Scareware: Fake McAfee Virus Scan (Trojan.Tech-Support-Scam)


. Date of the original report: September 30, 2020

. Website status: Offline (a takedown report was submitted by Netcraft)

. Scam page used: Trojan.Tech-Support-Scam (impersonated McAfee; Feed The Phish's PC's are protected by Avast)

 
. Description: This is a fake McAfee virus scan. These Trojans are used in technical support scams and belong to the Trojan.Tech-Support-Scam family. This window pretends to be a scan by a McAfee product that states that high risk threats were detected and that the victim should call the listed tech support number (if displayed) to fix the issue. It is important to note that this is not an official scan from a McAfee product. McAfee is not involved in any way with this alert. These fake alerts are in actuality websites designed to behave like an antivirus program and will only appear within the victims browser of choice through malicious adverts. Trojans of this type will also appear even if the victim uses/installed a different antivirus software.

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