Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 18,654
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 19
First Seen: March 8, 2023
Last Seen: July 14, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a webpage that has been identified as a rogue website by cybersecurity researchers. It is programmed to promote browser notification spam and has been observed to do so by utilizing a fake CAPTCHA verification scheme. In addition, has the ability to redirect visitors to other websites, which may be unreliable or even harmful.

Typically, users may come across webpages like through redirects triggered by other websites using rogue advertising networks. These networks are known to promote and display ads that may lead users to such rogue pages, exposing them to various online risks. As a result, users should be cautious when browsing the Web. Tricks Visitors with Fake Scenarios

Rogue websites have been known to exhibit different behaviors depending on the visitor's IP address or geolocation. For instance, when researchers investigated, they were presented with an image of a robot with a message prompting them to 'CLICK ALLOW TO CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE NOT A ROBOT!.'

However, this so-called CAPTCHA test is a deceptive tactic used by the website to trick visitors into allowing it to deliver browser notifications. Rogue sites often use these notifications to run intrusive advertising campaigns that promote online scams, various intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) that may have adware or browser hijacker capabilities, or other harmful software. The ads delivered through these notifications are typically designed to lure users into clicking on them, leading to further questionable destinations.

Don’t Allow Rogue Sites Like to Interfere with Your Browser

Users can prevent rogue websites from delivering unwanted notifications to their browsers by adjusting their browser settings. One way to do this is to disable notification requests from websites altogether or only allow notifications from trusted websites.

To disable notification requests from websites, users can navigate to their browser's settings and find the section for notifications. From there, they can turn off notifications or choose only to allow notifications from specific websites that they trust.

Users also should be cautious when browsing the Web and avoid visiting suspicious websites or clicking on unfamiliar links. Additionally, using reputable anti-malware software can help to detect and block potential threats, including rogue websites that may attempt to deliver unwanted notifications to a user's browser.

By taking these steps, users can help protect themselves from unwanted notifications and other online threats associated with rogue websites.

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