View Free Recipes Now is meant to offer you a beneficial service, but our research team has classified it as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. What is a PUP, exactly? It is a kind of program that either does not offer actually beneficial services or conceals suspicious behavior. In this case, we are dealing with both. First and foremost, the extension does not offer exclusive access to popular websites. In fact, the version we tested provided links to four third-party websites related to the topic. Although these websites were legitimate, the extension appeared to have no purpose. Note that if you want to have easy access to certain websites, it is easiest to bookmark them. Furthermore, it does not even look that the extension was created to promote food-related content. Instead, it is more likely that the PUP acts as an advertising tool, which is why we recommend removing it. So, are you interested in deleting View Free Recipes Now? Read the report and use the comments section if you want to ask questions.
Most users of View Free Recipes Now are likely to have downloaded it from viewfreerecipesnow.com or chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/view-free-recipes-now/ekebjbhdnoogmbobmggaaedhggdcidmd (for Google Chrome users only, of course). The extension is completely free, which poses a question as to how the developer earns money. Through advertising, it appears. According to our research, View Free Recipes Now was created by Eightpoint Technologies, but this is just a new name for Mindspark Interactive Technologies. So, if you use a malware scanner that recognizes the PUP as a Mindspark Toolbar, rest assured that the detected threat is the PUP. The same company has successfully created hundreds of similar-looking PUPs, including Watch Movies Live, Easy Gaming App, Weather Forecaster, and Find My Nascar Lineup. While they might present easy-access links to different kinds of popular sites, they all have one thing in common. As it turns out, they all present a search tool that redirects to a well-known search engine (usually Yahoo or Google), but the results are modified and untrustworthy.
You might think that the main thing that View Free Recipes Now was created for was to offer easy-access links to totalrecipesnetwork.com, foodnetwork.co.uk, yummly.com, epicurious.com, amazon.com, booking.com, myemailsimplified.com, nationalweatheragency.org, or news.mynewswire.co, but it seems that the search tool is much more important. The PUP redirects via search.viewfreerecipesnowtab.com to a modified Yahoo Search page (search.yahoo.com), and this is how the creator earns money. The links added by View Free Recipes Now are sponsored, and if you interact with them, the PUP earns money using the pay-per-click system. To make sure that the sponsored content is attractive and relevant, your browsing history can be recorded and analyzed along with unknown third-party advertisers. Is it possible that this information could be misused to trick you into clicking on links that could route to unreliable websites? Everything is possible, and if you do not want to take risks, you should remove the PUP without delay. If you are hesitant, remember that you can bookmark desired food-related websites and that you can set Yahoo Search as your default search provider. As long as you are not redirected to it via a different search engine, you should be able to use it safely.
We suggest uninstalling View Free Recipes Now application (for Internet Explorer users) and deleting the matching extension (for Firefox and Chrome users). As you can see by glancing at the guides below, only a few steps need to be taken to ensure that the PUP is eliminated. Besides uninstalling or removing this potentially unwanted program, we also recommend clearing browsing data to clear cache, delete web cookies, and also erase browsing history. This will ensure that data-tracking technologies linked to the PUP can no longer track you. Of course, manual View Free Recipes Now removal is not your only option. You also can choose to install a trusted anti-malware program. It would automatically eliminate the PUP along with other threats that might exist. If you are not sure if other threats exist, you can implement a free malware scanner first to check what is actually going on. In the future, make sure that you are more careful when downloading new and unfamiliar applications or extensions.