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How to eliminate the advertisements delivered by hexaput0n.click website

Also Known As: Ads by hexaput0n.click
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is hexaput0n[.]click?

While inspecting questionable websites, our research team discovered the hexaput0n[.]click page. It operates by running scams, promoting browser notification spam, and redirecting visitors to different (likely untrustworthy/dangerous) sites. Users typically enter these webpages through redirects caused by websites using rogue advertising networks.

hexaput0n[.]click pop-up redirects

Hexaput0n[.]click overview

It is noteworthy that the behavior of rogue sites (i.e., what they host or endorse) might be determined by the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.

When we accessed hexaput0n[.]click, it promoted the "You've visited illegal infected website" scam. Under the guise of the McAfee anti-virus, the scheme claims to detect various threats present on users' devices. It must be emphasized that this scheme is in no way associated with the actual McAfee Corp. Scams of this kind are usually employed to endorse untrustworthy and dangerous applications.

Furthermore, hexaput0n[.]click requests visitors to allow it to deliver browser notifications. The notifications/advertisements promote online scams, unreliable/harmful websites and software, and even malware.

Therefore, through webpages like hexaput0n[.]click - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by hexaput0n.click
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names alphaMountain.ai (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.21.95.160
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

Get-shields[.]comwebnotificationsgroup[.]comathree[.]xyzourcoolblog[.]com - are just some examples of the rogue sites that we have inspected.

These websites display browser notifications that promote deceptive and malicious content. It has to be mentioned that any legitimate products encountered through these advertisements are 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 hexaput0n[.]click gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites need user permission to deliver browser notifications. Hence, you have likely entered hexaput0n[.]click at some point and permitted it to display these ads. In other words, clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this webpage.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not enable suspect websites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we advise ignoring or denying notification delivery (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

If your browser is continuously force-opening questionable webpages without prompt, 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.

Appearance of the hexaput0n[.]click website (GIF):

hexaput0n[.]click 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 hexaput0n[.]click in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Sites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Therefore, if you are seeing these ads from hexaput0n[.]click - you have likely accessed it and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this page.

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

No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection chains. However, the content (e.g., websites, apps, etc.) promoted via these adverts can be deceptive/malicious and cause serious problems (including malware infections).

Is hexaput0n[.]click a virus?

No, hexaput0n[.]click is not considered to be a virus, yet it can promote virulent material. Rogue sites typically push online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.

Will Combo Cleaner remove hexaput0n[.]click ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and revert all the permissions granted for the hexaput0n[.]click page. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner can block access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious websites. Hence, additional steps will be unnecessary.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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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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