Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 1
First Seen: February 12, 2023
Last Seen: March 13, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

According to an analysis by cybersecurity researchers, the rogue page's main purpose is to promote deceptive content to visitors. The site also has been observed to push spam browser notifications and redirect visitors to different, potentially unreliable, or even risky websites.

It is believed that users primarily access pages similar to through redirects initiated by websites that utilize rogue advertising networks. Additionally, users may unintentionally access these pages through spam notifications, misspelled URLs, intrusive advertisements or the installation of adware.

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It has been observed that the behavior of rogue websites may be influenced by the visitor's IP address and geolocation data. This information can impact the content encountered on and via these Web pages.

During an investigation of the website, two distinct variants were found. Both variants promoted software by displaying a fake video player with an overlaid pop-up window urging the visitor to install the software to continue viewing online content. The second variant emphasized the need for a VPN (Virtual Private Network) application for safe viewing.

Rogue websites are often known to endorse adware, browser hijackers, fake anti-malware tools, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs), and in some cases, they may even propagate Trojans, ransomware and other forms of malware.

Additionally, both variants of requested permission from the visitors to display browser notifications. If granted, the website will deliver advertisements that push various tactics, unreliable/threatening software and malware.

How can Users Stop Unwanted Notifications from Dubious Sources Like

Users can prevent unwanted notifications from dubious sources like by taking several steps. First, they can adjust their browser settings to block or limit notification requests. This can be done by accessing the browser's privacy or content settings and changing the notification permissions for individual websites.

Another step users can take is to regularly clear their browser's cache and cookies, which can help prevent redirects to rogue websites. Additionally, they can install an ad-blocker or anti-malware software to prevent intrusive advertisements and protect their device from potential threats.

Users should be vigilant about the websites they visit and the links they click on, as well as not provide personal information or allow permissions unless they trust the source.

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