Web Bar is a tricky mixture of both adware and toolbar that is capable of collecting personal data and promoting additional malware infections. Designed by Web Bar Media, it is a legitimately-looking application that is meant to aid instant access to browsers from the desktop, improve searching results and, most importantly, automatically eliminate clutter (cash & other unnecessary data) that will boost up the browsing experience. However, as mentioned above, Web Bar is an adware-type application that broadcasts deceptive advertisements appearing in the right corner of the screen and intentionally forcing users into clicking on them. This action, therefore, may cause redirects to suspicious websites that can spread malicious content. Besides that, it alters browser interface ostensibly providing more convenient homepage and enhanced searching algorithms. Although, a recent investigation showed that Web Bar is able to gather personal data like passwords, browsing history and other user-based information that can be ultimately transferred to third-parties for revenue goals.
Sauwoaptain.com is a fake push-notification pop-up that can be commonly faced when visiting suspicious websites. It is generally meant to trick users into clicking on the "Allow" button, therefore provoking a flow of intrusive advertisements appearing right on your desktop. As you can imagine, you should not be clicking on it, especially if you see messages like "Click allow to continue" or "Click allow to open the website". However, you should not be scared of all push-notifications that you see on the web and rapidly leave a site because you thought it was dangerous. Push-notifications is a great feature developed to notify users about the latest updates on blogs and other information portals. Fake notifications are usually displayed when being redirected to a landing page through shady ads and hyperlinks. Classified as adware, it can potentially expose your personal data to third-parties for revenue purposes, therefore, putting your identity under a threat.
ProductEvent is an adware-type application targetting MacOS that is supposedly meant to enhance browsing activity with exclusive features. However, instead of bringing truly useful value, it promotes intrusive advertisements all over the web that appear in places they should not be. The types of ads may vary from regular banners to fake push-notification pop-ups that force users into clicking on the "Allow" button. These are the common symptoms you will find due to the presence of ProductEvent on your system. Some adware can also seek hijacking purposes which means stealing personal data like passwords, geolocations, IP-addresses or even credentials. All of this information can be easily gathered and sold to third-parties. Once installed, ProductEvent creates a short-cut icon (White magnifying glass on green background). Manual removal may result in an endless circle of useless attempts because these kinds of apps are stubborn and require a special approach.
MyCouponSmart is browser adware that is meant to save money while online shopping via discount coupons. It provides a wide database of different coupons that can be applied to various shopping platforms like Amazon, Aliexpress and so forth. While its main purpose comes down to making online shopping better, the actual activity contradicts this promise largely. When installed on a computer, it literally subjugates browsers like Safari, Chrome and other Mac-supported browsers to serve advertisements that disrupt the browsing. On top of that, the app gets deeply entrenched into the device to prevent users from manual removal. Besides altering the browser interface, it also changes the settings so that users could not reset them. Ads promoted by MyCouponSmart can come in various forms and shapes. Spanning from typical advertisements to obtrusive pop-ups. One of the biggest jeopardy that users might not be aware of is data tracking. Alongside "useful tools" it stealthily tracks and gathers the information that is accumulated whilst browsing (passwords, browsing history, etc.) and therefore delivered to third-parties for revenue purposes.
Nutaka.com is another malicious domain, that is known to be forcibly redirecting users to intrusive and harmful pages. Being classified as adware it is capable of disturbing browsing activity by constantly relocating users to suspicious resources, that promote potentially dangerous advertisements and other social-engineering tricks. Unfortunately, most people do not think it is dangerous, therefore, not paying any caution to its presence. However, this kind of software can potentially create a threat to your privacy and other precious data. This means that once it is installed on your computer, virus developers can get full access to your personal data like passwords, browsing history, and other valuable information that can be utilized badly by third-parties. When installed on your computer, it can cause other symptoms like advertising banners injected with the web pages, infectious hyperlinks and fake updates masked under pop-ups. Being surrounded by this content while surfing may inflict your device with other adware or even more dangerous pieces.
Unfortunately, YouTube does not have a feature of downloading videos directly to your computer. However, there are lots of independent services that allow doing so by pasting video URLs and downloading them for free. And Ytmp3.cc is one of those. But, because these services are usually not legitimate, they can display unwanted ads and redirect to other suspicious websites used to spread malicious content for revenue purposes. Of course, naive users are happy to use Ytmp3.cc regardless of intrusive redirects. However, this careless behavior often leads to adware infection that therefore shows malicious advertisement on desktop. This type of infection can gather personal data and transmit it over to third parties without the user's consent.