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How to stop guroshied.com from delivering notifciations

Also Known As: Ads by guroshied.com
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is guroshied[.]com?

Guroshied[.]com is a deceptive website designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications (into clicking the "Allow" button). Additionally, it promotes other websites by redirecting visitors to them. Our team discovered guroshied[.]com while examining other sites that use rogue advertising networks.

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Guroshied[.]com in detail

Guroshied[.]com displays a fake CAPTCHA with a message stating that clicking the "Allow" button is required to confirm that you are not a robot. It attempts to get permission to show notifications by using a clickbait technique. Once allowed, guroshied[.]com starts showing untrustworthy notifications.

Notifications from guroshied[.]com can open shady websites designed to extract sensitive information, distribute questionable (potentially malicious) software, and other sites of this kind. Guroshied[.]com can also redirect visitors to websites of this kind.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by guroshied.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 172.67.221.233
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.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Web pages of this type in general

Most of these websites deceptive content to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications and can redirect them to other pages of this kind. They are promoted via deceptive advertisements, illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites, and similar websites. Examples of similar pages are video18on[.]com, musicinmysoul[.]biz, and aigaithojo[.]com.

How did guroshied[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Web pages do not show notifications unless they have permission to do so. This permission is granted by clicking the "Allow" button when a browser says that a page wants to show notifications. It means that guroshied[.]com was visited, and the "Allow" button was clicked while visiting it.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not trust websites that display messages (or other content) instructing you to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot, play a video, download a file, verify your age, etc. Click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or a similar button or close a website to avoid receiving unwanted notifications.

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

Appearance of guroshied[.]com 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 guroshied[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

A website cannot show notifications unless a visitor grants it such permission. It means that guroshied[.]com was visited, and the "Allow" button was clicked (permission to show notifications to this site has been granted).

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

No, a notification displayed by an untrustworthy website cannot infect a computer. The worst it can do is to open a malicious page.

Is guroshied[.]com a virus?

Guroshied[.]com and similar websites are not viruses. They are created to promote various scams, questionable/malicious applications, websites, and (or) to collect illegitimate commissions for promoting legitimate software.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer, remove all permissions granted for guroshied[.]com, and block further access to this site. No additional steps will be required.

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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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