Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 3,540
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2,581
First Seen: July 24, 2022
Last Seen: September 24, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is an untrustworthy website that appears to have been created for the sole purpose of propagating various online tactics. Shady pages, such as this one are rarely visited by users intentionally. Instead, most users are taken there as a result of unwanted redirects caused by rogue advertising networks or invasive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

One of the schemes encountered on is a variation of 'Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!' The site will present users with results from a supposed threat scan of their devices. The site will claim to have detected 5 hurtful threats that must be removed as soon as possible. Like most schemes of this type, also exploits the name, brand, logo, etc., of a legitimate and reputable company - McAfee, in this case. With all of its fake security alerts and warnings, the dubious page tries to scare visitors into buying a subscription to McAfee's security solution. 

It is important to note that McAfee Corp. has no connection to any of the rogue websites using its name. The fraudsters are likely trying to earn illegitimate commission fees based on all of the transactions conducted via the untrustworthy page. Users also should keep in mind that these websites will often try to lure them into enabling their push notifications. Thanks to the browser permissions associated with this feature, the hoax pages will be able to start generating intrusive advertisements on the device. The advertisements are likely to promote additional con sites, phishing portals, PUPs masquerading as useful applications and more. 

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