Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 8,176
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 1,164
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: September 10, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is not a website that users visit willingly. Instead, this deceptive page is encountered due to forced redirects caused by sites utilizing rogue advertising networks, or as part of the activities of a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) lurking on the user's computer or device. 

The page is one of the countless deceptive websites dedicated to the propagation of a popular browser-based tactic. Under various false pretenses, these sites try to convince their visitors to click the shown 'Allow' button and subscribe to that page's push notification services unknowingly.

One of the most common misleading scenarios is for the dubious website to pretend to be doing a CAPTCHA check, instructing its visitor that clicking 'Allow' will verify that they are not robots. Another tactic observed on the page is to imply that clicking the button will grant users access to an otherwise unplayable video. Of course, there is no such content as the site simply wants to get the browser permissions associated with the push notifications feature. 

If successful, will deliver questionable advertisements to the user that could diminish severely the browsing experience on the device. More importantly, the generated advertisements could lead to more untrustworthy websites, fake giveaways, phishing schemes, shady adult content and more. Users also may be presented with offers to install suspicious software products that could carry hidden adware, browser hijacker or possess other intrusive capabilities. 

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