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How to stop german0.xyz from showing notifications

Also Known As: Ads by german0.xyz
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is german0[.]xyz?

German0[.]xyz is a website that uses deception to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications from it. Also, it redirects visitors to scam websites. Our team discovered german0[.]xyz while examining illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites, and similar websites.

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German0[.]xyz in detail

German0[.]xyz displays a loading bar and a message instructing visitors to click the "Allow" button to continue. It uses one of the clickbait techniques that similar pages use to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications. If allowed, web pages of this kind show deceptive notifications to promote untrustworthy websites.

Typically, notifications from pages like german0[.]xyz are fake system warnings, virus alerts, and other notifications that promote scam websites, potentially malicious sites, shady applications, etc. For this reason, web pages like german0[.]xyz should never be allowed to deliver notifications.

Also, german0[.]xyz can redirect to a page running some survey scam. Typically, such scam sites are used to trick visitors into providing personal information (e.g., names, surnames, credit card details) or paying/transferring money (e.g., "administration", "shipping", and other fees).

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by german0.xyz
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names alphaMountain.ai (Suspicious), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Heimdal Security (Malicious), Webroot (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 185.238.169.36
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

Users do not visit pages of this type on purpose. Typically, they end up on them while visiting pages that use rogue advertising networks or after clicking on deceptive advertisements. All of them ask for permission to show untrustworthy notifications. Notifications from these pages can open malicious websites.

More examples of similar pages are imilroshoors[.]com, captchastate[.]link, and pushmestar[.]com.

How did german0[.]xyz gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

German0[.]xyz has been allowed to show notifications by clicking the "Allow" button displayed by a browser. Neither this nor any other page can deliver notifications without permission. Like most pages of this type, german0[.]xyz uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not click the "Allow" button when browsers notify you that shady websites want to show notifications. Close such pages or click the "Block" button when they ask for permission to deliver notifications. Note that legitimate websites never claim that it is required to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot, download a file, play a video, etc.

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

Appearance of german0[.]xyz website (GIF):

german0[.]xyz website appearance (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 german0[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?

German0[.]xyz cannot show notifications without permission. It means that it was visited, and the "Allow" button was clicked while visiting it.

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

Notifications cannot infect computers. The worst thing such notifications can do is open a malicious pages.

Is german0[.]xyz a virus?

Websites like german0[.]xyz are not viruses. They display deceptive content to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications used to promote various scams, questionable applications, and websites.

Will Combo Cleaner remove german0[.]xyz ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will check what permissions german0[.]xyz page has and remove them. It will also block all further access to german0[.]xyz. No additional steps will be required.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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