Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 8,424
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 913
First Seen: April 27, 2022
Last Seen: September 22, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows utilizes various deceptive tactics to trick visitors into enabling its push notification services. This is a popular tactic found on countless untrustworthy websites that have been flooding the Internet for quite a while. These pages do not aim to provide their visitors with any worthwhile content. Instead, they take advantage of the push notifications browser feature to deliver annoying and unwanted advertisements.

The exact scenario presented by the dubious page could change, depending on the user's IP address, geolocation and potentially other factors. Still, the most widely encountered one involves the con websites imitating a legitimate CAPTCHA check by urging users to click the displayed 'Allow' button to prove that they are not robots. Another scenario observed on, involves promising visitors that by clicking the button they would win a prize or a gift card.

Of course, in both cases, the 'Allow' button has totally different functionality than the implied one. Users that click the button will be subjected to various questionable advertisements. The advertisements also could take advantage of similar clickbait techniques to promote more hoax pages, suspicious online betting sites, shady adult platforms and more.

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