Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,153
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 20,369
First Seen: April 14, 2022
Last Seen: September 25, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is another site taking advantage of the push notifications browser feature. All pages of this type behave in a practically identical way. They show various misleading or clickbait messages in an attempt to lure visitors into unknowingly subscribing to the push notifications of the specific site. In many cases, the dubious page can pick between several fake scenarios so users with different IP addresses/geolocation may see different content.

For example, one of the more common fake scenarios involves the questionable site pretending that users must pass a CAPTCHA check. Users will be presented with an image of a robot and a variation of the following message:

'Click 'Allow' if you are not a robot'

Unfortunately, clicking the button will not grant access to any meaningful content. Instead, users will grant important browser permissions that will enable the site to start generating intrusive advertisements.

These advertisements are highly unlikely to be for legitimate products or destinations. Users could see advertisements for fake giveaways, phishing tactics, various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), etc. In addition, one of the notifications generated by Notadsworld tries to convince users that their data may be compromised. To fix these supposedly important security issues, the dubious notification recommends to users that they should immediately update their anti-malware software by clicking on it.

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