Threat Database Browser Hijackers

By LoneStar in Browser Hijackers

Malware analysts have received reports of numerous pop-up messages and suspicious advertisements linked to the domain. Content associated with essentially takes over the affected Web browser, bogging it down with constant interruptions and affecting its performance substantially. In most cases, is linked to an unwanted Web browser extension or plug-in. Generally, these are referred to as Potentially Unwanted Programs. PUPs associated with may affect most Web browsers on the Windows operating system and have been seen to be present in Web browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Symptoms associated with are regarded as potentially threatening to your computer's security and should prompt the immediate removal of any PUPs with the help of a strong, reliable anti-malware application.

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One of the main reasons why has captivated the scrutiny of PC security experts is that has been associated with various unwanted behaviors on affected Web browsers. The following are symptoms of PUPs linked to that may occur in an affected computer:

  • Computer users have reported that PUPs linked to may change their Web browsers' homepage and other default websites to For many computer users, this is often the primary clue that something may be wrong with their Web browser.
  • Whenever computer users try to use the affected Web browser, they are interrupted with constant pop-up messages and advertisements from the advertisement platform. These breaks may come in as bogus error messages designed to trick inexperienced computer users into downloading and installing PUPs or they may consist of advertisements promoting suspicious online content.
  • PUPs associated with are not limited to displaying advertisements. They may also have browser hijacking capabilities (forcing computer users to visit and websites associated with this URL) or adware capabilities. This second point is especially worrying because it means that a third party may gain access to your browsing information.


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