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How to stop receiving notifications from politicosta.biz

Also Known As: Ads by politicosta.biz
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is politicosta[.]biz?

Politicosta[.]biz is one of the many websites that use clickbait techniques to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications. We encountered this site while inspecting other pages that use rogue advertising networks. One more reason not to visit/trust politicosta[.]biz is that it can redirect to other untrustworthy pages.

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Politicosta[.]biz in detail

Politicosta[.]biz shows a deceptive CAPTCHA instructing visitors to click the "Allow" button to prove/verify that they are not robots. Clicking the "Allow" button while visiting this page allows it to show notifications. Typically, notifications from such pages promote various scams, shady apps, potentially malicious pages, etc.

We also found that politicosta[.]biz can redirect to another untrustworthy page running the "Chrome Search Contest 2022" scam. Typically, scams of this type are used to extract money or personal information like credit card details, names, surnames, addresses, etc.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by politicosta.biz
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Avira (Malware), CyRadar (Malicious), ESET (Malware), Heimdal Security (Malicious), Seclookup (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 185.177.92.132
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

The purpose of pages like politicosta[.]biz is to get permission to deliver notifications and promote untrustworthy pages and applications. Notifications from such pages can open malicious sites. Usually, sites like politicosta[.]biz get opened via deceptive ads, torrent sites, illegal movie streaming pages, and similar websites.

How did politicosta[.]biz gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Politicosta[.]biz has been allowed to deliver notifications by clicking the "Allow" button. It was visited, and that button was clicked while visiting it. No website can show notifications without permission. As a rule, pages like politicosta[.]biz display deceptive content to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or a similar button while visiting untrustworthy websites or close them. Either way, do not click the "Allow" button when a browser says that shady pages want to show notifications. Note that legitimate pages never claim that clicking the "Allow" button is required to prove that visitors are not robots, play videos, download files, etc.

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

Appearance of politicosta[.]biz 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 politicosta[.]biz in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Notifications come from politicosta[.]biz because this page was visited and allowed to show them. Websites do not display notifications until they are allowed to do so. Permission to deliver notifications is granted by clicking the "Allow" button when a browser says that a page wants to show notifications.

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

Notifications never infect computers. However, they can open malicious pages. Thus, it is strongly recommended not to click on notifications displayed by shady pages.

Is politicosta[.]biz a virus?

Politicosta[.]biz is not a virus. This page promotes various scams (including the "Chrome Search Contest 2022" scam), questionable apps, and other sites of this kind.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted for politicosta[.]biz. It will stop this page from showing notifications and block 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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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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