Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 14
First Seen: July 24, 2022
Last Seen: January 27, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a rogue website, designed to take advantage of its visitors. It should be pointed out that most of these deceptive pages are not visited by users intentionally. They are mostly opened as a result of forced redirects caused by dubious advertising networks or PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) present on the user's device. The schemes encountered on sites like could vary but one that has been confirmed by infosec experts is a variation of the 'Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!' follows the typical scenario associated with this online tactic The page exploits the name of the McAfee company to add legitimacy to the fake security alerts and warnings it makes. Of course, the company has absolutely no connection to this or any other rogue website using its name, branding, logo, etc. Another common component of this tactic is a pop-up showing the results of a supposed threat scan. Users should keep in mind that no website possesses such functionality of its own and the fabricated scan and its fake results are simply used as another fake scare.

Typically, the people behind rogue websites such as are trying to generate profits via dubious affiliate programs. Alternatively, they could be trying to spread an intrusive PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programs) presented as a powerful security application that could help users deal with the non-existent threats that the site claims to have found. PUPs are notorious for having adware, browser hijacker, or even data-collection capabilities and such applications should generally be removed as soon as possible.

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