Aavpolse.xyz Uses Fake Virus Warnings to Push Ads

Our researchers recently uncovered a rogue page known as Aavpolse.xyz. This webpage is designed to promote scams, push browser notifications, and redirect users to other potentially malicious websites. It is believed that users are directed to this page through redirects caused by websites using rogue advertising networks.

Upon inspection of the aavpolse.xyz website, it was found to be running a variant of a known fake virus warning. It should be noted that the behavior of these pages can vary depending on the visitor's IP address and location.

The purpose of this scam is to endorse unreliable, harmful, and malicious applications. Additionally, when our researchers visited the site, they were asked to allow it to deliver browser notifications which are used for pushing online scams, potentially dangerous software, and even malware.

It is important to be aware of these types of scams and take steps to protect yourself from them. Be sure to only download software from trusted sources and never click on links or allow notifications from unknown websites.

How to avoid fake virus warnings and misleading pages like Aavpolse.xyz that display them

In order to avoid fake virus warnings and misleading pages, it is important to be aware of the signs that indicate a website may be malicious. Some common indicators include requests for personal information, pop-up windows with urgent messages, and requests to allow notifications from unknown websites. Additionally, it is important to only download software from trusted sources and never click on links or allow notifications from unknown websites.

It is also important to keep your computer up-to-date with the latest security patches and antivirus software. This will help protect you against malicious software that can be downloaded through rogue websites. Additionally, make sure you are using a secure web browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox which have built-in security features that can help protect you against malicious sites.

Finally, if you do encounter a suspicious website or receive an unexpected notification, it is best to immediately close the page or block the notification. If you believe your device has been infected with malware, contact a professional IT technician for assistance in removing any potential threats.

January 16, 2023