The Wod007.com website is a fake antivirus scanner that promotes potentially unwanted programs by scaring people with fake security warnings. Seeing Wod007.com might indicate the presence of adware programs on your computer, but the scan results displayed by Wod007.com are simply fake, and the programs that Wod007.com promotes should be avoided.
Wod007.com presents visitors with a warning:
Your Windows Computer Could Be Infected With Viruses!
Your device could be infected. Over 98% of scanned computers have harmful files including phishing and spyware. Your system may be at risk of irreversible damage – Immediate removal advised if infected!
Scanning and cleaning is advised to prevent possible serious damage, loss of personal data, photos and more.
Traces of Phishing/Spyware may be found on your computer. Personal and banking information may be at risk.
Wod007 Com Fake Scan quicklinks
- What’s suspicious about Wod007.com?
- Impersonation and a fake scan
- Suspicious software
- In conclusion
- What directs people to Wod007.com?
- How to remove Wod007.com
- Automatic Malware removal tools
- How to remove Wod007.com Fake Scan using Windows Control Panel
This fake warning is not coming from anyone legitimately concerned for your computer’s health. Instead, this page is created to promote commercial software.
What’s suspicious about Wod007.com?
A fake antivirus online scanner that is promoting a rogue application is nothing new online. But how does one know when a website is fake or suspicious? You could scan Wod007.com with a URL scanner, but malicious websites are difficult for AI to recognize and besides, it’s not practical to scan every new site that you visit. It is simpler to just be vigilant and watch out for the red flags that many phishing and scamming pages share. Even if Wod007.com might look trustworthy at first, it’s possible to find the problems with it and avoid being roped into its scam.
Impersonation and a fake scan
Wod007.com is trying to spoof a Microsoft site in order to gain trust. You’ll notice that the “menu” at the top of the page is not interactive. Click as much as you want on it, it won’t do anything. The scammers behind Wod007.com did not put too much effort into their site, so that menu is just a static image. If you right-click on it, the drop-menu will reveal that.
Despite trying to impersonate a Microsoft support page, the Wod007.com looks nothing like any Microsoft URL. Trying to impersonate Microsoft makes Wod007.com is something that tech support scams typically do, and this is something that they have in common with Wod007.com: the URL reveals that the scam is unaffiliated with whoever they claim to be.
If you click on the Proceed button, Wod007.com “performs a scan” of your computer. Except it can’t do that because websites cannot access your files without your explicit permission — it would be a big security violation. Web antivirus scanners exist, but they require clients to upload the files themselves. Wod007.com never asked for permission to access files. So, Wod007.com pretends to perform a scan.
After an impossibly quick “scan”, Wod007.com displays text saying that it detected some malicious files. However, the files that Wod007.com talks about aren’t on your disk for you to find. Not among hidden files, nowhere. Another clue that the scan is fake is that Wod007.com detects the same threats on every machine. Like I said, Wod007.com did not have a lot of effort put into it.
If you now click the “Download and Repair” button, you will be taken to another website which will offer a “PC Repair Tool” for you to download. The one that I got is similar to Qbit Clean Pro, but the offer can be different for different people. Quite a few antivirus apps were unhappy with the file that Wod007.com was promoting.
If I run the downloaded program’s installer, I find that it bundled another unwanted application with it, one similar to Driver Updater Plus. After installation, the Qbit tool immediately detects dozens of potential “problems” — even on a clean installation of Windows. Optimizers are suspicious because so many of them have turned out to be useless and even harmful. And the fact that Wod007.com’s suggested program uses bundling to advertise more software is suspicious because bundling is used to distribute malware.
So, Wod007.com is a tool that impersonates Microsoft and performs fake antivirus scans in order to promote a few potentially unwanted programs. The PUPs will then try to scare people by detecting fake problems on their computers and push their paid versions, making money for their publishers.
What directs people to Wod007.com?
Adware and malicious ads can lead people to Wod007.com. In order to make money from scamming people, Wod007.com needs to be promoted somehow. Wod007.com won’t be advertised by reputable and professional ad networks which have rules against malicious ads. So, Wod007.com instead turns to poor reputation and illegitimate networks which use sites like Studynerdz.com and Deloplen.com to push unwanted, intrusive ads to unwilling users. It’s all rather unethical, but Wod007.com is undeterred.
How to remove Wod007.com
If you did not download anything from Wod007.com, you should be fine. And though it never hurts to scan your computer for malware, it also isn’t good to be too paranoid. If you do want to scan your computer for suspicious and malicious programs, Spyhunter, or another professional antivirus program could do the job.
You definitely should scan your machine if you suspect that adware has led you to Wod007.com. Wod007.com is harmless compared to other sites that some adware programs promote.
If you are seeing pop-up ads from Wod007.com, you can block notifications from the site by accessing your browser settings. If you are seeing pop-up ads from someone else, for example, the app that Wod007.com had you install, you can uninstall it using Control Panel (or have your antivirus program remove it).
Automatic Malware removal tools
How to remove Wod007.com Fake Scan using Windows Control PanelMany hijackers and adware like Wod007.com install some of their components as regular Windows programs as well as additional software. This part of malware can be uninstalled from the Control Panel. To access it, do the following.
- Start→Control Panel (older Windows) or press Windows Key→Search and enter Control Panel and then press Enter (Windows 8, Windows 10).
- Choose Uninstall Program (if you don't see it, click in the upper right next to "View by" and select Category).
- Go through the list of programs and select entries related to Wod007.com Fake Scan . You can click on "Name" or "Installed On" to reorder your programs and make Wod007.com easier to find.
- Click the Uninstall button. If you're asked if you really want to remove the program, click Yes.
- In many cases anti-malware programs are better at detecting related parasites, thus I recommend installing Spyhunter to identify other programs that might be a part of this infection.