What is hdvideosnet[.]com?
Hdvideosnet[.]com is a rogue website designed to load dubious content and/or redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy or malicious) pages. There are countless sites of this type online; hisqueost.xyz, theresults.net, and liffsandupa.xyz are but a few examples.
Users typically access rogue webpages via redirects caused by suspect sites, intrusive ads, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Hdvideosnet[.]com in detail
The hdvideosnet[.]com website visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations dictate whether they are presented with questionable material and/or redirected elsewhere. Furthermore, most rogue pages use clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, or other deceptive content to trick visitors into enabling their browser notifications.
Hdvideosnet[.]com is not an exception to this; should its notifications be allowed - the site will start running intrusive advertisement campaigns. The displayed ads are more than just a minor annoyance, they also pose a threat to device/user safety. The adverts promote various unreliable and even malicious sites. Some intrusive ads can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs) - when they are clicked on.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||1279.hdvideosnet[.]com; play.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1276.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1274.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1273.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1272.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1271.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1706.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1275.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1282.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1294.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1293.hdvideosnet[.]com; 1299.hdvideosnet[.]com; 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 legitimate and offer "useful" features. However, the promised functionalities rarely work. What is more, unwanted apps usually have harmful abilities, e.g., force-opening websites, running intrusive ad campaigns, hijacking browsers, and gathering vulnerable information.
In summary, the presence of PUAs on devices can result in system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed using the "bundling" marketing tactic - packing regular software with unwanted/malicious additions. Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., skipped steps, etc.) increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system. Once clicked on, intrusive 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 recommended to always research software and download from official/trustworthy sources. Dubious download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - often offer bundled/harmful content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all supplements. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate, yet they redirect to various questionable pages (e.g., pornography, adult-dating, gambling, etc.).
In case of encounters with such ads and/or redirects, 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.
Appearance of the hdvideosnet[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is hdvideosnet.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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by hdvideosnet[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites deliver browser notifications when users give them permission. Hence, it is likely that you have visited hdvideosnet[.]com and allowed it to display its notifications. It is noteworthy that such rogue websites are rarely accessed intentionally, and they use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to lure visitors into enabling their notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, your computer is not infected due to clicking a notification. However, an infection might be triggered through the content (e.g., websites, apps, etc.) promoted via these advertisements.
Is hdvideosnet[.]com a virus?
Websites like hdvideosnet[.]com are not deemed to be viruses, yet they can endorse virulent content. These rogue sites can promote various scams, unwanted/malicious websites and applications - that can lead to malware infections.
Will Combo Cleaner remove hdvideosnet[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your device and remove all the permissions given to the hdvideosnet[.]com site. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner will block further access to this website. Therefore, no additional steps will be required.