Red-eye-tube.co is one of the myriad mostly empty websites that are created for the sole purpose of carrying out a popular browser-based tactic. All of these websites operate in a virtually identical manner - by displaying misleading alerts or warning messages they try to lure their visitors into clicking the 'Allow' button. This will subscribe the user to that particular website giving it broad browser permissions effectively. If successful, the site will then be able to generate monetary gains for its creators by running an intrusive advertising campaign on the affected device.
The main difference between these websites is the specific scenario they choose to run. Most pretend to be conducting a CAPTCHA check for bots, urging their visitors to click the button and prove that they are not robots. Red-eye-tube.co, however, employs a different tactic. It shows a video clip that supposedly cannot be played without clicking 'Allow.'
Users who fall for the trick will find themselves subjected to numerous annoying and unwanted advertisements. The ad could appear even if the browser itself has been closed. Furthermore, the ads could potentially lead to unsafe third-party pages. It is not uncommon for users to be taken to phishing pages, domains spreading PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), or sites trying to infect them with serious malware threats.
If users notice that they are often landing on pages similar to Red-eye-tube.co, this might be caused by a PUP that has already managed to sneak itself onto their devices. It is recommended to conduct a scan with a reputable anti-malware product and then remove all suspicious applications that it detects.