Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 13,614
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 145
First Seen: May 6, 2022
Last Seen: August 4, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Users should not trust websites such as Flowvideo.ru. These page types are designed specifically to proliferate an online tactic that takes advantage of the legitimate push notifications browser feature. It allows users to subscribe to chosen websites to receive timely updates from them. However, the hoax sites utilize this feature to run annoying advertising campaigns that deliver unwanted advertisements to users.

It is important to remember that the exact behavior of such questionable websites could be based on several factors, including the visitor's IP address, geolocation, device type and more. One of the confirmed misleading scenarios that cybersecurity researchers observed on Flowvideo.ru involves the site pretending that a video cannot be played. The name of the supposed video is 'VideoAdult.mp4,' implying that it contains age-restricted or adult-oriented content. Users also will be presented with an instruction similar to:

'Press the Allow, button to continue'

As we said earlier, users who press the button will grant important browser permissions to the dubious page. Flowvideo.ru will be able to generate intrusive advertisements that, in the vast majority of cases, will promote additional untrustworthy destinations, such as fake giveaways or phishing sites. Interacting with Flowvideo.ru or its associated advertisements also could trigger forced redirects to more shady websites.


Flowvideo.ru may call the following URLs:



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