Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,054
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 15,700
First Seen: March 20, 2022
Last Seen: February 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The page is designed specifically to run a browser-based tactic. Users will most likely encounter the site as a result of forced redirects caused by rogue advertising networks or PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) installed on their computers or devices.

The site operates by showing various false and misleading messages to its visitors. The goal is to convince users to click the displayed 'Allow' button without stating clearly that doing so will enable the page's push notification services. There have been numerous deceptive scenarios observed as part of this particular scheme. employs a variation of the most popular one - the page shows an image of a robot accompanied by messages similar to:

'I am not a robo'

'Click 'Allow' to verify you are not a robot'

'Press Allow to verify'

The idea is clear - users are supposed to think that they need to pass a legitimate CAPTCHA check to access the supposed content on the page. Instead, the site will abuse the permissions associated with this browser feature to run an unwanted ad campaign.

The number of intrusive advertisements generated by the con site could have a significant and detrimental impact on the browsing activities carried on the device. In fact, some advertisements could continue to appear even when the affected browser itself has been closed. Users are strongly encouraged to avoid interacting with the displayed advertisements or risk being taken to more hoax websites, suspicious betting platforms, dubious adult-oriented pages and more.


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