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HomeworkSimplified Toolbar Contains Potentially Unwanted Programs

2013-02-18T17:13:29  +
HomeworkSimplified Toolbar Contains Potentially Unwanted Programs

The website homeworksimplified.com has a toolbar called HomeworkSimplified that is loaded with 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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This is how the website homeworksimplified.com looks:

homeworksimplified.com

This is how the HomeworkSimplified toolbar looks:

HomeworkSimplified toolbar

The HomeworkSimplified installation file HomeworkSimplified.exe was scanned with 46 antivirus programs and 11 detected adwares and other potentially unwanted programs. Below are the antivirus software and the threat they have detected.

Here is the result of the scan:

File name: HomeworkSimplified.exe

Detection ratio: >11 / 46

Analysis date: 2013-02-01 04:01:55 UTC

Antivirus Threats

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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)

Malwarebytes ------ PUP.FunWebProducts

VIPRE ------ MyWebSearch.J (v) (not malicious)

If you have already installed this toolbar and is unable to remove it, click here to use Adw Cleaner to remove it. AdwCleaner is a very small program and doesn't require any installation.

I do not recommend downloading and installing the HomeworkSimplified toolbar.

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  • Posted: Feb 12, 2015 at 9:46 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Iowa City, Iowa, United States

    Hey, I want to thank you very much. Since 1/25/15 I have been trying to remove Homework Simplified from my computer, I used the AdwCleaner. It took care of it in less than 5 minutes (compared to my 18 days). Thank you again.

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 26, 2015 at 2:52 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

    I installed this but when I was asked by chrome if I wanted to change my new tab to ask.com, I refused. I can't find any newly installed softwares in my computer. So I don't know if it installed anyway. how do I know?

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

    I have tried to remove it.. but it is unsuccessful.. Still the same.. the homework simplified still on my laptop.. could you please help me to remove it? It makes me feel so stress and tension

    delete


    • Posted: Jan 13, 2015 at 9:35 AM by info

      Have you tried AdwCleaner? There is a link to it in the article above.

      delete