Threat Database Adware AdvancedDisplay


Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 4
First Seen: August 11, 2021
Last Seen: November 16, 2021

AdvancedDisplay is an intrusive application that targets Mac users. Typically, applications of this type are not distributed the same way as more legitimate programs. Instead, they are commonly added to shady software bundles as additional applications that may not be shown to users immediately. The intruder applications could be added as preselected choices under the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation settings.

If the users allow AdvancedDisplay to be delivered to their Macs, they would soon start noticing a significant increase in the advertisements they encounter while using the machine. Indeed, AdvancedDisplay has been classified by cybersecurity experts as a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) and adware.

Adware applications are programmed to monetize their presence on the user's device via the delivery of unwanted advertisements specifically. These advertisements may appear as pop-ups, banners, in-text links, etc., and are often used to promote untrustworthy hoax pages, phishing sites, fake giveaways or additional PUPs.

It should be noted that PUPs are often equipped with data-tracking routines, These invasive programs could be monitoring the user's browsing activities continuously and transmitting the browsing history, search history and each clicked URL to their operators. Other gathered data may include numerous device details or even banking and payment information extracted from the browsers on the system.


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