Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 206
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 11,776
First Seen: September 13, 2022
Last Seen: November 17, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a dubious website that appears to lack any meaningful content that it might offer to its visitors. Instead, the main focus of the site is to run a popular browser-based tactic with the intention of tricking users into unknowingly subscribing to its push notification. This is a common scheme that allows rogue websites to deliver unwanted advertisements to users to generate monetary gains for their operators.

Various fake and misleading scenarios could be utilized as a part of the scheme. Users could see manipulative and clickbait messages promising them gift cards or claiming that clicking the 'Allow' button will grant them access to additional content. However, the most frequently encountered scenario consists of dubious websites pretending to be running a CAPTCHA check. Users will be presented with a message similar to:

'Press 'Allow' to verify, that you are not a robot!'

When users follow the instructions and click on the button, they will instead be subscribed to that site's push notifications. Afterward, could freely deliver unwanted notifications and advertisements to the user's device. It is important to keep in mind that advertisements generated by such unproven sources are unlikely to be promoting legitimate destinations or software products. In the vast majority of cases, users will be presented with advertisements for additional hoax websites, various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) pretending to be real applications, shady adult-oriented portals, etc.


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