Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 9,764
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 16
First Seen: May 9, 2024
Last Seen: May 24, 2024
OS(es) Affected: Windows has been identified as a rogue webpage by information security researchers during a thorough examination of suspicious sites. Upon closer inspection, these experts found that promotes spam browser notifications and directs visitors to other potentially untrustworthy or unsafe websites. Typically, users come across and similar pages through redirects initiated by sites employing rogue advertising networks.

Rogue Sites Like Frequently Exploit Clickbait Messages to Lure Visitors

When researchers investigated the page, it presented them with a progress loading bar that is apparently stuck. The site accompanies it with instructions to – 'Click the Allow button to subscribe to the push notifications and continue watching.' Users should keep in mind that the content encountered on and through such rogue websites might differ based on their specific IP address (geolocation). implies that to resume watching online content, the user must enable notification delivery. This is false, and by allowing the site to display browser notifications – the user will be spammed with ads that endorse online scams, untrustworthy/hazardous software, and even malware.

To summarize, via webpages like – users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Take Immediate Action to Stop the Notifications Generated by Rogue Sites and Unverified Sources

To halt notifications generated by rogue sites and unverified sources, users should take the following actions:

Access Browser Settings: Open the settings menu in your web browser. This is usually represented by three vertical dots or lines in the top right or left corner of the browser window. Look for the option labeled 'Settings' or 'Preferences' within the browser menu. From there, locate and select 'Site settings' or a similar option. Within the site settings menu, find the section related to notifications. This may be listed under permissions or privacy settings.

Review Allowed Sites: Review the list of sites allowed to send notifications. Look for any unfamiliar or suspicious sites, particularly those known to be rogue or unverified.

Block or Remove Permissions: For any rogue sites or unverified sources listed, select the option to block or remove permissions for notifications. This action will prevent the sites from sending notifications to your browser.

Disable Notifications Globally (Optional): If desired, you can disable notifications globally for all websites by toggling off the option to allow notifications from all sites. This can provide an extra layer of protection against unwanted notifications.

Clear Browser Data (Optional): In some cases, notifications may still appear even after blocking permissions. Clearing browser data such as cookies and site data can help remove any persistent notifications.

Use Browser Extensions or Software: Consider using browser extensions or software designed to block unwanted notifications and ads. These tools can provide additional protection against rogue notifications.

By following these steps, users can effectively stop notifications generated by rogue sites and unverified sources, reducing the risk of encountering spammy or malicious content while browsing the web.

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