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Removing the advertisements displayed by important-incoming-news.com site

Also Known As: Ads by important-incoming-news.com
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is important-incoming-news[.]com?

Important-incoming-news[.]com was detected by our research team during a routine inspection of suspicious webpages. This site is designed to push its browser notifications, and it can cause redirects to other untrustworthy/malicious pages. Websites akin to important-incoming-news[.]com are primarily accessed via ones using rogue advertising networks.

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Important-incoming-news[.]com overview

When we analyzed important-incoming-news[.]com, it displayed an image of a video player blocked with a pop-up window. The latter contained the YouTube logo; it also stated that the video was ready and urged visitors to press "PLAY".

Below the pop-up, there was an instruction telling users to "Press 'Allow' to watch the video". This clickbait is intended to entice visitors into enabling the important-incoming-news[.]com website's browser notifications.

It is pertinent to mention that what rogue pages load/promote can depend on visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations; meaning that their appearance can differ from user to user.

We noted important-incoming-news[.]com using its spam notifications to push the "Install the extension for Chrome to protect your privacy" scam. Promoting deceptive content is typical for these advertisements; they usually endorse misleading and hazardous sites, unreliable and harmful software, and even malware.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by important-incoming-news.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Avira (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Observed Domains fqveu.important-incoming-news[.]com; csuhw.important-incoming-news[.]com; mlmxm.important-incoming-news[.]com; hecaq.important-incoming-news[.]com; atxp9.important-incoming-news[.]com; qdmtn.important-incoming-news[.]com; e6s5w.important-incoming-news[.]com; s5dcq.important-incoming-news[.]com; zbx0i.important-incoming-news[.]com; whtp8.important-incoming-news[.]com; 3qfmq.important-incoming-news[.]com; mnlm7.important-incoming-news[.]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, false claims within visited websites, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Browser notification spam in general

Bestfaustcaptcha.top, topraw.net, louses.net, windows-secureit.com, raymarine.top, and thekolnews.site are some examples of the rogue webpages we have researched.

The browser notifications displayed by such pages are typically deceptive and dangerous. Yet we have encountered instances when these ads promoted legitimate products. It is noteworthy that genuine developers do not use this dubious marketing technique; instead, this is mainly done by scammers abusing affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.

How did important-incoming-news[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Sites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Important-incoming-news[.]com uses video-themed clickbait to trick visitors into giving permission. Use of deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) is a common tactic for websites pushing their notifications.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

To avoid seeing undesirable browser notifications, never agree to receive them. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or similar options. Instead, we advise ignoring them or selecting the decline options (e.g., "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

If a browser is force-opening suspicious webpages (e.g., important-incoming-news[.]com) - presence of adware on the system is a likely culprit. It is worth mentioning that adware and other untrustworthy software can infiltrate systems without express user permission. 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 the notifications/ads delivered by the important-incoming-news[.]com website (including those promoting the "Install the extension for Chrome to protect your privacy" scam):

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Appearance of the important-incoming-news[.]com website (GIF):

important-incoming-news[.]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 important-incoming-news[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites need user consent to deliver their notifications. Hence, you have likely accessed important-incoming-news[.]com and permitted it to do so. Note that such rogue pages are usually entered inadvertently, and they use clickbait to lure/scare visitors into enabling their browser notifications.

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

No, since browser notifications are not used in malvertising. However, the sites and software endorsed through these adverts can be dubious/malicious and cause various issues, including malware infections.

Is important-incoming-news[.]com a virus?

Important-incoming-news[.]com is not classified as a virus, but it can promote virulent content. Sites of this kind are often used to endorse untrustworthy/harmful webpages and apps, online scams (e.g., "Install the extension for Chrome to protect your privacy"), and even malware.

Will Combo Cleaner remove important-incoming-news[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and remove the permissions given to important-incoming-news[.]com. It can also block further access to this and other deceptive/malicious websites. Therefore, no extra steps will be required.

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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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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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