What kind of page is kxcdn[.]com?
Kxcdn[.]com is a rogue website that our research team discovered while inspecting untrustworthy pages. This site promotes deceptive content, pushes spam browser notifications, and redirects visitors to other (likely unreliable/malicious) websites.
Users typically access webpages of this kind via redirects caused by sites employing rogue advertising networks.
The content encountered on and through rogue websites might depend on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation. When we inspected kxcdn[.]com, it endorsed a variant of the "McAfee Total Protection has expired" scam.
Furthermore, this webpage requests visitors to permit it to deliver browser notifications. Rogue sites use them to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The displayed notifications/advertisements endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful websites and software, and even malware.
Therefore, via sites like kxcdn[.]com - users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by kxcdn.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Netcraft (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|Observed Domains||printjs-4de6.kxcdn[.]com; na-182b2.kxcdn[.]com; journalists-67af.kxcdn[.]com; swlv-3ea5.kxcdn[.]com; pmedia-6f0f.kxcdn[.]com; nexusmedia-ad94.kxcdn[.]com; donelanwines-ab46.kxcdn[.]com; ehealth-17f76.kxcdn[.]com; v3cdn-9f91.kxcdn[.]com; icono-49d6.kxcdn[.]com; etc.|
|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
These websites use various deceptive tactics to trick visitors into enabling their browser notifications. The delivered notifications/ads primarily push online scams and malicious content.
It is noteworthy that any legitimate products encountered through these notifications are unlikely to be endorsed by their actual developers. Instead, this endorsement is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did kxcdn[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites require user permission to display browser notifications. Therefore, you have likely accessed kxcdn[.]com at some point and enabled it to show these adverts by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this webpage.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications, do not enable suspicious sites to deliver them. In other words, do not press "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any analogous options presented on such pages. We advise ignoring or denying notification delivery requests (i.e., clicking "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
If your browser keeps force-opening dubious websites unprompted, it might be caused by 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.
Appearance of the kxcdn[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by kxcdn.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 kxcdn[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Hence, you've likely visited kxcdn[.]com and permitted it to do so by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any malware download/installation processes. However, the content promoted via these advertisements can be harmful/malicious and cause severe issues (including system infections).
Is kxcdn[.]com a virus?
No, websites like kxcdn[.]com are not deemed to be viruses, but they can endorse virulent content. Rogue sites promote online scams, fake/hazardous applications, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove kxcdn[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and remove the permissions granted for this website. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner can block access to rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. Therefore, additional steps will be unnecessary.