Threat Database Adware uses deceptive tactics and fake messages to convince users that their devices are not protected sufficiently. The goal of the page is to lure visitors into buying a subscription for a promoted product, earning its operators a commission for each successful purchase.

The specific product pushed by this tactic can be a dubious PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) or a legitimate security solution such as Norton or McAfee. However, users should note that the page operates illegally and is in no way connected to legitimate security vendors. Other pages that operate in a similar manner include,, and

To start its deception, the page pretends to be running a malware scan. The result will always show that multiple malware threats have been detected on the user's computer or device, despite the fact that websites are incapable of conducting such scans on their own. The scaremongering also may continue with claims that users have visited unsafe websites and viewed illegal content. also may try to trick its visitors into subscribing to its push notification services, another popular tactic propagated by countless untrustworthy pages. Users who click the displayed 'Allow' button will subsequently be subjected to a constant influx of advertisements generated by the particular hoax websites. The advertisements should not be engaged as they could be promoting various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) that could act as adware, browser hijackers or more. The advertisements also could cause forced redirects to unsafe third-party destinations.


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