202121 Sep



The WebMusicSearch application tries to pass as a useful addition that could help users navigate the Web in a more convenient way. Unfortunately, in reality, the application turns out to be little more than a browser hijacker, whose only goal is to promote the address of a fake search engine. That is because these PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) are distributed through deceitful tactics predominantly, such as bundling or fake installers/updates for popular products. In WebMusicSearchs case, it promotes its own address - webmusicsearch.com, by setting it as the Web browsers homepage, new tab page and default search engine. The operators of the PUP can then decide on how to exploit the acquired data, including the option of potentially selling it to third parties.

Source: Enigmasoftware