By JubileeX in Browser Hijackers

There have been numerous reports of redirects and pop-up windows associated with Dss.drivefor.net. Computer users have complained that the Dss.drivefor.net window pops whenever the computer user attempts to click on a link or open a new browser tab or window. Dss.drivefor.net redirects and pop-ups are part of a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) infection. Although these types of components are not considered as unsafe as Trojans, PUPs may cause all kinds of unwanted symptoms on the affected computer and may interfere with the computer user's activities. If your computer is showing symptoms of a browser hijacker or adware infection associated with Dss.drivefor.net, ESG security researchers recommend immediate removal of this threat with the help of a strong, reliable anti-malware application.

How Do PUPs Associated with Dss.drivefor.net Enter a Computer?

Typically, PUPs associated with Dss.drivefor.net are bundled with freeware or shareware programs. PUPs like those associated with Dss.drivefor.net may affect both Mac OS and Windows operating system. The purpose of Dss.drivefor.net and PUPs associated with this website is to generate advertisement revenue by leading computer users to view advertisements and click on affiliate marketing links. Although PUPs associated with Dss.drivefor.net are often distributed using different distribution methods, the most common way in which these are distributed is by bundling them with other software. It is important to note that even legitimate software may be bundled with these types of PUPs; a common practice is to take legitimate freeware applications and then create a new installer that also installs the Dss.drivefor.net PUP, which takes the form of a Web browser toolbar or add-on.

Changes Made by Dss.drivefor.net to Your Web Browser Need to Be Undone

If your computer is affected by Dss.drivefor.net redirects and pop-up windows, ESG security researchers recommend the immediate removal of newly installed browser toolbars or extension. Then, ESG security researchers recommend restoring any changes made to your Web browser by this component. Finally, use a strong anti-malware application to scan your computer.


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