What is naijawide[.]com?
Naijawide[.]com is an illegal streaming and video download website. In addition to infringing copyright laws, this site endangers device and user safety. The website uses rogue advertising networks, which endorse various untrustworthy and even malicious pages.
Using such networks is a prevalent monetization technique. Hence, there are thousands of these rogue websites online; mp3convert.cc, 320ytmp3.com, lookmovie.io, rutracker.org, and liveonscore.tv are just some examples.
Naijawide[.]com in detail
Rogue advertising networks promote a variety of websites by force-opening them when the initial site is accessed. Alternatively, the pages can be endorsed through redirects caused when the content hosted on the rogue website (e.g., buttons, links, adverts, etc.) is clicked. These networks push a broad range of sale-based, untrustworthy, misleading, scam, and even malicious sites.
What is more, rogue advertising network using webpages typically host intrusive adverts and push their browser notifications. These ads and notifications promote likewise unreliable and dangerous sites. Some intrusive advertisements can download/install software stealthily - when they are clicked on.
|Name||Ads by naijawide.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|Observed Domains||smtp.naijawide[.]com; ftp.naijawide[.]com; pop3.naijawide[.]com; imap.naijawide[.]com; dc-4ddfb6c2597f.naijawide[.]com; www.naijawide[.]com; webdisk.naijawide[.]com; webmail.naijawide[.]com; cpanel.naijawide[.]com; mail.naijawide[.]com; cpcalendars.naijawide[.]com; cpcontacts.naijawide[.]com|
|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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Potentially unwanted application overview
Rogue websites are seldom accessed intentionally; most users enter them via redirects caused by other suspect pages, intrusive ads, or PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) already installed onto their devices. This software appears legitimate and promises "handy" features, which usually do not work.
Instead, unwanted apps can force-open webpages, run intrusive advert campaigns, hijack browsers, and gather vulnerable data. In summary, the presence of PUAs on devices can lead to system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs may have "official" promotional/download sites, which are pushed using dubious methods. Intrusive advertisements proliferate these applications as well. Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user consent.
PUAs are most commonly distributed using the "bundling" technique - packing regular programs with various additions. Rushed downloads/installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to research software and download it only from official and verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - often offer bundled/harmful content.
When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings - to opt-out from all additions. Intrusive adverts appear harmless, yet they redirect to questionable sites (e.g., adult-dating, gambling, pornography, 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 - immediately removed from it. 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 ad delivered by the naijawide[.]com website:
Appearance of the naijawide[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by naijawide.com?
- 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 naijawide[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
You have likely visited naijawide[.]com and allowed it to deliver its notifications. It is noteworthy that the content promoted through this site, i.e., hosted ads and displayed notifications - can be malicious and cause issues.
I have clicked on notifications and/or ads, is my computer infected?
Clicking on notifications and advertisements may endanger your system. The notifications/advertisements can redirect to harmful websites that may infiltrate malware into your system or trick you into downloading/installing it. Some adverts can even stealthily install untrustworthy or malicious software.
Is naijawide[.]com a virus?
No, naijawide[.]com is not deemed to be a virus. However, this site employs rogue advertising networks, which can promote various scams, questionable/malicious sites and apps, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner eliminate the threats posed by naijawide[.]com website?
Combo Cleaner is designed to scan the websites you visit and issue warnings when they are questionable or malicious. Additionally, it can block access to these sites. Should you have allowed naijawide[.]com or other rogue websites to display their notifications - Combo Cleaner can revoke the permissions. Furthermore, it scans downloaded files and warns when they are found to be harmful.