Threat Database Adware Shopping Bag Ads

Shopping Bag Ads

By CagedTech in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 80 % (High)
Infected Computers: 12
First Seen: December 30, 2014
Last Seen: September 1, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Shopping Bag is a browser plug-in that declares to make the computer user's Web browsing more effective by displaying the best deals, coupons, offers and related content. While such functionality of Shopping Bag may appear genuine and reliable, in truth, this browser add-on is rated as adware or a Potentially Unwanted Program. Shopping Bag may install itself on Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Shopping Bag may create and display disturbing pop-up advertisements and trace the PC user's Internet surfing activity. Shopping Bag may circulate and enter the computer packed with free applications that computer users may download and install from the Web. Once successfully installed on the computer, Shopping Bag may create and show banner, pop-under, pop-up, search, interstitial advertisements that are added or shown covering parts of visited websites. Shopping Bag may also create and display in-text advertisements. Shopping Bag may convert words on websites that computer users view into hyperlinks that are connected with advertisements. Shopping Bag may control and record the PC user's Web browsing details such as each website the computer user views and advertisements that occur on these websites, IP address, search requests, browsing history, type of OS, physical location and other data.


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