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Avoid visiting/using illegal download websites like listenvid.com

Also Known As: Ads by listenvid.com
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is listenvid[.]com?

Our research team analyzed the listenvid[.]com website and concluded that visiting/using it endangers device and user safety. This site offers to convert YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook, Metacafe, VK, SoundCloud, Instagram, and Twitter videos (via URLs) to downloadable audio and video files (MP3, MP4, AAC, and M4A formats).

This service is illegal due to it breaking copyright laws. We strongly advise against entering listenvid[.]com because it also uses rogue advertising networks, which are known to promote untrustworthy/malicious pages.

listenvid[.]com appearance

Listenvid[.]com overview

Sites that employ rogue advertising networks as a monetization technique can promote dubious/dangerous webpages by force-opening them the moment they are accessed. Alternatively, they can cause redirects when hosted content is clicked (e.g., ads, buttons, links, etc.).

When we interacted with listenvid[.]com, it did not immediately open any websites; instead, it redirected to one after the conversion was completed and the "Download MP3" button was clicked.

Graphical content of this kind is often either overlaid with virtual layers that cause redirects (e.g., the buttons can be real and afterwards operate properly). In other cases, the buttons are fake - merely advertisements designed to trick users into pressing them.

The adverts of these dubious networks commonly push various scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware. In our case, listenvid[.]com redirected us to a webpage intended to deceive visitors into allowing its spam browser notifications.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by listenvid.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.31.88.2
Observed Domains api.listenvid[.]com; api2.listenvid[.]com; srv2.listenvid[.]com; main.listenvid[.]com; srv.listenvid[.]com
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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Similar websites

There are thousands of websites that use rogue advertising networks. Those offering illegal downloads are also prevalent; listentoyoutube[.]ccfastfrom[.]comytop1[.]com, 320ytmp3[.]com - are similar sites to listenvid[.]com, which we have researched.

It is noteworthy that any legitimate content accessed through these webpages or their adverts is unlikely to be advertised in this manner by the actual developers. Typically, this promotion is undertaken by scammers using affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.

What threats does visiting a rogue website pose?

There are many threats associated with visiting pages monetized through rogue advertising networks. These websites can promote/ redirect to scams, e.g., fake virus warnings, outdated software alerts, technical support scams, phishing, etc. Questionable advertising networks can also redirect visitors to malicious sites that endorse malware or stealthily download/install it.

Through rogue webpages users can have adware, browser hijackers, fake anti-viruses, and various PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) infiltrate their devices. Users can be deceived into allowing them onto their systems or inadvertently do so by clicking intrusive advertisements capable of making stealthy downloads/installations. Spam browser notifications, which are often pushed by rogue pages, can also promote the aforementioned content.

To summarize, visiting/using such untrustworthy websites can result in system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.

How to avoid visiting rogue websites?

We strongly advise against visiting websites that offer illegal or questionable services (e.g., Torrenting, illegal streaming, video/audio downloading, etc.), as they commonly use rogue advertising networks.

Sites of this type can also be promoted by deceptive browser notifications; therefore, it is recommended to ignore or decline any notification requests (i.e., click "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

Adware can be responsible for displaying ads that promote and/or causing redirects to harmful pages. To avoid installing this software, we recommend researching products and downloading them only from official/verified sources. Additionally, it is important to treat installations with caution, i.e., read terms, use "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out of all additions.

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 the listenvid[.]com website (GIF):

listenvid[.]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)

I have clicked on ads, is my computer infected?

It is unlikely. While some advertisements can infiltrate malicious software into systems upon being clicked - it is not a widely used malware proliferation technique. It is much more likely for rogue ads to redirect to malicious websites promoting malware (those designed to trick visitors into downloading/installing it) or ones capable of infiltrating such programs into systems.

Is listenvid[.]com a virus?

No, listenvid[.]com is not classified as a virus; however, users can encounter virulent content through it. To elaborate, websites of this type are commonly used to push various scams, unreliable and harmful software, and even malware.

Will Combo Cleaner eliminate the threats posed by listenvid[.]com website?

Combo Cleaner can scan visited websites and detect rogue, deceptive, and malicious ones. Additionally, it can block all further access to such sites. Combo Cleaner can also scan downloaded files for harmful content.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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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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