What is worldlifestylez[.]com?
Worldlifestylez[.]com is a rogue website, visitors to which are presented with questionable content and/or get redirected to other untrustworthy and malicious sites. Users tend to access such pages inadvertently.
Most get redirected to them by intrusive adverts or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). This software does not require permission to infiltrate systems; hence, users may be unaware of its presence.
These apps can have heinous functionalities, including - causing redirects, delivering intrusive advertisement campaigns, and collecting browsing-related information. The Internet is rife with webpages like worldlifestylez[.]com; lotsnippier.cam, smartklick.biz, topnewsfresh.xyz, and ddyuei.com are just a few examples.
The behavior of worldlifestylez[.]com depends on its visitors' geolocations. It learns this data by extracting it from users' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. In other words, whether visitors are presented with dubious material and/or get redirected elsewhere - is determined by their geolocations.
Additionally, websites of this kind use deceptive tactics (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to trick users into enabling their browser notifications. This is true of worldlifestylez[.]com as well; it implies that to access the webpage - its notifications must be enabled - "Click ALLOW to Continue".
Should they be allowed, worldlifestylez[.]com will begin running intrusive advert campaigns. When clicked on, the delivered advertisements redirect to various unreliable/malicious sites, and some can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) stealthily.
PUAs can have varied harmful abilities, and these functions can be in different combinations. For example, these apps can force-open dangerous websites and/or run intrusive advertisement campaigns.
Furthermore, PUAs typically can track data. They record browsing activity (visited URLs, viewed pages, searched queries, etc.) and collect sensitive information extracted from it (IP addresses/ geolocations, personally identifiable details, and other vulnerable data). The gathered information is then monetized by being shared with and/or sold to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals).
In summary, the presence of unwanted software on devices - can result in system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to immediately remove all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|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 rarely appear suspicious, they tend to look legitimate and harmless. Users are lured into download/installation and/or purchase with offers of various "useful" and "advantageous" functionalities. However, the promised features are usually nonoperational.
Functionality and user safety are irrelevant - since the only goal of unwanted apps is to generate revenue for the developers. Hence, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs can cause redirects, run intrusive advertisement campaigns, and collect private information.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs can be distributed through download/installation setups of other programs. This deceptive marketing technique of packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions - is named "bundling".
Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, used "Easy/Express" settings, etc.) increase the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content into the device. Intrusive adverts proliferate PUAs as well.
Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without user consent. Some PUAs also have "official" promotional/download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is important to research software before download/installation and/or purchase. Additionally, all downloads must be performed from official and verified sources.
Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - commonly offer hazardous and bundled content. When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, functions, and other additions.
Intrusive advertisements appear ordinary and innocuous; however, they redirect to highly questionable websites (e.g., adult-dating, pornography, gambling, etc.). In case of encounters with ads and/or redirects of this type, the system must be checked and all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of the worldlifestylez[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is worldlifestylez.com 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.