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How to get rid of the notifications/adverts delivered by online-guard.com

Also Known As: Ads by online-guard.com
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is online-guard[.]com?

Our researchers discovered the online-guard[.]com rogue page while inspecting dubious websites. This webpage is designed to promote scams, push spam browser notifications, and redirect visitors elsewhere (likely unreliable/malicious websites). Most users enter sites of this kind via redirects caused by webpages that use rogue advertising networks.

online-guard[.]com pop-up redirects

Online-guard[.]com overview

The behavior of rogue sites might depend on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation. In other words, this information can dictate the content encountered on and through such websites.

When we inspected online-guard[.]com, it ran the "You've visited illegal infected website" scam. It must be stressed that all the claims made by this scheme are fake, and the legitimate products/companies mentioned are not associated with it. Scams of this kind are primarily used to push fraudulent and malicious software.

Furthermore, online-guard[.]com requests visitors to enable browser notification delivery. Rogue pages use them to promote online scams, untrustworthy/harmful websites and software, and even malware.

Therefore, via sites like online-guard[.]com - users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by online-guard.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 172.67.215.52
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.
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Browser notification spam in general

We have analyzed thousands of rogue webpages; juicycelebinfo[.]comnews-fesihe[.]cc, trexvideo[.]biz, advnottech[.]com - are just some examples.

Sites of this type display browser notifications that promote scams and malicious material. Note that any legitimate products encountered through these ads are highly unlikely to be endorsed by their developers. Instead, this endorsement is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.

How did online-guard[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites can only display notifications with user consent. Hence, you have likely entered online-guard[.]com at some point and permitted it to deliver these adverts by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this page.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not permit suspicious websites to deliver them. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any similar options displayed on these pages. Instead, we recommend ignoring or denying notification delivery options (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

Should your browser continuously force-open questionable sites unprompted, it might be caused by 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.

Screenshots of notifications/ads displayed by the online-guard[.]com website:

Advert delivered by online-guard[.]com 1 Advert delivered by online-guard[.]com 2 Advert delivered by online-guard[.]com 3 Advert delivered by online-guard[.]com 4

Appearance of the online-guard[.]com website (GIF):

online-guard[.]com website appearance (GIF)

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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 online-guard[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Sites require user permission to deliver browser notifications. Therefore, you've likely visited online-guard[.]com and permitted it to display them by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option.

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

No, clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any malware download/installation processes. However, the content endorsed through these advertisements can be harmful and cause serious issues (including system infections).

Is online-guard[.]com a virus?

No, sites like online-guard[.]com are not classified as viruses, but they can push virulent content. Websites of this type commonly promote online scams, untrustworthy/hazardous software, and malware.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and remove the permissions granted to the online-guard[.]com site. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner can block access to this and other rogue/malicious websites. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.

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About the author:

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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