Maximus-time.com is yet another dubious website designed to propagate a popular browser-based scam. All of the websites belonging to this type, and there are countless already up and operations with more popping into existence each day, try to trick their visitors into subscribing to push notification services by clicking on the 'Allow' button. Various social-engineering tactics and fake alert or error messages can be employed in the schemes presented by the scam websites. Maximus-time.com has been observed using the most popular method - pretending to conduct a captcha check for bots. Users who land on the site may be presented with messages similar to:
Maximus-time.com wants to Show notifications
Click Allow to confirm that you are not a robot!
Clicking the button will give the scam website broad browser privileges that it will then abuse to run an intrusive advertising campaign generating monetary gains for its creators in the process. Users may be flooded with unwanted ad materials such as pop-up windows. In addition to severely diminishing the browsing experience on the affected device, the displayed ads should also be considered as potential security risks.
When users click on an ad, they may be taken to unsafe third-party websites. Among the common destinations are adult portals, suspicious online web games, phishing scams, pages promoting various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), or fake software updates.