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:
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Hawker

Related Posts

Site Disclaimer

Enigmasoftware.com is not associated, affiliated, sponsored or owned by the malware creators or distributors mentioned on this article. This article should NOT be mistaken or confused in being associated in any way with the promotion or endorsement of malware. Our intent is to provide information that will educate computer users on how to detect, and ultimately remove, malware from their computer with the help of SpyHunter and/or manual removal instructions provided on this article.

This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your computer. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.

Leave a Reply

Please DO NOT use this comment system for support or billing questions. For SpyHunter technical support requests, please contact our technical support team directly by opening a customer support ticket via your SpyHunter. For billing issues, please refer to our "Billing Questions or Problems?" page. For general inquiries (complaints, legal, press, marketing, copyright), visit our "Inquiries and Feedback" page.

HTML is not allowed.