Stop-bot.com

Stop-bot.com Description

Type: Adware

Stop-bot.com is yet another hoax website that tries to take advantage of its visitors. It does it by propagating a popular browser-based scheme that exploits the legitimate push notifications feature. Instead of letting users decide by themselves whether they would want to enable the site's push notifications, Stop-bot.com utilizes various misleading messages and alerts in an attempt to mask its true intentions.

Cybersecurity researchers have already cataloged countless dubious websites operating in a virtually identical manner to Stop-bot.com. The main difference is the exact misleading scenario that the different sites display to their would-be victims. The most commonly encountered one consists of showing an image of a robot and a message implying that users should click 'Allow' as part of a CAPTCHA check. Other con pages promise that pressing the button will grant access to additional content, video, or files available for download. However, Stop-bot.com has been observed to rely on a slightly different tactic.

The page still tries to lure visitors into clicking 'Allow,' but it does so under the guise of a potential prize giveaway. The exact message could be similar to:

'Click Allow to win a prize and get it in our shop'

Enabling the page's push notifications will result in users being flooded by unwanted and untrustworthy advertisements. The advertisements could promote more hoax destinations, lead to suspicious adult-oriented platforms, gambling portals and more. Users also could be shown seemingly enticing offers for useful applications that when installed, turn out to be invasive and annoying PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs). PUPs are known for having adware, browser hijacker and even data-collection capabilities.

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