It is no news that Polarity Technologies Ltd. has introduced disturbing amounts of browser hijackers that look the same. Knock-off search platforms increase the possibilities for profit as much more people will be being directed to websites or ads that bring revenues for Eighpoint Technologies Ltd (a.k.a Polarity). However, this is far from being the only example we can think of when speaking of identical browser hijackers.
Startgo123.com and Search.mpc.am both look the same. Therefore, we presume that both of these rogue search platforms are created by the same developers. However, we do not known which company is responsible for them. Another suspicious feature is that they do not have EULA documents nor Privacy Policies.
Users won’t be able to learn about the conditions of the usage which might include some disturbing terms. For instance, a browser hijacker might be capable of collecting users’ personally-identifiable information and sell it to unknown third-parties. This is when the threat of identity theft becomes very real.
Furthermore, there are other repercussions that have to be feared because of an infiltration of a browser hijacker. Your browsing activities might be bothered by constant redirection to unknown domains. This becomes a very dangerous activity because people face a possibility of being transferred to malware-laden, phishing and other types of fraudulent domains.
It is important to learn about the best ways how a browser hijacker should be avoided. First of all, it is is crucial to be prepared in case a malware parasite slithers into an operating system. For instance, always remember that anti-malware tools are a wise choice when it comes to securing computers from malware. If you will have a solid protection, then viruses will have to try harder to slither in.
Also, it is essential for people to update all of their software programs and operating systems themselves. Zero-day and vulnerabilities of other level of severity are discovered very frequently.
Therefore, it is important to take advantage of these updates as soon as they become available. If you won’t do this, then your operating system will be exposed to all sorts of intrusion. One of them is definitely considered a possibility of getting infected with a browser hijacker.