Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,818
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 335
First Seen: August 31, 2023
Last Seen: September 30, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a fraudulent website that leverages push notifications as a method to send unwanted advertisements directly to your desktop. This intrusive behavior can continue even if the web browser, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Microsoft Edge, is not being actively used. As a result, the rogue website can continue to exert a negative impact even when users are not browsing the Internet. Indeed, the intrusive pop-ups associated with might continue to appear during other activities, like streaming shows or playing video games.

Be Cautious When Interacting with Rogue Sites Like

Frequently, users find themselves on the website after clicking on a deceptive link presented by other untrustworthy sources. Upon arrival, visitors are likely to be greeted by a misleading message urging them to click the 'Allow' button. Such manipulative lures are often exploited by rogue sites as a tactic to trick unsuspecting users into subscribing to their push notification services.

Websites such as have the capability to send browser notifications covering a range of topics. However, the concern lies in the fact that these types of pages often generate advertisements that promote online tactics, unreliable or harmful PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and potentially even malware threats.

It's important to note that encountering rogue sites on a regular basis might suggest the presence of adware on the system. In these cases, it may be for best to perform a thorough scan with a professional security solution to remove all unwanted programs from the device.

Stop All Notifications Coming from Unverified or Unfamiliar Sources

To prevent receiving intrusive notifications from rogue websites, users can take the following steps:

  • Adjust Browser Settings: Modern browsers allow users to manage website notifications. Users should access their browser's settings and find the section related to notifications. From there, they can disable notifications or choose to receive them only from trusted websites.
  •  Deny Permission: When a website prompts for notification permission, users should click on the 'Deny' or 'Block' option. This prevents the website from sending notifications in the future.
  •  Use Ad Blockers: Installing ad blockers or browser extensions that specifically target notification requests can prevent rogue websites from displaying such prompts.
  •  Regularly Review Permissions: Users should periodically review the list of websites with notification permissions in their browser settings. Any unfamiliar or suspicious websites should be removed.
  •  Keep Browser Updated: Keeping the browser updated ensures that the latest security features are in place, potentially blocking known tactics used by rogue websites.
  •  Enable Pop-Up Blockers: Enabling pop-up blockers in the browser can help prevent intrusive notifications from appearing.
  •  Be Cautious of Websites: Users should exercise caution when visiting unfamiliar or suspicious websites. Avoid clicking on deceptive ads or engaging with content that seems too good to be true.
  •  Install Security Software: Using reputable security software can offer an additional layer of protection against potentially harmful websites and notifications.
  •  Educate Yourself: Users should educate themselves about common online tactics and frauds used by unsafe websites. This awareness can help them recognize and avoid potentially harmful situations.

By taking these steps, users can protect themselves from intrusive notifications and potential threats posed by rogue websites.

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