You visit illegal websites

Posted: May 6, 2011

'You visit illegal websites' is a fake message used to help distribute rogue security programs via email messages. Although 'You visit illegal websites' pretends to be sent by the FBI as part of an investigation into potentially illegal website activities, in reality, 'You visit illegal websites' is sent by criminal spammers. Rogue security programs installed by 'You visit illegal websites' are unable to detect or remove malware threats like Trojans or keyloggers and may interfere with the use of security applications or hijack your web browser. You should delete the 'You visit illegal websites' email and use good anti-malware application to uninstall any malicious application from 'You visit illegal websites.'

'You visit illegal websites' is a New Vehicle for Delivering Threats Straight to Your PC

'You visit illegal websites' is sent out as an unsolicited or 'spam' email that uses 'You visit illegal websites' as the subject heading. The sender is listed as 'FBI,' but it's important to understand that the real FBI isn't the one sending out 'You visit illegal websites!' The body of the email reads like the sample below:

Sir/Madam, we have logged your IP-address on more than 40 illegal Websites. Important: Please answer our questions! The list of questions is attached. pbu bx ng

The attachment is a document.zip file that contains document.exe. Don't be tricked by the fake PDF icon that the executable uses – this file isn't a questionnaire! If you launch document.exe, your PC will become infected by the rogue security program XP Total Security.

How the Trusting 'You visit illegal websites' Hurts Your PC

XP Total Security pretends to be a security and anti-virus program, but the real purpose behind XP Total Security is to swindle you out of your money. 'You visit illegal websites' may install XP Total Security by using many different names: Win 7 Total Security, Vista Total Security, XP Total Security 2011, Vista Total Security 2011 and Win 7 Total Security 2011 are all the same threat.

XP Total Security or any equivalent rogue security program installed by 'You visit illegal websites' can create the following problems:

  • Fake system scans and error messages that warn you about threats that aren't really attacking your computer. Here's one example of a warning that may be displayed:

    Stealth intrusion!
    Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue security application. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.

  • Browser hijacks that redirect you towards malicious websites, change your homepage or display fake errors to halt access to safe websites.
  • Security and maintenance applications crashing or otherwise not functioning properly.

To defeat the 'You visit illegal websites' threat to your PC, you should switch to Safe Mode or another system environment choice that will let you stop the rogue security program from starting automatically. Then you can download, update and run your choice in anti-malware programs to finish off XP Total Security.

Due to the relative complexity of the threat, removing 'You visit illegal websites' malware by yourself is generally not advisable unless you have no other options.

Additional Information on You visit illegal websites

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1 Sir/Madam, we have logged your IP-address on more than 40 illegal Websites. Important: Please answer our questions! The list of questions are attached. pbu bx ng

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