Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 11,782
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 16
First Seen: March 1, 2023
Last Seen: September 29, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is considered to be an illegitimate search engine, which is often promoted by browser hijackers. Unlike most of its kind, this website does provide search results. However, these results are not accurate and can include deceptive and potentially harmful content, making the search engine unreliable for users.

Fake search engines like are known to collect sensitive user information, along with endorsing similar software and websites that can lead to harmful effects. Therefore, users should avoid using such search engines and instead opt for trusted and reliable sources to ensure their safety online.

Unwanted Redirects are Often a Sign of a Browser Hijacker or PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program)

Browser hijackers are intrusive software that often assigns specific websites as the default homepage, search engine, and new tab URLs for browsers. In this case, any new tabs opened or search queries entered into the URL bar would automatically redirect to the website, making it difficult for users to avoid.

Moreover, browser hijacking software could also prevent users from accessing settings related to removal or undoing user-made changes, adding to the challenge of removing these malicious programs from their devices.

While most fake search engines cannot provide legitimate search results, is an exception. However, the search results it generates are often irrelevant and may include unreliable and potentially harmful content, such as sponsored ads and misleading information.

In addition, fake search engines and browser hijackers are known to collect private data from users. This information may include search queries, visited URLs, viewed pages, IP addresses, internet cookies, usernames and passwords, and even personal and financial details. This collected data could be sold to third-party companies or used for profit-making purposes, posing a significant threat to users' privacy and security online.

How PUPsHide Their Installation from Users’Attention?

PUPs are typically distributed through various tactics that aim to deceive users into downloading or installing them. One common tactic is through the use of software bundling, where PUPs are bundled with legitimate software and installed silently without the user's knowledge or consent. PUPs can also be distributed through social engineering techniques, such as fake pop-ups and advertisements that trick users into clicking on them and downloading the program.

Another tactic involves the use of deceptive download buttons, which are designed to look like legitimate download buttons but instead lead users to download PUPs. PUPs also may be distributed through email spam campaigns, where unsuspecting users receive emails containing links to download or install PUPs.

Moreover, some PUPs can be disguised as legitimate system tools or security software, tricking users into installing them to address supposed system or security issues. These tactics are often used to exploit users' fears and vulnerabilities, making them more likely to download and install PUPs.

In summary, PUPs are commonly distributed through deceptive tactics that aim to trick users into downloading or installing them. These tactics can include software bundling, social engineering, deceptive download buttons, email spam campaigns, and disguising PUPs as legitimate system tools or security software.

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