EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards display a variety of useful information, including:
Ranking: The ranking of a particular threat in EnigmaSoft’s Threat Database.
Severity Level: The determined severity level of an object, represented numerically, based on our risk modeling process and research, as explained in our Threat Assessment Criteria.
Infected Computers: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|20 % (Normal)
|September 28, 2022
|August 3, 2023
AbsoluteValue is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) targeting Mac users. The application is mostly spread via questionable websites that rely on deceptive methods to trick visitors. For example, sites distributing AbsoluteValue instruct visitors that their Adobe Flash Player is out-of-date and must be updated immediately.
The main functionality of AbsoluteValue classifies the application as adware. Once fully deployed on the user's Mac, the application will start generating numerous, intrusive advertisements. The constantly appearing pop-ups, banners, notifications, etc., could easily interrupt users, cover the content of legitimate sites, or cause browser slowdowns and freezes. More importantly, the delivered advertisements could promote untrustworthy pages or additional PUPs. Users could see advertisements for fake giveaways, technical support tactics, phishing schemes, adult websites and more.
At the same time, having a PUP installed on your device could lead to various information being harvested, packaged, and then transmitted to a remote server. Typically, PUPs go after browsing-related data, such as users' browsing history, search history, and clicked URLs, but in many cases, they also may collect device details, account credentials, banking details, payment info, etc.