What kind of page is news-waxawo[.]com?
While inspecting shady websites, our research team discovered news-waxawo[.]com. This rogue page is designed to push browser notification spam and redirect visitors to different (likely unreliable/malicious) sites. Most visitors to webpages like news-waxawo[.]com access them through redirects caused by websites using rogue advertising networks.
The content encountered on and through rogue websites may vary. The behavior of such sites can be determined by the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.
When we inspected news-waxawo[.]com, it presented us with a black page containing an image of a video player. The text displayed on this webpage instructed to 'Press "Allow" to watch the video'. These deceptive instructions are intended to trick visitors into allowing news-waxawo[.]com to deliver browser notifications. Rogue sites employ them to run intrusive advertisement campaigns.
These notifications/adverts endorse questionable websites (e.g., adult-dating, pornography, gambling, etc.), online scams (e.g., phishing, fake virus and outdated program alerts, etc.), untrustworthy/harmful software (e.g., adware, browser hijackers, etc.), and even malware (e.g., trojans, ransomware, etc.).
To summarize, through sites like news-waxawo[.]com, users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by news-waxawo.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|Observed Domains||2.news-waxawo[.]com; 1.news-waxawo[.]com|
|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
Their browser notifications promote deceptive and malicious content. Any legitimate products encountered via these advertisements are unlikely to be endorsed by their actual developers. Instead, this promotion is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did news-waxawo[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot display browser notifications without user consent. Therefore, you've likely accessed news-waxawo[.]com and permitted it to deliver these ads. Note that most rogue pages employ deception (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to scare/entice visitors into enabling notification delivery.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
Should you enter a suspicious website, do not permit it to deliver browser notifications (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). We advise ignoring or denying notification delivery requests (i.e., clicking "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
If you are experiencing continuous unprompted redirects to dubious sites, it might be caused by adware installed onto the browser or 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.
Screenshots of notifications/adverts delivered by the news-waxawo[.]com website:
Appearance of the news-waxawo[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by news-waxawo[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
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- 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 news-waxawo[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites can only deliver their notifications with user permission. Hence, you have likely visited news-waxawo[.]com and given consent by pressing Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this webpage.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not jumpstart any system infection processes. However, the content pushed through these adverts can be deceptive/malicious and cause serious problems (including malware infections).
Is news-waxawo[.]com a virus?
No, news-waxawo[.]com is not categorized as a virus, but it can promote virulent content. Rogue sites endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove news-waxawo[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and revert the permissions given to news-waxawo[.]com. Furthermore, it is capable of restricting access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious websites. Therefore, no additional steps will be required.