EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
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Ranking: The ranking of a particular threat in EnigmaSoft’s Threat Database.
Severity Level: The determined severity level of an object, represented numerically, based on our risk modeling process and research, as explained in our Threat Assessment Criteria.
Infected Computers: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|Threat Level:||20 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||June 10, 2022|
|Last Seen:||December 2, 2022|
Infosec researchers are warning Mac users about a new, intrusive application known as RelianceTask. The program belongs to the prolific AdLoad adware family and is most likely tasked with the delivery of unwanted advertisements to users' Macs. In most cases, dubious applications, such as this one, are being spread via questionable tactics. After all, users are highly unlikely to willingly install PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) on their computers. Instead, creators of these applications rely on methods, such as software bundling or fake installers/updates.
If RelianceTask has been successfully deployed on the Mac, it may be responsible for an influx of annoying advertisements. Apart from disrupting the user experience on the device, these advertisements may be promoting untrustworthy or even unsafe destinations. It is not uncommon for adware applications to generate advertisements for hoax websites, fake giveaways, phishing portals, shady gaming/betting platforms and more.
However, users should keep in mind that PUPs often possess additional invasive capabilities. As a result, these applications may be continuously collecting information from the device and transmitting it to their operators. Users risk having their browsing activities monitored, device details scraped, and, in the more serious cases, confidential data extracted from browsers' autofill data (banking details, account credentials, payment information, etc).