Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,118
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 11,492
First Seen: March 6, 2022
Last Seen: February 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a dubious website that users are unlikely to open intentionally. What will typically be the case, is that they will encounter the page as a result of unwanted and forced redirects caused by other websites using rogue advertising networks or due to having a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) present on their computers or devices. After all, is not created to provide a meaningful service to its visitors. No, the primary reason the website exists is so that it can propagate a popular browser-based tactic.

Once users land on they will be presented with various fake messages. The site will try to mask its true intentions, by implying that clicking the displayed 'Allow' button is part of a CAPTCHA check for bots, and afterward, users will gain access to additional content. However, in reality, users that press the button will enable the page's push notification and give it important browser permissions. Indeed, will now be able to deliver untrustworthy, annoying, and intrusive advertisements via the affected browser.

The advertisements generated by such questionable sources typically promote additional hoax websites, fake giveaways, phishing schemes, suspicious adult platforms or shady online betting sites. Users also may encounter offers for applications that, when installed, turn out to be nothing more than invasive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) equipped with adware or browser-hijacker capabilities.


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