SurfBuyer Mac OS X Adware — Detect and Remove Infections

SurfBuyer Mac OS X Adware is a virus threat that can can cause malicious actions to the infected systems. Our in-depth removal article shows how the threat behaves and how victim users can remove active infections.

Threat Summary

NameSurfBuyer Mac OS X Adware
TypeAdware with redirect scripts
Short DescriptionA dangerous infection that will lead to pop-ups generation and can execute different malicious actions.
SymptomsVictims may experience system performance issues and will see many ads and other scrips.
Distribution MethodBundled downloads, malicious scripts and other methods.
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SurfBuyer Mac OS X Adware – How Did I Get It

The SurfBuyer Mac OS X Adware is a common virus infection that may be installed using different methods. Depending on the target machines the criminals may opt to use several techniques at once.

A primary method is to create SPAM email messages that contain various social engineering tricks, their end goal is to coerce the users into interacting with the malicious elements. The messages themselves are designed to appear as legitimate notifications sent by commonly used Internet services and sites. The virus file leading to the SurfBuyer Mac OS X Adware infection may be directly attached to them or linked in the body. Other methods that the hackers may use is the spread of the files in fake download sites — they are fake copies of well-known Internet portals and vendor download pages. To make it harder to distinguish between the real and the counterfeit page the hackers may use similar sounding domain names and security certificates.

File sharing networks are another widely used method for spreading the files, (Read more...)

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