It can be easy to fall for illicit websites pretending to sell legitimate software when in fact they’re only being used as part of an elaborate online scheme. This is the case with Colemes.net, which touts the well known and much despised Antivirus Action.
Colemes.net, through various nefarious techniques will fool its victims into performing numerous harmful actions on their systems which will allow Antivirus Action to root its infection on the system. Users should simply steer well clear of Colemes.net, and not even visit the site in the first place. By simply visiting Colemes.net’s homepage, users will open their systems up to various Trojan and malware infections. This is because Colemes.net makes use of known drive-by download techniques which are subversive and damaging to any PC’s health. The problem comes in where Colemes.net, which is also a browser hijacker, hijacks its victims’ browsing and search sessions to forcefully redirect them to its homepage. This creates the perfect environment for Colemes.net to stealthily deliver the Antivirus Action Trojan to its host PC.
PCs with inadequate protection that end up at the Colemes.net are especially vulnerable to the damaging and harmful Trojan and malware infections distributed by Colemes.net. Colemes.net makes use of various techniques to get the user to allow it to install the Antivirus Action Trojan to their systems. One popular way is by making use of false malware scanners. These scanners emulate the genuine user interface of Windows in an effort to convince its victims of the scanner’s legitimacy. The entire online scanner is fake, and will yield fake scan results in an effort to panic the user and engender trust in Colemes.net and Antivirus Action.
Users are urged never to follow any call to action elicited by Colemes.net, as this is a direct vehicle Antivirus Action uses to compromise its intended host PCs. Users will also find an online payment portal on Colemes.net where they will be able to supposedly buy Antivirus Action programs. Never pay for Antivirus Action, and don’t ever release your payment particulars to Colemes.net as it will expose you to further crimes.
Delete Colemes.net Trojan and malware infections, and erase Antivirus Action from your system by investing in a properly functioning security application which will also offer future protection against similar forms of attack.