Another intrusive application, FrequencyPlatform, tries to sneak its way onto users' Mac devices. Like most PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), this application too is distributed mostly through deceptive methods. For example, infosec researchers have noticed FrequencyPlatform being spread via dubious websites offering users an Adobe Flash Player update.
Once it has been installed and fully deployed on the Mac, the application will begin to monetize its presence there through the generating of annoying advertisements. Indeed, FrequencyPlatfrom also has been classified as an adware application. The impacted systems will be subjected to numerous invasive advertisements, causing the user's experience to suffer drastically. However, more importantly, the shown advertisements could be promoting additional dubious destinations. Users could see promotions for more PUPs disguised as seemingly legitimate applications, advertisements for hoax websites, fake giveaways, shady adult-oriented platforms and more.
At the same time, the installed PUP could be silently observing and transmitting various information from the Mac. Typically, these applications are interested in the users' browsing data, such as the search history, browsing history and clicked URLs. Sometimes the collected information also includes numerous device details (IP address, geolocation, device type, OS type, etc.) or even sensitive account credentials and banking details extracted from the browser's autofill data.