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Efc.pkgmirror.net

Posted: December 6, 2013

As one of many new Web domains that have been part of a recent upswing in adware and browser-hijacking campaigns, Efc.pkgmirror.net poses a danger to your browser indirectly: by promoting uncontrollable third party content that may be used to attack your PC or steal personal information through false pretenses. Although loading Efc.pkgmirror.net, by itself will not harm your PC, any unwilling contact with Efc.pkgmirror.net through pop-up attacks or other browser issues should be treated as a potential compromise of your PC – along with being a clear indication of the presence of adware that's already installed. Reliable anti-malware strategies and software should be used to uninstall Efc.pkgmirror.net adware as soon as you can manage after first observing the typical symptoms, which, hopefully, also will restore any damaged security settings that are common problems with these types of PC threats.

Efc.pkgmirror.net: Mirroring Whatever Its Partners Tell It to Show

Efc.pkgmirror.net isn't officially classified as a threatening website and doesn't host any content of its own, but has a history of indirect association with PUPs and threats that may lead to your PC being attacked through the third party content that Efc.pkgmirror.net delivers. Malware experts tracked the rise of various simultaneous browser-hijacking and pop-up-producing adware campaigns that experienced increases in observable attacks in November, with Efc.pkgmirror.net as one of the domains found to be involved. Other Web domains also used for the same purposes include Pnl.hostjs.net, Jno.jsstatis.net, Mkd.fastdist.net, Ggk.findsection.net, Ouc.pageimage.net and Ywi.jsst.net.

The expected most common formats for Efc.pkgmirror.net-based browser attacks may include:

  • Pop-up windows with Efc.pkgmirror.net advertisements that may load without being related to the loading of a specific website.
  • Redirects to Efc.pkgmirror.net from other sites, potentially including your homepage, an error page, a new tab page or a search engine.

While their formats are variable, these attacks always use Efc.pkgmirror.net to deliver third party content to your browser. This content may include fraudulent warning messages, prompts to download fake software or efforts at stealing your confidential information. General precautions that malware experts would recommend for minimizing these issues include updating your software regularly (which lowers the quantity of vulnerabilities that may be exploited), blocking scripts by default and using a browser that isn't commonly targeted by online attacks.

Breaking the Cycle of Efc.pkgmirror.net Mirror Images

Whether Efc.pkgmirror.net advertisements appear to be harmless or harmful to your computer, you never should allow software to choose which sites your browser loads arbitrarily. As soon as possible after you begin seeing Efc.pkgmirror.net hijacks, pop-ups or other browser misbehavior, you should act in favor of employing anti-malware scans that are thorough enough to identify any hidden threat that may be related to these attacks. With malware researchers still attempting to identify all software associated with the Efc.pkgmirror.net adware campaign, it remains doubtful as to the complete extent of the attacks involved. Many such attacks may be delivered by Trojans with other functions intended to steal bank account information or damage your PC's security significantly, although such problems aren't a foregone conclusion.

The brands of browsers being affected by this rise in threats still is under investigation. However, most evidence shows that Efc.pkgmirror.net may be installed through such methods as fake software updates, software bundles that don't announce the inclusion of add-ons and/or the efforts of Trojan downloaders.

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