Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 4,358
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 520
First Seen: March 1, 2023
Last Seen: September 27, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The rogue page was discovered by infosec researchers while investigating untrustworthy websites. During their investigation, they uncovered two versions of the Web page, both of which were designed to promote browser notification spam. Furthermore, the page has the ability to redirect visitors to other sites, which are likely to be unreliable or even risky.

It is common for users to access rogue pages like through redirects triggered by other websites using rogue advertising networks. These networks are known to promote and display ads that may lead users to various dubious destinations. Exploits Different Luring Messages to Trick Visitors

The behavior of rogue webpages, including what they host and promote, may vary depending on the visitor's IP address or geolocation. In the case of, two distinct appearance variants of the rogue page have been confirmed.

One of these variants employed fake CAPTCHA verification, with a message that read, 'Press Allow to verify that you are not a robot.' The intent behind this message was to trick visitors into enabling browser notification delivery. The other variant instructed visitors to 'Please tap the Allow button to continue,' falsely implying that users had to click 'Allow' to access the website.

If visitors are deceived by either of these messages, they may inadvertently permit to deliver browser notifications. Rogue sites use these notifications to run intrusive advertisement campaigns, which can promote online tactics, dubious destinations, adware, browser hijackers, or other intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

Stop the Notifications from Untrustworthy Sources Like

To stop receiving intrusive notifications from rogue websites, users can take several steps. One approach is to adjust their browser settings to disable notifications altogether or only allow notifications from trusted websites. For instance, in Google Chrome, users can go to Settings > Privacy and security > Site settings > Notifications to adjust their notification settings.

Another option is to block notifications from specific websites. Users can do this by visiting the site and clicking the lock icon or information icon in the address bar, then selecting "Site settings" and adjusting the notification settings accordingly.

Additionally, users can use reputable anti-malware software to detect and block potential threats from rogue websites. This can help prevent malware and other harmful software from being downloaded onto their devices.

Overall, users should exercise caution when browsing the web and be wary of clicking on suspicious links or enabling notifications from unknown sources. By taking these steps, users can help protect themselves from the potential risks associated with rogue websites and intrusive notifications.

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