Threat Database Adware [YOUR IP]


By GoldSparrow in Adware

The [YOUR IP] pop-up windows may appear on Google Chrome and other respected Internet clients offering misleading information and should be avoided. That may be hard for some users considering that the pages associated with [YOUR IP] receive Web traffic from browser hijacking software. Computer users that wish to avoid browser hijackers may want to explore the 'Custom' and 'Advanced' options of software installers. Software bundling may be used by the developers of riskware, adware and browser hijackers widely.

What Messages may Carry the [YOUR IP] Pop-Ups

The [YOUR IP] pop-up windows were reported by users who were rerouted to personalized [YOUR IP] pages from ads, adware and browser hijackers. As you can see, the operators of the domain may take advantage of the public IP address of users to generate unique messages. Moreover, the [YOUR IP] pop-ups might include information like your browser type, Windows version, Internet provider name and approximate geographical location. The [YOUR IP] notifications resemble in design the 'Membership Rewards' Pop-Ups and the 'Google Rewards Center' Pop-Ups, which we discussed in articles before. Evidence shows that the personalized [YOUR IP] messages include logos associated with Google Inc., as well as social media like Facebook and Twitter.

'Dear [YOUR BROWSER TYPE] user, welcome! You have been selected to participate in a survey provided by Google!
Every day, we select one of 10 visitors and grant them the chance to win a monetary prize!
You are welcomed to complete the questionnaire below and claim your reward.
You have the great opportunity to win 13,590 $ by answering 4 simple questions.
ATTENTION! You have [COUNTDOWN TIMER] minutes left to answer the question below!'

Computer users that were rerouted to [YOUR IP] pages report that the questionnaire included questions on who founded Google, Microsoft, Facebook and what is Twitter. Needless to say, most users might complete the challenge on [YOUR IP] relatively easy. Researchers note that simple questions are intended to make users drop their guard thinking that they can claim hundreds of dollars easily. Following the instructions on [YOUR IP] would lead users to page where they are welcomed to provide their credit card number, email address, phone number, local address and three names. What you need to be on the lookout is the small print at the bottom of the page.

Third Parties may Use [YOUR IP] to Claim Revenue

Pages like [YOUR IP] are used to subscribe users to premium phone services and mailing lists for an indefinite period. Additionally, users may be urged to install software on their smartphone from app stores that look like Google Play, but they are just clones. We want to remind users of threats such as DKFBootKit and the Android.Pjapps Trojan that are designed to run on Android OS are promoted on fake app stores. You might want to close the [YOUR IP] notifications as soon as they appear on your screen. An investigation of revealed that it is registered to the IP address, which is connected to riskware and adware on the Windows OS and the Android OS. If you want to be one step ahead of browser hijackers and adware linked to [YOUR IP] you should consider installing a credible anti-spyware solution.


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