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{{MalwareInfobox|name = Zip Cruncher|type = Potentially unwanted program|date = 2018|platform = Microsoft Windows|filetype = .exe|image = Zip-Cruncher-adware.jpg}}Zip Cruncher is a [[potentially unwanted program]] that claims it is a ZIP archive utility, but also installs unwanted extensions, [[adware]], or unwanted programs onto a computer.
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{{MalwareInfobox
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|name = Zip Cruncher
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|type = Potentially unwanted program
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|date = 2018
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|platform = Microsoft Windows
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|filetype = .exe
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|image = Zip-Cruncher-adware.jpg}}
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'''Zip Cruncher''' is a [[potentially unwanted program]] that claims it is a ZIP archive utility, but also installs unwanted extensions, [[adware]], or unwanted programs onto a computer.
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==Behavior==
 
==Behavior==
A few typical behaviors of the programs installed along with Zip Cruncher:
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The unwanted extensions installed by Zip Cruncher will display typical adware behavior, which includes the following:
*Advertisements appear in places they shouldn’t be.
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*Advertisements appear in places they shouldn't be.
*Your web browser’s homepage has mysteriously changed without your permission.
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*The web browser's homepage has mysteriously changed without the user's permission.
*Web pages that you typically visit are not displaying properly.
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*Web pages that the user typically visits are not displaying properly.
*Website links redirect to sites different from what you expected.
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*Website links redirect to sites different from what the user expected.
 
*Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
 
*Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
*Other unwanted programs might get installed without your knowledge.
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*Other unwanted programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.
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==Payloads==
 
==Payloads==
It tracks the user's activities to use the collected data against the user.
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It tracks the user's activities to use the collected data against the user.
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Latest revision as of 17:06, 9 March 2021

Zip Cruncher
Zip-Cruncher-adware.jpg
TypePotentially unwanted program
Date2018
PlatformMicrosoft Windows
File Type.exe
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Zip Cruncher is a potentially unwanted program that claims it is a ZIP archive utility, but also installs unwanted extensions, adware, or unwanted programs onto a computer.

Behavior

The unwanted extensions installed by Zip Cruncher will display typical adware behavior, which includes the following:

  • Advertisements appear in places they shouldn't be.
  • The web browser's homepage has mysteriously changed without the user's permission.
  • Web pages that the user typically visits are not displaying properly.
  • Website links redirect to sites different from what the user expected.
  • Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
  • Other unwanted programs might get installed without the user's knowledge.

Payloads

It tracks the user's activities to use the collected data against the user.