How to remove apps force-opening video-notification.digital website?
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is the video-notification[.]digital site?
Sharing common traits with ngthatwe.fun, ndmeeting.fun, dollarsurvey365.online, and thousands of others, video-notification[.]digital is a rogue website. It is designed to redirect visitors to other untrustworthy/malicious pages and/or present them with questionable material.
Users rarely access such sites intentionally. Most get redirected to rogue webpages by intrusive ads or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
These apps do not require express user consent to infiltrate devices. PUAs operate by causing redirects, delivering intrusive advertisement campaigns, and gathering browsing-related information.
The first thing video-notification[.]digital does is check the visitor's IP (Internet Protocol) address in order to learn their geolocation. This data determines the site's further course of action.
In other words, whether visitors get redirected elsewhere and/or are presented with dubious content - depends on their geolocations. Additionally, most rogue websites use deceptive techniques like clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, or otherwise attempt to trick users into enabling their browser notifications.
Should the video-notification[.]digital page's notifications be allowed - the site will begin running intrusive advert campaigns. The delivered ads are more than just a nuisance, they are considered to be a threat to device/user safety as well.
Once clicked on, intrusive advertisements redirect to unreliable/malicious websites, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs). PUAs can have heinous functionalities, which can be in different combinations.
For example, these applications can force-open dangerous sites and/or run intrusive advertisement campaigns. PUAs usually have data tracking abilities.
They monitor browsing activity (visited URLs, viewed pages, searched queries, etc.) and gather vulnerable data (IP addresses, geolocations, and even personally identifiable details). PUA developers monetize the collected information by sharing it with and/or selling it to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals).
In summary, the presence of unwanted apps on devices - can result in system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft. To ensure device and user safety, all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be removed immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Avira (no cloud) (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Observed Domains||lvjbq.video-notification[.]digital; iaqfn.video-notification[.]digital; hjhq8.video-notification[.]digital; seopg.video-notification[.]digital; x64jq.video-notification[.]digital; juawp.video-notification[.]digital; wtsg4.video-notification[.]digital; fgtx7.video-notification[.]digital; mtxjj.video-notification[.]digital; sdaak.video-notification[.]digital|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, potentially unwanted applications (adware)|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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PUAs typically appear legitimate and innocuous. They also offer a broad range of features. However, despite how "useful" the functionalities may sound - they are rarely operational.
The sole purpose of unwanted software is to generate revenue for the developers; hence, functionality and user privacy are irrelevant. Therefore, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs can cause redirects, run intrusive ad campaigns, and collect private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed via download/installation setups of other programs. This deceptive marketing technique of packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions - is called "bundling".
Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., ignored terms, used pre-set options, etc.) increase the risk of inadvertently allowing bundled content into the system. Intrusive advertisements are also used to proliferate PUAs.
Upon being clicked, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without user permission. PUAs may also have "official" promotional/download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to research software before download/installation and/or purchase. Additionally, only official and verified download channels must be used.
Since untrustworthy sources, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - commonly offer harmful and/or bundled content. When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings, and opt-out from additional apps, tools, features, etc.
Intrusive adverts appear legitimate; however, they redirect to various unreliable and questionable websites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, and so forth). In case of encounters with ads and/or redirects of this kind, the system must be inspected and all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed from it.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshots of advertisements delivered by the video-notification[.]digital website:
Appearance of video-notification[.]digital website (GIF):
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- What is video-notification.digital pop-up?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome:
Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". In the opened window select "Privacy and security", then click on "Site Settings" and choose "Notifications".
In the "Allowed to send notifications" list search for websites that you want to stop receiving notifications from. Click on the three dots icon near the website URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android):
Tap the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one. Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen. Select "Settings" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen. Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge:
Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings". Click on "Cookies and site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications".
Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS):
Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences...". Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane.
Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
How to avoid browser notification spam?
Internet users should be very skeptical when being asked to allow notifications. While this is a useful feature that allows you to receive timely news from websites you like, deceptive marketers frequently abuse it.
Only allow notifications from websites that you fully trust. For added security - use an anti-malware application with a real-time web browsing monitor to block shady websites that tries to trick you into allowing spam notifications. We recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.
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