Malware analysts have received reports of pop-ups and redirects associated with the URL. may be associated with PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) as well as with more threatening types of components. Malware researchers counsel computer users to remove all content linked to, especially Web browser add-ons, extensions or plug-ins that may cause these types of problems on affected Web browsers.

How and Similar Suspicious Domains should be Avoided

PC security researchers consider that is a potentially threatening domain. Various security programs may report that is associated with viruses or threats. Although this may not be always true, the fact is that may be associated with components that may flood a Web browser with intrusive banner advertisements, pop-up windows, inserted links and numerous other unwanted components. PUPs associated with may affect most Web browsers on the market, including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. To stop, malware analysts suggest removing any PUPs installed on the affected Web browser. and Its Associated PUPs

PUPs associated with may make unwanted changes to the affected Web browser settings that may affect the targeted computer's DNS settings to redirect the compromised Web browser's connections. PUPs may be designed to generate revenue by causing browser redirects and pop-up windows on the affected Web browser. These types of PUPs also may cause numerous Web browser performance issues such as the affected Web browsers slowing down, crashing and presenting other symptoms. PUPs linked with may run in the background, using up system resources and bandwidth, resulting in widespread issues on the affected computer. PUPs linked to also may use tracking cookies and similar components to keep track of the affected computer user's activities and settings. Components linked to may track the affected computer user's browsing habits, Web history and other data. Although this information may be used for marketing purposes, tactics linked to may be used to carry out more threatening breaches of data and security.

Common Problems that may be Associated with may be the cause of countless issues on the affected computer, both directly and indirectly. Some of the following issues may be traced to while others may be caused by PUPs linked to or by some of the questionable pop-up messages and advertisements delivered from the URL:

  • PUPs associated with may use system resources while running in the background.
  • PUPs associated with may drop numerous junk files on the affected computer after being installed.
  • PUPs associated with may make changes to the affected Web browser settings replacing the default search engine and homepage with or other Web pages associated with this low-level threat.
  • Computer users may observe that their machines have an abnormally high CPU and bandwidth usage when PUPs linked to are installed.
  • Advertisements delivered by may be difficult to close, appearing over and over again even after computer users close the window.
  • Advertisements delivered by may try to convince computer users to install other PUPs or questionable applications that may be disguised as updates for the affected Web browser or other software on the affected computer.
  • Common tactics linked to advertisements may include fake technical support hoaxes and bogus software updates. These types of tactics prey on inexperienced computer users, trying to convince them to download and install PUPs or disclose their financial information or credit card numbers to a bogus technical support professional.