Fastcanary.com Adware is a rogue application. The adware domain developed by Russian cyber criminals redirects user to spam websites continuously that may scam users for money. The UI displays a famous Mario game with a “Start Game Button” on it. However clicking on the button has no impact on the UI.
When the domain is opened, based on the browser settings an alert is displayed seeking user permission to block or allow the notifications by Fastcanary.com adware.
If user clicks on the ‘Block Button’, each click runs a malicious script redirecting users to other scam websites displaying the same UI.
The details of the script running in the background can be noted by following the navigation below:
Press F12 key-> click on ‘Sources’ tab-> Expand the ‘Top’ field and finally click on the second last entry to view the source code of the malicious script that runs.
The list of web url to which user is redirected include:
The malicious script may make your system susceptible to other PC infections that may infect the system with other malicious programs that put user data security and privacy at risk. The malware is responsible for causing chaos to user infected web browsers.
The domain does nothing other than risking the user with the array of negatives. Users are therefore required to get rid of this nasty system infection ASAP.
The route of nasty system infection can be tracked using command prompt. Follow the steps below to track the route:
The result shows IP address depicting the route of fastcanary.com adware.
The last IP address depicts the place where the virus heads towards. The data reveals it heads to server located in Newark in New Jersey, United States.
The infection is distributed via pop- ups and advertisements displayed on popular websites like torrents download, porn websites etc that users visit the most. Click on the ads makes the malware surge on the computer posing a threat to user security and privacy.
The cybercriminals use various strategies for malware distribution which include –
Browsers Affected: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox
Targeted Operating System: Windows
Symptoms: Continuous redirection to malicious web pages that run a malicious script in the background, occasional sluggishness of the infected device.
Before removing the infection from the system, remove the redirected web pages that are malicious. To do so follow the below navigation:
For Chrome Browser:
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