Threat Database Browser Hijackers 'Clkdown.info' Pop-Ups

'Clkdown.info' Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 13,158
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 834
First Seen: November 28, 2015
Last Seen: November 2, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Clkdown.info Web page has an inviting name and users may think that it offers legitimate updates for Java, but it is associated with a browser hijacker. You should not install updates to software on your PC from Clkdown.info because it is part of a phishing campaign that might spread rogue security tools like Windows PC Aid and Windows Software Saver. That type of programs can cause system errors and expose users to cyber threats like Reveton because they are not designed to protect, but to scare users into paying absurd monthly fees. The browser hijacker that is associated with Clkdown.info may travel with freeware setup files on the Internet and change the DNS settings on infected systems as well as show pop-up windows. Users that are affected by the Clkdown.info browser hijacker may be presented with a dialog box that states 'Unexpected error: Java update required'. Clicking OK on the message by Clkdown.info sends users to a specially crafted page that has a bright red stop sign that claims their Java plug-in is outdated and potentially vulnerable.

Web surfers may be inclined to install the update for Java that is advertised on Clkdown.inf, but it is a bad idea. The legitimate version of the Java computing platform by Oracle Corporation is found at Java.com where users can download secure patches and updates too. The Java platform does not have a premium version, and users can use it for free. Additionally, every copy of Java has a built-in updater that connects to its host server to provide free and secure updates to users. You should not download your updates for Java from Clkdown.info because it is classified as a phishing page to avoid security and stability problems. The browser hijacker linked to Clkdown.info may have edited your Windows Registry to run as a background process and hide its files in the Temp folder. You might want to use the services of a credible anti-spyware tool to delete all files related to Clkdown.info on your computer safely.

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