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Adware in the Real World (Fireball)

Fireball is a web browser hijack tool that directs users to other sites, and infected over 250 million devices. Watch Skylar Simmons explain more.

In this video, we will take an overview of Fireball, a web browser hijack tool that directs users to other sites.

Fireball Infected over 250 million devices in 2017. Typically, adware is bundled with Freeware. Experts believe that Fireball was created by the Chinese marketing company RafoTech. We will also submit a sample of Fireball to IBM X-Force Exchange, and compared hashes.

Reflect and share: How does Adware differ from Ransomware? Remember, Ransomeware captures and encrypts your data and was covered last week.

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