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Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 400
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 3,564
First Seen: November 24, 2022
Last Seen: February 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a rogue page that is likely to show its visitors various, deceptive or clickbait messages. Sites of this type are often used by their operators as platforms for running online tactics. In many cases, the scenario that users will encounter on the rogue website they are visiting will be based on their specific IP address/geolocation. has been observed propagating a popular browser-based tactic where users are lured into unknowingly enabling the dubious site's push notifications.

To achieve its purpose, the page may employ various fake scenarios. Users may see messages similar to:

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

The site implies that visitors must pass a CAPTCHA test, as a way to access its content. In reality, these rogue websites lack any meaningful content. Instead, they seek to exploit the browser permissions associated with the push notifications feature to generate and deliver intrusive advertisements. The advertisements may appear as banners, pop-ups, notifications and more. The delivered advertising materials could promote untrustworthy PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), phishing pages, technical support frauds, shady online gaming/betting platforms, etc. Video

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