Be on the lookout for this malware that hijacks your browser and generates bogus search results


Researchers at RedCanary (thanks, bleepingcomputer (opens in new tab)) have noticed an uptick in ChromeLoader (opens in new tab)activity since the beginning of the year. This malware can completely take over your browser, manipulating search results in an effort to get you to click into a network of shady malicious sites and potentially steal your user data. 

This nasty bit of malware is what is called a browser hijacker. It changes a user’s browser settings to display search results and ads for bogus sites, surveys, and even adult games on both Windows PCs and macOS systems. Despite being called ChromeLoader, it does affect Apple Safari in addition to Google Chrome. 

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