed the program yourself: on its main page, the developers say that Discount Buddy is an extremely useful application that can help you save a lot of money. It is written: "Discount-Buddy is a browser add-on that helps you save every time you make a purchase online."
Even though Duckduckgo.com does not differ from other search engines, it is still unreliable because Duckduckgo.com comes together with a browser hijacker infection. If this threat ever slithers onto your computer, there is no doubt that you will notice that Duckduckgo.com has been set as your homepage and search provider. You can continue using Duckduckgo.com to search for the information and infect your system with malware eventually, or you can delete Duckduckgo.com and be safe.
CrossBrowser advertises itself as a browser “built for speed, simplicity, and security”. It really seems that CrossBrowser will act as a legitimate browser because it will allow you to open different web pages. Unfortunately, it is not perfect. In fact, specialists even classify it as a potentially unwanted application because it might start acting in an undesirable way. Researchers say that CrossBrowser might set itself as your default browser without permission;
PlayThru Player is a player that promises to enable users to watch all kinds of videos without launching a browser. In other words, you will not need to open your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox to watch videos. PlayThru Player seems to be a really beneficial program but we do not think that it can be trusted, especially when PlayThru Player is classified as a potentially unwanted program by many researchers.
Search.sidecubes.com is a search engine that replaces homepages and search engines after users install Sidecubes browser extension. In most cases, people do not even suspect that Sidecubes extension is not a very reliable one because it promises to “simplify the way people use the web” and enable users search for the information, share it, and translate it.
Searchapprove.com is a low-quality search engine which can take over your browser settings without your permission. That is why it is often classified as a browser hijacker. It can replace your home page, new tab and default search provider in all of your installed browsers.
SmartShopSave.com is a browser hijacker that usually enters your computer together an ad-supported application called SmartShopSave. This program is promoted as a utility that can help you save money while shopping in such popular online stores as Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Walmart, and others.
Zum.com is a browser hijacker that is aimed at people living in Asia; however, it can enter your system too, especially if you tend to download many free programs from file-sharing websites, do not have a security tool installed on the system, or you use an IP address that is typical in Asian countries. If you have already noticed the presence of Zum.com on your browsers, you have to remove Zum.com browser hijacker as soon as possible.
Search.searchitknow.com, also known as SearchKnow, is classified as a browser hijacker. It may seem like a useful search tool at first, but we assure you that is not the case. The hijacker gets distributed in freeware and shareware bundles, even though it has an official webpage. Once it enters your system, it alters your browser settings without your permission.
Tapxchange.com is a promoted as a search tool that can provide you with best results collected from leading search engines. Unfortunately, it is actually nothing but a browser hijacker that aims at advertising its associated pages. The hijacker can alter your browser settings such as home page and default search engine without your approval.