Home Malware Programs Browser Hijackers Yourconnectivity.net


Posted: September 26, 2016

Threat Metric

Ranking: 5,577
Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs: 712
First Seen: September 26, 2016
Last Seen: September 23, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Yourconnectivity.net is a search website that redirects its traffic to other sites. This behavior isn't definitively threatening, but content related to Yourconnectivity.net might endanger your PC by displaying phishing tactics, fake software updates and similar attacks. Malware experts also can confirm the distribution of at least one Yourconnectivity.net hijacker, a threat that redirects your Web-browsing software to this site. Remove Yourconnectivity.net add-ons and similar, browser-redirecting threats with appropriate security tools and, if necessary, clean your browser's temporary files and settings.

A Little More Web Connectivity than Anyone Needs

Although almost every Web surfer needs accurate search results to organize their browsing habits, most businesses lack the funding and technical expertise required for providing such a service independently. This problem hasn't stopped some Web-oriented companies from pretending to offer more than they have, such as the admins of Yourconnectivity.net. While this site's registration is only a month old, already, malware analysts have evidence-connecting Yourconnectivity.net to browser-compromising software.

The browser hijacking campaign in Yourconnectivity.net's favor is several weeks newer than the website, with reports only definitive as of late September. Symptoms may include:

  • Your browser may redirect itself to Yourconnectivity.net from other, unrelated sites, such as a favorite search engine or another, equally high-traffic domain.
  • Yourconnectivity.net may be your default homepage, new tab page, or search engine, regardless of your browser's settings.
  • There also are limited reports of Yourconnectivity.net hijackers modifying the shortcuts of other programs, causing Yourconnectivity.net's loading in exclusion to the shortcut's original target.

Traffic redirected to Yourconnectivity.net and using its search is redirected, in turn, to Bing.com, but with the addition of affiliate data by the first site for creating traffic-based ad revenue. Notably, no legitimate software or product is associating itself with these browser-redirecting attacks, which most likely are launching through non-consensually installed, hidden extensions, and other PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

Cutting Down Your Connection to a Search Re-Router

Although Yourconnectivity.net's business model may be highly questionable, malware researchers can find no evidence of malvertising or other 'attack content' that could damage your PC by being exposed to it. However, similar pseudo-search engines may promote misleading advertising content, and at least one PC security company has seen fit to classify Yourconnectivity.net as a phishing website. Advertising security protocols, such as blocking scripts and pop-ups, can prevent PC users from being harmed by coincidental contact with these search sites.

Your browser's redirecting itself to Yourconnectivity.net is one symptom that your PC is under attack by unwanted or threatening software. Since Yourconnectivity.net hijackers conceal their files from the PC user and use non-consensual installation exploits deliberately, you should use conventional security software for identifying their presence. After deleting a Yourconnectivity.net hijacker, or any browser-hijacking threat, you also should consider following the browser manufacturer's recommendations on flushing any temporary settings that could continue provoking redirects to an unwanted site.

Real search engine companies require years and even decades to create appropriate search algorithms, but it doesn't take much time to create a search-hijacking campaign. If they don't want to see sites like Yourconnectivity.net as permanent features of their homepages, PC users should continue protecting themselves by browsing and downloading safely and intelligently.

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