Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 14,925
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2
First Seen: November 20, 2022
Last Seen: November 21, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a dubious page, confirmed to show its visitors various online tactics. More specifically, the site shows users a variation of the 'You've visited illegal infected website' scheme, but the deceptive content could be changed to match visitors' IP addresses and geolocations.

When rogue websites, such as run these tactics, they may generate multiple pop-up windows presented as security alerts. Users will be let to believe that the warnings are being sent by a reputable source. In this case, the site uses, without permission, the name, logo, and branding of McAfee. The McAfee company is in no way connected to the dubious page.

Another deceptive tactic utilized by untrustworthy websites is to claim to have scanned the visitor's device for threats. These supposed scans always detect multiple issues and even serious malware threats. In reality, no Web page can perform such functionality, and the shown results are entirely fabricated. The fraudsters rely on fake scares to stress users into downloading and installing a promoted application. Alternatively, users could be taken to the page of a legitimate software product, but each purchase they make will earn revenue for the con artists via affiliate links and fraudulent commission fees.


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