What is

The website is a fake antivirus scanner that promotes potentially unwanted programs by scaring people with fake security warnings. Seeing might indicate the presence of adware programs on your computer, but the scan results displayed by are simply fake, and the programs that promotes should be avoided. presents visitors with a warning:

This fake warning is not coming from anyone legitimately concerned for your computer’s health. Instead, this page is created to promote commercial software.


What’s suspicious about

A fake antivirus online scanner that is promoting a rogue application is nothing new online. But how does one know when a website is fake or suspicious? You could scan with a URL scanner, but malicious websites are difficult for AI to recognize and besides, it’s not practical to scan every new site that you visit. It is simpler to just be vigilant and watch out for the red flags that many phishing and scamming pages share. Even if might look trustworthy at first, it’s possible to find the problems with it and avoid being roped into its scam.

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Impersonation and a fake scan is trying to spoof a Microsoft site in order to gain trust. You’ll notice that the “menu†at the top of the page is not interactive. Click as much as you want on it, it won’t do anything. The scammers behind did not put too much effort into their site, so that menu is just a static image. If you right-click on it, the drop-menu will reveal that. Despite trying to impersonate a Microsoft support page, the looks nothing like any Microsoft URL. Trying to impersonate Microsoft makes is something that tech support scams typically do, and this is something that they have in common with the URL reveals that the scam is unaffiliated with whoever they claim to be.

If you click on the Proceed button, “performs a scan†of your computer. Except it can’t do that because websites cannot access your files without your explicit permission — it would be a big security violation. Web antivirus scanners exist, but they require clients to upload the files themselves. never asked for permission to access files. So, pretends to perform a scan.

After an impossibly quick “scanâ€, displays text saying that it detected some malicious files. However, the files that talks about aren’t on your disk for you to find. Not among hidden files, nowhere. Another clue that the scan is fake is that detects the same threats on every machine. Like I said, did not have a lot of effort put into it.

Suspicious software

If you now click the “Download and Repair†button, you will be taken to another website which will offer a “PC Repair Tool†for you to download. The one that I got is similar to Qbit Clean Pro, but the offer can be different for different people. Quite a few antivirus apps were unhappy with the file that was promoting.

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If I run the downloaded program’s installer, I find that it bundled another unwanted application with it, one similar to Driver Updater Plus. After installation, the Qbit tool immediately detects dozens of potential “problems†— even on a clean installation of Windows. Optimizers are suspicious because so many of them have turned out to be useless and even harmful. And the fact that’s suggested program uses bundling to advertise more software is suspicious because bundling is used to distribute malware.

In conclusion

So, is a tool that impersonates Microsoft and performs fake antivirus scans in order to promote a few potentially unwanted programs. The PUPs will then try to scare people by detecting fake problems on their computers and push their paid versions, making money for their publishers.

What directs people to

Adware and malicious ads can lead people to In order to make money from scamming people, needs to be promoted somehow. won’t be advertised by reputable and professional ad networks which have rules against malicious ads. So, instead turns to poor reputation and illegitimate networks which use sites like and to push unwanted, intrusive ads to unwilling users. It’s all rather unethical, but is undeterred.

How to remove

If you did not download anything from, you should be fine. And though it never hurts to scan your computer for malware, it also isn’t good to be too paranoid. If you do want to scan your computer for suspicious and malicious programs, Anti-Malware Tool, Anti-Malware Tool, or another professional antivirus program could do the job. You definitely should scan your machine if you suspect that adware has led you to is harmless compared to other sites that some adware programs promote.

If you are seeing pop-up ads from, you can block notifications from the site by accessing your browser settings. If you are seeing pop-up ads from someone else, for example, the app that had you install, you can uninstall it using Control Panel (or have your antivirus program remove it).

Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the program.
  7. Select or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

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Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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