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What is ads? shows misleading messages to make people subscribe to push notifications is a push notification scam that shows persistent ads

You may come across website without expecting it – it usually happens after users are redirected from somewhere else. Alternatively, adware is also one of the main causes for redirects to suspicious websites, so this aspect should also be investigated. Nonetheless, the main problem remains the suspicious pop-ups that start showing up at some point later; they are delivered regardless of which website is being visited at the time or even if the browser is not actively being used. What you are dealing here with is a push notification feature misused by crooks for their own benefit.

With the help of an API (Application Programming Interface)[1] within the browser, any website can start sending notifications. If they are coming from a malicious website such as, their contents might be insecure and misleading. You shouldn't interact with any of the ads shown and instead use the information below to familiarize yourself with the issue, remove the annoying pop-ups, and then check your system for infections promptly.

Type Push notifications, ads, pop-ups, scam
Distribution The website gains access to deliver any information as soon as the “Allow” button is pressed within the push notification prompt
Symptoms Notifications show up at the bottom-right corner of the screen – these include fraudulent content and links to potentially dangerous websites
Risks Various security problems due to exposure to scams, monetary losses, system infections, etc.
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
Other tips After the removal of PUPs and malware, we recommend scanning the system with FortectIntego to clean browser caches and fix virus damage automatically

More about the scam techniques and how to spot them

The main goal of misleading and fake websites is to make money through advertisements. Unfortunately, unfair individuals often resort to corrupt advertising networks, resulting in ad quality being extremely low. This is one of the causes why people who subscribe to push notifications from start receiving misleading or malicious links.

These rogue ad networks pay well to scammers, hence they are more inclined to use them, so all parties benefit, apart from users themselves. Evidently, not many people would agree to receive malicious ads directly to their screen, so scammers come up with tactics to make it happen. To be more precise, they are using a few misleading messages that should convince people to subscribe. These are a few examples:

  • Click “Allow” to win the prize and get it in our shop!
  • Press “Allow” to watch the video
  • Click Allow to confirm that you are not a robot
  • Click Allow to start downloading
  • If you are 18+, click Allow scamUsers are mislead by fake statements about winning a prize or watching a video

All of these are designed to make people think that they are doing something completely unrelated to what the “Allow” button actually does – permit the website to show notifications at any given time, as long as the browser is running.

Dangers of enabling push notifications from malicious websites

The contents of the push notifications entirely depend on the website sending them, which means that if you have accepted notifications from a news website, you are likely to receive notices whenever a new article is posted. Also, reputable websites tend not to abuse this feature and spam people with unending, annoying pop-ups.

However, if the feature is used by a website that does not respect users, the consequences can be rather drastic. After being tricked into accepting the request from or another malicious website, people would later see that their screens are being spammed with unending push notifications, and their contents are equally as alarming.

While some of the ads might be fully secure, it is not uncommon for users to be shown various malicious content, which includes:

  • Get-rich-quick[2] schemes
  • Fake virus infection warnings
  • Fake giveaways and survey scams
  • Potentially unwanted program promotion ads, etc.

This is why it is vital not to interact with these push notifications – you may be a victim of other scams and end up losing money, disclosing your personal information, or infecting your device with malware. Instead, follow the steps below to make sure that the push notifications from malicious sites finally stop.

Remove ads easily

Before you stop the annoying push notifications from malicious websites, you should first check your system for adware or other infections. Adware is one of the causes why people end up on phishing[3] websites in the first place. It also is spread using deceptive methods, which is why so many people aren't even aware they have it running on their devices.

One of the simplest ways of deleting all threats from your system is by scanning it with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes security software so that all malware can be eliminated at once. Also, FortectIntego can help you clean your browsers and junk files and fix any issues there might be found on your system (caused by malware infection or otherwise).

Finally, you should proceed with the instructions below to stop the annoying pop-ups coming from

Google Chrome

  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 position).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


  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

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

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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How to prevent from getting adware

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.


Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 


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