202302 Oct

Askusdaily Browser Extension


Upon thoroughly evaluating the Askusdaily application, researchers have conclusively determined that its primary purpose is to function as a browser hijacker. It does so by making unauthorized modifications to various settings within the browser, including changes to the default search engine, homepage and new tab pages. This data could be harvested and subsequently monetized, potentially being sold to third parties for various purposes, thereby raising serious privacy and security concerns for users. They may present fake security alerts, error messages, or urgent update notifications that manipulate users into taking actions that result in the installation of unwanted software. Clicking on these ads can result in the installation of browser hijackers or PUPs, as users may be lured by the enticing offers or claims.

Source: Enigmasoftware