Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 10,164
Threat Level: 50 % (Medium)
Infected Computers: 806
First Seen: January 6, 2012
Last Seen: September 18, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Most browser extensions are created with the goal to provide features that are absent from the user's default Web browsers. Unfortunately, is not that type of browser extension. Instead, its main function is that of a browser hijacker. The application is designed to take over certain important browser settings (homepage, new tab page, default search engine) to generate traffic towards a promoted search engine. sets the browser's settings to open a fake search engine. This means that users cannot be sure of the quality of the displayed results. Fake engines may simply redirect to a legitimate engine and let it generate the search results. However, it is also possible that the user's search query will be taken through several dubious pages resulting in a list of low-quality links that could have numerous ads injected into it.

Browser hijackers and fake search engines also may have data-tracking capabilities. Users risk having their browsing activities spied upon and transmitted to the operators of the specific intruder application. The acquired data can be abused as part of various questionable activities or even sold to third parties.

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