Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,237
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 8,214
First Seen: April 27, 2022
Last Seen: February 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a dubious website that users should avoid trusting. Indeed, the page is less concerned with providing meaningful service to its visitors, and much more focused on running a popular browser-based tactic. It should be noted that the exact behavior of the site may be based on certain parameters, such as the IP address and geolocation of its visitors. For example, cybersecurity researchers have observed the page displayed misleading and manipulative messages in Russian.

Otherwise, exhibits the typical behavior associated with this hoax website type. It pretends that users need to pass a CAPTCHA check to access the supposed content of the page. Of course, there is no such additional content, and the only purpose of the messages shown by the is to lure users into pressing the 'Allow' button and unknowingly enabling its push notification.

The page will then abuse the received browser permissions to deliver various questionable advertisements to users. The advertisements will most likely promote more unsafe destinations, such as fake giveaways, phishing portals, shady adult-oriented pages and more. Users also may encounter enticing offers to download and install seemingly useful applications. Unfortunately, far too often, the promoted applications turn out to be annoying PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). PUPs are notorious for having browser hijacker, adware and even data-tracking capabilities.


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