First observed towards the end of 2013 and early 2014, YoutubeBookmark is a low quality Web browser add-on that security analysts have categorized as a Potentially Unwanted Program. Although YoutubeBookmark is marketed as a useful Web browser extension to help computer users make use of YouTube more effectively, YoutubeBookmark actually presents several threats to computer users. YoutubeBookmark may compromise your privacy by gaining access to your Web browsing history and habits and the data you enter into websites you visit. Although YoutubeBookmark has not been observed to collect especially compromising information (such as credit card numbers or passwords), the kind of data that YoutubeBookmark collects definitely goes beyond the scope of the services YoutubeBookmark claims to provide.
Why Does YoutubeBookmark Try to Access Your Private Data?
The main reason why YoutubeBookmark may try to obtain access to your characteristic data is to profit from advertising. YoutubeBookmark uses the data YoutubeBookmark gathers about your browsing habits and search history and then utilize it to display advertisements to your Web browser. One of the most irritating types of advertising associated with YoutubeBookmark is the use of in-text advertisements. Security analysts have observed that YoutubeBookmark may underline certain words in websites that you visit and turn them into links that display pop-up windows when you pass your mouse over them.
YoutubeBookmark Disrupts Your Web Browsing
Apart from adding advertisement content to the websites you visit, there are various other problems that have been linked to YoutubeBookmark. This low quality Web browser extension may cause YoutubeBookmark to change your Web browser crucial settings such as making YoutubeBookmark be your homepage and lead your default search engine to websites associated with YoutubeBookmark in order to generate affiliate marketing revenue. One other particularly irritating aspect of YoutubeBookmark is that YoutubeBookmark may be bundled with other PUPs, adware and spyware variants in particular. Because of this, YoutubeBookmark may be accompanied by unwanted behavior and symptoms on your computer, even if these are not caused by YoutubeBookmark directly but by PUPs that have been bundled along with this low quality Web browser extension.
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