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How to stop notifications from allcoolnewz.com

Also Known As: Ads by allcoolnewz.com
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is allcoolnewz[.]com?

Allcoolnewz[.]com displays deceptive content to trick visitors into agreeing to receive its notifications. It is similar to hundreds of other pages using one or another clickbait technique for the same purpose. Some examples of pages similar to allcoolnewz[.]com are sabs-push[.]xyz, dougale[.]com, wholecoolposts[.]com.

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Allcoolnewz[.]com in detail

Websites like allcoolnewz[.]com are promoted through other shady pages (mainly through pages using rogue advertising networks). Once visited, they ask for permission to show notifications. These pages can show notifications used to promote various scams, malicious apps, questionable software, phishing pages, and so on.

Those notifications often are used in affiliate programs - affiliates use them to collect illegitimate commissions. It is important to know that legitimate software developers (or other products) are not part of fraudulent advertising - they do not use pages like allcoolnewz[.]com (their notifications).

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by allcoolnewz.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (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, false claims within visited websites, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
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More about websites of this type

Pretty often, websites like allcoolnewz[.]com are designed to promote other websites designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. Users do not visit such pages intentionally. Sometimes, they end up on these sites because they have adware installed on a browser or the operating system.

How did allcoolnewz[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

A browser displayed a pop-up with the "Allow" (or similar) button in it, and that button was clicked while the allcoolnewz[.]com was opened. In order to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button, allcoolnewz[.]com suggests that they have to click it to continue watching a video.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not trust websites claiming that it is required to agree to receive notifications (click the "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or similar button) to do something (for example, to download a file, load a video, prove that you are not a robot).

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 allcoolnewz[.]com website (GIF):

allcoolnewz[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Example of a deceptive browser notification ad delivered by allcoolnewz[.]com website:

allcoolnewz deceptive browser notification ad

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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 allcoolnewz[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Web pages deliver browser notifications only when they have permission for that. If allcoolnewz[.]com shows notifications, it means that it has been visited and allowed to do so.

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

A notification cannot directly cause any damage, but it can open websites used to distribute malicious software/files.

Is allcoolnewz[.]com a virus?

Allcoolnewz[.]com and other websites of this type are not considered to be viruses. These pages promote scams, phishing pages (and similar sites), and (or) questionable applications.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer stop allcoolnewz[.]com from delivering notifications. It will also block access to this website. No additional steps will be required.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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