is a domain that is being promoted through a browser hijacker application that users may not even know is present on their computer. Indeed, most browser hijackers, adware, and similar applications are all classified as PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) due to the deceptive distribution techniques they employ to enter the computers of users. Among the most popular methods are hiding inside fake software installer/updaters and 'bundling.'

The main goal of the browser hijacker application is to take control over certain browser settings such as the homepage, new tab page, and the default search engine and to modify them to open the promoted address. The application associated with could potentially tamper with the following registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\User Shell Folders
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Folders] HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

In addition, it also can inject itself as a Chrome or Mozilla extension automatically.

Normally, browser hijackers are also equipped with data harvesting functionality. They can attempt to obtain private information such as the user's browsing history, search history, clicked URLs, IP address, ISP (Internet Service Provider), geolocation, etc.

Users are strongly encouraged to use a professional anti-malware program to remove the browser hijacker and any other PUPs from their computers.


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