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Removing ads by video***.live (videosol.space, videobtc.space, etc.) sites

Also Known As: Ads by video***.live
Damage level: Medium

What kind of pages are video***.live?

While analyzing questionable sites, our research team discovered the video***.live websites. This webpage group includes many domains, e.g., videosol[.]space, videobtc[.]space, videofun[.]space, videoeth[.]space, videofan[.]space, videofon[.]space, videofen[.]space, etc.

These sites are designed to trick visitors into allowing them to display browser notifications. Furthermore, the websites redirect to one another so that they could gain as many notification-delivery permissions as possible. Sites of this type are usually accessed inadvertently, most commonly via other pages that employ rogue advertising networks.

video***.live (videosol[.]space) pop-up redirects

Video***.live website overview

The behavior of rogue webpages depends on their visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. However, the video***.live sites all operated in the same manner at the time of research. We observed these domains using the same clickbait to push visitors into enabling their browser notifications.

The pages presented our researchers with an image of a video player with the instructions "Press 'Allow' to watch the video" below. If the "Allow" button is clicked - users permit the site to deliver its notifications. What is more, once consent is given to one video***.live webpage, it subsequently redirects to another - thereby gaining many permissions.

The considerable research into such websites that we've done allows us to conclude that this notification spam is primarily used for advertising online scams, untrustworthy and hazardous sites/software, and even malware.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by video***.live
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names (videosol[.]space) N/A (VirusTotal)
Related Domains videosol[.]space; videobtc[.]space; videofun[.]space; videoeth[.]space; videofan[.]space; videofon[.]space; videofen[.]space; 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.
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Browser notification spam in general

There are thousands of pages akin to video***.live on the Web. Important-incoming-news.combestfaustcaptcha.top, and topraw.net are just a couple examples of those we have researched.

The browser notifications pushed by such websites are typically misleading, deceptive, and malicious. Any genuine content encountered through these advertisements - results from scammers abusing affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.

How did video***.live gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

The video***.live websites use video-themed clickbait to deceive visitors into enabling their browser notifications. It is noteworthy that sites cannot deliver notifications without user consent. Webpages that push this content typically use some kind of trickery to gain user permission.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

To avoid getting browser notifications from undesirable websites, never click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or similar choices when visiting such pages. Instead, we advise ignoring these options or declining them (e.g., "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

If your browser is randomly force-opening suspect webpages (e.g., video***.live sites), it is likely due to installed adware. 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 video***.live website variants:

video***.live website variant (videofon[.]space) video***.live website variant (videofan[.]space) video***.live website variant (videofun[.]space) video***.live website variant (videoeth[.]space) video***.live website variant (videofen[.]space) video***.live website variant (videobtc[.]space)

Screenshots of ads delivered by video***.live websites:

Advert delivered by video***.live 1 Advert delivered by video***.live 2

Appearance of video***.live websites redirecting to one another (GIF):

video***.live 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 video***.live in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Browser notification delivery necessities user consent. Hence, you have likely visited a video***.live website and allowed it to display these advertisements. Note that such websites are typically accessed inadvertently, and they use deceptive content to trick visitors into enabling the notifications.

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

Clicking on a browser notification is harmless, as these ads are not used in malvertising. However, the content (e.g., websites, apps, etc.) endorsed via these notifications can be dubious/malicious and cause serious issues (including system infections).

Is video***.live a virus?

Sites like video***.live are not classified as viruses, yet they can push virulent content. These websites are frequently used to promote various scams, unreliable and harmful pages/software, and even malware.

Will Combo Cleaner remove video***.live ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning computers and undoing all the permissions given to the video***.live websites. It can also block further access to these and other rogue/malicious sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.

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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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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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