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How to block getgadgets.online notifications

Also Known As: Ads by getgadgets.online
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is getgadgets[.]online?

Getgadgets[.]online is a deceptive website that runs a fake survey and wants to display notifications. Our team discovered this page while inspecting other pages that use rogue advertising networks. Getgadgets[.]online is one of the many untrustworthy sites that should never be allowed to show notifications.

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Getgadgets[.]online in detail

Getgadgets[.]online runs a fake Netflix survey. It claims that participants can receive an exclusive gift after completing the survey. Also, getgadgets[.]online encourages visitors to participate in a survey before the specified time runs out, and a chance to win a prize is given to someone else.

Typically, fake surveys are created to extract personal information or money. Thus, they should never be trusted. Another problem with getgadgets[.]online is that it can show untrustworthy notifications (if allowed). Those notifications may promote phishing pages, technical support (and other) scams, potentially malicious apps, etc.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by getgadgets.online
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names ESET (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 156.38.175.53
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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Websites of this type in general

There are many websites like getgadgets[.]online on the Internet. Most of them get opened through illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites, adult pages, or shady advertisements. It is uncommon for pages like getgadgets[.]online to be visited on purpose. All these sites want to show notifications. Clicking on their notifications can open malicious pages.

More examples of similar pages are cleantoclean[.]xyz, notadvertise[.]com, and cleancaptcha[.]top.

How did getgadgets[.]online gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites are allowed to show notifications by clicking the "Allow" button (which appears in a pop-up displayed by a web browser). They cannot show notifications until they are allowed. Thus, getgadgets[.]online shows notifications because it has been allowed to show them.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Click the "Block" button when websites display messages claiming that it is required to click the "Allow" button to play a video, continue visiting the page, download a file, etc., or close such pages. In other words, never click the "Allow" button if you do not wish to receive notifications from a website.

If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of getgadgets[.]online website (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 getgadgets[.]online in the right lower corner of my desktop?

If this page shows notifications, it was visited and allowed to show them. Websites cannot display notifications without permission (until the "Allow" button is clicked).

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

No, such notifications cannot infect computers. The biggest problem with these notifications is that they can open malicious web pages.

Is getgadgets[.]online a virus?

Getgadgets[.]online is not a virus. This page runs a fake survey and asks for permission to show notifications that can promote various scams, questionable (potentially malicious) applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer, stop getgadgets[.]online from showing notifications and block all further access to it. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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