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.
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards display a variety of useful information, including:
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:||January 25, 2019|
|Last Seen:||May 24, 2023|
Phonestar.info is yet another shady website that wants to trick users into subscribing to its push notification services. This is a popular browser-based tactic that unscrupulous people abuse to generate monetary gains. These deceptive sites show misleading or clickbait messages to their users, luring them into clicking the 'Allow' button. Afterward, the site will abuse its newly-received browser permissions to deliver questionable advertisements to the system.
Among the thousands of pages running this particular tactic, the most common scenario is to pretend to be doing a CAPTCHA check, showing messages such as - 'Click ALLOW to confirm that you are not a robot.' Phonestart.info has been observed employing a different, although similarly deceptive approach. Users who land on the page may be greeted by a message similar to:
'Click Allow to win a prize and get it in our shop!'
Is important to remember that the advertisements generated by these con pages should be approached with caution. It is entirely possible that the advertisements may employ similar manipulative tactics and then lead users to more suspicious websites.