Fumm.co is a domain name that appears to be inactive if you try to access it directly. However, there is content hosted on some subdirectories linked to this domain, and one of these directories is associated with a fraudulent scheme whose purpose is to trick users into downloading a Fake Software update that may not even come for free! The page in question displays a security warning that tells potential victims: ‘Windows security Notification: Your [ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE] subscription has expired today. Renew now to protect your computer from malwares, viruses and online hackers.’ The name of the anti-malware program mentioned in the fake warning may vary, but regardless of the product seen you can rest assured that the pop-up is fake and Web browser messages may never provide you with accurate information regarding your anti-malware software’s reliability,
Users who fall for the Fumm.co’s tricks and opt to follow the instructions to renew their license may end up being asked to download a ‘software update’ that may be used as a disguise for threats or other suspicious software. On some occasions, such pop-ups may be used to sell non-existent product licenses to users, therefore tricking people out of their money.
If you encounter Fumm.co pop-ups while browsing the Web, then you must not forget that the information they display is fake. The claims that your anti-virus software is outdated are not true, and any offers to purchase or download software should be declined, as this may be a simple trick whose purpose is to get you to install threats or pay money for nothing. Although being exposed to Fumm.co pop-ups does not mean the reason for this is a threat infection, we still advise users who see these pop-ups, to run an anti-malware scanner as an extra safety measure.