Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 15,870
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2
First Seen: September 6, 2023
Last Seen: September 7, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

During their investigation of potentially harmful websites, infosec researchers came across a concerning site known as This rogue Web page exhibits various versions, each primarily promoting tactics and inundating users with spam browser notifications. Additionally, has the capability to redirect visitors to other websites, many of which are highly likely to be of dubious or unsafe nature.

It's worth noting that a huge amount of visitors to websites similar to typically find themselves on these pages through redirections initiated by websites that employ rogue advertising networks. These networks are often responsible for guiding unsuspecting users to such harmful destinations, making it imperative for individuals to exercise caution while browsing and to employ security measures to protect themselves while browsing. Relies on Misleading Scenarios and Fake Security Alerts

The behavior of rogue Web pages can vary based on the visitor's IP address or geolocation, leading to differing content or activities they may host or endorse.

In our investigation of, we identified two distinct versions of the Web page. Both versions were found to promote schemes related to alarming messages such as 'YOUR DEVICE MAY BE COMPROMISED' and 'Your device is infected with a spam virus.' These schemes employ fear tactics centered around supposed malware and viruses to deceive users into downloading or installing software that is being promoted. Typically, tactics of this nature tend to push Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), adware, fake security tools and browser hijackers.

Additionally, both versions of requested visitors to grant permission for browser notification delivery. If granted, the website proceeds to inundate users with a barrage of advertisements promoting online schemes, untrustworthy or harmful software and potential malware threats.

To sum up, encounters with Web pages like can result in severe consequences for users, including system infections, privacy breaches, financial losses and even identity theft. Therefore, it is crucial for individuals to exercise caution when browsing online and to take necessary security precautions to safeguard against such risks.

Websites Cannot Perform Malware Scans of Users’ Devices

Websites cannot perform malware scans of users' devices for several fundamental reasons:

  • Browser Limitations: Websites are confined within the boundaries of a Web browser's sandboxed environment for security reasons. They lack direct access to the underlying operating system and files on a user's device. This isolation prevents websites from conducting deep scans of the device's storage and processes.
  •  Privacy and Security Concerns: Allowing websites to conduct full-fledged scans of users' devices would raise significant privacy and security concerns. Users' personal data and files should not be exposed to websites without explicit consent, as this could lead to unauthorized access, data theft or abuse.
  •  Browser Security Model: Web browsers are designed with a strict security model that prioritizes user safety. Allowing websites to perform unrestricted scans could be exploited by malicious websites to compromise user data or install malware, which is the opposite of the browser's intended security posture.
  •  Resource Constraints: Comprehensive malware scans require a good amount of computational resources and may take a considerable amount of time. Conducting such scans within a Web browser would slow down the browsing experience and may lead to performance issues.
  •  Legal and Ethical Concerns: Scanning a user's device without explicit consent raises legal and ethical issues. It may violate privacy laws and regulations, and users may view it as a breach of trust.

In summary, websites are inherently limited in their ability to perform malware scans on users' devices due to technical, privacy, security and ethical considerations. Users are better off relying on reputable anti-malware software, keeping their operating systems and software up to date, and practicing safe browsing habits to protect their devices from malware threats.

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