What kind of page is adstomy[.]com?
Adstomy[.]com is a rogue site, which our researchers found while inspecting untrustworthy websites. This page promotes spam browser notifications and redirects visitors to different (likely dubious/malicious) pages. Most users enter sites of this kind via redirects caused by webpages using rogue advertising networks.
The behavior of rogue pages (i.e., what they host/promote) can be determined by their visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. When we accessed adstomy[.]com, it displayed fake CAPTCHA verification. The deceptive instructions - "Click allow to verify that you are not a robot" - are intended to bait visitors into permitting adstomy[.]com to deliver browser notifications.
The delivered notifications/adverts endorse various scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.
To summarize, via websites like adstomy[.]com - users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by adstomy.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|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.
Browser notification spam in general
The browser notifications displayed by such websites - primarily promote deceptive and malicious content. It is pertinent to mention that any legitimate products encountered through these advertisements are highly unlikely to be endorsed by their actual developers. Instead, this endorsement is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did adstomy[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user permission. Therefore, you have likely visited adstomy[.]com and permitted it to display these ads by pressing "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or similar. Note that many rogue webpages employ deception (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling notification delivery.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, we advise against permitting suspicious websites to deliver them. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any analogous options presented on such pages. We recommend ignoring or denying notification delivery (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should your browser continuously force-open dubious sites, it might be due to the presence of advertising-supported software (adware). If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshot of a notification/advertisement displayed by the adstomy[.]com website:
Appearance of the adstomy[.]com website (GIF):
Another appearance of adstomy[.]com website:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by adstomy.com?
- 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)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by adstomy[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites cannot display notifications without user consent. Hence, you have likely entered adstomy[.]com at some point and permitted it to deliver these advertisements (i.e., clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or similar).
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any system infection processes. However, the websites/apps pushed through such advertisements are often deceptive/malicious and can cause serious issues (including system infections).
Is adstomy[.]com a virus?
Websites like adstomy[.]com are not classified as viruses, yet they can endorse virulent content. Rogue sites promote online scams, fake/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove adstomy[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and undo the permissions granted for the adstomy[.]com webpage. Furthermore, it can restrict access to this and other rogue/malicious sites. Therefore, no additional steps will be required.