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Ranking: 11,603
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 273
First Seen: March 23, 2022
Last Seen: August 7, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a hoax website that relies on fake warning messages to scare users into downloading a promoted application or buying a subscription for one. More specifically, the page has been observed to run a variant of the 'Your PC is Infected with 5 Viruses!' scheme.

Users who land on the page will be experiencing fake warnings and pop-ups, while the site tries to convince them that their computers are infected with multiple threats. Naturally, it is highly unlikely for users to believe the claims of a random website encountered while browsing. That is why the con artists appropriate the design and look of actual cybersecurity vendors - in this case, McAfee.

Indeed, the site will even pretend to be running a malware scan that will inevitably come up with 5 discovered threats. Not only is this scan completely fake, but such functionality is not something that websites can do on their own. It also is crucial to remember that even if the promoted product is a legitimate one, its developers and publishers have no connection to the dubious page. The fraudsters are most likely trying to earth illegitimate commission fees for each transaction carried through their site.

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