Shopping Pal

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 5,702
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 73
First Seen: January 27, 2023
Last Seen: September 29, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Researchers have detected a browser extension named the Shopping Pal, which claims to to provide users with exclusive deals taken directly from the Google search engine. However, upon closer inspection, it was revealed that the extension also contains adware functionality. Adware is intrusive software that displays unwanted advertisements on a user's computer or device.

Details about the Shopping Pal Adware

Adware displays intrusive advertisements, often promoting online tactics, unreliable/harmful software and even malware. These advertisement could be displayed on websites or other interfaces and may contain scripts that can execute downloads/installations without the user's consent when clicked. Any genuine products or services encountered through these advertisements are likely not endorsed by their developers. Instead, the fraudsters may be using them as a way to obtain illegitimate commissions via affiliate programs.

Adware and PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) may Spy on Users

In some cases, adware may not deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns if the browser/system or user geolocation is incompatible, specific sites are not visited or other conditions are not met. Additionally, the Shopping Pal may be equipped with data-tracking abilities, which could be continuously collecting targeted information, such as browsing and search engine histories, log-in credentials (usernames/passwords), personally identifiable details, finance-related data and more. This collected information can then be monetized by selling it to third parties.


Shopping Pal may call the following URLs:



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