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What is ads? is a fraudulent website designed by crooks to fool users is a malicious website that shows intrusive ads after push notifications are accepted is a suspicious web address you might find out about after seeing suspicious pop-ups coming from it. There are many users who initially get very surprised by this activity, as the notifications keep showing up directly on the desktop, regardless of which website is currently being visited.

For those who are unaware, ads are showing up because they must have allowed push notifications at some point before. Since the website uses various phishing techniques to trick users into subscribing, many don't even realize what they have done. The unwanted activity does not start until much later, so it is sometimes difficult to connect the dots for some users.

One of the worst parts about accepting notifications is that not only are they extremely intrusive, but they also carry malicious and may promote even more scam content. This may result in users being infected with malware, providing their sensitive information to cybercriminals, or losing money to useless services/goods.

Type Push notifications, ads, pop-ups, scam
Distribution Intrusive pop-ups can start showing up at some point after the “Allow” button is pressed within the notification prompt
Symptoms Push notifications from the site show up on the desktop. These pop-ups show fake notices and push scams. Links can also lead to websites filled with malware
Risks Push notification prompts might include links to malicious websites, resulting in financial losses, personal information disclosure, or malware infections
Removal Access browser settings to stop intrusive push notifications. After that, make sure that your system is not infected with adware or malware – scan it with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner
Tips By cleaning web browser caches and web data, you would ensure that third parties can no longer track you – use FortectIntego for this job

Push notifications explained

Many users may confuse pop-up ads and push notifications – and for a reason. Visually, these two phenomena look almost identical – a separate, unrelated window shows up at a random time and shows commercial content. While the goal of these two components is precisely the same (to earn ad revenue), their functionality is fundamentally different.

Usually, ads are triggered as soon as users enter a particular website hosting them. Users can then choose not to visit that website to avoid annoying pop-ups and other intrusive ads. However, ads work under a different principle, as it is related to the push notification API (Application Programming Interface)[1] of the browser.

Therefore, push notifications work independently of which websites users are currently visiting; they don't even have to actively use the web browser at the time for the activity to take place. In fact, some users might even be taken out of the full-screen mode when watching videos or playing games when having a browser running in the background.

Push notifications from fake and suspicious websites

Inherently, push notifications as a feature are not malicious in any way. First ported to web browsers in 2015,[2] many websites began using it to send relevant information to users. In order for this to work, users must willingly accept the push notifications from the website that offers them. Likewise, most reputable websites would not spam users with messages and wouldn't expose them to phishing material constantly.

When it comes to the push notification scams such as, they do not have any content, as they are fully fake. The main goal of crooks is to make sure that the “Allow” button is pressed so that the push notification feature can later be used to deliver commercial content to people. Here's one of the messages you may expect after accessing one of the scam sites accidentally:

  • Just one more step! “Allow” to continue
  • To access the video, click “Allow”
  • Click Allow if you are not a robot
  • If you are 18+, tap Allow
  • Click “Allow” to win a prize and get it in our shop! uses phishing messages to convince users to click the "Allow" button

As evident, all of these messages are misleading, to say the least, as they attempt to portray the “Allow” button as something entirely different, e.g., to confirm the age or that visitors are not robots. This social engineering[3] trick works well because people have previously encountered these requests – under completely different circumstances nonetheless. Note that these exact same alerts could be used by other scam sites, including,,, and many others.

Unfortunately, scammers do not really care about users' well-being and browsing quality. Their goal is to earn revenue from ads shown within these notification prompts. Because crooks don't make sure that the used advertising network is secure and trustworthy, users can expect to see low-quality ads that can often be misleading or even dangerous.

How to check the system for infections

Before you remove the annoying ads, you should first make some checks of your operating system. While most users end up on phishing websites after being redirected from other high-risk places (for example, torrents, peer-to-peer networks, and similar places are well-known for hosting booby-trapped links), it is not always the case, and adware could be involved in this activity.

Therefore, we recommend you scan your system with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes security software – this would ensure that everything malicious running on it would be quarantined and deleted straight away. Likewise, anti-malware is your best tool for protection against incoming virus attacks, as long its definitions are updated to the latest version. We also recommend using FortectIntego to clean browser caches and fix virus damage automatically if required.

Get rid of ads

Once you are sure that there's no adware or malware running on your system anymore, you should finally get rid of the annoying push notifications. Keep in mind that these instructions can be used to get rid of any website that shows you notifications.

Google Chrome (desktop)

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Locate the Privacy and security section and pick Site Settings > Notifications.
  4. Look at the Allow section and look for a suspicious URL.
  5. Click the three vertical dots next to it and pick Block. This should remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 2

Google Chrome (Android)

  • Open Google Chrome and tap on Settings (three vertical dots).
  • Select Notifications.
  • Scroll down to the Sites section.
  • Locate the unwanted URL and toggle the button to the left (Off setting).Stop notifications on Chrome Android

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Menu > Options.
  2. Click on Privacy & Security section.
  3. Under Permissions, you should be able to see Notifications. Click the Settings button next to it.
  4. In the SettingsNotification Permissions window, click on the drop-down menu by the URL in question.
  5. Select Block and then click on Save Changes. This should remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 2

MS Edge (Chromium)

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and go to Settings.
  2. Select Site permissions.
  3. Go to Notifications on the right.
  4. Under Allow, you will find the unwanted entry.
  5. Click on More actions and select Block.Stop notifications on Edge Chromium


  1. Click on Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to the Websites tab and, under General, select Notifications.
  3. Select the web address in question, click the drop-down menu and select Deny.Stop notifications on Safari

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer, and click on the Gear icon at the top-right of the window.
  2. Select Internet options and go to the Privacy tab.
  3. In the Pop-up Blocker section, click on Settings.Stop notifications on Internet Explorer
  4. Locate the web address in question under Allowed sites and pick Remove.
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