Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 7,594
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 1,335
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: September 7, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows aims to earn monetary gains for its operators by running an intrusive advertising campaign. However, for this tactic to operate successfully, users need to first subscribe to the page's push notification services. Although this is a legitimate feature, many questionable pages abuse it to deliver unwanted and mostly untrustworthy advertisements.

To convince users to press the displayed 'Allow' button, these deceptive sites and, which is definitely not an exception, rely on various social-engineering tactics and deceptive messages. Some examples include pretending to be running a CAPTCHA check or that the users will gain access to otherwise unavailable content.

Upon landing on, users will be presented with a pop-up, claiming that an unspecified 'Video Is Ready.' Additional message clarifies - 'Press 'Allow' to watch the video.' If the instructions are followed, the site will become able to deliver dubious advertisements that often promote additional hoax pages, shady adult-oriented platforms, or questionable software products that may have adware, browser hijacker or other intrusive functionalities.

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