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Zwinky Toolbar Contains Potentially Unwanted Programs

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Zwinky Toolbar Contains Potentially Unwanted Programs

The website www.zwinky.com has a toolbar called Zwinky that contains Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP). Potentially Unwanted Programs are applications that contain adwares, toolbars or web browser hijackers. These programs tend to be difficullt to remove after they have been installed on your computer.

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The Zwinky Toolbar Website (www.zwinky.com)

www.zwinky.com website

This is How the Zwinky Toolbar

Zwinky toolbar

The Zwinky toolbar installation file was scanned at virustotal.com and 11 out of 46 antivirus software detected a threat.

The following threats were found:

File name: Zwinky.exe
Detection: 11 / 46
Analysis date: 2013-03-24

Antivirus Threat
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AhnLab-V3 PUP/Win32.FunWeb
Avast Win32:FunWeb-J [PUP]
AVG Zango
Comodo ApplicUnwnt.Win32.AdWare.FunWeb.DA
ESET-NOD32 Win32/AdInstaller
F-Prot W32/MyWeb.G
Fortinet Riskware/MyWebSearch
Kaspersky not-a-virus:WebToolbar.Win32.MyWebSearch.gen
Kingsoft Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.F47V1210
VIPRE MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)

If you have already installed this toolbar, click here to use AdwCleaner to remove the Potentially Unwanted Programs that were installed.. AdwCleaner is a very small program and doesn't require any installation. You may also use Sophos free virus removal tool, click here to download. Based on the information found, we do not recommend installing the Zwinky toolbar.

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