What is the ositieonthat[.]space site?
Ositieonthat[.]space is a rogue website sharing common traits with news-hoyisa.cc, financesurvey24.top, aclientirethe.xyz, and countless others. It is designed to host dubious content and/or redirect visitors to various (typically, unreliable or malicious) sites.
Rogue webpages are seldom accessed intentionally; most users get redirected to them by untrustworthy sites, intrusive advertisements, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Ositieonthat[.]space in detail
Rogue pages first check the visitors' IP addresses to learn their geolocations. This data determines the websites' further course of action, i.e., whether visitors are presented with questionable material and/or redirected elsewhere.
Furthermore, most sites of this kind use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, misleading instructions, etc.) to lure users into allowing their browser notifications. This applies to ositieonthat[.]space as well; should its notifications be enabled - the webpage will start running intrusive advert campaigns.
The displayed ads are more than a minor annoyance, as they also endanger device and user safety. When clicked on, intrusive adverts redirect to untrustworthy/malicious websites, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
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|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
Despite their legitimate appearance, PUAs seldom work as advertised and typically have harmful abilities instead. Unwanted apps are designed to force-open pages, deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns, hijack browsers, and collect private data.
In summary, the presence of PUAs on devices can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs can be downloaded/installed together with other software. The technique of packing regular programs with unwanted/malicious additions - is called "bundling". Rushed downloads/installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system.
Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well. Once clicked on, the adverts can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user consent. Some PUAs may also have "official" download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to research software and download only from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - can offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all additions. Intrusive ads appear harmless, yet they redirect to questionable sites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).
In case of encounters with such adverts and/or redirects, the system must be checked and all dubious 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.
Screenshots of ads delivered by the ositieonthat[.]space website:
Appearance of the ositieonthat[.]space website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by ositieonthat[.]space using Combo Cleaner:
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- What is ositieonthat.space 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 ositieonthat[.]space in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites deliver browser notifications when users allow them to. Hence, it is likely that you have visited ositieonthat[.]space and permitted it to display its notifications. It is noteworthy that such sites are typically accessed inadvertently, 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?
While clicking on a notification will not trigger any infection process, the content (e.g., apps, websites, etc.) promoted through these adverts - can be malicious.
Is ositieonthat[.]space a virus?
Websites like ositieonthat[.]space are not deemed to be viruses. However, these sites often endorse various scams, untrustworthy and harmful applications, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove ositieonthat[.]space ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan your computer and remove the permissions given to the ositieonthat[.]space site. Additionally, it will block further access to this website. Therefore, no extra steps will be required.