Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 8,382
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 299
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: September 16, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Users do not visit sites such as willingly. Instead, they land on them due to a mistyped address, a previously visited page that utilizes a rogue advertising network, or due to a PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) managing to sneak itself on their computers or devices. The need for such obtrusive and roundabout methods for generating traffic is easily explained - the sole reason for's existence is to run a popular browser-based tactic.

Indeed, the page lack any useful properties or features. On the contrary, it uses social engineering and clickbait tactics to convince users to follow its instructions. By creating false and misleading impressions, the site lures visitors into clicking the shown 'Allow' button without stating what the real consequences would be. Most sites running this tactic pretend that clicking the button is part of a CAPTCHA check. However, runs a different but equally fake scenario.

The site shows a video that is supposedly encountering issues and cannot be played. To complete the ruse, also displays several messages with the following text:

'Click 'Allow' to play the video'

'Stream and download are available'

Users that click the button will be subscribed to the page's push notification services inadvertently. The consequences of that action will become obviously not long after with starting to generate intrusive and unwanted advertisements via the affected browser.

The advertisements are likely to be used in the promotion of other hoax websites, phishing pages, fake giveaways, or to deliver offers for dubious software products that could include adware, browser hijackers or other types of PUPs.

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