What is christianivory[.]pro?
Christianivory[.]pro loads its content or opens questionable websites - it depends on its visitor's geolocation (IP address). Typically, pages like christianivory[.]pro are promoted through untrustworthy advertisements, websites and various potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that most users download and install unknowingly.
In other words, users do not visit pages like christianivory[.]pro by themselves (on purpose). More examples of pages like christianivory[.]pro are totalnicestories[.]com, liveredby[.]online, and wcoulditbe[.]club. It is noteworthy that PUAs often are designed to collect data related to browsing habits and (or) display advertisements.
Usually, pages like christianivory[.]pro open two, three untrustworthy websites at once. Most of them promote pages designed to trick visitors into downloading and installing browser hijackers, adware or other unwanted software, providing personal, sensitive information, paying money for unnecessary software or services, and so on.
A couple examples of websites that pages like christianivory[.]pro promote "Onlinemart Reward", "McAfee Tollfree", "Google Membership Rewards". It is worth mentioning pages like christianivory[.]pro can be used to promote legitimate websites as well.
However, it does not make christianivory[.]pro and any other similar page any more reliable. Another problem with most of these pages is that they are designed to trick their visitors into clicking the "Allow" button that would give them permission to show notifications.
This particular website displays a message suggesting that visitors have to click the "Allow" button to load the page. Typically, notifications from pages like christianivory[.]pro are used to promote shady websites, potentially malicious software, etc.
An example of a notification displayed by christianivory[.]pro is provided below. Potentially unwanted apps can be designed to feed users with various coupons, surveys, banners, pop-up ads, etc.
Ads displayed by PUAs tend to be used to advertise various untrustworthy pages. Sometimes, those ads can execute scripts designed to download or even install some unwanted, potentially malicious software.
Furthermore, PUAs can be designed to gather details like IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, and other browsing-related information. In some cases, they can be designed to collect sensitive, personal details (such as credit card details, passwords).
What is worse, data collected by PUAs may be monetized by individuals behind them. For example, they may use it for marketing purposes, sell it to third parties (potentially cybercriminals).
Depending on the data, it could be used to steal identities, online accounts, make unauthorized transactions, etc.
|Name||Ads by christianivory.pro|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|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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To summarize, websites like christianivory[.]pro (and pages they promote) and potentially unwanted applications cannot be trusted. Users who do not visit pages like christianivory[.]pro but a browser still opens them by itself should check if they have any unwanted apps installed on that browser or the operating system.
Any installed PUAs should be uninstalled as soon as possible. Typically, they are designed only to generate revenue for their developers and cause their users a variety of problems.
How did adware install on my computer?
In most cases, users download or install potentially unwanted applications alongside other (usually free) programs that they download or install on purpose. More precisely, when users finish downloads or installations without declining unwanted offers. As a rule, those offers can be found and declined in "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" or other settings, or by unticking ticked checkboxes that those downloaders or installers have. Sometimes users cause unwanted downloads, installations through certain deceptive advertisements. Users cause them when they click ads designed to execute certain scripts. It is worthwhile to mention that those ads appear mainly on questionable sites.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Downloaders and installers that have any settings (e.g., "Custom", "Advanced") or ticked checkboxes are likely to be bundled with potentially unwanted applications. Therefore, those downloaders and installers should be checked for unwanted offers and those offers should be declined before finishing downloads and installations.
Furthermore, programs and files should not be downloaded (or installed) through unofficial websites, third-party downloaders (or installers), Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), and so on. Downloads can be trusted when they come from official pages (and direct links).
Advertisements that are displayed on shady websites should not be clicked as well. It is common that by clicking those ads users open untrustworthy websites or cause download, installation of unwanted software.
Any suspicious, unwanted extensions, add-ons or plug-ins installed on a browser should be removed. The same should be done with programs of this kind installed on the operating system.
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 christianivory[.]pro website (GIF):
Notification from christianivory[.]pro:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is "Ads by christianivory.pro"?
- 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.