'Site Security Check' Ads
Posted: November 9, 2017
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
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The 'Site Security Check' ads are fraudulent advertisements, which offer users to download a software utility that might be meant to enhance their browsing experience or provide them with other valuable features. However, malware researchers have identified that the executable file that the 'Site Security Check' ads offer is linked to an adware application whose installation has no positive features to bring to the user. Instead, it might have a negative impact on the Web browser's behavior since the adware is meant to expose the users to a large number of advertisements whenever they browse the Web.
Although adware applications are not considered to be harmful, they may sometimes display advertisements with questionable or fraudulent content. It is not uncommon for adware to be used to advertise Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), other dubious services and software that should be avoided. It is also possible that you might encounter the 'Site Security Check' ads because you have adware installed on your computer.
The best way to stay safe in situations like this is to remember that browser pop-ups and alerts that prompt you to download an unknown application are not something you should trust. If you suspect that this adware was already installed on your PC, then the recommendation is to run a PC security scanner that can help you remove the intruder's files.