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How to stop gomusic.info from displaying notifications

Also Known As: Ads by gomusic.info
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is gomusic[.]info?

We have discovered the gomusic[.]info page while visiting websites that use questionable advertising networks. At the time of the research, gomusic[.]info displayed a fake CAPTCHA and redirected to another similar site. Typically, websites of this type are promoted through illegal movie streaming, torrent sites (and other sites of this kind).

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Gomusic[.]info in detail

We have examined gomusic[.]info and found that it uses a clickbait technique to get permission to show notifications. It encourages you to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot. If allowed, gomusic[.]info shows deceptive notifications used to promote legitimate antivirus programs.

Legitimate software developers do not use pages like gomusic[.]info to promote their products. These sites (and their notifications) are used by affiliates who seek to collect illegitimate commissions. It is important to mention that gomusic[.]info may show notifications used to promote malicious/questionable apps, websites, various phishing pages.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by gomusic.info
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), 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, unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Pages displaying browser notification spam in general

Gomusic[.]info is similar to silverline-updates[.]com, click-and-continue[.]live, next-notification[.]com. Most of the pages of this type use clickbait techniques to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. As a rule, they get opened inadvertently. Also, they often promote other shady pages asking for permission to show notifications.

How did gomusic[.]info gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

As a rule, websites like gomusic[.]info display deceptive content to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications. Visitors agree to receive those notifications by clicking the "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar button in a pop-up displayed by a browser.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Never trust websites claiming that it is necessary to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot, watch a video, download a file, or for other reasons. An offer to receive notifications can be declined by clicking the "Block", "Block Notifications", or a similar button.

Another way not to receive unwanted notifications is to simply close the page asking for permission to show them. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of gomusic[.]info website (GIF):

gomusic[.]info website appearance (GIF)

Notifications displayed by gomusic[.]info:

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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 gomusic[.]info in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Gomusic[.]info could not show any notifications if it did not have permission for that. Those notifications appear because gomusic[.]info has been visited and allowed to display its notifications.

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

A notification displayed by gomusic[.]info or any similar page cannot directly cause harm. The biggest problem with such notification is that it can open a malicious, untrustworthy page.

Is gomusic[.]info a virus?

Gomusic[.]info and other pages of this type are not considered to be viruses. They promote various scams, phishing pages, questionable applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and block notifications from gomusic[.]info. It will also block all further access to gomusic[.]info. No additional steps will be required.

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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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