Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 802
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2,181
First Seen: April 21, 2023
Last Seen: September 30, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a website that uses questionable tactics to lure users into subscribing to its push notifications service. This rogue website claims that users must click the 'Allow' button on a pop-up message to access the content they are looking for. However, this is a fake CAPTCHA check. When users click the button, they would instead grant permission to generate notifications. Subsequently, they might be bombarded with unwanted ads and pop-ups.

Rogue Websites Like Often Use Deceptive Techniques has been observed using social engineering methods to trick users into subscribing to push notifications, which is a common behavior associated with these types of questionable pages. In addition, these sites may also cause redirects to other equally shady websites that can compromise their device's security and privacy. The shown notifications themselves could be used as a way to promote various online scams, fake giveaways, phishing or tech support scams, adult websites, etc.

Users should be careful when interacting with unfamiliar sites. Rogue pages may display various seemingly legitimate messages as a way to trick their visitors. For example, a common lure message may claim that the user's device is infected with a virus, that a file is ready for download, or a video will become accessible. The messages also may instruct the user to take immediate action.

Make Sure to Stop the Notifications Originating from Unfamiliar Sources

To stop intrusive notifications generated by rogue websites, users can change their browser settings to block notifications or revoke the permission given to a particular website to send notifications. In most browsers, this can be done by accessing the site settings or notifications settings and selecting the site to be blocked or removing it from the list of sites allowed to send notifications.

Alternatively, users can use ad-blockers or other browser extensions that block notifications. It is important to be cautious when granting permissions to websites and to avoid accessing suspicious links or downloading software from untrusted sources to prevent further infections.

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