Threat Database Browser Hijackers

By Domesticus in Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 2,300
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 3,372
First Seen: July 20, 2022
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The website has often been linked to browser hijackers, adware and similar Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). Common problems associated with PUPs include redirects to the website and the appearance of in pop-up windows. Computer users have also reported that these types of unwanted components may change your Web browser's default search engine or homepage to Other issues that have made computer users consider that PUPs associated with are potentially unsafe include the fact that is often associated with unwanted components that may keep track of your online activity and potentially compromise your privacy.

You Can Delete from Your PC Easily

If your Web browser is presenting symptoms of PUPs associated with, ESG security researchers strongly recommend the use of a strong anti-malware program to scan your computer. This is because advertisements and other content on may expose your computer to unsafe online content. Fortunately, unlike viruses and Trojans, PUPs associated with may be uninstalled by using Windows' Add/Remove programs Control Panel. The use of security software is advised because your computer may have been exposed to suspicious content indirectly. It may be necessary to undo changes made by these types of PUPs to your Web browser settings manually, for example: restoring your Web browser's home page to normal. May Help the Generation of Illegitimate Profits

Using browser hijackers to visit low-quality websites like is a common scheme to promote their websites. Rather than creating useful or interesting content on their websites, marketers may instead use PUPs to force computer users to visit websites like repeatedly to increase their Web traffic and page ranking. This increase in visitors may easily be leveraged to generate advertising and affiliate marketing profits. Advertisements displayed in pop-up windows or on itself may contain online surveys, tests and quizzes. These are a common way of obtaining computer users' browsing information for marketing purposes and may result in serious privacy issues and other potentially harmful problems. Because of this, ESG security researchers strongly recommend that computer users stay away from and similar online content.

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