What kind of page is tpnwslnd[.]com?
While inspecting dubious websites, our researchers discovered the tpnwslnd[.]com rogue page. It promotes spam browser notifications and redirects users to other (likely untrustworthy/harmful) webpages. Most visitors to tpnwslnd[.]com and similar sites enter them via redirects caused by pages that use rogue advertising networks.
When we accessed tpnwslnd[.]com, it presented us with fake CAPTCHA verification. These deceptive instructions - "I am not a robot/ Click 'Allow' to verify that you ate not a robot", "Click Allow to confirm", and "Click 'Allow' to close this window" displayed in a pop-up - they are all intended to trick visitors into enabling tpnwslnd[.]com to display browser notifications.
It is pertinent to mention that exactly how rogue webpages operate may vary based on the visitor's IP address (geolocation). In other words, this information might dictate the content encountered on and through such websites.
Rogue sites use their notifications to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The browser notifications/ ads promote unreliable/hazardous websites and software, online scams, and malware.
In summary, via pages like tpnwslnd[.]com - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by tpnwslnd.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (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
These sites deliver browser notifications that endorse online scams and malicious content. While legitimate products can be encountered via these adverts - they are unlikely to be promoted by their actual developers. Instead, this endorsement is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did tpnwslnd[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites can only deliver browser notifications if they are permitted to do so. Consent to notification delivery is granted by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any analogous options presented on a page. Hence, you have likely entered tpnwslnd[.]com at some point and selected (or were tricked into clicking) such an option.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not enable suspicious sites to deliver them. In other words, we advise against clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or similar options displayed on suspect pages. Instead, ignore or deny notification delivery requests (i.e., click "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should you experience random unprompted redirects to questionable websites, it could be due to adware installed onto the browser/system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Screenshots of notifications/ads delivered by the tpnwslnd[.]com website:
Appearance of the tpnwslnd[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by tpnwslnd.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 tpnwslnd[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites cannot display browser notifications (ads) without user consent. Therefore, you've likely visited tpnwslnd[.]com and pressed "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this webpage.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any malware download/installation processes. However, these ads are not harmless as they often promote dangerous content, which can cause serious problems (including system infections).
Is tpnwslnd[.]com a virus?
While tpnwslnd[.]com is not classified as a virus, it can promote virulent content. Websites of this type commonly push scams, fraudulent and harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove tpnwslnd[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and undo the permissions given to the tpnwslnd[.]com webpage. It can also block all further access to this and other rogue, scam, and malicious sites. Hence, no extra steps will be required.