What kind of page is ads4pc[.]com?
During a routine inspection of untrustworthy sites, our researchers found the ads4pc[.]com rogue webpage. It operates by pushing browser notification spam and redirecting visitors to other (likely unreliable/harmful) websites. Most users enter these pages through redirects caused by sites using rogue advertising networks.
The behavior of rogue websites might depend on the visitor's IP address (geolocation). In other words, this information may determine the content encountered on and through these webpages.
When we inspected ads4pc[.]com, it presented us with fake CAPTCHA verification - "Click 'Allow' if you are not a robot". This deceptive content is intended to trick visitors into enabling ads4pc[.]com to deliver browser notifications. When we pressed "Allow", it resulted in a redirect to the gomusic[.]info page.
Rogue sites use this spam (notifications/advertisements) to push online scams, untrustworthy/hazardous webpages and software, and even malware.
Therefore, through ads4pc[.]com and websites akin to it - users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by ads4pc.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||alphaMountain.ai (Malicious), Sophos (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|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
Rogue websites display browser notifications promoting online scams and malicious material. It is pertinent to mention that any genuine content encountered through these ads is most likely endorsed by scammers abusing its affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did ads4pc[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot display browser notifications without user consent. Hence, you've likely accessed ads4pc[.]com and selected (were deceived into clicking) "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this page.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications - do not enable questionable sites to display them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore or deny notification delivery (i.e., press "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should your browser continuously force-open suspicious websites unprompted, 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.
Screenshot of a notification/ad delivered by the ads4pc[.]com website:
Appearance of ads4pc[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by ads4pc.com?
- 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 ads4pc[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites require user consent to deliver browser notifications. Hence, you have likely entered ads4pc[.]com at some point and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option - thereby giving your consent to the ad delivery.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
Clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection processes. However, the content pushed through these advertisements can be deceptive/malicious and cause serious problems (including malware infections).
Is ads4pc[.]com a virus?
While websites like ads4pc[.]com are not categorized as viruses - they promote virulent content. Rogue webpages can endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful applications, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove ads4pc[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and revert the permissions given to the ads4pc[.]com webpage. Additionally, it can block all further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.