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How to remove defender-scanning.xyz ads?

Also Known As: Ads by defender-scanning.xyz
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is defender-scanning[.]xyz?

Defender-scanning[.]xyz displays deceptive content and asks for permission to show notifications. It shares these qualities with newschecktoday[.]com, push-defenders[.]com, profitsurvey24[.]com, and plenty of other websites. It is very uncommon for these pages to be visited intentionally.

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Defender-scanning[.]xyz in detail

Defender-scanning[.]xyz displays a fake virus notification claiming that the Windows operating system is infected with viruses and other malicious applications. It encourages visitors to remove those viruses immediately. This page is used to fraudulently promote the McAfee antivirus software.

It uses scare tactics (an affiliate fraud technique) to trick users into purchasing legitimate software. It is important to mention that defender-scanning[.]xyz could also run other scams and open various untrustworthy websites. Also, it can show notifications (if allowed) used to promote shady pages.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by defender-scanning.xyz
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Bfore.Ai PreCrime (Malicious), ESET (Malware), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), 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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More details about websites of this type

Typically, websites like defender-scanning[.]xyz are promoted through deceptive advertisements, other dubious websites, and potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Either way, users do not open/visit them on purpose. Most users do not download or install PUAs on purpose too.

How did adware install on my computer?

Lots of users download and install PUAs through downloaders and installers for other programs. Those downloaders and installers that have "Advanced", "Custom," or other settings (or ticked checkboxes). Users agree to download or install PUAs by leaving default settings unchanged.

Also, users download or install PUAs by clicking on deceptive advertisements designed to execute specific scripts or through fake installers downloaded from untrustworthy pages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Always use official pages (and direct links) to download applications and files. Examine downloaders and installers before downloading or installing programs. Make sure to deselect unwanted optional downloads or installations. Also, do not click on advertisements that questionable websites have on them.

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 defender-scanning[.]xyz website (GIF):

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Screenshot of a browser notification delivered by defender-scanning[.]xyz website:

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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 defender-scanning[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?

It is because defender-scanning[.]xyz has been visited and allowed to show notifications. Websites do not display any notifications unless they have permission for that.

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

A notification cannot infect a computer. Nevertheless, it can open websites used to distribute malicious software.

Is defender-scanning[.]xyz a virus?

Defender-scanning[.]xyz and other pages of this type are not considered to be viruses. Usually, they are used to promote other shady websites, various scams, questionable programs. Most of them use clickbait techniques to get permission to show notifications designed to promote questionable pages.

Will Combo Cleaner remove defender-scanning[.]xyz ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate all the permissions granted for defender-scanning[.]xyz. It will also block all further access to this web page. No additional steps will be required.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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