Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 12,326
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 390
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: September 21, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Users who land on Poolvideol.ru most likely didn't do so intentionally. They were most likely taken there, as a result of a forced redirect from a previously visited page or due to the actions of an intrusive PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program). There is a reason for this sneaky approach - the website's primary purpose is to deliver questionable content through a specific browser-based tactic. Under various pretenses, the site tries to lure its visitors into clicking the displayed 'Allow' button and subscribing to its push-notification services unknowingly.

It must be noted that the Internet is rife with these scheme pages. Most pretend to be running a CAPTCHA check but other fake scenarios are also used. Some promise that after clicking 'Allow' users will gain access to a video clip or that a file will be available for download. In the case of Poolvideo.ru, infosec experts have observed the page promising users that they have won a $50 gift card.

Of course, neither Poolvideo.ru nor the advertisements it generates should be approached carelessly. Users risk being further redirected to more threatening places, such as phishing sites harvesting all entered information or domains spreading numerous PUPs.

To stop Poolvideol.ru, and other similar hoax websites from interfering or impacting their browsing activities, users may need to open their browser's settings. Afterward, navigate to the appropriate menu managing the various permissions granted to websites and revoke everything associated with the con page.


Poolvideo.ru may call the following URLs:



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