Threat Database Rogue Websites Smartcaptcha.top

Smartcaptcha.top

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 4,693
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 167
First Seen: August 4, 2022
Last Seen: November 15, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Smartcaptcha.top join the ranks of all the other dubious websites existing for the sole reason of exploiting the legitimate push notifications browser feature. These sites operate in a practically identical way and utilize similar deceptive and clickbait tactics to mask their true intentions.

When users land on Smartcaptcha.top, they will likely see fake and misleading messages that will instruct them to press the 'Allow' button. Almost all of the false scenarios used by these con pages mention that users must click on the button. However, the supposed effect could vary based on the currently shown scenario. For example, Smartcaptcha.top could claim that users must click 'Allow' to pass a CAPTCHA check. Other times, these sites may state the button will provide users access to a video, start the download of an unspecified file or lead to age-restricted or adult content.

In reality, users will be subscribed to the specific page's push notifications that are likely to take the form of numerous unwanted advertisements. Users may be shown advertisements for additional hoax sites, phishing portals, platforms spreading invasive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), such as adware, browser hijackers and more. Indeed, Smartcaptcha.top may cause redirects to a questionable site running a fake giveaway scheme similar to the 'Amazon Loyalty Program' scheme.

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