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msscanner.com
(rogue software home website)

msscanner.com website WHOIS information

Below, you will find some information about the msscanner.com 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: RESELLERCLUB
Contact: +1.4152361970

Domain Name: MSSCANNER.COM

Registrant:
Sawert Alliance ltd.
Peltonen Martti (seodancer@gmail.com)
Jeledoroznaya str. 14
Volovoso
Leningradskaya oblast,188410
RU
Tel. +7.9218901266

Creation Date: 20-Aug-2008
Expiration Date: 20-Aug-2009

Domain servers in listed order:
ns2.msscanner.com
ns1.msscanner.com


Administrative Contact:
Sawert Alliance ltd.
Peltonen Martti (seodancer@gmail.com)
Jeledoroznaya str. 14
Volovoso
Leningradskaya oblast,188410
RU
Tel. +7.9218901266

Technical Contact:
Sawert Alliance ltd.
Peltonen Martti (seodancer@gmail.com)
Jeledoroznaya str. 14
Volovoso
Leningradskaya oblast,188410
RU
Tel. +7.9218901266

Billing Contact:
Sawert Alliance ltd.
Peltonen Martti (seodancer@gmail.com)
Jeledoroznaya str. 14
Volovoso
Leningradskaya oblast,188410
RU
Tel. +7.9218901266

Status:SUSPENDED
Note: This Domain Name is Suspended.
In this status the domain name is InActive and will not function.

What type of content is presented on msscanner.com?^

msscanner.com is a rogue software "official" website.

Normally, such websites have a professionally created look and feel and they look like reliable software sites. A rogue software home site is intended to promote one rogue software product. A duped user will download the rogue software and install it. This is the main purpose of the msscanner.com website and any other rogue software home websites.

You should NEITHER download files from the msscanner.com website, NOR pay for them. Any software provided by the msscanner.com website is totally fake and fraudulent.

Is msscanner.com associated with malware?^

According to the type of its content, the msscanner.com website may be associated with various kinds of malware. You have 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 msscanner.com website:

How did you find yourself on the msscanner.com website?^

If you click on some popup window, you may get redirected to the msscanner.com 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 found yourself on the msscanner.com website after clicking on a popup window: your computer may well be infected with some trojan.

It is possible that your web browser was hijacked, i.e. it is infected with malicious software that will force you into visiting some unwanted websites. In this case, you may get redirected to the msscanner.com website just by opening your browser or typing any URL in the address bar.

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

How to block msscanner.com website?^

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

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

To block the msscanner.com 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   msscanner.com

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