Threat Database Browser Hijackers

By ZulaZuza in Browser Hijackers is linked to an adware infection. Adware like is generally regarded as a Potentially Unwanted Program. Other types of PUPs include browser hijackers and spyware, both of which may also have a relationship to It is important to understand that and content associated with is not meant to help you or deliver any useful services, despite their claims. The main goal of websites like is to profit from advertising at the expense of computer users. While online advertising is legitimate and used by online businesses around the world to monetize their content, advertisements linked to are intrusive, may expose computer users to unwanted content and use techniques that may seriously interfere with computer user's activities.

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If you are experiencing problems linked to, this usually indicates that your computer has been compromised. In these cases, security researchers advise computer users to scan the affected computer with a reliable security program that is fully up-to-date. The following are common symptoms that have been associated with

  • PUPs associated with display repeated pop-up advertisements on affected Web browsers. These pop-ups may interfere with computer users' activities and also promote potentially unsafe content. For example, some advertisements will claim that the victim's Web browser, media player or Java application are out of date in an attempt to install a PUP disguised as a bogus 'update'.
  • PUPs linked to may change the affected Web browser's homepage and other default settings to
  • PUPs associated with may cause system performance issues due to the elevated use of system resources occurring in the background. Content associated with may also affect the victim's Internet connectivity.


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