Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 15,501
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 56
First Seen: January 20, 2023
Last Seen: August 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a potentially malicious website that is designed to deceive users into believing that their computer is infected with viruses or malware. The site typically displays fake security warnings or pop-up messages that urge users to call a tech support number or download a fake antivirus program. Collects Personal Data

If you call the technical support number, the scammers will try to convince you to provide them with remote access to your computer, which can lead to the theft of your personal information or the installation of additional malware. Alternatively, if you download the fake antivirus program, it may install additional malware on your computer or steal your personal information. is typically distributed through software bundling, where it is included as an optional offer alongside legitimate software downloads. In those cases, when users download and install legitimate software, they unknowingly also install the browser hijacker.

What does do to Your Computer?

Once installed, the browser hijacker can modify the user's browser settings, such as the homepage, default search engine, and new tab page. It may also track the user's online activity and display targeted ads or pop-ups based on their browsing habits.

It is essential that computer users always practice safe browsing habits to avoid similar issues from browser hijackers like in the future. This includes avoiding clicking on suspicious links or downloading software from untrusted sources, keeping your software and operating system up-to-date with the latest security patches, and using reputable antimalware software to protect your computer.

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