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scan-active-securitys.org
(fake scanner website)

scan-active-securitys.org website WHOIS information

Below, you will find some information about the scan-active-securitys.org 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.

Domain ID:D157355623-LROR
Domain Name:SCAN-ACTIVE-SECURITYS.ORG
Created On:15-Oct-2009 04:44:16 UTC
Last Updated On:15-Dec-2009 04:01:23 UTC
Expiration Date:15-Oct-2010 04:44:16 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Bizcn.com, Inc. (R1248-LROR)
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:orgch55581853386
Registrant Name:Christoph Hogon
Registrant Organization:Hogon
Registrant Street1:3456 Butler Dr.
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:Oneonta
Registrant State/Province:NY
Registrant Postal Code:13820
Registrant Country:US
Registrant Phone:+1.6074368371
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:+1.6074368371
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:christophhog@xhotmail.net
Admin ID:orgch55581853743
Admin Name:Christoph Hogon
Admin Organization:Hogon
Admin Street1:3456 Butler Dr.
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:Oneonta
Admin State/Province:NY
Admin Postal Code:13820
Admin Country:US
Admin Phone:+1.6074368371
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:+1.6074368371
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:christophhog@xhotmail.net
Tech ID:orgch55581854471
Tech Name:Christoph Hogon
Tech Organization:Hogon
Tech Street1:3456 Butler Dr.
Tech Street2:
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Oneonta
Tech State/Province:NY
Tech Postal Code:13820
Tech Country:US
Tech Phone:+1.6074368371
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:+1.6074368371
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:christophhog@xhotmail.net
Name Server:NS1.SCAN-ACTIVE-SECURITYS.ORG
Name Server:NS2.SCAN-ACTIVE-SECURITYS.ORG

DNSSEC:Unsigned

What type of content is presented on scan-active-securitys.org?^

scan-active-securitys.org 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 scan-active-securitys.org website, NOR pay for them. Software provided by the scan-active-securitys.org website is totally fake and fraudulent.

Is scan-active-securitys.org associated with malware?^

According to the type of its content, the scan-active-securitys.org 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 scan-active-securitys.org website:

How did you get to the scan-active-securitys.org website?^

If you click on some popup window, you may be redirected to the scan-active-securitys.org 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 scan-active-securitys.org website having clicked on a popup window, your computer may well be infected with some trojan.

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

How to block scan-active-securitys.org website?^

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

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

To block the scan-active-securitys.org 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   scan-active-securitys.org

Now, if your browser will try to open the scan-active-securitys.org 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 scan-active-securitys.org website will be blocked in any case.