Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,932
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 2,312
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: September 8, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a dubious website that exists only so that it can deliver dubious content to its visitors. By showing various false and misleading messages, the page tries to convince users into allowing its push notification services. This legitimate browser feature has been abused by fraudsters to deliver unwanted and intrusive advertisements to users.

The crux of this tactic lies in creating a false impression of what the 'Allow' button that users see actually does. Instead of clearly informing its visitors that clicking it will subscribe them to the page's notification services, the con site makes various fake claims. One popular scenario involves the dubious page pretending to be doing a CAPTCHA check. also may claim that a video has become unresponsive. Users could see messages similar to:

'Press Allow to watch the video'

'Your video is ready'

'Press Play to start the video'

If successful, will receive the browser permissions it needs to start running an intrusive ad campaign. Users could notice a sizeable increase in the advertisements encountered during browsing, and some notifications may even appear on the system's screen while the affected browser is shut down completely. The advertisements delivered by could promote more dubious pages, shady adult-oriented sites, fake giveaways, etc. Users also could be presented with clickbait offers to download various applications that may have adware, browser hijacker, data collection or other intrusive functionalities.

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