Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 2,662
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 4,227
First Seen: May 19, 2022
Last Seen: September 21, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a fraudulent website created with the sole purpose of propagating a browser-based tactic. There are countless websites nearly identical to it and operating in the exact same way. These people's goal is to trick unsuspecting visitors into subscribing to the site's push notification services. Through various social-engineering tactics, users are encouraged to click the 'Allow' button. No matter what the specific website may claim, the only sure thing that will happen after clicking the button is that now unwanted advertisements for suspicious third-party websites will begin to be displayed on the screen of the affected device directly.

Hands down, the most popular method employed by these tactic websites is to pretend to be conducting captcha check for bots., however, relies on the curiosity of its visitors. It displays a fake image of a buffering video and pretends that something is stopping it from continuing currently. The site states that users should click 'Allow' in order to see the whole video. As we said, following these instructions will only result will be the appearance of unsolicited advertisements. may promote shady websites for online gaming or even ones that peddle suspicious software updates.

If you notice any signs of an abnormal amount of pop-up advertisements, you may have been tricked by a website similar to Luckily, stopping this type of tactic is neither complex nor time-consuming. Just open the 'Settings' menu of the affected browser, scroll down to the 'Permissions' section, and revoke any permissions that have been unwillingly granted to it.

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