Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 127
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: May 1, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Poisism.com was designed to fulfill a single purpose - trick its visitors into subscribing to its push notification services unknowingly. Afterward, the site can start abusing its newly-received browser privileges to deliver intrusive advertisements and generate monetary gains for its operators.

This particular scam has been extremely popular and as a result, countless pages virtually identical to Poisism.com in behavior have already been put on the Internet. More are popping into existence almost daily.

To get visitors to click on the displayed 'Allow' button, the linchpin of the whole tactic, these sites rely on various misleading messages:

'Press Allow to verify that you are not a robot'

'Click Allow to watch the video'

'Download is ready.'

'Click Allow to download your file'

The messages can imply that the site is doing a CAPTCHA check, that users will be able to download a specific file or they will gain access to additional content. Of course, these are all false.

In addition to being annoying, the advertisements generated by such shady sources can pose other more serious risks. They may employ similar clickbait tactics and then take users to suspicious or outright unsafe websites. Among the destination could be phishing pages, fake giveaways, domains spreading PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and more.

As such, it is important to stop the actions of Poisism.com as soon as possible. Find the particular con website in your Web browser 'Permissions' or 'Notifications' settings, and revoke all of the privileges granted to it.


Poisism.com may call the following URLs:



Most Viewed