Type: Adware is a deceptive website that relies on fake scares to trick users into buying an anti-virus license. The operators of the site most likely receive a commission for each sale.

To add legitimacy to its claims, the page will pretend that a legitimate anti-malware product (McAfee or Norton) has performed a quick scan and has detected multiple malware threats on the user's computer. Additional messages describing the severity of the supposed security issue could also be displayed. Finally, users will be directed towards buying a license for the promoted security product. The shown message may 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.

There are countless such con websites that use fearmongering and fake warnings. Do not get distracted by the urgent tone of their messages. Instead, keep in mind that no website is capable of performing a malware scan on its own. Do not follow their instructions even if the promoted application is a legitimate product. Instead, go to an official online store or application platform and get the program from there and not through a random website.

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