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.
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards display a variety of useful information, including:
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:||July 19, 2022|
|Last Seen:||December 12, 2022|
The AdLoad family of adware applications is being used by unscrupulous people as a basis for the creation of more intrusive and annoying applications. One such example of an AdLoad-based application is SagaDynasyt, an adware application that seeks to get installed on users' Mac devices and then monetize its presence there via the generation of numerous unwanted advertisements. It should be noted that most adware, browser hijackers, and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) in general, are typically distributed via questionable methods designed to hide the fact that these applications are going to be installed. Such tactics include shady software bundles where the additional items set for installation are added as preselected items and placed under the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' options. PUPs also may be injected into fake installers/updates.
The consequences of having SagaDynasty on the Mac could vary, as some PUPs are capable of modifying their behavior based on certain factors. However, in most cases, the application will be responsible for the appearance of numerous unwanted advertisements. More importantly, the advertisements could be used as a way to promote hoax websites, phishing portals, fake giveaways, or other untrustworthy destinations, services or software products. Interacting with the displayed advertisements also could trigger redirects to similarly shady pages.
PUPs could potentially cause privacy issues as well. These intrusive applications are often equipped with data-gathering functionalities. They could spy on users' browsing activities, collect numerous device details, and, in the most extreme cases, even attempt to extract information from browsers' autofill data. This feature is typically used as a way to conveniently fill out account credentials, banking and payment details, credit/debit card numbers and other personal information. Having such data compromised could lead to serious consequences.