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How to remove applications designed to promote convmusic.com?

Also Known As: Ads by convmusic.com
Damage level: Medium

What is convmusic[.]com?

Convmusic[.]com is quite similar to a great number of other websites, for example, 1music-online[.]me, theactualstories[.]com, and highercaptcha-settle[.]com. However, users rarely visit pages like convmusic[.]com intentionally - these pages get opened through untrustworthy advertisements, other dubious pages by installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).

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Convmusic[.]com in detail

Typically, the functionality of websites like convmusic[.]com depends on the geolocation of their visitors. It is very common that these pages use a clickbait technique to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button (into agreeing to receive notifications).

It is known that convmusic[.]com displays a deceptive message saying that a video cannot be played because a browser is probably blocking it. That message encourages visitors to click the "Allow" button to play the video.

It is important to mention that notifications from websites like convmusic[.]com usually contain links to untrustworthy websites, shady advertisements, etc. Therefore, they should not be allowed to show notifications.

Another problem with convmusic[.]com is that it promotes questionable websites - it opens about two, three dubious pages. Usually, websites like convmusic[.]com promote various scams, download pages for browser hijackers, adware (e.g., "SPIN FOR REWARD", "Important Defender Update Available", "Firewall Spyware Alert").

More about PUAs

Websites like convmusic[.]com are often promoted through potentially unwanted applications that most users install on their browsers, computers unknowingly. Apps of this kind often are designed to collect various data or generate advertisements (or both).

PUAs can be designed to generate coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads, and so on. It is common that PUAs display ads designed to advertise questionable websites. In some cases, those ads can run certain scripts and cause unexpected downloads, installations.

Examples of details that PUAs collect are Internet Protocol addresses, geolocations, visited pages, entered search queries. In some cases, apps of this kind can access sensitive information, for example, passwords, credit card details.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by convmusic.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 173.214.240.15
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.
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Websites like convmusic[.]com in general

In conclusion, it is recommended not to visit convmusic[.]com (or allow it to show notifications), or download and install PUAs. It is important to mention that information gathered by installed PUAs can be misused for malicious purposes. For example, it could be sold to third parties, used to steal identities, personal accounts.

How did adware install on my computer?

Most PUAs are distributed through downloaders and installers for other, usually free programs (by using a "bundling" method) and untrustworthy advertisements. In the first case, PUAs are included in downloaders, installers as additional offers.

Typically, offers to download or install additionally included apps can be found and declined in "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar settings or by unticking checkboxes. When users finish downloads and installations without changing any settings/options, they agree to download or install offered apps.

Downloads and installations through deceptive ads occur after clicking those ads. However, only if those ads are designed to execute certain scripts. In most cases, ads of this type appear on questionable, potentially malicious pages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Third-party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (like torrent clients, eMule), unofficial pages, and other similar sources, channels can be used to distribute various PUAs or even malicious programs. Therefore, it is recommended to download software (and files) from official websites and via direct links.

Downloaders and installers with "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual" or other settings often have additional offers. It is important to analyze those downloaders and installers and decline unwanted offers before finishing downloads or installations.

Ads displayed on untrustworthy pages ten to be used to promote questionable pages or distribute unwanted applications. It is advisable to avoid clicking ads that appear on pages of this kind.

All suspicious, unwanted, or unknown extensions, plug-ins, and add-ons installed on a browser should be removed. Programs of this kind installed on the operating system should be uninstalled too. 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 convmusic[.]com website (GIF):

convmusic[.]com website appearance (GIF)

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Quick menu:

Disable unwanted browser notifications:

Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:

Google Chrome logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 2)

Android logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 2)

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 2)

Microsoft Edge logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 2)

Safari logoRemove 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.

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 1)

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)

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 2)

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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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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