There are reports of new browser hijackers everyday warning about their deceptive lies and suspect intentions when trying to convince consumers to purchase their worthless products, but Progressmb.com raises the bar for them all. Not only does Progressmb.com make use of the same established drive-by download tactics employed by most dangerous hijackers today, but it distributes and infects users with the dreaded Antivirus .NET rogue antispyware application.
That is correct – Progressmb.com is directly involved in the online marketing and distribution of the highly despised Antivirus .NET, and as its profits are directly linked to affiliate marketing will not rest until it tricks the consumer into parting with his hard earned money.
Progressmb.com forcefully redirects users’ browsing and search sessions to its compromised landing page. Once there, the user will have his browser and system susceptibilities and weaknesses exploited so as to allow Progressmb.com to root the Antivirus .NET Trojan in his PC. This all happens in the background, and the PC owner is completely unaware of this. What makes Progressmb.com even more dangerous is the fact that it can do most of its damage in an incredibly short amount of time. Even if the user leaves directly after being redirected to Progressmb.com, it will still use that opportunity to insert its Trojans and malware into the user’s PC.
This browser hijacker however does not want the user to leave its website without parting with his money, and has employed various deceptive tactics to fool the user into thinking its site is legitimate. On each page of the poorly designed website appears genuine looking Microsoft endorsed badges stating that Antivirus .NET is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP. This is simply untrue, as is the insinuation that Microsoft endorses either Progressmb.com Antivirus .NET. Microsoft has no affiliation with either of these scams.
On the payment portal located on the “PURCHASE” page of Progressmb.com it states that the consumer can choose between 3 different packages, the first being Antivirus .NET Limited which sells for $49.95. The second option is Antivirus .NET Plus going for 59.95 and the last being Antivirus .NET which is selling for $69.95. These outlandish prices are expensive even for rogue security tools, but that’s the least of the problems for consumers duped into paying this extorting amount of money for worthless software. Should the user relay his sensitive billing information to Progressmb.com he will have no control over who has access to this information, and might open himself up to further criminal victimization in terms of identity and credit card fraud.
The entire operation at Progressmb.com smells rotten and it is advisable to completely avoid this site as far as possible. If you find yourself being constantly redirected to this site, scan your entire system with a genuine and powerful security application which will remove Progressmb.com malware and protect your PC against any type of similar future attack.