Published Aug 12, 2015|Updated Sep 15, 2017

BrowserModifier:Win32/SupTab

Alert level: High Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender  detects and removes this unwanted software.

This browser modifier is a member of the Win32/SupTab family. It installs add-ons or extensions to your Internet browser without your permission. It also and modifies your search settings.

Usually, this threat bypasses the normal prompts or dialogs that ask for your consent to install browser extensions, toolbars, or add-ons into the Internet Explorer and Google Chrome web browsers.

It also modifies browser shortcut files. When launched using these modified shortcuts, the browsers open certain websites that you may not intend to visit.

This threat is part of a suite of malware and unwanted software families that is also called "Fireball". Read about this threat group in the Windows Security blog: 

Understanding the true size of “Fireball”

Find out more about how and why we identify unwanted software.

 

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