Akaiksots.com DescriptionType: Adware
Akaiksots.com is yet another deceptive Web page dedicated to the propagation of a popular browser-based scheme. There is a myriad of deceiving websites virtually identical to it already put on the Internet and their number is only growing with each day. These websites rely on manipulative messages and social-engineering tactics to trick visitors into subscribing to their push notification services unknowingly.
The most common scenario is for the dubious Webpage to pretend to be running a CAPTCHA check for bots. However, Akaiksots.com has been observed to employ different approaches. The site will try to convince users that the only way to watch a supposed video clip is to click the displayed 'Allow' button. The messages may be similar to:
'Can't play this video! Browser may block video autoplay.'
'Click 'Allow' to play the video'
'Click the 'Allow' button to subscribe to the push notification and continue watching'
No matter what the exact text of the message is, users who follow the instructions will find themselves subjected to an influx of annoying and unwanted advertisements. The advertisements delivered by these websites should be regarded as equally untrustworthy. They also rely on clickbait tactics to lure users into engaging with them and then redirect to shady websites. Users can land on other online tactics, phishing pages, shady online betting platforms and more.
Dealing with sites such as Akaiksots.com shouldn't be too difficult - simply revoke their permissions via the 'Notifications' or 'Permissions' menu of your Web browser. However, if you land on such misleading pages far too frequently, it may signify that there is a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) lurking on your computer or device. Run a thorough scan with a professional security solution and let it remove all suspicious items it detects.
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