Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 8,956
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 259
First Seen: June 26, 2022
Last Seen: September 15, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows exists to take advantage of its visitors via a popular browser-based tactic. The site exploits the otherwise legitimate push notifications browser feature to deliver unwanted advertisements to users. However, for the tactic to be successful, the page must convince users to click on the displayed 'Allow' button. Of course, it is not going to clearly state its intentions. Like the countless other dubious pages propagating this scheme, also utilizes various false scenarios.

Indeed, users are likely to be presented with clickbait or deceptive messages. For example, some users could see the site claiming that they must pass a CAPTCHA check to access its content. For others, the site might promise adult-oriented or age-restricted content that will once again become available only after pressing 'Allow.' What messages users see could be based on factors, such as their IP address and geolocation.

No matter what scenario shows, users who press the button will grant necessary browser permissions to the page. Afterward, the page will be able to show various untrustworthy advertisements on the system. It is highly likely for the generated advertisements to promote questionable destinations, such as additional hoax websites, fake giveaways, phishing schemes and more. Users also could see advertisements for intrusive PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) that will be presented as seemingly legitimate and useful applications. However, PUPs are infamous for acting as adware and browser hijackers, while silently collecting various information from the user's device.

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