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How to block advtpro.com notifications

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

What kind of page is advtpro[.]com?

While inspecting the advtpro[.]com site, we learned that it displays deceptive content to lure visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. Also, advtpro[.]com can redirect visitors to a virtually identical page. Our team found the advtpro[.]com site while examining pages that use rogue advertising networks.

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Advtpro[.]com in detail

Advtpro[.]com instructs visitors to complete a fake CAPTCHA - it says that clicking the "Allow" button is required to prove that visitors are not robots. The purpose of advtpro[.]com is to obtain permission to send notifications. Its notifications promote untrustworthy pages (e.g., technical support scam sites, phishing pages) and potentially malicious apps.

Also, advtpro[.]com can redirect to notadslife[.]com - another page designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. Neither advtpro[.]com nor pages opened through it are trustworthy. Notifications coming from such pages cannot be trusted too. It is important to mention that sometimes these notifications can open malicious websites.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by advtpro.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 54.80.15.207
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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More about pages of this type

In some cases, pages similar to advtpro[.]com are operated by affiliates who aim to collect illegitimate commissions. They fraudulently promote legitimate software (or services, websites). Typically, users end up on such pages by clicking on dubious advertisements or visiting adult, torrent, illegal movie streaming, and similar sites. Adware can open such pages too.

Most of these pages are similar. A couple of examples of websites like advtpro[.]com are notadsworld[.]com, advtlife[.]com, and adsforcomputercity[.]com.

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

Advtpro[.]com sends notifications because it has been allowed to do so. This page was visited, and the "Allow" (or similar) button was clicked when it asked permission to show notifications. Websites cannot display notifications without permission.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Never trust pages claiming that the "Allow" or a similar button must be clicked to continue browsing them, play videos, download files, prove that you are not a robot, etc. Click the "Block" (or equivalent) button when a shady website says that it wants to show notifications or close it. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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

A website can only show notifications if it has permission to do so. This permission is granted by clicking the "Allow" button. Thus, notifications from advtpro[.]com are being sent because it was visited and received permission to display those notifications.

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

Computers cannot be infected by notifications. However, they can be infected through pages opened by those notifications.

Is advtpro[.]com a virus?

Advtpro[.]com is not a virus. This page redirects to other shady pages and can show untrustworthy notifications. It promotes various scams, questionable/potentially malicious applications, websites, etc.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate permissions granted for the advtpro[.]com page. It will also block access to advtpro[.]com. No additional steps will be required.

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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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