What kind of page is content-hub[.]biz?
The purpose of content-hub[.]biz is to get permission to show notification and redirect visitors to various (most likely untrustworthy) websites. Content-hub[.]biz and other pages of this type get opened through shady ads or websites or installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
Content-hub[.]biz website in detail
Content-hub[.]biz displays content (text) encouraging visitors to click the "Allow" button to download a file. It uses a clickbait technique to lure visitors into granting it permission to display notifications. Those notifications can be used to promote scams, potentially malicious pages, phishing pages, and so on.
Additionally, content-hub[.]biz can redirect visitors to untrustworthy pages (for example, ro4[.]biz). Those pages could be used to promote/distribute dubious software, extract personal information (and for other purposes) too.
|Name||Ads by content-hub.biz|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Bfore.Ai PreCrime (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|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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Pages of this type in general
Content-hub[.]biz is more or less similar to yoursurveyprogram[.]com, alertsx[.]com, vianidorinotor[.]com, and lots of other sites. These pages can show untrustworthy notifications (if allowed) and redirect visitors to shady pages. One of the ways to promote such pages is to trick users into installing PUAs.
How did adware install on my computer?
Most PUAs get downloaded and installed through downloaders and installers for other programs, untrustworthy advertisements, fake installers. Those downloaders and installers have "Custom", "Advanced", and other similar settings. PUAs get downloaded or installed when users do not change those settings.
Advertisements can download or install unwanted apps only when they are designed to execute certain scripts and users click on them. Fake installers get downloaded from shady pages using deceptive techniques to promote them.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Examine downloaders and installers that have "Custom", "Advanced", or similar settings. Make sure to deselect optional downloads or installations before downloading or installing programs bundled with PUAs. Download apps only from official websites, stores. Do not click on ads showing up on dubious pages.
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 content-hub[.]biz website (GIF):
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and select "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and tap "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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is content-hub[.]biz?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes content-hub[.]biz redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by content-hub.biz, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by content-hub.biz removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by content-hub.biz, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by content-hub[.]biz in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Content-hub[.]biz and other websites do not show notifications unless they have permission for that. If content-hub[.]biz displays any notifications, it means that it has been visited and allowed to display them.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
It is not harmful to click on a notification (it cannot cause any damage directly). However, that notification could open a malicious page.
Is content-hub[.]biz a virus?
Content-hub[.]biz and other pages of this type are not considered to be viruses. These websites are designed to open dubious pages and to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications.
Will Combo Cleaner remove content-hub[.]biz ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and remove all the permissions that content-hub[.]biz has. It will also block all further access to this untrustworthy page. It will not be necessary to take any additional steps.