Chromium is an open source browser developed by Google; however, there are reports that some people have re-coded it to do malicious activity on the computer and track keystrokes. If you believe that this is happening on your computer, we recommend that you remove it immediately. This can be done through the add/remove feature on Windows.
We recommend that you scan your computer with a free high quality program like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Whereas most antivirus and antimalware programs advertised are paid, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has a free version will identify and remove viruses. We have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page.
Good luck, and let us know of any questions you have below.
Advanced mac cleaner is a fake utility which infects mac computers and tries to sell itself as a utility which will clean the mac and make it run faster. However, the utility itself slows down the mac and makes up the scan results, thereby attempting to convince the user with the 1000+ issues it tries to say are impacting the system. Instead, we recommend that you click go, utilities, activity monitor, find advanced mac cleaner, and select force quit. Then remove it from the system and use a program to scan your system.
From there, always try to only go to websites which are well known to potentially avoid issues like Advanced Mac Cleaner. Above all, make sure to remove it and clean your system to make sure no remaining pieces are still there. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below.
Tampermonkey (and GreaseMonkey) are add-on programs for Chrome (Tampermonkey) and Mozilla Firefox (GreaseMonkey). These two programs are both legitamate programs; however, if they are installed on your computer and you want it to be removed, you can do so through the browser.
Tampermonkey helps with running userscripts, or code that add features to a webpage. For example, if you wanted to always have a download now button on each YouTube page, then Tampermonkey would help you do that. Whenever launched, it should look like below.
However, if a fake program is using this program name and attempting to look legitimate (and doesn’t look like above), then it should be removed from your computer.
The best program that will remove the Tampermonkey for free (if you believe it is a virus) is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. While the program has a paid version, the free version will still identify and remove the virus. Many of the other programs listed on the web will charge to remove so Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is recommended. Additionally, we have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, including a download link on the page.
If you have any questions around a program pretending to be the real Tampermonkey, please ask them below. We are here and happy to help as we want to make sure you can remove the adware on your computer.
Smart PC Mechanic is a fake computer utility that poses as a legitimate piece of software. It is generally installed without permission from the user and will say “Smart PC Mechanic will scan your system for adware, malware, security issues, & other common issues that tend to slow down the PC. Let’s begin the Scan!” at the top of the program. Since the program is fake, it will always come back with a list of issues to fix and will ask for payment in order to purchase the program and fix issues listed.
It is highly recommended to not purchase the program and have it removed from the computer. The best program that will remove the Smart PC Mechanic for free is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. While the program has a paid version, the free version will still identify and remove the virus. Many of the other programs listed on the web will charge to remove so Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is recommended. Additionally, we have a full guide on how to download and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware here.
If you have any questions around removing Smart PC Mechanic, please ask them below. We are happy to help.