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Posted: May 23, 2014

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 1,105
First Seen: May 23, 2014
Last Seen: June 30, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Adware-FHP is considered to be adware that may compromise online searches of the PC user by changing search results in major search engines with sponsored links and constantly diverting computer users to questionable websites with mainly adware-related content. Adware-FHP may embed a potentially unwanted add-on, plug-in or browser extension in Web browsers such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome when the PC user installs various freeware from unreliable download websites. When the computer user installs any free applications and does not pay attention to any additional tools that may be added into the installation process, he may also install undesirable add-ons like Adware-FHP on the PC. After installation, Adware-FHP may hijack and modify an online search box in any website and substitute it with its own. Adware-FHP may generate and display annoying pop-up advertisements and unwillingly reroute computer users to unreliable websites designed to possibly generate advertising revenue from increased Internet traffic and ad clicks.