EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards display a variety of useful information, including:
Ranking: The ranking of a particular threat in EnigmaSoft’s Threat Database.
Severity Level: The determined severity level of an object, represented numerically, based on our risk modeling process and research, as explained in our Threat Assessment Criteria.
Infected Computers: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|Threat Level:||20 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||October 19, 2022|
|Last Seen:||September 5, 2023|
The 'Border Colors' browser extension's main feature is supposed to be the ability to add border colors to the layouts of visited websites. However, when users install the application on their systems, they will quickly realize that it also is intrusive adware. Indeed, the Border Colors will be responsible for the appearance of annoying and intrusive advertisements on the device. According to infosec researchers, the browser extension is being distributed through shady and deceptive websites. The reliance on such dubious distribution methods makes the Border Colors a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) as well.
In general, adware applications are designed to deliver unwanted promotional banners, pop-ups, notifications, etc., to users' devices. The advertisements could have a detrimental effect on the user experience by disrupting or interrupting the normal activities carried out on the device. However, more importantly, the advertisements generated by unproven sources, such as Border Colors could be promoting shady websites, such as fake giveaways, technical support frauds, phishing tactics, questionable adult pages, online betting/gambling platforms and more. Interacting with the advertisements, on the other hand, could trigger redirects that could lead to additional untrustworthy pages.
When it comes to browser hijackers, adware, and PUPs in general, users should keep in mind that these applications often have data-tracking capabilities. While present on the device, the intrusive application could be silently spying on users' browsing activities and transmitting the data to its operators. Some PUPs have even been observed attempting to access users' account credentials or banking details that have been saved into browsers' autofill data.