This gives Carpuma.com the ability to infect computer systems using operating systems other than Windows. ESG security researchers have uncovered various cases of iPad users (using the iOS operating system) that have become victims of browser redirects to websites like Carpuma.com. This gives malware associated with Carpuma.com the potential to attack a larger number of computer users than most malware, since Carpuma.com has the ability to attack computers that are typically considered being safe from browser hijackers and other malware attacks.
Symptoms of a Carpuma.com-Related Malware Infection
The Carpuma.com website and its clones (BuffPuma.com, CreditPuma.com and Insurancepuma.com) do not appear to contain malicious components. In fact, this website contains little more than a picture of a cartoon feline wearing a leather jacket, the title 'Super Search', the search box, and an arrow pointing to this search box with the legend 'best' on it; all of this is superimposed on a green background. It appears that symptoms of malware associated with Carpuma.com are very similar to other browser hijackers, in particular to the Google Redirect Virus. That is, this malware will change the results on legitimate online searches so that they will link to Carpuma.com instead of to their corresponding website.