Threat Database Browser Hijackers Pop-Ups and Notifications Pop-Ups and Notifications

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 5,489
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2,812
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: September 24, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a suspicious website offering nothing, but a prompt to allow it to show notifications. In addition, it also urges you to allow it to play, stream or download a specific video file. So far, so good. The thing is, it doesn't tell you anything about the nature of this video, nor does it specify any details about the notifications it wants to show you. Such behavior is generally typical of Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs), which is why we recommend that you steer clear of such stuff.

You may have landed on Adroadlinks' Webpage from a Web redirect or via online advertisements you may have encountered while browsing the Web. Such websites tend to advertise stuff on the Internet and serve a legitimate purpose – to bring potentially valuable products and services to your attention. Adroadlinks, however, provides no advertising content whatsoever. Rather than a slew of banners and Web pop-ups, you get a blank screen prompting you to play a video you know nothing about. The video may be legitimate, useless, or a cleverly disguised threatening tool. You will not know unless you launch it, and when you do that, it may be too late to go back.

The lack of advertisements on Adroadlinks will, other things being equal, bring no potential pay-per-click revenue streams to its developers, which suggests that their cash opportunities may depend on the push notifications and the video they so heavily promote. However, sometimes the subject of such promotions turns out to be pure malware. Whether or not that should be the case with Adroadlinks, it will become apparent following a deeper analysis. Until then, proceed with caution.

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