Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,543
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 599
First Seen: December 29, 2022
Last Seen: September 23, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Users who run into 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 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 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. 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.

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