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|Threat Level:||20 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||April 24, 2023|
|Last Seen:||April 25, 2023|
Upon analysis of Myavids.com, it has been discovered that the site employs a deceptive tactic to trick computer users into subscribing to its push notifications. The push notifications are then utilized to deliver spam pop-up advertisements to the victim's device. This method allows the rogue website to target users directly on their devices.
Myavids.com entices visitors to subscribe to its push notifications by displaying fake error messages, alerts, or CAPTCHA checks. For example, users may be presented with a message similar to 'Press Allow to watch the video.' If a user falls for the trap and subscribes to the Myavids.com notifications, they will begin receiving spam pop-ups on their device, even when the browser is closed. These advertisements promote a range of unwanted content, including adult sites, online games, fake software updates and potentially harmful programs.
To avoid the negative outcomes, it is highly recommended to avoid subscribing to Myavids.com's push notifications and to use trusted ad-blockers to prevent the display of spam pop-up advertisements.
Rogue Sites Like Myavids.com may Lead to Privacy Risks
Allowing a rogue website to send push notifications to a user's device can pose several risks. First, it can lead to a flood of intrusive and unwanted notifications, which can disrupt the user's workflow, cause annoyance, and lead to distraction. Moreover, clicking on these notifications can lead to the installation of dubious software, such as spyware or adware, which can collect sensitive information and send it to unauthorized third parties.
In some cases, these notifications also may direct the user to unsafe websites, which can result in the theft of personal and financial information, identity theft, or financial loss. Rogue notifications can also encourage the user to download and install fake software updates, which can lead to the installation of PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), adware, browser hijackers, etc.
How to Stop the Notifications Generated by Myavids.com
To stop the notifications generated by rogue websites, users can follow the following steps:
- Access the browser settings: Users must access their browser settings to manage and block push notifications.
- Locate the notifications settings: Within the browser settings, users must locate the notifications settings section. This section may vary depending on the browser.
- Block the rogue website's notifications: Users must find the rogue website that they want to block and select the option to block its notifications. This will prevent the website from sending push notifications to the user's device.
- Remove existing notifications: Users can also remove existing notifications from rogue websites by selecting the option to clear their notification history.
The process of blocking notifications may differ depending on the browser and device being used. Additionally, users should also be cautious when visiting websites and avoid subscribing to notifications from untrustworthy or suspicious sites.