Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 5,574
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 816
First Seen: October 6, 2022
Last Seen: September 20, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is an untrustworthy page that shows fake security alerts to its visitors. Users are likely to be presented with several pop-ups containing misleading messages presented as if coming from a reputable source. These are typical characteristics of the 'You’ve visited illegal infected website' scam. However, rogue websites are often capable of switching up the tactics they propagate, based on the incoming IP addresses and users' geolocation.

When it comes to, this hoax website tries to convince users that the shown security warnings are coming from the reputable McAfee company. The site uses the name, branding, and interface scheme of the company, even though McAfee is in no way connected to it. In its attempt to scare users, the dubious site may even pretend to run a threat scan that will invariably detect multiple, serious malware threats. Users are advised to ignore such claims, as no website is capable of performing system scans on its own.

Typically, schemes of this type aim to convince users to buy a subscription for a legitimate product, while the con artists earn commission fees through affiliate programs. It is easy for the operators of to switch this up and start pushing intrusive PUPs presented as seemingly real security applications. Users should exercise caution and never rush into downloading and installing applications based on suggestions found on random websites encountered while browsing.

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