Threat Database Adware Vendo Pop-Ups

Vendo Pop-Ups

By GoldSparrow in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 9,464
Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 120
First Seen: January 28, 2014
Last Seen: August 28, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Malware researchers have received numerous reports involving intrusive Vendo pop-ups. Typically, affected Web browsers may display small pop-up windows containing various social media icons and content associated with Vendo pop-ups, whenever the computer user clicks on a link or when the affected computer's mouse cursor passes over highlighted links on the affected Web browser window. Vendo pop-ups are associated with adware, a category of Potentially Unwanted Program that is used to display advertisements on infected Web browsers and expose computer users to marketing material and advertisement content. If your Web browser is displaying Vendo pop-ups, this typically indicates that a PUP has been installed. Malware analysts advise removing PUPs linked to Vendo pop-ups immediately with the aid of a strong anti-malware program to ensure that Vendo pop-ups has not exposed your Web browser to additional PUPs or questionable online content.

How Marketers Use Vendo Pop-Ups to Profit at Your Expense

Adware associated with Vendo pop-ups is used to make a profit for its designers in a variety of ways. The following are common methods in which Vendo pop-ups or PUPs associated with Vendo pop-ups are used to profit:

  1. PUPs associated with Vendo pop-ups may keep track of your online activity, Web browser settings and other private data. This information is worth money and may be acquired by marketers for use in marketing research. In some cases, information gathered by PUPs linked to Vendo pop-ups may end up in the hands of unscrupulous people that could potentially use it for accomplish unsafe activities.
  2. Vendo pop-ups itself generates revenue when clicked or viewed. Generally, Vendo pop-ups and links contained in Vendo pop-ups may be part of a marketing scheme or a similar plan that pays marketers depending on the number of times the links in the Vendo pop-ups are viewed or clicked on.
  3. Vendo pop-ups may appear alone on an affected Web browser. PUPs associated with Vendo pop-ups may cause a wide number of other advertisements to appear on the compromised Web browser which may include intrusive banner advertisements, in-text links and irritating video or audio advertisements.


Vendo Pop-Ups may call the following URLs:


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