The domain is linked to Web browser redirects, pop-up messages, and various other problems on affected Web browsers. There is a link between and Potentially Unwanted Programs. These types of components are used for online marketing and to profit from advertising through the use of questionable practices. In many cases, pop-ups associated with PUPs and low quality domains like will try to convince computer users to fill out questionable surveys, download fake updates for their software, or promote suspicious websites such as online gambling Web pages or pharmacies. Malware analysts consider that redirects and pop-ups are a problem that should be dealt with immediately to prevent additional issues from appearing on affected computers. pop-ups and redirects have been observed on the most popular Web browsers (including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome) on various operating systems, including Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

What is the Cause of Pop-Ups, Redirects and Other Issues

There are various issues that may be associated with pop-ups and redirects. The following are some of these problems:

  • Computer users have complained that their Web browsers may force them to visit and a variety of other websites repeatedly, often without warning and interrupting their normal activity.
  • redirects and pop-ups will rarely happen by themselves. If an affected Web browser is causing pop-ups and redirects, the affected Web browser also may cause redirects and pop-ups associated with other shady domains.
  • Many of the advertisements and pop-ups linked to and related sites may expose computers to PUPs, threats or other problems.
  • redirects and pop-ups may occur after computer users visit a specific website. This may mean that the affected Web page has been compromised or is displaying advertising content that is poorly monitored. However, in most cases redirects and pop-up messages may be caused by a PUP or even a threat infection present on the victim's computer. pop-ups and redirects are a potential threat that, although not as threatening as many other infections, may become irritating and poses a security risk. Because of this, malware researchers strongly advise the use of a strong security program capable of detecting PUPs to protect the affected computer from PUPs and other unwanted components. Pop-Ups and Redirects may be Associated with Various PC Issues

There are many reasons why malware researchers consider that redirects and pop-ups may represent a potential threat. In fact, even if there were no great security threat, redirects and pop-ups may affect the end user experience, making it nearly impossible to use the affected Web browser due to the constant interruptions from pop-ups and redirects. One additional problem regarding pop-ups is that these pop-up windows may be difficult to close. When computer users try to close the pop-up window, additional windows may be opened or an error message be displayed, preventing the computer user from closing the window.

One important issue associated with pop-up messages is that these irritating Web browser pop-ups may try to convince computer users to download and install fake updates for their Web browsers or for other components, such as Java or Adobe Flash Player. Fake updates for these types of programs are well-known ways of spreading threats and PUPs. To prevent exposure to potentially risky advertisements, computer users should take steps to remove all PUPs linked to More importantly, malware analysts strongly advise computer users to ignore all advertisements and messages from pop-up windows, regardless of their content or appearance. These are known social engineering tactics that are designed to look authentic in order to convince computer users to install questionable software or content on their computer.