Mac users have to be on the lookout for yet another intrusive application that might try to sneak its way onto their devices. Named EasyHandler, the application has been confirmed to be part of the extremely prolific AdLoad adware family. Naturally, this means that the main purpose of EasyHandler is to monetize its presence on the users' devices via the generation of intrusive and questionable advertisements.
Indeed, adware applications are commonly responsible for the delivery of numerous dubious advertisements. Users risk receiving promotions for various online tactics, including fake giveaways, phishing schemes, suspicious platforms offering adult content and more. Interacting with the generated advertisements also could be risky, as doing so might trigger forced redirects to more shady destinations.
Users also should keep in mind that most PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), adware, and browser hijackers display the ability to collect data. Typically, the information siphoned by these intrusive applications consists of browsing-related data (browsing history, search history, clicked URLs) and device details (IP address, geolocation, browser type, device type, etc.). However, some PUPs also may try to extract sensitive information from the browser's autofill data.. Account credentials, banking details, and credit card numbers could potentially be accessed and transmitted to the application's operators.