Pushyouworld

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 126
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 17,377
First Seen: October 3, 2022
Last Seen: November 24, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Pushyouworld is a rogue website trying to take advantage of all of its visitors. In the vast majority of cases, users do not land on dubious pages, such as this one willingly. Typically, these sites are encountered as a result of forced redirections, rogue advertising networks or intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). The exact tactic and fake scenario displayed by the page is oftentimes determined by analyzing incoming IP addresses and users' geolocations.

Pushyouworld has been observed running a popular browser-based scheme that exploits the push notifications browser feature. Users will be presented with misleading or clickbait messages intended to hide the true intentions of the page. The utilized scenarios may claim that by clicking the shown 'Allow' button, users will be granted access to a video or a file ready for download. The Pushyouworld page has been observed claiming that users must prove that they are not bots as part of a fake CAPTCHA check. The displayed messages could be:

'I am not a robot'

'Click 'Allow'to verify you are not a robot'

If Pushyouworld succeeds in its deception, it will be able to begin running an intrusive advertising campaign. Affected users could then be constantly interrupted by annoying advertisements that could appear as pop-ups, banners, system notifications, etc. However, another characteristic of these advertisements is way more troubling - the delivered advertisements typically promote untrustworthy destinations or PUPs presented as genuine applications. Users could see advertisements for phishing schemes, technical support tactics, other rogue websites, adult-oriented pages, shady online betting platforms, etc.

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