Deceiving domain - wish-you.co

Type: Adware

Wish-you.co is the page that delivers a festive message to visitors that is either a random redirect or a greeting from a particular person. The domain offers a service that allows users to make the message and personalize the gift for their loved ones. However, the page redirects to additional websites with possibly dangerous material and suspicious purposes.

The main redirect to Wish-you.co is caused by the adware or a different type of potentially unwanted program. The domain itself is created to show deceptive content and lead to sites where users get exposed to ad-tracking tools, so needed data gets collected, recorded, and misused later on. The fact that it is a festive-themed site means that people tend to fall for these deceptive tricks during the time of holidays. 

The URL Wish-you.co
Associated intruder Adware or redirect virus
Additional symptoms of the threat Redirects to other sites that display commercial material, pop-ups, banners, blinking boxes that appear on commonly visited pages, browser applications installed without permission. General slowness of the device is caused by additional processes PUP runs in the background and changes the threat can make on the system
Main danger Ad-tracking is the method used by every commercial site that PUP exposes the user to. There is no guarantee that advertisers are not collecting personal details about each visitor

wish-you.co violations

2CR-015: The domain is included in the database of security software

2CR-007: The site shows additional pop-ups to keep the visitors' attention

The site shows additional pop-ups to keep the visitors' attention

2CR-013: The page offers a service to get users' information and redirect them to other sites

The page offers a service to get users' information and redirect them to other sites