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best-scan-pc.net
(fake scanner website)

best-scan-pc.net website WHOIS information

Below, you will find some information about the best-scan-pc.net that can be found in the official WHOIS database. The provided information includes the IP address, information on the owner of the domain name and some other domain registration information.

Registration Service Provided By: HIGH QUALITY HOST COMPANY
Contact: +1.6462130098

Domain Name: BEST-SCAN-PC.NET

Registrant:
PrivacyProtect.org
Domain Admin (contact@privacyprotect.org)
P.O. Box 97
Note - All Postal Mails Rejected, visit Privacyprotect.org
Moergestel
null,5066 ZH
NL
Tel. +45.36946676

Creation Date: 17-Oct-2009
Expiration Date: 17-Oct-2010

Domain servers in listed order:
ns2.masterhost.co.in
ns1.masterhost.co.in

Administrative Contact:
PrivacyProtect.org
Domain Admin (contact@privacyprotect.org)
P.O. Box 97
Note - All Postal Mails Rejected, visit Privacyprotect.org
Moergestel
null,5066 ZH
NL
Tel. +45.36946676

Technical Contact:
PrivacyProtect.org
Domain Admin (contact@privacyprotect.org)
P.O. Box 97
Note - All Postal Mails Rejected, visit Privacyprotect.org
Moergestel
null,5066 ZH
NL
Tel. +45.36946676

Billing Contact:
PrivacyProtect.org
Domain Admin (contact@privacyprotect.org)
P.O. Box 97
Note - All Postal Mails Rejected, visit Privacyprotect.org
Moergestel
null,5066 ZH
NL
Tel. +45.36946676

Status:ACTIVE

What type of content is presented on best-scan-pc.net?^

best-scan-pc.net is a fake scanner website. Once opened in a web browser, fake scanner websites display an imitation of the computer scanning process. After the scanning process is over, an exaggerated list of the detected "problems" is displayed to the user. The website starts displaying pop-up warning windows that force the user to download and install the promoted software. As a rule, such aggressive advertising techniques are used to promote such malware as trojans or rogue software.

You should NEITHER download files from the best-scan-pc.net website, NOR pay for them. Software provided by the best-scan-pc.net website is totally fake and fraudulent.

Is best-scan-pc.net associated with malware?^

According to the type of its content, the best-scan-pc.net website can be associated with various kinds of malware. You need to run Exterminate It! malware scanner to make sure that your computer is not infected by any of them.

The following is a list of the known malware, associated with the best-scan-pc.net website:

How did you get to the best-scan-pc.net website?^

If you click on some popup window, you may be redirected to the best-scan-pc.net website. Popup windows, displaying advertisements or fake security warnings, may be generated by trojans or by other malicious websites. It is very important that you use proper malware detection software, such as Exterminate It!, if you've found yourself on the best-scan-pc.net website having clicked on a popup window, your computer may well be infected with some trojan.

You may also find yourself on the best-scan-pc.net website by clicking a link in the search results produced by one of the legitimate search engines. The best-scan-pc.net website may appear in the legitimate search results list due to the use of SEO techniques.

How to block best-scan-pc.net website?^

You can manually prevent your web browser from visiting the best-scan-pc.net website. You just have to modify the Windows HOSTS file.

The Windows HOSTS file is a standard text file with a list of web addresses that is used by the computer to find out where to look for a certain website.

If you browsing to the best-scan-pc.net it will be checked in the HOSTS file first. If the best-scan-pc.net web address is found there, the web browser opens best-scan-pc.net from the IP address indicated in the HOSTS file.

127.0.0.1 is your local IP address. Therefore, to block best-scan-pc.net you need to enter the line 127.0.0.1   best-scan-pc.net in the HOSTS file. This way, if you will visit best-scan-pc.net or will be redirected to the best-scan-pc.net, your local IP address will be used.

To block the best-scan-pc.net website, perform the following steps:

  • Locate the HOSTS file in your Windows\system32\drivers\etc folder.
  • Open it with Notepad (or any other text editor).
  • Enter a record that consists of the IP address and web address separated by a blank space.

This should be 127.0.0.1   best-scan-pc.net

Now, if your browser will try to open the best-scan-pc.net website, you will see one of the following:

  • a blank page;
  • your local default web page;
  • "Unable to connect" error page in the FireFox web browser;
  • "The page cannot be displayed" error page in the Internet Explorer web browser.

Actual result depends on your system configuration, web browser and installed software, but best-scan-pc.net website will be blocked in any case.