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Ads by PassLocal

Posted: January 28, 2014

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,540
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 6,905
First Seen: January 28, 2014
Last Seen: October 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Ads by PassLocal is adware/browser add-on that may display numerous discount coupons, offers, sales and special deals that supposedly save the computer user's money and time while they are making an online shopping on shopping related websites. Usually, Ads by PassLocal may circulate using tricky methods, such as packaging it together with other free applications. After Ads by PassLocal is installed on the PC without the computer user's consent, it may change the default browser settings and result in forced redirects to unidentified websites that may flood the screen of the computer system with various random pop-up advertisements or advertisements linked to the PC user's surfing routine. Pop-up advertisements from Ads by PassLocal may be seen when computer users are browsing the Web using Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Ads by PassLocal may replace the default homepage and search engine with an unknown website. When installed on the computer, Ads by PassLocal may add an unwanted browser extension, add-on or plug-in on the Web browser.