Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 8,005
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 97
First Seen: January 29, 2019
Last Seen: May 17, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows will not benefit its visitors in any meaningful way. Of course, this is because its true purpose lies elsewhere - the site is dedicated to the propagation of a popular browser-based scheme solely. More of these deceptive pages have been popping up on the Internet almost daily. Their main goal is to run an intrusive ad campaign via their push notifications.

However, for the tactic to be successful, users must subscribe to the page's push notification services. Although this is a legitimate feature designed to deliver timely updates to users about important news developments or content they are interested in, hoax websites abuse it to show users unrelated, misleading, and annoying advertisements. The operators of these sites aim to earn monetary gains in the process. pretends that a video is encountering issues and to view it users must click on the shown 'Allow' button. This is all false. Other similarly fake scenarios include pretending to be running a CAPTCHA check or claiming that clicking on the button will make a file available for download.


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