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How to stop pubavideo.ru from displaying its notifications

Also Known As: Ads by pubavideo.ru
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is pubavideo[.]ru?

Pubavideo[.]ru is a website that uses clickbait techniques to trick unsuspecting visitors into permitting it to show notifications. Additionally, pubavideo[.]ru can redirect visitors to other websites. We have discovered this site during the analysis of various illegal streaming, torrent, and similar sites that use shady advertising networks.

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Pubavideo[.]ru in detail

We have examined pubavideo[.]ru and found that it displays graphic elements of a video player and a message encouraging to click the "Allow" button to continue. Once allowed, pubavideo[.]ru shows notifications promoting questionable apps, websites, various scams, etc.

We also noticed that pubavideo[.]ru redirects visitors to other pages. During our examination, it redirected us to a website offering sports content. However, pubavideo[.]ru may open untrustworthy websites. Either way, websites that use clickbait techniques to get permission to show notifications can never be trusted.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by pubavideo.ru
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (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.
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More about websites like pubavideo[.]ru

Pretty often, pages like pubavideo[.]ru are used by affiliates to promote legitimate software. Affiliates are using such pages to collect illegitimate commissions. Legitimate developers do not use such methods to promote their products/services.

Moreover, sites like pubavideo[.]ru and (or) their notifications can be used to trick users into infecting computers with malware. More examples of pages that share the same key similarities with pubavideo[.]ru are bingocaptchapoint[.]top, check-the-trend[.]com, ourcoolposts[.]com.

How did pubavideo[.]ru gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Like any other website, pubavideo[.]ru cannot show notifications without permission. If it already shows them, it means that this page has been visited, and the "Allow" (or "Allow Notifications") button in a pop-up displayed by a web browser has been clicked.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

In order to avoid receiving notifications from any page, click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or a similar button when it asks for permission to show its notifications. An alternative way to avoid that is to close the page 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 pubavideo[.]ru website (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 pubavideo[.]ru in the right lower corner of my desktop?

This website shows notifications because it has been visited and allowed to show them. Websites do not show notifications unless visitors give them such permission when they ask for it.

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

A notification cannot infect a computer. Thus, your computer is not infected even if you have clicked on a notification displayed by an untrustworthy page. The problem with such notifications is that they can open malicious pages.

Is pubavideo[.]ru a virus?

Pubavideo[.]ru is not a virus or a malicious page. However, it promotes questionable (potentially) malicious websites and applications, various scams, etc.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and block notifications from pubavideo[.]ru. It will also block access to pubavideo[.]ru. It will not be necessary to perform any additional actions.

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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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