What kind of page is estimatorone[.]xyz?
Our researchers discovered the estimatorone[.]xyz rogue page during a routine investigation of untrustworthy websites. This webpage runs scams, promotes browser notification spam, and redirects visitors to different (likely unreliable or malicious) sites.
Usually, webpages like estimatorone[.]xyz are accessed through redirects caused by sites that use rogue advertising networks.
When we entered estimatorone[.]xyz, it promoted the "Your Windows 10 is infected with viruses" scam. However, it is noteworthy that how rogue websites behave (i.e., what they load/endorse) might depend on the visitor's IP address (geolocation).
This scam presents visitors with what is supposed to be the McAfee anti-virus, which performs a system scan and comes up with various threat reports. Additionally, it shows a fake warning in the graphical style of Windows 10.
It must be stressed that this content is fake, and it is in no way associated with either McAfee Corp. or Microsoft Corporation. Typically, scams like "Your Windows 10 is infected with viruses" are used to endorse dubious/malicious software.
Furthermore, estimatorone[.]xyz requests users to allow it to display browser notifications. These notifications/ads promote untrustworthy/harmful sites and software, online scams, and malware.
Therefore, through webpages like estimatorone[.]xyz - users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by estimatorone.xyz|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Browser notification spam in general
Antivirus-defence[.]com, severalsituations[.]click, antivirus-click[.]com, yoursafeguardshield[.]com, and protectwatch[.]xyz are merely some examples of the rogue websites that we have analyzed recently.
These browser notifications promote deceptive and malicious content. Note that any genuine products promoted through these advertisements are most likely endorsed by scammers abusing their affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did estimatorone[.]xyz gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Sites need user permission to deliver browser notifications. Therefore, you have likely entered estimatorone[.]xyz at some point and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this webpage.
It is pertinent to mention that rogue pages often use deception (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling notification delivery.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not enable questionable websites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). We advise ignoring or denying notification requests (i.e., clicking "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should your browser continuously cause redirects to untrustworthy sites without prompt, it could be due to 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 estimatorone[.]xyz website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by estimatorone.xyz?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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.
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)
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 estimatorone[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Hence, you've likely visited estimatorone[.]xyz and permitted the webpage to display these advertisements. In other words, selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on estimatorone[.]xyz.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection processes. However, these advertisements promote harmful content that can cause severe issues (including malware infections).
Is estimatorone[.]xyz a virus?
No, estimatorone[.]xyz is not classified as a virus, but it can promote virulent content. Websites of this kind usually push online scams, unreliable/dangerous software, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove estimatorone[.]xyz ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and undo the permissions given to the estimatorone[.]xyz page. It can also restrict further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious websites. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.