Fuq.com is a malicious redirect classified as a browser hijacker that aggressively transmits people to adult-based pages. It has been spotted targetting solely Mac users, however, there are various similar pieces that pursue other operating systems either. The very first symptom that may hint on the presence of some Unwanted Application installed on your computer is unexpected browser changes that alter default homepage to http:/www.fuq.com and internal settings as a result. Fuq.com is designed to promote porn content which is a crafty way to tantalize and curb gullible users. However, these redirects lead to tremendous information leaks like passwords, credentials, IP-addresses, geolocations and other data that can be transferred to third-parties for enriching their wallets. These nasty extortionists are capable of tracking down browsing activity, therefore, putting your data under a huge risk.
Myloginhelper.com, developed by Eightpoint Technologies is an intrusive redirect classified as a browser hijacker. It is accompanied by a browser extension called My Login Helper (alternatively My Login Hub). Myloginhelper.com can be caused either by clicking on suspicious advertisements or due to Potentially Unwanted Applications like adware that can be lurking on your system. On the one hand, Myloginhelper.com provides a wide range of helpful features like fast access to mail services and popular websites. However, on the other hand, under the veil of usefulness, Myloginhelper.com can also promote additional add-ons, new tabs and malicious ads alongside browsing. Once installed on your PC, this type of extension will alter browser settings for fraudulent means, therefore, adding a minimalistic homepage and changing the standard search engine to search.hmyloginhelper.com or hp.hmyloginhub.co, that are ostensibly meant to improve browsing. In fact, all of these features are just visual and do not ensure more convenient usability. Instead, they allow extortionists to garner personal data such as passwords, credentials and other browser-related information.
Critical-alert.info is a malicious domain that forcibly pushes users into allowing fake push-notification pop-ups that subsequently impose intrusive advertisements right on the desktop. You can be redirected to Critical-alert.info either by inadvertently clicking on dubious ads or because of some unwanted application installed on your PC. Critical-alert.info can be presented as an intermediate page that can appear whilst crossing between suspicious websites. Once visited, it claims that you should click on the "Allow" button to continue browsing or access the intended website. Unfortunately, allowing push-notifications leads to intrusive ads popping up right on your screen and pushing highlighted banners that include redirects to potentially dangerous pages. Such infections are also supposed to stealthily gather personal data like passwords, IP-addresses, geolocations and other precious information that can be transferred to third-parties for making a profit.
A.akamaihd.net is a group of fabricated searching domains classified as browser hijackers, that are ostensibly meant to provide more relevant searching results. It also may be presented as pop-ups and redirects, showing up randomly while browsing. A.akamaihd.net serves as a suffix to fake domains that may look like these: lkysearchex11322-a.akamaihd.net, lkysearchds-1657.a.akamaihd.net, searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net, default21076355-a.akamaihd.net and so forth. On top of that, A.akamaihd.net is not an independent piece meaning, that it cannot work without an adware application installed on your computer. If so, the app will, therefore, alter the browser settings without the user's permission and assign custom "searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net" domain as a default search engine. The adware has been seen targetting Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Internet Explorer browsers, therefore, covering a wide range of people. Note that the searching queries will be redirected to a legitimate Yahoo search engine. Whilst these changes may seem insignificant, keep in mind that such applications can track user's data like browsing history, passwords, URLs, contacts, or even IP-Addresses.
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.