Threat Database Adware Worldcoolfeed.com

Worldcoolfeed.com

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 584
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 33,153
First Seen: November 7, 2016
Last Seen: November 16, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The whole reason for the existence of the Worldcoolfeed.com website is so that it can perform a popular browser-based tactic. It follows the same pattern established by the countless other pages propagating the same scheme, as it tries to mislead visitors into subscribing to its push notification services.

When users land on Worldcoolfeed.com, they will be presented with a progress bar that is stuck at 98%-99% constantly, implying that there is an issue preventing the video from being displayed properly. Right below would be a message similar to:

'Click the 'Allow' button to subscribe to the push notifications and continue watching'

Although Worldcoolfeed.com is a bit more honest, the goal of its operators remains the same. They want to abuse the permissions associated with this legitimate browser feature and deliver unwanted, intrusive, and annoying advertisements to the user's device.

The advertisements are typically designed to contain clickbait messages, cause redirects to dubious pages that may be running phishing schemes, fake giveaways, or promoting suspicious applications that, when installed, turn out to be various PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

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