What is the hisqueost[.]xyz website?
Akin to theresults.net, more*.biz, liffsandupa.xyz, goodsurvey.site, and countless others, hisqueost[.]xyz is a rogue site. This page is designed to load questionable material and/or redirect visitors to different (likely unreliable or malicious) websites.
Most users enter such webpages through redirects caused by untrustworthy sites, intrusive ads, or PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) already installed onto their devices.
Hisqueost[.]xyz in detail
The behavior of hisqueost[.]xyz is dictated by its visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. In other words, this information determines whether users are presented with dubious content and/or redirected elsewhere.
Additionally, hisqueost[.]xyz uses fake CAPTCHA verification to trick visitors into allowing its browser notifications. Should they be lured into completing the verification, users will allow the notifications and inadvertently enable the website to run intrusive advert campaigns.
The ads delivered by hisqueost[.]xyz can be misleading, deceptive, and even dangerous. When clicked on, intrusive advertisements redirect to untrustworthy/malicious pages, and some can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) without user consent.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||ESET (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||yih91.hisqueost[.]xyz; csbtm.hisqueost[.]xyz; yvvzv.hisqueost[.]xyz; kjyav.hisqueost[.]xyz; iksrs.hisqueost[.]xyz; biphc.hisqueost[.]xyz; riwkl.hisqueost[.]xyz; hotes.hisqueostveabps.hisqueost[.]xyz; vtlcl.hisqueost[.]xyz; vvwmk.hisqueost[.]xyz; klzll.hisqueost[.]xyz; etc.|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Potentially unwanted application overview
PUAs appear harmless, yet they usually have harmful abilities. Instead of delivering on any advertising promises, this software can force-open webpages, run intrusive ad campaigns, hijack browsers, and gather private information. To summarize, the presence of PUAs on devices can result in system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed using the "bundling" marketing method - packing ordinary programs with various supplements. Hence, by rushing through downloads/installations, users risk allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well. Upon being clicked, the adverts can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission. PUAs may also have "official" download sites.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is strongly recommended to research software and download it from official/verified channels. Untrustworthy sources, e.g., Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (Torrent clients, eMule, etc.), unofficial and freeware websites, and other third-party downloaders - often offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, explore available options, and use the "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out from all additions. Intrusive ads appear legitimate, yet they redirect to unreliable and questionable sites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).
Should users encounter advertisements and/or redirects of this kind, they must inspect their devices and immediately remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. 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 adverts delivered by the hisqueost[.]xyz website:
Appearance of the hisqueost[.]xyz website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is hisqueost.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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by hisqueost[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites deliver browser notifications when users allow them. Hence, it is likely that you have visited hisqueost[.]xyz and permitted it to display its notifications. It is noteworthy that rogue sites are typically entered unintentionally, and they use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling the notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
Clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any infection processes. However, the websites and apps promoted through these advertisements - can be malicious and cause malware infections.
Is hisqueost[.]xyz a virus?
Hisqueost[.]xyz is not considered to be a virus, yet it can be employed as a tool to endorse virulent content. Websites of this kind often promote various scams and unwanted/malicious apps and sites.
Will Combo Cleaner remove hisqueost[.]xyz ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
No manual steps will be necessary, as Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove the permissions granted for hisqueost[.]xyz. Additionally, Combo Cleaner will block all further access to this website.