Threat Database Browser Hijackers

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 1,262
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 46,732
First Seen: January 25, 2019
Last Seen: September 25, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Users who expect to find any blog posts about different countries or news from all over the world on the page would be left bitterly disappointed. Not only that but they would be subjected to a popular browser-based tactic with pages of this type trying to convince their visitors into subscribing to their push notification services. The site also may cause unwanted redirects or display questionable content depending on factors such as the visitor's geolocation, IP address and more.

For most users, will display a fake loading bar that will be stuck at 98%-99% continuously. Accompanying it will be a message similar to:

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

Contrary to what the message claims, clicking the button will not grant access to any video content. Instead, users will be giving broad browser permissions to the hoax page, which will abuse to run an intrusive ad campaign promptly.

Various questionable advertisements could be delivered via the affected browser, and users should pay extra attention when interacting with them. The advertisements could be used to promote additional untrustworthy sites or present offers for suspicious software products that could contain adware or browser hijacker capabilities.

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