Adware.Sogou is Malwarebytes’ detection name for adware that primarily targets Chinese users. Sogou is the name of one of the main search engines in China.
Users may notice a changed startpage or default search provider in their browser. They may also see advertisements that are not originating from the sites they are visiting.
Adware.Sogou started out as a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer but has adapted to the market for online searches by expanding to other browsers and Operating Systems. It shows advertisements in the form of popups.
Adware.Sogou is usually installed by bundlers.
Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.Sogou by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Sogou without further user interaction.
You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.
Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.
On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.
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