How to remove the notifications/ads delivered by defenceprogramm.com site
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What kind of page is defenceprogramm[.]com?
Defenceprogramm[.]com is a rogue site that our research team found while inspecting deceptive webpages. This page operates by promoting scams, pushing browser notification spam, and redirecting visitors to other (likely untrustworthy/malicious) websites.
Users typically enter webpages like defenceprogramm[.]com via redirects caused by sites using rogue advertising networks.
It is noteworthy that the behavior of rogue websites (i.e., what they host/promote) may vary since it can depend on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.
When we accessed defenceprogramm[.]com, it presented us with the "Your PC might be infected with viruses!" scam. While this content is presented as the McAfee anti-virus (i.e., its interface, system scan, threat alerts, etc.) - it is not associated with the McAfee Corp.
Scams of this kind usually endorse fake anti-virus tools, browser hijackers, adware, and various PUAs. More information on the scam run on defenceprogramm[.]com can be found in our article on it.
Additionally, this webpage requests visitors to allow it to deliver browser notifications. Rogue sites employ them to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The displayed notifications/ads promote online scams, unreliable/harmful websites and software, and even malware.
In summary, through pages like defenceprogramm[.]com - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by defenceprogramm.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|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 Internet is rife with websites like defenceprogramm[.]com, and we have analyzed thousands of them. Betaengine[.]org, news-zafewi[.]cc, and notification-news[.]com are just a few examples of the rogue pages we have inspected recently.
The browser notifications delivered by such sites primarily push deceptive and malicious material. It has to be stressed that reputable developers do not use these advertisements to promote their products, but they can be encountered through spam notifications nonetheless. In fact, this promotion is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did defenceprogramm[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Therefore, you have likely entered defenceprogramm[.]com at some point and permitted it to display these adverts by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this page.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications, do not consent to their delivery from suspicious websites. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any analogous options displayed on such pages. We recommend ignoring notification delivery requests or denying them - i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", or similar.
If a browser is continuously force-opening dubious sites unprompted, it might be due to adware installed onto it or the system. 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 defenceprogramm[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by defenceprogramm[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Ads by defenceprogramm.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 defenceprogramm[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites deliver browser notifications when users permit them to do so. Hence, you have likely visited defenceprogramm[.]com and consented to the delivery of these ads (i.e., by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.).
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, merely clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any system infection processes. However, the sites/software promoted via these adverts can be deceptive/malicious and cause serious issues (including malware infections).
Is defenceprogramm[.]com a virus?
No, defenceprogramm[.]com is not classified as a virus, but it can endorse virulent content. Websites of this kind often push online scams, fake/harmful applications, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove defenceprogramm[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning systems and undoing the permissions given to the defenceprogramm[.]com webpage. It can also restrict all further access to this and other rogue, scam, and malicious sites. Therefore, additional steps will be unnecessary.
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