Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,350
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 225
First Seen: February 15, 2023
Last Seen: September 26, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a website that is designed to deceive users into subscribing to its push notifications, which it then uses to send spam notifications directly to their computers or phones. This website is considered to be untrustworthy because it takes advantage of browsers' built-in push notification system to show pop-up advertisements on the victim's device.

To entice users into subscribing to its push notifications, utilizes faker clickbait messages. For example, cybersecurity researchers have observed the page showing a video player that is supposedly encountering some issues. The accompanying message - 'Press Allow to watch video,' falsely claims that pressing the button will grant users access to the video content. When the users subscribe to these notifications, they begin to receive spam pop-ups similar to the image shown below. These pop-ups advertise adult sites, online Web games, fake software updates and unwanted programs.

What makes this particularly threatening is that even if the users close their browsers, these spam pop-ups may continue to appear on their devices, causing a significant inconvenience and potentially even exposing the user to further risks.

How can Users Stop Receiving Notifications from Rogue Websites Like CaptchaCoolNow?

The best way to stop unwanted and intrusive notifications generated by rogue websites is to configure your browser settings to prevent these notifications from being displayed. This can usually be done by following the steps below:

  1. Open your browser settings: Depending on your browser, you can typically access the settings by clicking on the three dots or lines in the top right corner of the browser window.
  2. Navigate to the 'Site Settings' or 'Content Settings' menu: Once you've accessed your browser settings, find a menu item that allows you to adjust site or content settings.
  3. Find the 'Notifications' setting: Within the site or content settings, locate the option to adjust notification settings. This may be labeled 'Notifications,' 'Alerts,' or something similar.
  4. Turn off notifications for rogue websites: Within the notification settings, look for an option to block notifications from all websites or to specify which websites are allowed to display notifications. You can typically add websites to a block list by entering their URLs.

By adjusting your browser settings to prevent rogue websites from displaying notifications, you can avoid being bombarded with unwanted and intrusive alerts while browsing the Web. It's also a good idea to exercise caution when clicking on unfamiliar websites and use ad blockers or other browser extensions to block pop-ups and other intrusive content.


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