Skilled Marketing Browser Extension Redirects Mac Users to Annoying Sponsored Ads
Skilled Marketing is a potentially unwanted program or PUP that operates as an add-on for Internet browsers and may be associated with other threats like adware and browser hijackers. Browser hijackers generally redirect users to its sponsored content to generate revenue for the app’s designers.
In most cases, Skilled Marketing spreads through bundled software packages. Its presence on your computer could be easily avoided by choosing the custom installation option when downloading software and avoiding any unknown or unwanted programs. It also spreads via the web on click-bait style ads, so users who want to avoid Skilled Marketing symptoms should employ caution when browsing the web.
Browser hijackers like Skilled Marketing generally can collect personally non-identifiable information that could be stored on your browser. This information, which can include the websites visited and the search keywords used, can then be shared with a third party, resulting in further exposure to potentially suspicious commercial content.
The primary function of Skilled Marketing is to generate revenue for its operators by enticing users to click on the sponsored ads and banners that come from websites with potentially unreliable content that the associated browser hijacker usually redirects users to.
Browser hijackers may also modify your browser’s search settings to hijack search results and show advertisements instead of relevant search results. This may lead unsuspecting users to sites that may contain computer threats.
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