Home Malware Programs Adware Captchaform.azurewebsites.net


Posted: April 11, 2024

Threat Metric

Ranking: 3,960
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 251
First Seen: April 11, 2024
Last Seen: April 30, 2024
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Captchaform.azurewebsites.net employs deceptive tactics to coerce users into enabling push notifications, subsequently inundating their devices with disruptive ads. This website operates as a malicious entity, categorized as both a potentially unwanted program (PUP) and a browser hijacker.

Its modus operandi involves luring unsuspecting visitors into granting permission for push notifications through the guise of fake system alerts. For instance, it might present a fabricated warning suggesting that the user's browser requires an update, prompting them to "allow notifications" to rectify the purported issue. However, contrary to the promised browser update, enabling notifications merely grants Captchaform.azurewebsites.net the authorization to flood the user's desktop or mobile device with spam.

Once activated, the website relentlessly bombards the user's device with a barrage of intrusive pop-up ads, persisting even when the browser is closed. These spam notifications promote various questionable content, including adult and dating services, freemium games, software update scams, weight loss products, and other dubious offerings.

By employing these deceitful tactics, Captchaform.azurewebsites.net circumvents conventional browser pop-up blockers and delivers its unwanted advertisements directly to users' devices, bypassing the usual security measures. The pop-ups are not only pervasive but also challenging to dismiss, with some resorting to alarmist language to coerce users into clicking through to potentially harmful destinations.

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