What is the onterralink[.]xyz website?
Similar to earntthatyo.biz, rtenmy.com, oundoutth.biz, and thousands of others, onterralink[.]xyz is an untrustworthy site. It is designed to load dubious content and/or redirect visitors to unreliable and possibly malicious websites.
Pages of this kind are seldom accessed intentionally; most get redirected to them by intrusive adverts or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). These apps can infiltrate devices without user consent.
PUAs can have heinous functionalities, including - force-opening sites, running intrusive advertisement campaigns, and gathering browsing-related data.
How exactly the onterralink[.]xyz website operates is determined by its visitors' geolocations. The page learns this information by checking users' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses.
In other words, whether visitors are presented with questionable material and/or get redirected to other webpages - depends on their IP addresses/ geolocations. Furthermore, onterralink[.]xyz uses deceptive tactics to trick users into enabling its browser notifications, which is typical of such rogue sites.
Onterralink[.]xyz instructs visitors to "Click Allow to watch the video" presented in it. Should the notifications be allowed, the website will start delivering intrusive advert campaigns.
The delivered ads endanger device and user safety. Since upon being clicked, intrusive advertisements redirect to various untrustworthy/malicious pages, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
Hence, through these advertisements, by visiting the promoted sites and/or inadvertently allowing dubious software into their devices - users can experience a variety of serious issues. Potentially unwanted applications can have varied heinous abilities, which can be in different combinations.
For example, these apps can cause redirects and/or run intrusive advertisement campaigns. What is more, most PUAs can track data.
They can record browsing activity (URLs visited, webpages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect vulnerable data extracted from it (IP addresses/ geolocations, personally identifiable details, etc.). The collected information is then monetized by being shared with and/or sold to third-parties.
In summary, the presence of unwanted software on devices - can result in system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft. Therefore, it is highly recommended to eliminate all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|Observed Domains||2.onterralink[.]xyz; 3.onterralink[.]xyz; 4.onterralink[.]xyz|
|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 harmless. These apps also offer a broad range of "useful" and "advantageous" features. However, the functions seldom work as advertised, and in most cases - they do not work at all.
The only goal of unwanted software is to generate profit for the developers; hence, functionality and user safety are irrelevant. PUAs operate by force-opening unreliable and dangerous sites, delivering intrusive advertisement campaigns, and gathering private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed through downloaders/installers of other programs. This false marketing technique of packing ordinary software with unwanted or malicious additions - is termed "bundling". Rushed downloads/installations (e.g., ignored terms, used "Easy/Express" settings, etc.) increase the risk of unintentionally allowing bundled content into the system.
Once clicked on, intrusive ads can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without user permission. Select PUAs have "official" promotional/download webpages as well.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to research software products before download/installation and/or purchase. Furthermore, only official and verified download channels must be used.
Untrustworthy sources, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting (freeware) sites, P2P sharing networks (Torrent clients, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), and other third-party downloaders - often offer harmful and bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, features, and other additions. Intrusive adverts appear ordinary and innocuous; however, they redirect to various questionable and unreliable websites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, and so on).
In case of encounters with ads and/or redirects of this type, the system must be checked and all suspicious 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.
Screenshot of an advert delivered by the onterralink[.]xyz website:
Appearance of the onterralink[.]xyz website (GIF):
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- What is onterralink.xyz 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.