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checkonlinetoday.info
(fake scanner website)

checkonlinetoday.info website WHOIS information

Below, you will find some information about the checkonlinetoday.info 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.

IP Address: 91.212.226.50 (Russian Federation)

Domain ID:D28289287-LRMS
Domain Name:CHECKONLINETODAY.INFO
Created On:14-Apr-2009 11:18:02 UTC
Last Updated On:13-Nov-2009 06:39:32 UTC
Expiration Date:14-Apr-2010 11:18:02 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:GoDaddy.com Inc. (R171-LRMS)
Status:CLIENT DELETE PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT RENEW PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:CR29256577
Registrant Name:Registration Private
Registrant Organization:Domains by Proxy, Inc.
Registrant Street1:DomainsByProxy.com
Registrant Street2:15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Scottsdale
Registrant State/Province:Arizona
Registrant Postal Code:85260
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.4806242599
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:+1.4806242598
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:CHECKONLINETODAY.INFO@domainsbyproxy.com
Admin ID:CR29256579
Admin Name:Registration Private
Admin Organization:Domains by Proxy, Inc.
Admin Street1:DomainsByProxy.com
Admin Street2:15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Scottsdale
Admin State/Province:Arizona
Admin Postal Code:85260
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.4806242599
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:+1.4806242598
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:CHECKONLINETODAY.INFO@domainsbyproxy.com
Billing ID:CR29256580
Billing Name:Registration Private
Billing Organization:Domains by Proxy, Inc.
Billing Street1:DomainsByProxy.com
Billing Street2:15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Billing Street3:
Billing City:Scottsdale
Billing State/Province:Arizona
Billing Postal Code:85260
Billing Country:US
Billing Phone:+1.4806242599
Billing Phone Ext.:
Billing FAX:+1.4806242598
Billing FAX Ext.:
Billing Email:CHECKONLINETODAY.INFO@domainsbyproxy.com
Tech ID:CR29256578
Tech Name:Registration Private
Tech Organization:Domains by Proxy, Inc.
Tech Street1:DomainsByProxy.com
Tech Street2:15111 N. Hayden Rd., Ste 160, PMB 353
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Scottsdale
Tech State/Province:Arizona
Tech Postal Code:85260
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.4806242599
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:+1.4806242598
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:CHECKONLINETODAY.INFO@domainsbyproxy.com
Name Server:NS53.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server:NS54.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

What type of content is presented on checkonlinetoday.info?^

checkonlinetoday.info 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 checkonlinetoday.info website, NOR pay for them. Software provided by the checkonlinetoday.info website is totally fake and fraudulent.

Is checkonlinetoday.info associated with malware?^

According to the type of its content, the checkonlinetoday.info 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 checkonlinetoday.info website:

How did you get to the checkonlinetoday.info website?^

If you click on some popup window, you may be redirected to the checkonlinetoday.info 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 checkonlinetoday.info website having clicked on a popup window, your computer may well be infected with some trojan.

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

How to block checkonlinetoday.info website?^

You can manually prevent your web browser from visiting the checkonlinetoday.info 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 checkonlinetoday.info it will be checked in the HOSTS file first. If the checkonlinetoday.info web address is found there, the web browser opens checkonlinetoday.info from the IP address indicated in the HOSTS file.

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

To block the checkonlinetoday.info 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   checkonlinetoday.info

Now, if your browser will try to open the checkonlinetoday.info 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 checkonlinetoday.info website will be blocked in any case.