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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

A few typical behaviors of the programs installed along with Zip Cruncher:

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

Payloads

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