ConnectProcess Description

Type: Adware MacOS

The number of dubious Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) that aim to take advantage of Mac users is continuing to grow. ConnectProcess is that application type. Its main functionalities include delivering unwanted advertisements to Mac users and making equally unwanted modifications to their Web browsers to promote a fake search engine. In short, the application acts as both adware and a browser hijacker.

The advertisements generated by this intrusive application can impact the user experience on the device severely. They can appear on unrelated websites and take the form of banners, pop-ups, in-text links and more. However, more importantly, the advertisements should be regarded as extremely risky. They could promote additional dubious programs or cause redirects to shady hoax websites.

At the same time, the homepage, new page tab, and the default search engine of the installed Web browsers will be set by ConnectProcess to open an unfamiliar website. Browser hijackers such as this one are a common occurrence when it comes to promoting fake search engines that cannot produce any results.

The search queries of the users will likely be redirected to a different engine mostly. In the case of a legitimate one, there should be little reason to worry. It is entirely possible that the results presented to the user may include various unrelated sponsored advertisements and links if they were taken from an untrustworthy and dubious search engine.

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