Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 187
First Seen: March 15, 2022
Last Seen: May 27, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is not a site that users are going to visit willingly. After all, the page is created solely to try and spread dubious browser extensions. To achieve its purpose, uses fake warning messages and other social-engineering tricks. Typically, the applications promoted through such questionable means turn out to be intrusive browser hijackers, adware, data-trackers or other annoying PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

One of the possible scenarios carried out by the hoax website involves showing a false message claiming that users need to update an unspecified Chrome browser extension urgently. The site will conveniently display several buttons labeled 'Add to Chrome.' Users also will be told that the new browser extension will boost the safety of their browsing and give them increased options when conducting searches.

Of course, PUPs are often advertised as seemingly convenient applications. Once deployed on the user's computer or device, these applications waste no time in showing their true nature. They could take over the browser's settings, cause unwanted redirects, generate deceptive advertisements leading to potentially unsafe destinations and more. One characteristic often associated with PUPs is data-tracking. The operators of the intruder applications could be siphoning browser-related information, as well as numerous device details. They could even try to extract banking information, payment details, credit/debit card numbers, and more confidential information that has been saved in the affected browsers.

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