202121 Sep



VideoSearchCenter is another PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) whose only purpose for existing is to drive artificial traffic towards a fake search engine. The applications installation to the system usually remains unnoticed by the users, due to the underhanded tactics employed in VideoSearchCenters distribution. Users would find that their normal homepage, new tab page, and the default search engine of the browser have all been changed to now open an unfamiliar new address - videosearchcenter.com. Depending on factors such as the users geolocation, videosearchcenter.com might instead redirect to searchlee.com, a dubious engine that could show inaccurate results riddled with sponsored ad links. When dealing with PUPs, users have one more thing to worry about as these applications are notorious for having data-harvesting capabilities.

Source: Enigmasoftware