Fake avast! antivirus website

A fake website for the well-known avast! antivirus is floating around the Internet trying to scam the users.

Even if it is a subtle difference between the original domain of the avast! antivirus and the fake(scam) domain, you can notice it easily.

  • http://www.avast.com  - this is the original domain of avast! antivirus
  • http://avast-download.com  - this one is a fake domain for avast!

The registrant informations for the fake avast! domain are private, the Whois Lookup reveals only:

Domain avast-download.com

Date Registered: 2010-9-21
Date Modified: 2010-9-21
Expiry Date: 2011-9-21

DNS1: 1.nseasy.com
DNS2: 2.nseasy.com

Registrant
Private Whois Service
Private Whois Service fp75akd4d95245d8b60e@oqjij874d9300d54bd95.privatewhois.net
*******PLEASE DO NOT SEND LETTERS******
****Contact the owner by email only****
c/o avast-download.com
N4892 Nassau
Bahamas

Here is how the fake avast! webpage is looking:

fake-avast!

 

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And here is the original avast! Homepage:

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original-avast!

 

Clicking Download Now button on the fake avast! website takes us to another dubious website, www.safeinternetexperience.com where is promised “instant access to unlimited music and movie downloads”!

 

unlimited-access

 

You don’t need to be a geek to realize that this site is looking like a scam website and “Choose Your Plan” step means that the promised “instant access” is not free at all. I have not gone further with the analysis for this second scam website, but the steps are more likely to choose a plan, to give the details of your credit card used for payment and to have it compromised.

That’s why is a good habit when you follow a promising link, to always check–just take a look in the browser address bar to see in what place you really are, and if you are interested for a specific product, freeware or not, perform first a little research using a search engine looking for the official product website and for users reviews.

Keep safe !

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