EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards display a variety of useful information, including:
Ranking: The ranking of a particular threat in EnigmaSoft’s Threat Database.
Severity Level: The determined severity level of an object, represented numerically, based on our risk modeling process and research, as explained in our Threat Assessment Criteria.
Infected Computers: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|Threat Level:||20 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||February 26, 2023|
|Last Seen:||September 29, 2023|
Hockey Start is a browser hijacker that has become increasingly prevalent due to its aggressive tactics and proliferation of associated potentially malicious websites. Hockey Start’s components are typically installed without the user's knowledge and it can drastically alter the web browsing experience by changing the browser settings, including redirecting search queries and displaying unwanted advertisements. Such actions are malicious in nature and can be a serious annoyance for computer users who wish to simply surf the Internet.
Hockey Start and its components may operate through an executable file, which when downloaded and run, installs the hijacker on the computer. It can also be installed as part of a bundle with other software or downloaded freeware applications. Once installed, it will modify the browser's settings to redirect web searches and display pop-ups and advertisements from third-party sources.
Is Hockey Start Threatening?
Hockey Start may be particularly dangerous because it can exploit security vulnerabilities to gain access to personal data and system information. Furthermore, it can be difficult to fully remove it from the computer, even after following the standard uninstall procedures.
For these reasons, it is important to take steps to prevent the infection of Hockey Start in the first place. This includes being cautious when downloading software from suspicious websites or clicking on links in emails. Additionally, it is wise to regularly perform scans with an anti-malware program and keep the computer's operating system up-to-date. Finally, if Hockey Start has already been installed on your computer, it is essential to take immediate action to remove it using an anti-malware application.