Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 9,255
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 364
First Seen: July 31, 2022
Last Seen: August 31, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows's primary reason for existing appears to be the propagation of online schemes. The page has been observed running variations of both 'You've visited illegal infected website' and 'Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!' tactics. Users should note that these may not be all of the tactics encountered on the site, as most rogue pages base their behavior on the incoming IP addresses and users' geolocation.

When is opened, it will show various fake security alerts and warnings. The site may even pretend to have conducted a threat scan of the user's device and that multiple critical threats have been detected. Typically, these pages will prominently display the logo, branding, and name of a reputable software company. In this case, pretends as if its fake warnings are coming from the McAfee Corp., even though the company is in no way associated with the rogue page. Furthermore, users should keep in mind that no website is capable of performing a scan of their computers or devices on its own.

The role of the fake scares is to push the user into following the instructions of the fraudsters. This way, they may earn illegitimate commission fees based on the transactions completed through the hoax page. Alternatively, the fraudsters may be spreading intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) while telling their victims that the application is a security program capable of resolving the supposed malware infection. In reality, once the PUP is installed on the system, it is likely to activate its adware, browser hijacker or even data-tracking functions. 

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