Remove MyFlightSearch Malicious Ads
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Remove MyFlightSearch Malicious Ads

This article will aid you to remove MyFlightSearch ads. Follow the removal instructions provided at the end of the article.

Cybersecurity specialists that work specifically for the media industry have discovered a new type of method that hackers use to hide malicious code in advertisements. With the help of that technique they are committing digital ad fraud. The advertising campaigns for services such as MyFlightSearch and JobsImpact are involved – one offering discounted flights, the other – hiring people and encouraging users to click on the ad to “learn more”. When the image of the advert appears, users can be redirected to a pop-up with a scam similar to the $1000 Amazon gift card scam and others. The technique is called a polyglot and is designed to collect and sell users’ identifiable information and obtaining financial credentials.

Threat Summary

NameMyFlightSearch Malicious Ads
TypeAdware, PUP
Short DescriptionHackers using advertisements to hide malicious code inside them and attempt to commit digital ad fraud.
SymptomsYou keep seeing adverts in your browsers, like pop-ups and in-page ads, etc. You can get redirected from ads and links loaded on the website. Ads from sites like MyFlightSearch.com redirect to pages trying to obtain the information and credentials of users.
Distribution MethodFreeware Installations, Bundled Packages
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MyFlightSearch Malicious Ads – Distribution

Malicious code is usually injected inside the images and advertisements on web pages. Websites can also be hijacked and contain malicious adverts. The advertisements might show up due to software that is installed on your browser or computer machine. Said software might be the result of you installing bundled packages containing malicious code.

Clicking on just one redirect link or advert could initialize the digital ad fraud. In addition, banners, pop-ups as well as more kinds of adverts could be placed on websites which want to popularize a service, but end up with malicious code. These ad-types might redirect to domains that are designed to steal information. All browsers which could be affected are: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari.

MyFlightSearch Malicious Ads – Insight

Аdvertising campaigns for services such as MyFlightSearch and JobsImpact are involved – one offering discounted flights, the other – hiring people and encouraging users to click on the ad to “learn more”. When the image of the advert appears, users can be redirected to a pop-up with a scam similar to

$1000 Amazon Gift Card Scam.

You can see the main website page for MyFlightSearch:

MyFlightSearch and JobsImpact are legitimate services. It is unknown whether the MyFlightSearch or JobsImpact service are involved directly or the hackers have gained access only to their adverts and inserted the malicious code inside them. Hackers insert such malicious scripts in a silent matter, making them very hard to be detected.

The other website that is known to have advertisements pushing redirects via a malicious script is JobsImpact.com and can be seen from the screenshot portrayed down here:

Users do not have to click an ad or anything for them to get redirected out of the current page they are on and land them on a Web page designed to steal data about them and banking credentials. DEVCON officials that have analyzed the attack reveal that once the pop-up appears, other attacks can be carried out, from cryptomining to the installation of a Remote Access Trojan (RAT), which effectively gives hackers access to the device of the user, thus opening the door to future digital attacks.

Advertisements could have one of those texts inside them:

  • Advert from JobsImpact
  • Powered by JobsImpact
  • Ads by JobsImpact
  • Advertisement by JobsImpact
  • Brought to you by JobsImpact
  • Advert from MyFlightSearch
  • Powered by MyFlightSearch
  • Ads by MyFlightSearch
  • Advertisement by MyFlightSearch
  • Brought to you by MyFlightSearch

The adverts, plus all other sponsored content can collect information about you and your browsing activity in addition to the information that the malicious scripts are designed to collect automatically. Advertisements tied to MyFlightSearch can be in the form of banners, pop-ups, pop-unders, in-page ads, plus in-text links ads. Other ad-types are not excluded from showing up.

MyFlightSearch Malicious Ads – Data Collection and Tracking

Be very careful what information you provide when you are browsing online. Data which can be collected by the cybercriminals via their malicious scripts is the following:

  • Your Full Name
  • Your IP Address
  • Your Physical Address and Geographical Location
  • Your Age
  • Your Phone Number
  • Your Banking Credentials
  • Your Credit Card Information

Other information can be stolen as well as sold to the highest bidder on the black market. Identity theft and other malicious actions are not excluded to happen in the future if the information gets into the hands of hackers. In fact, if the data is successfully acquired you should worry of a cyberattack or an attack on your identity or your money being stolen from your credit card and bank. Be sure to remove any malware that can be remotely related to the MyFlightSearch malicious ads or ones targeting other services.

Remove MyFlightSearch Malicious Ads

To remove MyFlightSearch malicious ads and related software manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions provided below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the ads and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such a program can keep your computer safe in the future.

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov

Tsetso Mihailov is a tech-geek and loves everything that is tech-related, while observing the latest news surrounding technologies. He has worked in IT before, as a system administrator and a computer repair technician. Dealing with malware since his teens, he is determined to spread word about the latest threats revolving around computer security.

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