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Auto Downloads

What are Auto Downloads?

Auto Downloads are a case in which a misleading ad is shown (or not) to the user, resulting in an automatic download without the user’s intent or knowledge, usually downloading a malicious program to the user’s device.


How This Works:

Fraudsters will take advantage of web pages full of misleading ads and links in order to bait users, downloading the malicious program to their devices with the intent of using the device in future scams.
Fraudulent traffic (fake clicks, impressions etc.) will then be generated from the devices or sensitive data will be stolen from the users to be sold or manipulated for other scams.


Why AppsFlyer:

While it can’t protect users from entering malicious online locations, fake traffic generated by malware and bots will be blocked by Protect360, preventing it from reaching your campaigns.


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