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How to block websiteshove.com website notifications

Also Known As: Ads by websiteshove.com
Damage level: Medium

What kind of website is websiteshove[.]com?

We have analyzed the websiteshove[.]com page and found that it uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into granting it permission to show untrustworthy notifications and redirects to other websites. Our team has discovered websiteshove[.]com while visiting pages that use rogue advertising networks.

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Websiteshove[.]com in detail

Websiteshove[.]com displays a fake CAPTCHA - a deceptive message claiming that it is required to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot. Clicking the "Allow" button allows websiteshove[.]com to show notifications that promote questionable pages and applications, various scams claiming that a computer is or may be infected, etc.

Also, websiteshove[.]com redirects to other pages. At the time of the research, it opened a download page for a driver updater. In conclusion, websiteshove[.]com displays deceptive content and can show untrustworthy notifications.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by websiteshove.com
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.
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Browser notification spam in general

Websiteshove[.]com is similar to emolumentsurvey[.]top, profitsurvey[.]top, pushnotstudio[.]com. Most of them are designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. They can promote other pages of this type and even malicious apps/pages.

After examining numerous pages similar to websiteshove[.]com, we have learned that they (or their notifications) can be used to promote legitimate software. In such cases, affiliates attempt to collect illegitimate commissions. Legitimate software companies do not use pages like websiteshove[.]com to promote their products.

How did websiteshove[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites cannot display notifications without permission. If a page like websiteshove[.]com does that, it means that it has been visited and the "Allow" button in a pop-up displayed by a browser (while that page was opened) has been clicked.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not trust websites claiming that it is required to agree to receive notifications/click the "Allow" button to load a video, download a file, etc. Click the "Block", or a similar button if you do not wish to receive notifications from a page or close it before clicking the aforementioned (or any other) button.

If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of websiteshove[.]com website (GIF):

websiteshove[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Notifications displayed by websiteshove[.]com:

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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 websiteshove[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websiteshove[.]com has been visited and allowed to show notifications. Otherwise, it could not show any notifications (websites never display notifications unless they have permission for that).

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

Clicking on a notification cannot infect a computer (at least not directly). The biggest problem with such notification is that they can open malicious or other untrustworthy pages.

Is websiteshove[.]com a virus?

Websiteshove[.]com and similar websites are not considered to be viruses. They promote various scams or questionable (potentially malicious) applications and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer stop websiteshove[.]com from showing notifications. This app will remove permissions that are granted for this page. Also, Combo Cleaner will block further access to websiteshove[.]com (it will not be necessary to perform additional steps).

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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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