Search.kuklorest.com is the shady search engine that shows questionable content and makes users visit the unwanted sites and freeware distributing pages. It aims to trick people into using the useless search engine as their default on, so results can get injected with advertisements and sponsored material that triggers additional redirects with one click on the material.
PUPs are the ones that redirect users to search.kuklorest.com. Such infections get bundled to costless programs like multimedia players, games, system tools, download managers, and shady system optimizers. In most cases, free download sites include PUPs as additional installs and users unknowingly get those apps installed by choosing the wrong type of installation.
Once such program loads on the machine modifications start with start-up files, search engine alterations, and browser redirects. But the browser hijacker can cause issues with your privacy due to third-party data tracking involvement.
|Type of threat||Browser hijacker|
|Symptoms||Altered search engine provider, new tab, and homepage settings. Additional pop-ups, redirects, and banners with the commercial content show up on the screen. PUP can easily install other programs without asking for your permission|
|Damage||Data tracking and sharing can lead to issues with your machine and privacy when more personal details are gathered by third-party companies|