EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
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Ranking: The ranking of a particular threat in EnigmaSoft’s Threat Database.
Severity Level: The determined severity level of an object, represented numerically, based on our risk modeling process and research, as explained in our Threat Assessment Criteria.
Infected Computers: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|Threat Level:||20 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||June 14, 2022|
|Last Seen:||January 21, 2023|
The Pcprotect.name page appears to be created solely to run various online tactics. One of the schemes that cybersecurity experts have observed on the site is a variation of 'Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!' Typically, this tactic tries to convince users to download and install a dubious promoted application or push them towards buying a subscription for a legitimate security program. In the latter case, the fraudsters are likely trying to earn commission fees based on the transactions completed via the dubious site.
To make their fake claims and security alerts appear real, sites running this scheme often exploit the names, branding, logos, and design of popular security companies, such as Norton or McAfee. Users should keep in mind that these sites have no connection to the company whose name they are showing. At the same time, any scan results that may be displayed should be regarded as completely fabricated. After all, no website can scan the user's device for threats on its own.
Finally, questionable websites such as Pcprotect.name may ask visitors to enable their push notifications. The goal is to exploit the browser permissions associated with this feature to run an unwanted and intrusive ad campaign. The generated advertisements are likely to promote untrustworthy destinations, such as more unsafe pages, fake giveaways, suspicious online dating/gaming platforms and more.