Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 701
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 19,170
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: September 25, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows
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Fuq.com is an adware-type program that promotes websites with pornographic content. The advertising campaigns of this Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) are very aggressive. They force their victims to view the suspicious adult content of the promoted pages by displaying relevant advertisements, banners, or videos on the infected devices. Fuq.com also affects Mac devices and may cause various cybersecurity issues because of the content it pushes – porn sites often lead users to other suspicious websites, trigger harmful software downloads, or trick users into installing potentially harmful applications and tools.

What Does Fuq.com Do?

This security threat can be found on all popular browsers, including Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Edge, whereby some typical symptoms will indicate its presence. The Fuq.com modifies the browser's homepage, search engine, and new tab page, replacing them with 'fuq.com.' As a result, each time affected users open their browsers, fuq.com is loaded, and its offensive adult content is displayed. This PUP also generates vast amounts of intrusive advertisements and banners, offers participation in fake online quizzes to win attractive prizes, or urges victims to install other rogue applications and visit phishing pages. These actions may lead to the user's data collection, potential monetary losses, subscriptions to useless paid services, and other undesired outcomes.

How Did Fuq.com Enter My Computer?

Fuq.com distribution method is common to most of the PUPs. It usually spreads through unreliable websites, advertisements, and other PUPs already installed on a computer. For the highest efficiency, we recommend the removal of this threat with an automatic malware removal tool.

How Do I Protect My Device From Fuq.com?

To avoid browser hijackers and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) like Fuq.com and similar sites, users can follow a few simple steps to protect their browsing experience. Firstly, it's crucial to be cautious while downloading software from the internet. Stick to reputable sources and avoid downloading files from suspicious or unknown websites. Additionally, always opt for the custom installation option rather than the default settings when installing new software. This allows users to review and deselect any additional programs bundled with the desired software.

Second, be mindful of the search queries used to find websites. When searching for specific content, using reputable search engines and avoiding clicking on unfamiliar or suspicious links is recommended. Pay attention to the search results and be wary of websites that appear to be unrelated to the original query or display misleading information.

In addition to these precautions, keeping the browser and security software up to date is vital to defend against browser hijackers and PUPs. Regularly check for browser and antivirus software updates to ensure the latest security patches are in place. Maintaining a strong and reliable antivirus program that can detect and block access to dangerous sites known to distribute malware or engage in browser hijacking activities is also crucial. By employing these common methods, users can minimize the risk of encountering dangerous sites and protect their browsing experience from unwanted intrusions.

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