Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 3,029
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2,055
First Seen: January 16, 2023
Last Seen: September 25, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

While investigating suspicious websites, cybersecurity researchers discovered Dybdended.com. Dybdended.com is a dubious page that promotes tactics and pushes spam browser notifications. The website also may redirect visitors to other sites that are likely untrustworthy or harmful. Most users come across websites like Dybdended.com via redirects that are caused by pages using rogue advertising networks.

The Lure Messages Exploited by Dybdended.com

Rogue websites may exhibit varying behavior based on the visitor's IP address/geolocation, and Dybdended.com is likely not an exception. The page has been observed running a common tactic called 'Your Windows 10 is infected with viruses.' This tactic is designed to trick visitors into thinking that their operating system is infected with viruses and malware, and it does so by mimicking Windows and McAfee-related graphic imagery.

However, no website can detect threats, and any that make such claims are making fake promises. These tactics are often used to promote unreliable, harmful, or even unsafe applications under the guise of legitimate security tools.

In addition to the scheme, the Dybdended.com page requests permission to deliver browser notifications to users. Rogue websites often use notifications to run intrusive advertising campaigns that endorse online tactics, dubious/harmful software and even malware.

How to Prevent Rogue Websites Like Dybdended.com from Delivering Notifications?

When users visit certain websites, they may be prompted to allow notifications from the website. Some untrustworthy websites may abuse this feature by sending intrusive notifications to the users, even when they are not actively using the website.

In general, users can check their browser's notification settings to see which websites have permission to send notifications. They can then remove any websites they don't recognize or trust. They also can block notifications from specific websites. In most modern browsers, users can do this by clicking on the lock icon next to the website's address in the URL bar and selecting 'Site Settings.' From there, they can choose to block notifications.

It also is possible to install a specialized ad-blocker application. Some adblockers come with features that block notifications from websites that are known to be untrustworthy or annoying. Users may choose to install an ad-blocker to help prevent these notifications from appearing.

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