The adoption of technology into the daily routine have also increased the security threats. Our digital life is becoming vulnerable year by year, month by month. This post is to bring your consciousness of the dark side of the digital technology that we are using now. A shot list of potentially unwanted apps is given in this post. Beware of them and get rid of the as far as possible.
In this regard, we should pay thanks to the organizations like Symantec, the security software and services corporation, for constantly educating us about the threats and possible solutions. If you are using their Norton Anti-Virus software on your computer, the security solutions for these potentially unwanted apps would come easy for your computer with traditional updates.
The following list of apps are newly identified in this year of 2016. You will be shocked to see the programs names and possibility of threat that they are causing. Have a strong heart and read further.
1. Drive Doc
Driver Doc by Solvusoft Corporation has been identified as the potentially unwanted software that shows false performance statistics and manipulates users to pay to fix them. If you have this software on your computer, remove it and scan the computer against threats and vulnerabilities.
2. Optimum Install
This application will hack the registry files and changes the values thereby affecting the performance of the computer. Additional toolbars will be installed on the browser as well. Better remove this software and perform a scan after that. Restore the registry backup if you have any or restore the system of a whole to reduce the risk completely.
3. Web Searcher
This program is purely a disguise to its name. It displays unnecessary advertisements on the web browsers spoiling the website layouts in them. You will regularly be notified about the web searcher while installing some software on the computer. The better solution is to avoid it. If you have no advanced idea about computer, leave the software installations to administrator and use a standard account.
4. System Healer
This is also a deceiving program that displays wrong system performance stats and manipulates the user to purchase the fixing methods. Use uninstallers like ‘Revo’ to get rid of such apps completely.
5. PC Speedup Pro
This programs also shows under-rated performance stats on the computer and finally concludes the user to buy the solutions for the false fixes.
6. PC Repair Kit
As it sounds the software won’t really help you repair the PC problems instead, it pulls the user to pay for the solutions and ends up cleaning up the junk files at last. Do not get tempted to buy this software. It may not only snatch your money but also can harm you.
7. Best Social Feed
This software, instead of serving its purpose as its name suggests modifies the browser settings and causes inconvenience to the browser experience with unwanted ads and layouts on the websites.
These don’t make the complete list. But beware of the software that you install on your computer. Always keep your antivirus definitions updated, scan your computer frequently or set weekly scan schedules. If you have no advanced knowledge of using computer, do not use administrator account.