Threat Database Adware Ads by PassLocal

Ads by PassLocal

By ZulaZuza in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 5,117
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2,946
First Seen: January 28, 2014
Last Seen: September 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Ads by PassLocal is an adware/browser plug-in that may show a variety of offers, discount coupons and special deals that allegedly save time and money while computer users are shopping online. Mainly, Ads by PassLocal may be delivered using misleading techniques, such as packing it together with numerous freeware. After it is installed on the PC without the computer user's approval, Ads by PassLocal may alter browser settings and unwillingly reroute PC users to suspicious websites that show random pop-up ads on the desktop of the computer system. Ads by PassLocal may also slow down the computer. Ads by PassLocal may gather data about the PC user's browsing habits and transfer and use it for targeted advertising purposes. When installed on the Web browser, Ads by PassLocal may embed an unwanted browser add-on, lug-in or extension. Pop-up ads from Ads by PassLocal may be delivered when PC users are surfing the Internet using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome.


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