Posted: June 22, 2015
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
|First Seen:||June 22, 2015|
|Last Seen:||March 29, 2020|
SerfSearch is an annoying browser hijacker associated with serfsearch.com. This unreliable tool travels together with freeware and may enter without the knowledge of the users. Once the unreliable add-on reaches your system, it immediately affects all detected Internet clients, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. After this initial setup is completed, the hijacker proceeds with its main activity – to promote serfsearch.com. This platform may replace your default homepage without any authorization. You may be also redirected to the site on any possible occasion. Although you are encouraged to perform your searches through it, you should not trust serfsearch.com. This low-quality search engine is designed to generate traffic towards partner sites. As a result, you may start visiting sites, which don't meet your search criteria. Unfortunately, some of them may even host malicious content and may try to infect your PC. In addition, the overall performance of your browser may be troubled, and you may notice additional commercial materials. As with all browser hijackers, the recommended course of action is to remove SerfSearch with a credible security application.