Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 942
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 44,965
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: September 25, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Users rarely land on dubious websites such as willingly. It is far more likely that they end up there via redirects from previously visited websites or due to having a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) installed on their devices. The page itself should not be trusted. It is specifically created for the sole purpose of propagating a browser-based tactic.

Users are shown misleading clickbait messages that try to convince them to click the displayed 'Allow' button. The message may imply that the site is doing a CAPTCHA check, a file will become available for download, access will be granted to additional content or other equally untrue statements. The goal is to mask the fact that by clicking the button users will be subscribed to the site's push notification services unknowingly.

Afterward, will be able to run an intrusive ad campaign by abusing the associated browser permissions. Apart from being annoying, the advertisements also could promote dubious applications or lead to unsafe websites. Users are strongly advised to avoid engaging with any of the presented advertising materials.

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