Hetaint.com

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 231
Threat Level: 50 % (Medium)
Infected Computers: 69,171
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: February 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The reason Hetaint.com exists is that it can propagate a popular browser-based tactic. The website doesn't contain any useful or meaningful content. Instead, it is designed to display various deceptive messages that try to convince users into clicking the displayed 'Allow' button. Instead of clearly stating that pressing the button will subscribe the user to the page's push notification, Hetaint.com's messages try to mask that fact by claiming that the button will perform some other action.

A popular false scenario utilized by these hoax websites is pretending to run a CAPTCHA check. Users are told that pressing 'Allow' will verify that they are not robots. Other tactics include claiming that the button will grant visitors access to a video or other content. Hetaint.com has been observed to claim specifically that clicking the button will allow users to download an unspecified file. The displayed messages are similar to:

'Click 'Allow' to start downloading'

'Press 'Allow'

If successful, Hetaint.com will start running an intrusive ad campaign by abusing the browser permissions granted to it. The con site will deliver various untrustworthy advertisements and notifications to the user. The advertisements could promote various software products that turn out to be adware, browser hijackers or other PUPs.

Furthermore, users who interact with the displayed advertisements could trigger forced redirects leading to more suspicious and even unsafe pages. It is not uncommon for users to be taken to phishing schemes, fake giveaways, adult-oriented platforms or compromised websites spreading malware threats.

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