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Typically, this is achieved by changing the homepage, new page tab, and the default search engine to now open the specific address. Furthermore, these intruder applications also are classified as PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) due to the underhanded tactics involved in their distributions. Indeed, in the vast majority of cases, PUPs attempt to hide their installation by either being bundled alongside a far more desirable software product or being disguised as an installer/update for another program. However, when it comes to TempoSearch specifically, users have reported that it is far more annoying than usual because the address of the fake search engine is also injected into any hyperlinks for images, maps and more. Starting with the IP address, the targeted information might also include the type of device, mobile device ID number, screen resolution, Web browser information, as well as browser preferences and settings (time zone, language, etc.).

Source: Enigmasoftware