EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards display a variety of useful information, including:
Ranking: The ranking of a particular threat in EnigmaSoft’s Threat Database.
Severity Level: The determined severity level of an object, represented numerically, based on our risk modeling process and research, as explained in our Threat Assessment Criteria.
Infected Computers: The number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular threat detected on infected computers as reported by SpyHunter.
See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|Threat Level:||20 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||June 5, 2022|
|Last Seen:||September 24, 2023|
Analysis of the Windows-hold.com website has revealed that the page cannot be trusted. Users who land on it are likely to be presented with various deceptive or misleading messages. The exact scam presented by the site could vary based on the specific IP address of the visitor or their geolocation. For example, infosec researchers have observed the page run a variant of the 'You have visited illegal infected website' scam as well as attempt to lure users into enabling its push notifications.
Indeed, Windows-hold.com may utilize various fake scares. It may claim that the user's device has been infected and that it is necessary to perform a scan for threats. Of course, it is impossible for any website to carry out such as scan on its own. This means that the results presented by Windows-hold.com should be regarded as entirely fabricated. Not to mention that the page is likely to use the branding and design associated with a legitimate company in order to make its own fake claims appear more serious. In this case, Windows-hold.com displayed the logo of McAfee. Keep in mind that even if the site promotes an actual software product, the scammers are most likely trying to earn illegitimate commission fees from it.
As we said earlier, the site may also try to convince users to unknowingly subscribe to its push notifications. Windows-hold.com may pretend as if a video is encountering issues and the only way to watch is to press the displayed 'Allow' button. Another popular scenario often seen as part of this scam is for the dubious page to pretend to be doing a CAPTCHA check. Users will once again be directed towards pressing 'Allow' but this time under the pretense that doing so will verify that they are not robots. The goal of the page is to abuse the push notifications feature to deliver intrusive and most likely untrustworthy ads to users. The advertisements could promote shady destinations running additional scams or show offers for intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).
Windows-hold.com may call the following URLs: