Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 8,457
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 208
First Seen: September 25, 2022
Last Seen: September 23, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a rogue website trying to take advantage of its visitors by running various online tactics. What users see on the page exactly could vary, as most sites of this type modify their behavior based on the incoming IP addresses/geolocation of the users. Still, when examined by cybersecurity specialists, the page was observed running a variation of the 'Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!' scam, as well as displaying manipulative messages to lure users into enabling its push notifications.

As part of the 'Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!' scheme, users will be bombarded with several pop-up windows containing seriously-sounding security alerts and warnings. One of the pop-up windows typically shows the results of a supposed threat scan that has discovered multiple malware threats lurking on the user's device. Of course, these results are entirely fabricated as no website is capable of such functionality on its own.

It also must be noted that rogue websites such as often exploit the names, logos, branding, etc. of legitimate companies, as a way to make their fake alerts appear more legitimate. In this case, the page pretends that its messages are coming from McAfee, even though the McAfee company is in no way connected to the site. Usually, the goal of these schemes is to pressure users into downloading a promoted application or buying a subscription for one.

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