Hosts Ads

By CagedTech in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 80 % (High)
Infected Computers: 13
First Seen: December 30, 2014
Last Seen: August 30, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Hosts is adware that may display numerous pop-up advertisements, coupons, offers and special deals that supposedly save the computer user's money while they are making an online shopping. Usually, Hosts may spread bundled with other freeware. After Hosts is installed automatically on the computer, Hosts may alter the browser settings which results in forced redirects to suspicious websites that cover the screen of the PC with various random pop-up advertisements or advertisements linked to the computer user's surfing routine. Pop-up advertisements from Hosts may be seen when the PC user is browsing the Web using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Hosts may substitute the default start page and search provider or a new tab window with a certain questionable website. When installed on the PC, Hosts may embed an unwanted browser extension, plug-in or add-on on the Web browser.

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