Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,722
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 53,168
First Seen: March 23, 2022
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a deceptive website that tries to take advantage of its visitors. The page utilizes various social engineering and clickbait tactics to convince unsuspecting users into downloading a promoted application or browse extension. Furthermore, the site may also try to lure users into subscribing to its push notification services.

Pages of this type are typically involved in schemes distributing intrusive PUPs, browser hijackers and adware applications. Users may be led to believe that they are installing a useful adblock application that will make their browsing experience far more enjoyable while, in reality, they are delivering an intrusive program to their computers or devices. The consequences of having a PUP present on your device could range from an increase in the advertisements seen while surfing the Web to experiencing numerous unwanted redirects leading to more shady and untrustworthy places.

PUPs also may have significant data-tracking capabilities, allowing them to collect browsing and device-related information. Users risk having their entire browsing history, search history, clicked URLs, IP address, geolocation, and more, being continuously transmitted to the PUP's operators.

URLs may call the following URLs:


Most Viewed