Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 10 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 229
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: November 12, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a deceptive Web page that relies on fake malware warnings to scare users into buying a license or subscription for anti-malware security products. This is a popular tactic that is being carried out by countless dubious websites. To add legitimacy to their false claims, these sites usually pretend to be connected to a legitimate security vendor or Apple, if the targets are Mac or iPhone users.

When it comes to specifically, it claims that a quick scan performed by a real product (either McAfee or Norton) has detected numerous malware threats on the user's device. The exact messages could be similar to:

Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!

Your Norton Subscription Has Expired!

Renew now to keep your pc protected.
If your PC is unprotected, it is at risk for viruses and other malware.

Users should remember not to trust the claims of sites, such as After all, no page can run a scan on its own, which invalidates all of's scaremongering tactics immediately.

In addition, redirects to such deceptive places could be caused by an intrusive application that is lurking on your computer or device. Known as PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), these applications aim to get installed without attracting any attention and then proceed to monetize their presence on the system. Some of the more common techniques include the delivery of unwanted advertisements (adware), taking over the user's Web browsers and forcing it to open a sponsored address (browser hijackers) or other intrusive actions.

URLs may call the following URLs:


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