Colors Scale

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 18,084
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 129
First Seen: July 12, 2022
Last Seen: July 28, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The Colors Scale is an application that promises to provide users with the ability to modify several important characteristics of visited websites, such as their color, saturation, contrast and more. Unfortunately, the Colors Scale also possesses the capabilities of adware. As such, users who have installed it on their systems may start receiving numerous, unwanted and intrusive advertisements.

The advertisements delivered by unfamiliar or unproven sources should be approached with caution. They may be promoting various questionable destinations or PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) masquerading as seemingly useful applications. Interacting with the advertisements also could trigger forced redirects, and users could find themselves taken to phishing portals, fake giveaways, scam websites and more.

However, browser hijackers, adware, and PUPs may have more nasty surprises. It is not uncommon for these applications to have data-harvesting capabilities. Users risk having their data-browsing activities captured and transmitted to a remote server. Some PUPs could even try to extract information from browsers' autofill data, potentially compromising the user's saved account credentials, banking details, credit/debit card numbers and more.


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