Securitycheck.network is a rogue security website targeting Apple iPhone devices. Through this tactic, malware developers try to fool users into downloading and installing questionable applications. In the majority of cases in which Securitycheck.network is involved, people are redirected to this website after clicking on deceptive advertisements or visiting other shady pages. Another possibility is that a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP), like an adware threat or a browser hijacker, has sent the user to this website.
Securitycheck.network shows a fake virus alert to potential victims that has the following text:
If not resolved immediately, the viruses could block the mobile phone, SIM card and damage and delete all important files.
To remove the virus immediately:
Step 1: Click the button below.
Step 2: Download the "My Security" on next page to completely eliminate the virus ...
Important: Please act in 59 seconds.
I do not want to repair my device.'
The fraudsters also claim the user's iPhone is infected with four different viruses that need to be removed immediately. Otherwise, the device would be blocked and the data stored on it corrupted. Next, Securitycheck.network encourages users to download and install an application called 'My Security' through a provided button named 'remove viruses.'
All claims of this and similar websites should be ignored! Malware researchers warn that no Internet website can scan devices for malware, while any applications or tools distributed through such questionable channels represent, in most cases, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs). Though considered benign according to some general cybersecurity standards, PUPs have many harmful features. Besides promoting untrusty products and services, most of them also gather various data kinds (IP addresses, browsing history, search queries, and even login details). To prevent serious privacy issues and monetary losses, PUPs should be removed immediately through a professional anti-malware program.