Threat Database Rogue Websites

The website is unlikely to be a destination that users would decide to visit willingly. The page appears to lack any useful content and is instead used by its operators as a platform for pushing online tactics. As a result, users who land on or are frequently redirected to it may have intrusive adware or another PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) lurking on their devices.

One confirmed tatic seen on tries to convince its victims that their computers have been infected with malware threats. More specifically, the deceiving scenario appears to be a variant of the popular 'Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!' scheme. However, users should keep in mind that many rogue websites can change the tricks they show based on the visitor's IP address/geolocation. may display several security alerts or warnings pretending to be sent by a reputable source - in this case, the McAfee computer security company. In reality, McAfee is in no way connected to the rogue website. Users also may be shown the results of a supposed threat scan conducted by the page. This commonly exploited tactic has one glaring flaw - no website is capable of such functionality on its own.

In most cases, the operators of these online schemes want to take users to an official page for a security tool. The page will have affiliate tags attached to it, which will allow the fraudsters to earn commission fees for any completed transactions.


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