Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 148
First Seen: September 13, 2012
Last Seen: May 14, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The is yet another dubious page created for the sole purpose of carrying out a popular browser-based tactic. Pages with the exact same behavior have been flooding the Internet for some time now and it seems that the trend isn't slowing down at all. All of these sites rely on misleading alerts or warning messages to lure their visitors into clicking the 'Allow' button.

The unsuspecting users who fall for the trap are subscribing to that site's push notification services. In practice, this means that the site,, in this case, will receive broad browser permissions that it will promptly exploit to run an intrusive advertising campaign. The delivered advertisements should be treated with the same caution as the hoax websites themselves. The advertisements could employ similar deceptive tactics to get users to click on them. Engaging with the advertisements could take users to more deceiving pages, domains offering various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), or even compromised sites spreading serious malware threats. 

One of the scenarios that uses is to pretend to be conducting a CAPTCHA check for bots. It will show an image containing robots accompanied by messages similar to:

'Click Allow to confirm'

'I am not a robot'

'Click 'Allow' to verify that you are not a robot'

Users who find themselves encountering misleading pages, such as far too often, may have a PUP already present on their computers or devices. It is advised to conduct a thorough scan as soon as possible, to eliminate such intruder applications and stop them from interfering with your browsing activities. 

URLs may call the following URLs:


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