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Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 7,699
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 207
First Seen: June 7, 2022
Last Seen: February 10, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows tries to trick its visitors into unknowingly enabling its push notifications. This particular scam has been growing in popularity among unscrupulous people and as a result, the Internet has been rife with practically identical websites running the scheme. The end goal is for the pages to generate revenue for their operators via the delivery of intrusive advertisements.

The most frequently encountered scenario sees the scam page pretend to do a CAPTCHA check. Users are greeted by a message telling them to press the displayed 'Allow' button as a way of proving that they are not robots. has also been observed to allude that pressing 'Allow' will grant users access to age-restricted or adult-oriented content. Apart from activating the site's push notification, clicking the button could also result in forced redirects to additional untrustworthy destinations.

As for the advertisements generated by, they should be approached with a healthy dose of skepticism. In the vast majority of cases, users are shown promotions for similar scam websites, phishing portals, dubious online game or betting sites, etc. The ads may also try to spread invasive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) by falsely presenting them as legitimate apps. Once established on the system, these PUPs are likely to activate their adware, browser hijacker, and data harvesting capabilities.


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