By GoldSparrow in Potentially Unwanted Programs

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 14,462
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 477
First Seen: March 26, 2014
Last Seen: August 10, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

PUP.W1P1 is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) with adware and browser hijacker capabilities, which may be installed on the PC as an unwanted toolbar. PUP.W1P1 may compromise all the Web browsers that are installed on the computer system. The main sign, which may specify that PUP.W1P1 is installed on the PC, may be continuous pop-up notifications about discount coupons, offers and other deals and sales. The authors of the discount coupon and offer notifications related to PUP.W1P1 may try to benefit by unwillingly diverting computer users to affiliated websites that may pay for promoting them. PUP.W1P1 may trace the PC user's online surfing routine and transmit and use this details for showing targeted pop-up ads and notifications. PUP.W1P1 may circulate and embed itself into the computer system together with packaged free applications as an extra tool to the free program.


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