Threat Database Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 5,043
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 284
First Seen: March 28, 2023
Last Seen: September 28, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The rogue page known as was discovered by researchers during an investigation of suspicious sites. It was designed with the purpose of promoting deceptive content and sending out browser notification spam. Additionally, has the ability to redirect visitors to other websites that may be considered unreliable or dangerous.

Users are usually led to this type of website through redirects that are caused by pages containing rogue advertising networks. These networks can be used to display ads that contain potentially risky links.

Be Careful When Dealing with Deceptive Sites Like

Rogue websites often display different content depending on the visitor's location, known as geolocation. When our researchers visited, they were presented with a 'You've visited an illegal infected website' scam. This scam involves a fake anti-virus interface that runs a system scan and generates fake threat reports. The scam claims that the visitor's device is infected with multiple viruses.

It is important to note that this content is not associated with the actual McAfee. In addition, it is impossible for any website to detect threats or other issues present on a user's device. In most cases, scams using this model are designed to deceive users into downloading or purchasing untrustworthy, harmful, and malicious applications.

Furthermore, also requested that the visitor enable its browser notification delivery. Rogue websites use their notifications to display intrusive ad campaigns. The displayed advertisements are likely to promote online scams and unreliable or potentially dangerous software.

Do not Believe the Fake Security Claims of

One of the most common scare tactics used by rogue websites like is to claim that a security scan they have performed has uncovered multiple dangerous malicious threats on the visitor's device. However, no website can actually possess such functionality due to a multitude of reasons.

Websites are unable to conduct scans of the visitors' systems due to several reasons. Firstly, websites do not have direct access to the user's computer or device. They only have access to the information that is transmitted to them via the internet through the user's web browser.

Secondly, scanning a user's system requires extensive permissions and access to sensitive parts of the user's device, which a website cannot obtain without explicit consent from the user. Such permissions are typically granted through the installation of an application or software package on the user's system.

Furthermore, conducting scans of user systems is considered to be an invasion of privacy, and most users would not want to allow websites to conduct such scans. There is also the risk of websites being used as a vector for malware distribution or cyber-attacks, which could potentially compromise the security and privacy of the user's system.

Therefore, due to technical limitations, lack of access to the user's system, and concerns related to privacy and security, websites are unable to conduct scans of the visitors' systems.

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