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How to remove the notifications/ads delivered by stream-trust.xyz website

Also Known As: Ads by stream-trust.xyz
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is stream-trust[.]xyz?

Our researchers found the stream-trust[.]xyz rogue page during a routine investigation of dubious websites. This webpage is designed to push browser notification spam and redirect visitors to different (likely deceptive/malicious) sites.

Users typically enter stream-trust[.]xyz and similar websites via redirects caused by pages using rogue advertising networks.

stream-trust[.]xyz pop-up redirects

Stream-trust[.]xyz overview

It has to be mentioned that the content encountered on and through rogue sites can vary depending on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.

Once we accessed stream-trust[.]xyz, it presented us with the instructions to "Press 'Allow' to verify, that you are not a robot". This fake CAPTCHA verification is intended to deceive visitors into enabling stream-trust[.]xyz to display browser notifications.

When we clicked the "Allow" button, it resulted in a redirect to a website running a scam similar to "You've made the 9.68-billionth search", "Chrome Search Contest 2022", "Win A New iPhone 13", and countless others.

Rogue webpages use their notifications to promote online scams, untrustworthy/dangerous sites and applications, and even malware.

In summary, via sites like stream-trust[.]xyz users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by stream-trust.xyz
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names ESET (Suspicious), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 116.202.184.109
Observed Domains a.stream-trust[.]xyz; d.stream-trust[.]xyz; b.stream-trust[.]xyz; c.stream-trust[.]xyz
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.
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Browser notification spam in general

We have inspected countless rogue websites; flowerself[.]xyzscanprotectiontoday[.]comadforyounews[.]com, and ylcufr[.]com are merely some examples.

These pages deliver browser notifications that push deceptive and malicious content. Note that any genuine products encountered through these advertisements are most likely promoted by scammers abusing their affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.

How did stream-trust[.]xyz gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites need user permission to display browser notifications; rogue pages often use deception (e.g., fake CAPTCHA, clickbait, etc.) to trick visitors into giving it. If you are seeing these ads from stream-trust[.]xyz - that means that you've likely visited this page and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented by it.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not consent to their delivery from suspicious sites (i.e., do not select "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). We advise ignoring or denying notification requests displayed by such webpages (i.e., clicking "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

Should your browser continuously force-open questionable websites unprompted, it could be caused by adware installed onto the browser or 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.

Appearance of the stream-trust[.]xyz website (GIF):

stream-trust[.]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 stream-trust[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Hence, you've likely accessed stream-trust[.]xyz and permitted it to display these ads (i.e., clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.).

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

No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection processes. However, the content promoted through these advertisements can be malicious and cause serious problems (including malware infections).

Is stream-trust[.]xyz a virus?

No, websites like stream-trust[.]xyz are not classified as viruses, but they can push virulent content. Rogue sites endorse online scams, fraudulent/harmful software, and malware.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your system and undo all the permissions given to the stream-trust[.]xyz page. It will also block further access to this and other rogue/malicious websites. Therefore, extra steps will be unnecessary.

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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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