Vercounsel.top

Vercounsel.top Description

Vercounsel.top is a mostly empty website, but don't let that fool you; its only reason for existing is to propagate a rather popular browser tactic. Vercounsel.top, and the myriad of websites virtually identical to it, abuse various social-engineering tactics to trick visitors into subscribing to their push notification services. The scheme's crux is for the user to click on the 'Allow' button resulting in the fraudulent website being granted all of the browser permissions it needs. Now, it can start generating various unwanted advertisements on the affected device. Disabling the browser will not be enough to stop the advertisements from appearing. Furthermore, users should avoid being tempted to click on any advertisements, as they could be redirected to suspicious third-party websites. There, they could be subjected to offers to install PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs), fake software updates, or even brought to technical support misleading webpages.

The specific scenario chosen by Vercounsel.top is to pretend that it is conducting a captcha check for bots. Displayed prominently on the website is the message - 'Click Allow to confirm that you are not a robot!.' Other fake alerts or error messages could also be displayed, such as 'Vercounsel.top says: CLICK ALLOW TO CLOSE THIS PAGE.'

Users should take appropriate action upon the first sign of the tactic website's activity. Navigate to the 'Permissions' or 'Notifications' tab of the affected browser, locate Vercounsel.top, and revoke all of its permissions.

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