Threat Database Rogue Websites

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 6,171
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 133
First Seen: March 27, 2023
Last Seen: September 22, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows is a website identified as a rogue page during an investigation of suspicious sites. The website's primary function is to promote scams and generate browser notification spam. Furthermore, can redirect users to other websites that are potentially harmful and untrustworthy.

Users typically access rogue websites through various means, including redirects from questionable advertising networks, mistyped URLs, spam browser notifications, intrusive ads, or through installed adware. These methods can be used to lure users into visiting rogue websites that, in turn, display misleading or enticing content that encourages users to click on a link or visit a specific page. Rogue websites can pose significant risks to users, including propagating phishing and financial scams and other fraudulent activities. As such, it's crucial to be cautious when browsing and to avoid visiting suspicious or unfamiliar websites. Presents Visitors With Online Scams

The behavior of rogue websites can vary based on the geolocation of visitors' IP addresses. This means that the content encountered on and through these websites might change depending on the location of the user.

During a visit to the website, it was discovered that the website was promoting a variant of the 'Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!' scam. This deceptive scheme makes false claims about the visitor's device being infected with viruses. It's important to note that this misleading content has no association with the actual McAfee brand. Typically, scams of this nature are used to promote fake or intrusive apps.

In addition to promoting the deceptive content, also requested the enabling of its browser notification delivery. Rogue websites often use these notifications to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The displayed ads usually promote online scams and unreliable/hazardous software. As such, it's crucial to be cautious when browsing and to avoid clicking on notifications or installing apps from untrustworthy sources.

Stop Receiving Intrusive Notifications Generated By Rogue Websites

To stop receiving intrusive browser notifications from rogue websites, users can take several steps. First, users should identify the rogue website responsible for the notifications and close the page. If notifications continue to appear, users can try clearing their browser history and cache, which may remove any saved data related to the rogue website.

Another effective method to stop receiving intrusive notifications is to block notifications from the rogue website. This can be done by accessing the browser's settings, locating the corresponding section, and finding the rogue website in the list of allowed sites. Users can then select the rogue website and click 'Block' or 'Remove.'

Alternatively, users can disable browser notifications altogether. This can be done by accessing the browser's settings, locating the 'Notifications' or 'Site Permissions' section, and toggling off the notification feature. While this method will prevent all notifications from appearing, it can also limit the functionality of some websites that rely on notifications to function properly.

Finally, users should be cautious when browsing and avoid visiting suspicious or unfamiliar websites. By practicing safe browsing habits and only visiting trusted and reputable websites, users can minimize the risk of encountering rogue websites and potentially harmful notifications.

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