Binkiland.com is the deceptive site because this fake search engine claims to offer quick access to popular sites like flight or hotel booking, travel pages, shopping sites, social media platforms. There are not reasons, in particular, that should convince you to use these tools as your go-to browser application or a search engine because this is a browser hijacker-related site.
These redirects to the initial binkiland.com site can appear after freeware installation processes when you don't pay proper attention to additional downloads and other important details like the legitimacy of the source in the first place. When the potentially unwanted program lands on the device, this site gets added on the web browser settings as preferences for the homepage, search engine, new tab, and so on.
Once binkiland.com manages to control search results, it injects commercial content, sponsored material, redirects to affiliated pages, and manages to generate views and page visits that later can get monetized. These ad-supported sites promote and distribute PUPs to get more visitors and collect their data for more personalized ads in later campaigns.
|Type of the threat||Browser hijacker/ Redirect virus/ Browser plugin|
|Distribution||Freeware installations from unsafe sources, deceptive pages, misleading sites, other PUPs|
|Danger||PUPs can collect, track, and use information about users' preferences and habits while browsing online. Also, commercial content displayed on the screen might be infected or contain malicious material|