Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 4
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 799,480
First Seen: August 3, 2022
Last Seen: February 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

If your Web browser is being redirected to the Ap.lijit.com website without your consent, it is likely that you have a nunsafe program or an unwanted browser extension installed on your device. Ap.lijit.com is part of an advertising service that website publishers can use to generate revenue from their websites. Unfortunately, there are corrupted programs that redirect users to these Ap.lijit.com advertisements to generate revenue without the permission of the publisher.

When the users are redirected to an advertisement through Ap.lijit.com, they may be presented with advertisements for unwanted Chrome extensions, surveys, adult sites, online Web games, fake software updates and other unwanted programs. Any unsafe programs or unwanted browser extensions should be removed from your device to prevent further redirects and protect yourself from potential security risks associated with these programs and extensions.

Online Schemes Propagated by Rogue Websites

Phishing fraudsters use sophisticated tactics, including email messages that appear to be from legitimate sources, to collect personal information, such as usernames and passwords. They also commonly create dedicated websites that mimic popular online services, such as banks or retail stores and ask for your login credentials. If you believe you’ve encountered a phishing tactic, report it immediately and, if possible, block or delete the site from which it originated.

Another ofte-encountered tactic is the sale of counterfeit or fake goods. Fake items include luxury goods like watches, handbags, and jewelry, all appearing genuine but instead consisting of cheap knockoffs being falsely marketed with manipulated brand names – often at highly discounted prices.

Users also may land on sites promoting fake giveaways, supposedly as part of a loyalty program or a charity event organized by a well-known company. In these cases, the con artists try to convince users to provide personal details or pay bogus fees as a prerequisite for receiving the promised rewards. In reality, the prizes do not exist, and victims incur financial losses, privacy issues or both.


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