EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecard
EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are assessment reports for different malware threats which have been collected and analyzed by our research team. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards evaluate and rank threats using several metrics including real-world and potential risk factors, trends, frequency, prevalence, and persistence. EnigmaSoft Threat Scorecards are updated regularly based on our research data and metrics and are useful for a wide range of computer users, from end users seeking solutions to remove malware from their systems to security experts analyzing threats.
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See also Threat Assessment Criteria.
|20 % (Normal)
|May 8, 2022
|September 24, 2023
Thecoolposts.com is little more than a deceptive website created with a single purpose - to conduct a popular browser-based tactic. Visitors who land on it, almost always involuntarily through forced redirects, will be presented with various fake alert or error messages that will try to convince them to click on an 'Allow' button. Doing so will grant Thecoolposts.com all of the browser permissions it requires to start delivering unsolicited advertisements on the affected device generating monetary gains for its creators in the process.
The exact scenario run by the website could vary. Still, one observed variant is for Thecoolposts.com to display a buffering bar creating the impression that a video is being prevented from being played. Accompanying it will be the following text:
'Click the «Allow» button to subscribe to the push notifications and continue watching.'
Users who do not pay enough attention or let their curiosity get the better of them will fall right for Thecoolposts.com's trap. They will soon begin to notice an abnormal amount of advertisements that could even start to interfere with the normal browsing experience on the affected device. Clicking on the advertisements delivered by the misleading website could expose users to additional security risks. They could be redirected to untrustworthy or outright compromised third-party websites. There they can be subjected to landing pages for tech support tactics, PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), or even malware threats masquerading as software updates.
Thecoolposts.com may call the following URLs: