Place-web.com is the domain that tries to trick users into allowing additional content or subscribing to push notifications. All those pop-ups and pop-unders trigger redirects that further expose the victim of the infection to harmful material. This program tricks people into running undesired applications on their computers, so online traffic is rerouted to sponsored sites, commercial domains where views and visits get monetized.
This is a method of spreading redirect viruses, and gain vies on advertising campaign material, so place-web.com is the result of the potentially unwanted program infection. The intruder itself runs in the background and triggers all the browser-based symptoms and issues with the speed or performance of your computer.
Such sites are designed to trigger a long sequence of browser redirects to pages like the place-web.com domain itself. The site shows a pop-up with the agreement form, and once any of the buttons get clicked, it automatically allows notifications to come on the screen. In most cases, those pop-ups come straight to the desktop without the need of having a web browser opened.
|Name of the URL||Place-web.com|
|Potential threat||Adware/ PUP|
|Distribution||Freeware installations from insecure sources, pop-up ads, deceptive sites, advertisements, other threats like this|
|Damage||PUPs expose the user to possibly malicious content and can track data regarding browsing history and habits online|