What kind of page is youzik[.]app?
While inspecting shady sites, our researchers discovered the youzik[.]app website. It operates as a YouTube converter/downloader, i.e., this site allows users to convert video links from this platform into downloadable audio files (MP3 format).
Not only does this service break copyright laws, but youzik[.]app also employs rogue advertising networks for monetization purposes. These networks are known to promote deceptive and malicious content.
Websites that use rogue advertising networks endorse questionable pages either by force-opening or causing redirects to them - when hosted material is interacted with. In other words, these sites can redirect to untrustworthy/dangerous webpages when visitors enter the page or click buttons, links, ads, etc.
These dubious advertising networks commonly push scams (e.g., fake virus alerts, outdated software warnings, lotteries, surveys, giveaways, etc.), unreliable/harmful websites and software, and even malware. Rogue sites often host intrusive advertisements, which promote likewise hazardous material. Some of these adverts are capable of infiltrating software into systems - upon being clicked.
When we interacted with youzik[.]app, it caused a redirect to a page promoting browser notification spam.
In summary, by visiting/using websites like youzik[.]app, users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by youzik.app|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Countless sites on the Web generate revenue via rogue advertising networks, and we have analyzed thousands of them. Flv3mp3[.]com, youtubetomp3song[.]com, and mp3fromyou[.]tube are just a couple examples of webpages akin to youzik[.]app, which we have inspected recently.
What threats does visiting a rogue website pose?
Sites that use rogue advertising networks can promote harmful and malicious content via redirects, hosted advertisements, and browser notifications.
These pages may endorse online scams, e.g., phishing, technical support scams, fake virus/error warnings and outdated/missing software alerts, bogus giveaways, hoax lotteries, etc.
These networks promote adware, browser hijackers, fraudulent anti-virus tools, and various PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications). In seldom cases, rogue webpages have also been observed proliferating malware (e.g., trojans, ransomware, etc.).
Therefore, using such websites poses a threat to device integrity and user safety.
How to avoid visiting rogue websites?
We strongly advise against visiting/using sites that offer pirated content or other questionable services (e.g., Torrenting, illegal streaming/downloading, YouTube video converting, etc.), as they usually use rogue advertising networks that can cause redirects to various unreliable/dangerous websites.
Users can also enter such webpages by clicking on an intrusive advertisement or a spam browser notification. To avoid receiving the latter, do not consent to notification delivery by suspicious pages (i.e., do not press "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore or deny their browser notifications (i.e., click "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.). Misspelling a domain (URL) may result in a redirect landing on a rogue webpage.
Adware is known to promote rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. This software can display ads that push this content or simply force-open the endorsed websites. Therefore, we advise downloading only from official/verified sources and exercising caution with installation processes - to avoid allowing adware or other harmful software into your device.
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 youzik[.]app website (GIF):
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- What is Ads by youzik.app?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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.
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)
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 might have been, but that is unlikely. While advertisements can be used for malvertising, it is not a commonly used malware-proliferation technique. It is more probable that these adverts will redirect you to a malicious website capable of stealthily downloading/installing malware or tricking you into doing it yourself.
Is youzik[.]app a virus?
No, while youzik[.]app is not considered to be a virus - it can promote virulent content. The rogue advertising networks employed by such sites commonly push online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner eliminate the threats posed by youzik[.]app website?
Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning the websites you visit - to determine if they are rogue, deceptive, or malicious. It can also restrict all further access to such webpages. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can scan downloaded files for harmful content.