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:||50 % (Medium)|
|First Seen:||June 22, 2022|
|Last Seen:||January 31, 2023|
Cinemate is an application geared towards movie-goers. It is advertised as a useful tool that will help users find what movies are currently playing in theaters. Unfortunately, once installed on the computer or device, Cinemate reveals that it has an additional functionality - that of adware. Indeed, infosec researchers have observed the application generating various unwanted and intrusive advertisements.
The advertisements are likely to promote dubious destinations that could try and take advantage of users. Adware apps commonly promote online tactics, fake giveaways, phishing portals masquerading as legitimate sites, shady adult-oriented portals, questionable online gaming/betting sites and more. Users also could be presented with advertisements for seemingly legitimate applications that turn out to be intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).
Adware, browser hijackers, and PUPs, in general, are often equipped with data-harvesting functionalities, and this also could apply to Cinemate. Users risk having their browsing activities silently monitored, packaged, and exfiltrated to a remote server. The application's operators could receive the entire browsing and search histories, clicked URLs, IP address, device type, geolocation and more.