Posted: December 5, 2013 Description is an advertising domain that sometimes is associated with the unintentional delivery of unsafe content and a variety of adware-related issues. Like other advertisement networks with poor histories for security, may endanger your PC by exposing it to script-based exploits that may install threats or try to steal information under false pretenses. A properly protected browser, particularly one backed up by good anti-malware defenses, should be reasonably safe from these attacks, but you still should act to remove adware and other PC threats that cause pop-ups or other symptoms of browser misbehavior.

Why Keeps Talking to Your Browser

With not much to set apart from the many other advertising networks online, was of minor interest to malware experts for previous security compromises that used its advertisements as vehicles for malware attacks. That interest only grew when an adware campaign was found using several years ago. Because is one of multiple advertisement servers used by such popular services as the Yahoo Mail, casual exposure to is extremely likely for many PC users. adware functions usually utilize the format of a basic banner injection that loads's advertisements in a Web page automatically – even if that page isn't designed to display a advertisement. Pop-ups, pop-unders, interstitial advertisements and other types of browser advertising also may be observed. Although most adware products are rated as PUPs, malware experts also sometimes see adware functions that are associated with high-level PC threats.

Getting to Shut Its Jaw

Setting the associated adware campaign aside, also has some notable attributes of its own that may be of minor concern to anyone dealing with its advertisements. With a delivery method that conceals advertisement loading until the advertisement can be fully displayed, may cause confusion as to which websites call for its advertisements originally (since you may have changed to a different site by the time a pop-up appears). also indulges in basic tracking of Web-browsing behavior that is very typical for advertising servers, although many online privacy advocates would consider unnecessarily invasive.

Perhaps most importantly, there have been incidents involving's advertisements including toxic content, although these advertisements were removed once reported. If you're not in a position where blocking's advertising by default is practical, using other forms of browser security, and particularly anti-malware protection, is a very intelligent way to make sure your PC can't be compromised by lapses in an advertising company's security procedures.

Of course, using anti-malware tools to delete adware or other PC threats causing unnatural contact with advertising simply is a good PC security practice that malware analysts always would recommend.

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