AnalyzerSkill

AnalyzerSkill Description

AnalyzerSkill is a browser hijacker dedicated to the promotion of a fake search engine. The application is designed to target Mac users, specifically. As most current browser hijackers, though, it also has been equipped with various adware capabilities. Applications such as AnalyzerSkill, due to the deceptive distribution methods they employ, such as 'bundling' or posing as updates for other more legitimate software programs, also are considered as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs).

If AnalyzerSkill has managed to sneak its way onto a user's computer, it will then proceed to change several browser settings immediately - the homepage, new page tab, and the default search engine to open the address promoted by the application most notably. As a result, every time the affected browser is started, it will generate traffic towards the fake search engine immediately. While it is still present on the system, AnalyzerSkill will prevent the settings from being modified or reverted to their original state.

Browser hijackers are known to increase the security risks on the system they are installed on. They can redirect users to dubious third-party websites that could be dedicated to the promotion of various tactics or even worse, be compromised by malware. Furthermore, certain browsing data, such as every search query or visited website could be tracked and logged. The device IP address and geolocation also could be monitored. It is strongly recommended to remove AnalyzerSkill, and any application similar to it from your Mac device as soon as possible.

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