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Oo01.biz ads Removal Guide

What is Oo01.biz ads?

Oo01.biz is a malicious website that starts sending misleading advertisements to users' desktops

Oo01.bizOo01.biz is a fake website designed by scammers

Oo01.biz is just one of many push notification scam sites that attempts to monetize users' clicks on ads. Initially, people end up on such sites whenever they visit high-risk places online, such as torrent sites or illegal video streaming platforms. Redirects occur whenever a fake link is clicked, or a malicious script automatically takes people elsewhere.

Once on the Oo01.biz site, people are presented with not much in general – there's a pop-up message asking whether push notifications should be enabled and a background picture with a message encouraging them to click the “Allow” button. If they do, they will permit the site to show notifications, which would result in them receiving intrusive, annoying, and even malicious advertisements directly on their desktops.

As a result, users are exposed to Oo01.biz ads regardless of what they are doing at the time. The pop-ups may carry all sorts of content – from your regular ads advertising legitimate goods to straight-out phishing[1] messages and get-rich-quick[2] scams. We recommend not interacting with these messages and removing them using our guide.

Name Oo01.biz
Type Push notifications, pop-ups, ads, scam
Distribution The website gains access to deliver any information as soon as the “Allow” button is pressed within the push notification prompt
Symptoms Pop-ups show up on a regular basis on the screen – these ads often include inappropriate, scam, phishing, or other similar content
Risks Push notifications sent by the site might result in you visiting dangerous websites; consequently, you might suffer from malware infections, financial losses, or personal data disclosure to malicious parties
Removal You can disable notifications via browser settings; in case you experience more ads and redirects to suspicious sites, you should check your system with software like SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner for adware infection
Other checks Use ReimageIntego to remediate the system after adware infection. The tool can also be used to clean web browsers automatically

How do push notification scams spread?

Users do not visit websites like Oo01.biz intentionally – it wouldn't even work if the URL were used in the address bar. Instead, people are redirected there accidentally, which works in favor of scammers, as mistakes are much easier to make in these circumstances.

The most common reason for a redirect is a click on a booby-trapped link somewhere else. For example, peer-to-peer[3] networks are notorious for their usage of fake “Download” buttons and fake links that end up leading users to potentially dangerous websites. In some cases, high-risk websites also use automatic scripts to reroute people without users having even to click anything.

Therefore, we recommend staying away from websites such as these, as not only are they often contaminated with various malware, but they also can lead to other malicious websites. For better protection against hacked websites, we recommend using a reliable ad-blocking app in conjunction with security software that uses a web defense feature.

The fake messages used to trick users

Once people are redirected, they are caught off guard and usually don't think much about what they are seeing. In this case, Oo01.biz would present them with various messages which give the reason to confirm the push notification spam. Of course, people are not aware that the action would result in them seeing intrusive ads non-stop. These are the messages one may encounter on any push notification scam site, as they copy one another most of the time:

  • Just one more step! “Allow” to continue
  • Click Allow to start downloading
  • Press “Allow” to verify, that you are not a robot
  • Click “Allow” to win a prize and get it in our shop!
  • If you are 18+, click Allow, etc.

Oo01.biz scamCrooks try to fool users by using misleading statements

The notification prompt is presented as something entirely different, for example, that it would confirm users' age or that they are not robots. These verifications were previously encountered by many while browsing the web, so the decision may be logical at the time. However, it is important to differentiate between a legitimate and a scam site, or the consequences may be dire.

Luckily, even if you have accepted the push notifications from a malicious site, you are relatively safe, as long as you don't click links or visit promoted websites. Getting rid of these pop-ups is not that difficult, as long as you know where to look – please follow the guide below.

Termination of Oo01.biz ads

Before you proceed with unwanted push notifications removal, we recommend you first scan your system with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes, or another reputable anti-malware software to ensure that no adware or malware is hiding in your device. If found, we also advise taking care of your computer health with ReimageIntego – it can repair malware-caused system damage, clean your browsers to protect privacy, and remove junk and other unnecessary files to improve performance.

To eliminate push notifications, you should access the browser settings and visit the site settings section. There, you need to block the related URL from delivering ads and other unwanted content to you.

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 choose 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.
  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

Safari

  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

MS Edge (legacy)

  • Open Microsoft Edge, and click the Settings and more button (three horizontal dots) at the top-right of the window.
  • Select Settings and then go to Advanced.
  • Under Website permissions, pick Manage permissions and select the URL in question.
  • Toggle the switch to the left to turn notifications off on Microsoft Edge.Stop notifications on Edge 2

Internet Explorer

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