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How to remove advertisements delivered by the alertsx.com site?

Also Known As: alertsx.com pop-up
Damage level: Medium

What is alertsx[.]com?

Alertsx[.]com is a rogue website that operates by loading dubious content, pushing its browser notifications, and/or redirecting visitors to other (likely unreliable or malicious) pages.

There are thousands of such sites on the Web; loopanews.comakaiksots.com, and allactualjournal.com are just a few examples. Most users access them via redirects caused by suspect webpages, intrusive adverts, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).

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Alertsx[.]com overview

Whether visitors to alertsx[.]com are presented with questionable material and/or redirected elsewhere - depends on their IP addresses/ geolocations.

Additionally, websites of this kind usually use deceptive content to lure visitors into allowing their browser notifications. In the case of alertsx[.]com, the notification consent option is disguised as CAPTCHA verification. Should users be tricked, they will inadvertently enable alertsx[.]com to run intrusive advert campaigns.

The delivered ads are more than a minor nuisance, they endanger device/user safety as well. These advertisements promote various sale-oriented, rogue, untrustworthy, scam, and even malicious sites. Furthermore, some intrusive ads are capable of stealthily downloading/installing software (e.g., PUAs) - once clicked on.

Threat Summary:
Name alertsx.com pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Observed Domains gain.alertsx[.]com; play.alertsx[.]com; news.alertsx[.]com; ten.alertsx[.]com; bell.alertsx[.]com; find.alertsx[.]com; grow.alertsx[.]com; today.alertsx[.]com; coin.alertsx[.]com; true.alertsx[.]com; gold.alertsx[.]com; ring.alertsx[.]com; won.alertsx[.]com; home.alertsx[.]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.
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Potentially unwanted application overview

Despite their harmless appearance, PUAs seldom work as promised and instead have undesirable/dangerous functionalities. These applications can force-open webpages, run intrusive ad campaigns (adware), modify browsers (browser hijackers), and collect sensitive information.

To summarize, the presence of PUAs on devices can result in system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.

How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?

PUAs can be downloaded/installed together with other software. This marketing technique of packing regular programs with unwanted/malicious additions - is called "bundling". Upon being clicked, intrusive ads can execute scripts to infiltrate PUAs into systems. Some of these apps also have "official" promotional/download pages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is recommended to research software and only download from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (Torrent clients, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), unofficial and freeware sites, 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 additions. Intrusive adverts appear legitimate; however, they redirect to various questionable websites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).

In case of encounters with advertisements and/or redirects of this kind, 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.

Screenshots of ads displayed by the alertsx[.]com website:

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Appearance of the alertsx[.]com website (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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by alertsx[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Browser notifications are delivered with user permission. Hence, you have likely visited alertsx[.]com and permitted it. Note that websites of this type are usually accessed inadvertently and use fake CAPTCHA, clickbait, or other deceptive content - to trick visitors into allowing their browser notifications.

I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?

Clicking on a browser notification is harmless; however, these ads often promote virulent content (e.g., sites, applications, etc.) that can cause system infections.

Is alertsx[.]com a virus?

While alertsx[.]com is not considered to be a virus, it can endorse untrustworthy and malicious content. These rogue websites commonly push various scams, unwanted and harmless software, and even malware.

Will Combo Cleaner remove alertsx[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and remove the permissions granted for this website. Additionally, it will block further access to alertsx[.]com and other questionable/malicious sites. Therefore, no additional steps will be required.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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