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How to remove permissions granted for advnotpro.com

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

What kind of page is advnotpro[.]com?

Advnotpro[.]com is designed to trick visitors into believing that they must confirm that they are not robots. It uses a clickbait technique to get permission to display notifications. Also, advnotpro[.]com redirects to another similar page. We have discovered advnotpro[.]com while inspecting pages that use rogue advertising networks.

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Advnotpro[.]com in detail

Advnotpro[.]com shows a fake CAPTCHA with a message instructing visitors to click the "Allow" button to verify that they are not robots. Clicking that button while visiting this page permits it to show untrustworthy notifications. We found that those notifications promote various scams, shady apps, and other untrustworthy websites.

Also, advnotpro[.]com redirects to notadslife[.]com - another website that displays a fake CAPTCHA to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. Websites of this type should never be allowed to show notifications. Clicking those notifications can open malicious pages.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by advnotpro.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.21.13.225
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.
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More about pages of this type

Typically, websites like advnotpro[.]com get opened via deceptive ads, illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites, gambling, adult dating, and other dubious web pages. In some cases, installed adware or other questionable software opens them. More examples of similar pages are winalert[.]net, hehighursoo[.]com, and victorysweepstakes[.]com.

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

Websites like advnotpro[.]com display deceptive messages instructing visitors to click the "Allow" button to play a video, download a file, continue loading the page, etc. Advnotpro[.]com shows notifications because it was visited, and the "Allow" button was clicked while visiting it. No website can display notifications without permission.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not click the "Allow" button if you do not wish to receive notifications from a website. Click the "Block" button or close the page. Remember that legitimate pages never claim that you must click the "Allow" button to perform certain actions. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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

advnotpro[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Notifications displayed by advnotpro[.]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 advnotpro[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

If a website shows notifications, it means that it has been allowed to show them. Web pages are allowed to show notifications by clicking the "Allow" button (an example is provided in the GIF image above).

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

No, a notification cannot infect a computer. However, clicking on notifications displayed by pages like advnotpro[.]com can open malicious websites.

Is advnotpro[.]com a virus?

Advnotpro[.]com and similar pages are not viruses. The purpose of these pages is to promote various scams, potentially malicious applications, and websites. They redirect visitors to shady pages and show notifications that promote such pages.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will remove permissions granted for advnotpro[.]com. Additionally, it will block further access to advnotpro[.]com. No additional steps will be required.

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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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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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