ConfigBitProgress

ConfigBitProgress Description

ConfigBitProgress is a browser hijacker application and a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). It attempts to infiltrate users' Mac systems stealthily through various deceptive means. Two of the most popular distribution tactics employed by PUPs are being bundled alongside a more desirable product or injected inside a fake installer/update of a legitimate program. 

The main purpose of ConfigBitProgress is to generate monetary gains for its operators. It does so in two different ways. First, the PUP will deliver intrusive advertisements to the device that could even start to overlay the legitimate content viewed by users. The advertisements could appear as pop-ups, banners, in-text links, etc., and may trigger redirects to suspicious third-party websites.

The other functionality of ConfigBitProgress is that of a browser hijacker. It will modify certain browser settings (homepage, new tab page, and default search engine) to promote a dubious search engine. When users launch the affected browser, start a new tab, or initiate a search via the URL bar, they would be taken to the promoted address immediately and generate traffic towards it. 

PUPs also are known for spying on the user's browsing activities. They could be transmitting the entire browsing history, search history, clicked links, device's IP address, geolocation and more to a remote server.