Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 14,259
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 592
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: October 24, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows delivers dubious or questionable content to anyone who lands on the site. It also propagates a popular browser-based tactic where these deceptive pages try to trick visitors into subscribing to their push notification services. The goal is to then abuse their ill-gotten browser permissions to generate revenue for their operators via an intrusive ad campaign.

When users open a misleading page, such as, they may be presented with one of several different fake scenarios. The messages shown by the page could imply that a file is now ready for download or a video will become accessible. The site also may act as if it is doing a CAPTCHA check for bots. However, the exact scenario doesn't matter, because all of the messages will insist on the user clicking the 'Allow' button. Some examples of these manipulative messages are:

'Click Allow if you are not a robot!'

'If 18+, click Allow'

'To download, click Allow'

'Click Allow to watch the video'

Users who do not notice the red flags on time will find themselves subjected to countless intrusive advertisements. Thanks to the broad permissions granted to, it will be able to continue generating more advertisements even if the affected browser is shut down.


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