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:||January 27, 2023|
|Last Seen:||February 16, 2023|
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.