Do you have an idea what an adware is? If you’re one of those who does not know what adware are; it is simply any kind of software that is used to enable ads to get displayed.
Adware is useful, but there are some members of the adware families that would simply infect your computer so that you are redirected to another website. In this article, we will be discussing five of the malicious adware that you need to be careful of.
Fireball is a malicious adware that was made famous in 2017 when it was made known to the general public that it had affected over 250 million devices. It is worthy of mention that this adware was created by a Chinese digital marketing company known as Rafotech and it works in a way that hijacks people’s browsers.
A lot of users got their computers infected by this hardware when the downloaded other products created by the same company. So if your downloading Deal wifi or mustang browser you just might be installing this hardware into your computer without realising it and that puts you at risk.
This is malicious software, and it also works as a browser hijacker a lot of people or knowingly infect their browsers with this adware whenever they download free software from the internet.
The crazy thing about this adware is that it is embedded in most ADs that pop up when you try to access pages using your browser and this makes browsing difficult or almost impossible. The Adware functions by retrieving the information about the limited access to a specific website.
3. Dollar revenue:
It is worthy of mention that this adware has not been functional for a short period and we hope it doesn’t pop up soon. The reason why this adware is on this list is that it is the first one of its kind that was spread at a fast rate throughout the world. What exactly does dollar revenue do?
What this adware does is to create a browser toolbar on the victim’s computer once this toolbar is created, the adware goes further to gather all the search history of the user which means with every activity you engage in on an infected browser the hardware collects all your information.
Apart from the ability of the adware to collect the user’s activity details, it also shows several fake advertisements and causes numerous pop-ups that will make it impossible for a user to browse using his computer.
This adware originated from the Netherlands and from 2005 when it was created to 2007 when it stops functioning. It’s infected more than 22000 million around the world.
Just like dollar revenue, this hardware is no longer functional. However, during the time in which it was up and running, it cost as much damage as it could. Gator was very malicious mainly when it was used together with other dangerous software like Kazaa and Go!Zilla. So how did the Gator function?
Gator functioned in a straightforward manner. All it had to do was eliminate all the original advert on a webpage and replace them with its own infected advert. The only way this adware was able to go into extinction was when the company responsible for its creation finally folded up in 2008.
This adware has one primary purpose; to display false advertisement on your browser once you have successfully taken to other suspicious websites.
The reason why this infection is particularly scary is that it begins to function silently on the background without the knowledge of the user and gradually it takes over the user’s entire browser and starts to gather information. What DeskAd will later do will be to send some malicious attachment alongside emails.
These are five adware that is considered the most dreaded on the internet so far, and we look forward to hearing what your thoughts and opinions are. Please, do not hesitate to communicate with us by leaving a comment in the comment section provided below.