EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards display a variety of useful information, including:
Ranking: The ranking of a particular threat in EnigmaSoft’s Threat Database.
Severity Level: The determined severity level of an object, represented numerically, based on our risk modeling process and research, as explained in our Threat Assessment Criteria.
Infected Computers: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|Threat Level:||20 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||July 31, 2022|
|Last Seen:||May 24, 2023|
Antivirus-defence.com'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 Antivirus-defence.com 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, Antivirus-defence.com 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.