|Type||Ad-supported Application, Fake Tech Support Scam|
|Short Description||Once triggered, the user will start viewing pop-up windows about a virus detected on the system.|
|Symptoms||Pop-ups imitating a legitimate Microsoft Windows service.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (the ‘bundling’ method), or visiting suspicious websites.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Scaninfor.info|
Scaninfor.info is a malicious domain that is believed to be a Tech Support scam by many security investigators. It has not been confirmed that this application can insert malicious code, but experts believe it can be a result of a redirect caused by a PUP(Potentially Unwanted Program)on your computer. In case you have seen this screen without deliberately clicking on it, recommendations are to scan immediately your system with a professional anti-malware protection software.
How Did I Get Scaninfor.info Redirect?
The most probable method to distribute this malicious domain via a third-party freeware unwanted application. Such an app may be a browser extension, a toolbar installed as a program, or simply a process running actively in the background of your OS. Such programs usually come in combination with other free software such as free media player, file converters, image editors and other free programs.
What Does Scaninfor.info Do?
Scaninfor.info is regarded as a tech support scam. When opened, the site included what appeared to be an artificial voice message saying the following message:
→“Important Security Message
Please call the number provided as soon as possible. You will be guided for the removal of the adware/spyware virus on your computer. Seeing these pop-ups means that you have a virus installed on your computer that puts the security of your personal data at a serious risk. It is strongly advised that you call the number provided and get your computer fixed before you do any shopping online.”
Judging by the end of the message, this fake message, associated with the number 1-855-720-2636 could be linked to an adware PUP that is possibly a shopping assistant, like BlazerDeals Ads, MacMin Ads and others.
Bear in mind that you should not call the number provided by this application due to several reasons. Main of those is that the phone call can be very expensive for you. Another reason is that the scammers use different techniques to convince users like you to give out their financial and personal information. Scammers may sell this info to the highest bidder or may take advantage of it in their interests, so it is important not to comply with the demands in scaninfor.info.
How To Remove Scaninfor.info Redirect?
You can close your browser, of course, but this is no guarantee that the pop-up may surface once more on your computer. This is why, the most efficient way to remove such threat is to eliminate the files associated with it which may be lying on your computer. In order to do this, you should follow the step-by-step tutorial below. Also, in case you are not tech-savvy user, please refer to downloading a particular anti-malware program that will detect all objects associated with scaninfor.info in a safe manner.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter