Threat Database Browser Hijackers 'Editor' Extension

'Editor' Extension

Users should be careful when dealing with a Chrome extension described simply as 'Editor.' Instead of providing any useful features, this obtrusive extension is more likely to cause unwanted redirects and be responsible for the generation of numerous, questionable advertisements.

If allowed to be installed on the device, the Editor extension may deliver advertisements for intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) masquerading as legitimate software products, hoax websites, fake giveaways, shady online gaming/betting platforms, dubious adult-oriented platforms and more.

The extension also may modify certain browser settings (homepage, new tab page, default search engine and possibly others) to now lead to a promoted Web address. Most browser hijackers with such functionality are tasked with generating artificial traffic toward a fake search engine. Fake engines are incapable of producing any results on their own. Users' search queries are instead redirected to other sources, which may include dubious search engines generating low-quality results filled with sponsored advertisements.


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