Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 7,218
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 546
First Seen: September 12, 2022
Last Seen: September 24, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Users who land on risk encountering various online frauds. When the rogue website was examined by infosec researchers, they discovered that it was propagating a variant of the 'Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!' tactic. However, it is likely that what dubious content the page displays is based on factors, such as the specific IP address and geolocation of each visitor.

This particular scheme tries to convince users that their computers or devices have been breached by multiple malware threats. The fake security alerts and warnings are typically presented as if coming from a professional security vendor, which in this case is McAfee. Users should keep in mind that countless rogue websites similar to exploit the names, branding, and interface design of legitimate companies without having any connection to them. also may claim that a threat scan it has conducted has discovered the aforementioned malware. These statements also should be ignored entirely, as no website is capable of performing system or threat scans on its own.

Usually, the rogue website will rely on these fake scares to push its visitors into buying a subscription for a legitimate security application. The fraudsters' goal is to earn commission fees through affiliate programs. However, they can easily change the behavior of the site and users could instead be lured into downloading and installing an intrusive PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) with adware, browser hijacker or data collection capabilities.

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