Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,906
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 347
First Seen: August 31, 2023
Last Seen: September 30, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows employs a deceptive strategy that tricks users into granting permission for push notifications, ultimately leading to the flooding of their devices with disruptive and intrusive advertisements. The website may employ clickbait or manipulative tactics involving fabricated browser errors, which coerce users into taking action by clicking on the "Allow Notifications" button under the pretext of resolving an issue.

Rogue SItes Like Must be Approached with Caution

Once users fall into this trap and enable the notifications, seizes the opportunity to flood their systems with a barrage of bothersome pop-up advertisements. What's even more concerning is that these advertisements could persistently appear even when the user's browser is closed, causing frequent interruptions to their online experience.

Some of the deceptive scenarios that users could encounter on may involve the site claiming that a video content is ready, that users must prove they are not bots, and more. The exact messages may be similar to:

  • 'Click Allow to close this window'
  •  'Your Video Is Ready
  • Press Play to start the video'
  •  'Click Allow to verify that you are not a bot'

In essence, capitalizes on users' trust in seemingly legitimate notifications to manipulate them into consenting to notifications, ultimately subjecting them to an incessant stream of disruptive advertisements that impede their browsing activities and overall digital interaction.

Make Sure to Stop Any Notifications Generated by Unfamiliar Sources

Rogue websites are those that engage in unsafe or deceptive activities, often leading to unwanted notifications that can be annoying or even harmful. If you're receiving notifications from such websites and want to stop them, here's what you can do:

  • Block Notifications in Browser Settings:

Chrome: Go to the rogue website, click the padlock icon next to the website's URL, and under 'Notifications,' select 'Block' or 'Clear' if it's already allowed.

Firefox: Click the padlock's icon in the address bar, then click 'Clear Permissions' next to 'Receive Notifications.'

Safari: Go to Safari Preferences > Websites > Notifications. Find the rogue website and select 'Deny.'

  • Use Ad Blockers:

Using specialized browser extensions can help prevent rogue websites from displaying notifications and other unwanted content.

  • Clear Browser Cookies and Cache:

Sometimes, rogue websites might use cookies to track you and show notifications. Clearing your browser's cookies and cache can help remove such tracking.

  • Scan for Malware:

Run a reputable anti-malware program on your computer to check for any unsafe software that might be causing the notifications.

  • Disable Push Notifications Globally:

If you want to stop all push notifications across all websites, you can turn off the push notifications globally in your browser settings.

  • Stay Cautious:

Be careful about the websites you visit and the links you click. Avoid suspicious or unfamiliar websites to reduce the risk of encountering rogue websites.

Remember that the steps might vary slightly depending on your browser and operating system. It's also a good idea to keep your browser and operating system updated to ensure you have the latest security features.

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