Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 12,545
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 238
First Seen: July 14, 2022
Last Seen: September 1, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Akwets.com shows misleading and false messages to its visitors. The apparent goal is to trick them into unknowingly subscribing to the page's push notifications. This behavior shouldn't be that surprising, as there have been countless dubious websites that propagate this exact same tactic. The operators of the pages are trying to earn monetary gains by delivering unwanted and annoying advertisements to users who fail to notice the warning signs.

Of course, the vast majority of these hoax pages do not state clearly their intentions. Instead, they hid behind various false scenarios. One of the most commonly encountered consists of the questionable site claiming that users must pass a CAPTCHA check for bots. Apparently, the only way to do so is by clicking the shown 'Allow' button. Akwers.com has been observed by infosec experts to use another popular tactic. It displays a video window accompanied by a message similar to:

'Press Allow to watch the video'

Unfortunately, following the instructions will not provide users with any additional content. Instead, they will be granting important browser permissions to the con page. Pressing the button also could cause redirects leading to untrustworthy destinations. The same also is valid for the advertisements generated by sources such as Akwets.com. The advertisements could be promoting hoax sites, fake giveaways, phishing portals, applications that turn out to be intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) in disguise and more.


Akwets.com may call the following URLs:



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