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scan-online.co.cc
(fake scanner website)

scan-online.co.cc website WHOIS information

WHOIS information is not available for the scan-online.co.cc website.

What type of content is presented on scan-online.co.cc?^

scan-online.co.cc 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-online.co.cc website, NOR pay for them. Software provided by the scan-online.co.cc website is totally fake and fraudulent.

Is scan-online.co.cc associated with malware?^

According to the type of its content, the scan-online.co.cc 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-online.co.cc website:

How did you get to the scan-online.co.cc website?^

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

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

How to block scan-online.co.cc website?^

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

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

To block the scan-online.co.cc 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-online.co.cc

Now, if your browser will try to open the scan-online.co.cc 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-online.co.cc website will be blocked in any case.