Threat Database Rogue Websites

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Ranking: 7,478
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 343
First Seen: November 16, 2022
Last Seen: September 13, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a rogue website used as a platform for online schemes. Users who land on the page, most likely as a result of forced redirects, should be extremely careful and exercise caution when interacting with it. Furthermore, the exact misleading scenario that the site could present to visitors may differ, based on a set of parameters, such as the visitor's IP address, geolocation and possibly others.

One confirmed tactic that runs is a variant of 'You've visited illegal infected website.' It consists of showing users several pop-up windows containing numerous fake claims. The site will use various, fabricated security alerts to try and scare visitors into following its instructions. In most cases, the goal of these rogue websites is to take unsuspecting users to the page of a legitimate security tool. The opened page will have affiliated tags attached to it, and as a result, any transactions completed by the users will generate profits for the con artists in the form of commission fees.

The deceptive messages generated by are presented as if being sent by McAfee, a legitimate computer security company. However, the company has no connection to any of the rogue websites exploiting its name, brand and interface design. Users also should keep in mind that there is a high chance for the rogue page to try and convince them that a supposed threat scan it conducted has found numerous, serious issues and threatening malware lurking on their computers or devices. Such claims should be ignored completely, as no website is capable of performing threat scans on its own.

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