Threat Database Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 8,422
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 599
First Seen: April 13, 2022
Last Seen: September 12, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a deceptive website, designed to run various manipulative schemes. What users will encounter on the page could be influenced by factors, such as their specific IP address and geolocation. Cybersecurity experts have observed the page using clickbait messages to lure users into enabling its push notifications, as well as a version of the 'Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!' scam.

Countless pages around the Internet abuse the legitimate notifications feature to deliver unwanted and annoying advertisements to users. These dubious websites may claim that pressing the 'Allow' button will grant users access to additional content or that it is part of a CAPTCHA check. In reality, users will be subscribed to the page's notifications and begin receiving questionable advertisements promoting more schemes, PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and other similarly untrustworthy destinations.

Concerning the other tactic propagated by, it involves creating multiple pop-ups containing fake security alerts. The pop-ups are usually presented as coming from a legitimate security vendor. In this case, the page displays the logo, brand, and interface design of McAfee. In an attempt to further convince users that their devices have been compromised, the site will imitate running a scan for threats that inadvertently finds exactly 5 such malware threats. The goal is to scare users into installing a promoted application or buying a subscription via the page, earning illegitimate commission fees for the con artists in the process.

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