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Auto Downloads

What are Auto Downloads?

A misleading ad 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 device with the intent of using the device in future scams, generating fraudulent traffic (fake clicks, impressions etc.) from the devices or alternatively steal sensitive data from the user 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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