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Smartest.click POP-UP Redirect

What is smartest.click?

smartest.click is a rogue website designed to force users to visit various other untrustworthy sites. There are many websites such as this available.

Some examples are pusshnetwork.com, valusc.com, and objectdexchange.com Generally, users visit smartest.click inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that are installed inadvertently. In addition to unwanted redirects, PUPs affect computer performance, deliver intrusive advertisements, and record user-system information.

   
Microsoft Rights Management Email Virus

What is Microsoft Rights Management Email Virus?

"Microsoft Rights Management Email Virus" is another spam email campaign similar to Expired Invoices Email Virus, FedEx Tracking Email Virus, and many others.

Cyber criminals use this campaign to proliferate a high-risk trojan called TrickBot. As usual, developers send thousands of deceptive email messages encouraging users to open attached Microsoft Office files that stealthily download and install TrickBot into their systems.

   
Offer Email Virus

What is Offer Email Virus?

Similar to Expired Invoices Email Virus, Xerox Printer Email Virus, and many others, "Offer Email Virus" a spam email campaign that distributes the LokiBot trojan.

As usual, cyber criminals send thousands of emails asking users to provide "best prices for spare parts". Users must then insert their offers into attached Microsoft Excel documents and send them back. This is a scam. The opened documents infect systems with the LokiBot trojan.

   
Pusshnetwork.com POP-UP Redirect

What is pusshnetwork.com?

pusshnetwork.com is a rogue website virtually identical to many others of this type including objectdexchange.com, valusc.com, click-now-extra-special.online, etc.

This website redirects visitors to other untrustworthy sites. Research shows that most users visit pusshnetwork.com inadvertently - they are redirected to it by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). As well as redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive ads, misuse computer resources, and gather data.

   
Zooms.searchalgo.com Redirect

What is zooms.searchalgo.com?

The zooms.searchalgo.com browser hijacker is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling'. This method allows developers to install their bogus applications together with regular software, and therefore, users often inadvertently install this browser hijacker together with free software downloaded from freeware download websites.

Once installed, it modifies the Internet browser (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox) default search engine, new tab URL, and homepage settings by assigning them to zooms.searchalgo.com.

Furthermore, this browser hijacker installs several small applications called 'helper objects' (at time of research, SettingsGuard) that prevent users from reverting these changes.

   
Browser Opinion Survey POP-UP Scam

What is Browser Opinion Survey?

"Browser Opinion Survey" is a scam message that invites users to take an opportunity to win a prize. It is displayed by various rogue sites that users often visit inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or intrusive advertisements generated by other rogue sites.

Research shows that PUPs regularly infiltrate systems without permission and, as well as causing redirects, deliver intrusive ads and gather sensitive information.

   
Valusc.com POP-UP Redirect

What is valusc.com?

valusc.com is one of many rogue websites (including objectdexchange.com, click-now-extra-special.online, and cgkreality.com) that cause unwanted redirects to various other untrustworthy sites.

In most cases, users do not visit valusc.com intentionally - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that are installed without users' consent. Furthermore, they deliver intrusive ads, record user-system information, and affect computer performance.

   
Objectdexchange.com POP-UP Redirect

What is objectdexchange.com?

objectdexchange.com is a rogue website, virtually identical to many others such as click-now-extra-special.online, cgkreality.com, pushtrust.com, etc.

These sites cause redirects to untrustworthy websites. Most users arrive at objectdexchange.com unintentionally - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that are installed inadvertently, cause redirects, deliver intrusive ads, collect information, and misuse system resources.

   
Expired Invoices Email Virus

What is Expired Invoices Email Virus?

"Expired Invoices Email Virus" is another spam email campaign that distributes the FormBook trojan. As usual, cyber criminals mail thousands of email messages encouraging users to open malicious attachments. This is a scam - the opened attachments immediately download and install FormBook.

   
Ads by My Web Shield

What is My Web Shield?

Identical to Content Defender and Content Protector, My Web Shield is a rogue application claiming to protect systems from malware. By delivering these fake promises, My Web Shield attempts to tricks users to install. Be aware, however, that this app is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

There are three main reasons for these negative associations: 1) stealth installation without users' consent; 2) display of intrusive online advertisements, and; 3) tracking of users' Internet browsing activity.

   

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