Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 22
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 73,700
First Seen: January 24, 2023
Last Seen: September 30, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a content discovery platform that allows publishers to promote their content to a larger audience by displaying personalized recommendations on external websites. However, cybercriminals have been using intrusive applications and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) to redirect victims to the advertisements without the permission of the publisher to generate revenue for themselves. It is important to note that has nothing to do with these unwanted redirects and is a legitimate advertising service.

This means that if your browser is constantly being redirected to the site, then it is likely that you have an unwanted browser extension or a PUP installed on your device, which is causing the issue.

Negative Consequences of PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs)

One of the most common complaints about PUPs is that users' online activities may suffer as a result of these unwanted applications. Many PUPs are designed to monitor online behavior and track websites visited and searches conducted. This compromise in personal privacy can lead to frustrations around the lack of anonymity while surfing the Internet. Additionally, some versions of PUPs may generate intrusive pop-up advertisements that can slow down the browsing experience on both personal computers and mobile phones. More importantly, the delivered advertisements may promote shady pages running various online scams (phishing schemes, technical support frauds, fake giveaways) or additional PUPs disguised as seemingly real software products.

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