By CagedTech in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 80 % (High)
Infected Computers: 20
First Seen: December 30, 2014
Last Seen: April 14, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Rapidup is a Potentially Unwanted Program developed by Virtue Interactive LTD. Rapidup is advertised as a program that can boost any computer's Internet speed which is a very appealing function. Rapidup is linked to an adware that may insert an undesirable browser extension on the computer user's Web browser automatically and display various disturbing advertisements labelled as 'Ads by Rapidup' that carry coupons, deals and discounts. Rapidup may surreptitiously come and access Web browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox included on the installation of a free software available on the Web. Rapidup may trace the computer user's Web browsing activities and collect information. The primary aim of Rapidup may be to lead computer users to suspicious websites and induce them into clicking on related advertisements in order to earn money from increased Web traffic and advertisement clicks.


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