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How to stop receiving notifications from webprotectionprogram.com

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

What kind of page is webprotectionprogram[.]com?

Webprotectionprogram[.]com is designed to trick visitors into believing that their computers are infected and agreeing to receive notifications. There are many pages like this one on the Internet, for example, security-scanner[.]xyz, checkthesafety[.]com, mydesktopdefence[.]com.

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Webprotectionprogram[.]com in detail

Webprotectionprogram[.]com is promoted mainly through websites that use questionable advertising networks. It claims that a computer is infected with five viruses, and Norton subscription has expired (even if there is no Norton antivirus installed on the operating system).

Affiliates use this page to trick visitors into purchasing Norton antivirus (a legitimate security solution). Their goal is to collect illegitimate commissions. Another important detail about webprotectionprogram[.]com is that it can show notifications used to promote scams, phishing sites, shady software, and so on.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by webprotectionprogram.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Fortinet (Phishing), Google Safebrowsing (Phishing), 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, 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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Browser notification spam in general

Legitimate developers, companies do not advertise their products or services through websites like webprotectionprogram[.]com. Its affiliates who seek to earn money using scare tactics or other deceptive methods are responsible for fraudulent advertising.

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

Once a page like webprotectionprogram[.]com is visited, a browser displays a notification saying that a website wants to show notifications. Websites are only allowed to display messages when users click the "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar button. Typically, shady pages use deceptive methods to trick visitors into allowing them to display notifications.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Click "Block", "Block Notifications" or a similar button when a website like webprotectionprogram[.]com asks for permission to show notifications or simply close the website before doing anything else. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of webprotectionprogram[.]com website (GIF):

webprotectionprogram[.]com website appearance (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 webprotectionprogram[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Web pages do not display notifications unless they have permission for that. Typically, users agree to receive notifications from shady websites because they get tricked into it.

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

Clicking on a notification is harmless by itself. However, a notification displayed by a deceptive or untrustworthy in another way page can open a malicious website.

Is webprotectionprogram[.]com a virus?

Webprotectionprogram[.]com is not a virus. This website is designed to redirect visitors to pages and (or) show notifications used to promote various scams, questionable applications, websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and eliminate permissions that have been given to webprotectionprogram[.]com. This app will also block further access to webprotectionprogram[.]com (and no additional steps will be required).

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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