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How to stop displayforreviews.com from delivering notifications

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

What kind of page is displayforreviews[.]com?

Displayforreviews[.]com is a deceptive website that shows a fake CAPTCHA to trick visitors into allowing it to deliver notifications and redirects them to other untrustworthy websites. Most of these pages are promoted using shady methods. Our team has discovered displayforreviews[.]com while examining pages that use rogue advertising networks.

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Displayforreviews[.]com in detail

Displayforreviews[.]com claims that it is required to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot (and continue to the page). Clicking that button while visiting displayforreviews[.]com allows it to show notifications. We have inspected its notifications and found that they are used to promote various scams and shady apps.

Notifications that this page shows claim that the Windows Firewall has stopped working, a computer is damaged by suspicious programs, and offer a free antivirus scan. There is a high chance that displayforreviews [.]com is operated by affiliates who aim to collect illegitimate commissions from purchases made through their page.

Legitimate software developers never use pages like displayforreviews[.]com to promote their products or services. It is important to mention that such pages can be used to deliver malware or other unwanted software. During our research we learned that displayforreviews[.]com can redirect to phonestar[.]info - another page of this type.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by displayforreviews.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 54.144.3.99
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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Websites of this type in general

It is uncommon for pages of this type to be visited on purpose. Most of them are promoted via other pages (e.g., torrent sites, illegal movie streaming websites). These pages ask for permission to show notifications and redirect to other sites. It is highly advisable not to agree to receive notifications from them.

More examples of similar websites are advertismentzone[.]com, captchamode[.]top, adstomy[.]com.

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

This website has permission to show notifications because the "Allow" button (displayed by a browser) was clicked while visiting it. Websites cannot display notifications unless they are allowed to do so. Pages like desktopnotificationsnews[.]com usually are designed to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

If you do not wish to receive notifications from a visited page, click the "Block" (or "Block Notifications") button. Do not trust websites claiming that it is required to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot, confirm your age, play a video, etc. Close such websites and do not visit them again.

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

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

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Notifications delivered by displayforreviews[.]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 displayforreviews[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

This page shows notifications because it has permission to do so. It was allowed to show them by clicking the "Allow" button while visiting it.

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

Clicking on such notifications does not infect computers, but it can lead to malicious pages.

Is displayforreviews[.]com a virus?

Websites like displayforreviews[.]com are not viruses. In most cases, their main purpose is to promote various scams, questionable applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted for displayforreviews[.]com. It will also block further access to displayforreviews[.]com. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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