Cybersecurity researchers classify EazyBit as a rogue application and a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). After analyzing it, they discovered that this piece of software operates as adware, an advertising-supported software designed to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. It is part of the AdLoad malware family and can be used to promote online tactics, dubious/harmful software, and even malware. Some advertisements are capable of stealthily downloading/installing content when clicked on, via any legitimate products encountered through these advertisements are highly unlikely to be endorsed by their developers.

Adware like EazyBit also may have browser-hijacker features and data-tracking abilities. Browser hijackers can alter the Web browser settings without the user's consent and redirect users to unsafe websites. Data-tracking capabilities allow the adware to collect information, such as visited URLs, viewed webpages, searched queries, personally identifiable details, account log-in credentials, credit card numbers, etc., which can then be sold to third parties (potentially cyber criminals).

The presence of EazyBit on devices may lead to various risks connected with system infections, privacy issues, financial losses and identity theft. It is relevant for users to be aware of the risks associated with adware and take the necessary steps to protect their devices.

It is essential to protect your device from EazyBit and other adware. First, make sure that you have a reliable anti-malware program installed on your device. This will help detect and remove any threatening software from your system. Additionally, keep all of your software up-to-date, as outdated programs can be more vulnerable to attacks. Finally, be cautious when downloading and installing software from unknown sources, as this can be a way for evil-minded actors to gain access to your device.


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