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:||December 29, 2022|
|Last Seen:||September 23, 2023|
Users who run into Authenticguarding.com are likely visiting unsafe content online, such as corrupted advertisements, dubious websites and other sources of malware infections. Questionable websites like suspicious gambling platforms, adult entertainment, and pages distributing pirated media can scare their visitors with bogus pop-ups like the 'Your Windows 10 is infected with 5 viruses!' alerts.
Their Real Intent is to Sell a Security Tool
Unsuspecting users that believe the allegations of the security alert displayed by Authenticguarding.com and click the scan button will have their machine analyzed by a fake McAfee Antivirus that will show scary simulated scan results like the 'Your Windows 10 is infected with 5 viruses!'
The scared users then are instructed to click on a 'Renew License' or 'Proceed...' button. Doing it, they will allow the fraudsters handling the Authenticguarding.com tactic to get a commission every time a McAfee subscription is purchased or renewed. Although the fraudsters do not have ethics and use the brand and name of respected security products providers, the actual companies do not participate in the fraud.
Authenticguarding.com is considered a browser hijacker because it takes control of the computer users' Web browser to display its fake warning. A browser hijacker can be tricky to be removed because affected users need to remove the source of them, as well as any related files. The safest way to do it is by using an anti-malware product.
Authenticguarding.com may call the following URLs: