Hawker Ads

Hawker Ads Description

The Hawker program signed by Tweakology Technologies is classified by security researchers as spyware and can record your browsing history, downloads log, IP address, and bookmarks. The Hawker spyware can appear as an additional component to your Windows OS and use a DLL module to record your web traffic. Experts note that the Hawker spyware can be used by third-parties to create an advertising profile for you and load customized ads on sponsored websites. Moreover, the Hawker spyware may be distributed to users as a helpful browser extension that advertisers could use to discern patterns in the behavior of active online buyers. That way the Hawker spyware can help merchants create better marketing strategies and improve product placement. Additionally, the Hawker spyware can be used to collect the auto-fill information you entered in your browser and your logged-in profiles. The Hawker spyware may change your homepage and default search engine to divert users to sponsored websites and search engines that supply advertisers with information on the most searched products. Security researchers add that the Hawker spyware may place its files in the Temp folder of Windows and install adware like Plus-HD and Productivitypro to extend its functionality automatically. You should note that the Hawker spyware may hijack a lot of your system resources to conduct its operations and might slow down your system. Computer users can decide to purge the Hawker binary and secure their system by installing a specialized anti-spyware solution.

Technical Information

Registry Details

Hawker Ads creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
CLSID
{853130B6-1A29-4D9D-9513-2A461287651E}
{A14CBC78-7012-454A-BC17-1DCBE5281327}
{BAFE8B25-D8C4-4E18-9D90-6987FAF433CA}
Directory
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Hawker

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