CreditPuma.com

CreditPuma.com Description

ScreenshotThe CreditPuma.com web page seems fairly innocuous at first glance, with a picture of a puma wearing a suit which has already popped up in various clones of this website. While CreditPuma.com in particular is not dangerous, many computer users have experienced being sent to this website against their will. These forced redirects are caused by a malware that attacks the victim's web browser through a vulnerability in JavaScript. While most redirects similar to these tend to be caused by Trojans that infect the victim's entire operating system, the fact that the CreditPuma.com redirects are caused by this JavaScript malware makes other operating systems vulnerable to infection. This is cause for alarm since Apple and Linux operating systems are largely regarded as immune to most malware infections. Redirects to the CreditPuma.com domain have been reported on iPads, opening up the contingency of a broad number of potential infections in the future.

Common Symptoms and the Course of a CreditPuma.com-Related Infection

It is important to understand that the CreditPuma.com website is not responsible for the problem, but instead a JavaScript-related malware infection that may be spread through hacked websites. Typically, the main symptom of this malware infection is similar to Google redirections, that is, after carrying out a search on Google, the links actually send the victim to CreditPuma.com or to malicious websites such as askthecrew.net. These websites may also have the capacity to log details about your online activity, going as far as stealing your private data. A CreditPuma.com-related infection will often manifest itself as an intermediary web page that allows criminals to gather information on visitors as well as artificially boosting CreditPuma.com's online traffic numbers. Basically, an infected computer system will visit the websites that the computer use wants, but will actually go through CreditPuma.com first. If you take a look at your web browser's address bar, you can see this happening. Whenever you visit a website, you will see (usually on the base, left corner of your web browser) that it first visits CreditPuma.com, even if it does not actually display this website. Malware analysts have reported that using your web browser with JavaScript turned off will usually end any forced redirect to or through CreditPuma.com and similar websites. However, turning off JavaScript is not a viable option for most computer users. In that case, computer users with the Windows operating system can usually use a reliable anti-malware tool to remove this problem. Mac and iPad users may need to wipe their drives or restore their device to factory settings.