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'Site Security Check' Ads

Posted: November 9, 2017

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 8/10
Infected PCs: 5
First Seen: February 8, 2019
Last Seen: March 18, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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.