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‘Quickflashupdate.be’ Pop-Ups

Posted: September 9, 2015

Java is one of the most popular programming languages, and many sites use it. Some people like the administrators of quickflashupdate.be rely on this fact for their own malicious goals. This domain encourages all visitors to load software that is described as a newer and better version of Java. In reality, the suggested application is not associated with the famous programming language at all. Instead, what you may download is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), adware or even some cyber threat. This way of spreading questionable or dangerous applications is very efficient for several reasons. First of all, the developers of the real Java constantly work to improve their product, and the majority of people are used to updating this programming language. Second, the design of quickflashupdate.be is made professionally. It contains the distinctive features of Java, including its logo, font and text layout. Quickflashupdate.be has even copied the corresponding "Terms and Conditions". This domain is one out of three sites, all of which are hosted on the same IP address – The other two are quickcomputerrepairs.be and simple-updater-now.be, and they function in exactly the same manner. The three sites rely on a browser hijacker to get visitors. These tools are simple web extensions, which can attach to Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. The browser hijacker sets quickflashupdate.be or some of the other two sites as the homepage, which means the person is about to notice it whenever he goes online. It is essential to remove the dangerous extension as soon as possible. Since it tends to be pretty stubborn, you should consider using a dedicated anti-malware application.