WebAdviseSearch

WebAdviseSearch Description

WebAdviseSearch is a possibly undesired application that installs on Mac computers. It causes some of the classic symptoms of an adware threat, as well as several browser hijacker functions. At the same time, it has no benefits to the user what so ever. On the contrary, devices on which WebAdviseSearch has been detected may start performing slower than expected and may exhibit other unexpected behavior.

For example, this PUP disturbs its victims with constant advertisements and sponsored pop-up messages, while redirects to unknown third-party websites are another common issue. These actions expose users to much more severe malware threats and cybersecurity risks; therefore, WebAdviseSearch should be removed through a reliable anti-virus program immediately.

This threat's distribution channels are compromised websites, deceptive advertisements or pop-ups, other PUPs and software bundles. Also, it is widespread for similar Mac viruses to infect through fake Flash Player Updates. The increasing number of threats targeting Mac systems indicates that a Mac computer is not much less vulnerable to infections than a Windows or a Linux system. Therefore, malware experts recommend Mac users download applications and tools from Apple’s official app store to avoid unnecessary risks to their online safety.

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