Home Malware Programs Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) eTogether


Posted: May 26, 2016

Threat Metric

Ranking: 17,295
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 494
First Seen: May 26, 2016
Last Seen: September 1, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

eTogether is a questionable add-on that may be compatible with all of the popular browsers. eTogether promises to help you find your soulmate directly from your PC. The extension is also expected to improve your online searches. However, eTogether is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that tries to benefit from your actions during your surfing sessions. The developers of eTogether try to redirect you to sponsored pages that seek to become more popular. By doing so, they may receive pay-per-click or pay-per-install commissions. Unfortunately, there is no mechanism that can verify if the page you are about to visit is safe. In some cases, the ads by eTogether or the sponsored links it includes in the search engines may open potentially threatening sites. This PUP may rely on two main methods for its distribution. The first tactic is the direct download – some PC users may find themselves on eTogether.com, and may assume the extension is legit. This site claims to be a top dating service provider. However, the fact that its Facebook page has only four likes speaks enough. This platform is fraudulent. If you register and share your information, it may be used for harmful purposes, and you may start receiving spam. If you didn't install the extension from its official site, it most likely entered together with third-party freeware. You should unmark the suggested bonus programs via the 'Advanced' menu to spare yourself a negative surprise later on. eTogether may attach towards Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, and after that, eTogether may cause various unapproved changes. You may notice a sponsored search site as your homepage. You should not use unknown providers because they may display inaccurate results while trying to redirect you to sponsored sites. This PUP also may block all page-based ads and replace them with its own commercial materials. As a consequence, you may start seeing intrusive pop-ups, banners, interstitial ads, sponsored videos, or multimedia elements with the slogan 'Brought by eTogether.' To present landing on a compromised site, you should ignore all of the new ads. The most efficient way to delete this PUP is to use a professional anti-malware solution.