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:||February 7, 2019|
|Last Seen:||September 24, 2023|
The protectionrequired.com page and its associated pop-ups are all part of a tactic that relies on fake scare tactics to convince users into buying a subscription for a promoted application. The goal of the page's operators is to generate monetary gains through a commission fee charged for each successful transaction that occurred via the hoax page.
The promoted software product can be a dubious PUP or a legitimate software solution. In this case, Protectionrequired.com leads to the legitimate Norton security solution. Other deceptive pages running similar tactics include security-scanner.xyz, PROTECT YOUR PC! Pop-Ups and mydesktopdefence.com. It should be noted that companies such as Norton or McAfee have no connection with these misleading websites.
When first landing on Protectionrequired.com users will be presented with multiple pop-ups claiming that their computers or devices have been infected by multiple serious malware threats. This, of course, is totally false as no website can perform malware scans on its own. The page will then continue with the fake claims by stating that the user's Norton subscription has expired and urging them to renew it.
In addition, the site also may try to trick users into subscribing to its push notification, which is another popular scheme. If allowed, the site will then proceed to run an intrusive ad campaign that will see the user's device flooded by unwanted and potentially risky advertisements.
Protectionrequired.com may call the following URLs: