What kind of page is ourwowspot[.]com?
Our research team found the ourwowspot[.]com browser notification spam promoting webpage while inspecting untrustworthy sites. In addition to attempting to deceive visitors into allowing it to deliver notifications, this page can also redirect them to other (likely untrustworthy/malicious) websites.
Users typically access ourwowspot[.]com and similar sites via redirects caused by webpages that use rogue advertising networks.
The behavior of rogue websites (i.e., what they host/promote) may be determined by the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.
When we entered ourwowspot[.]com, it presented us with a white page and a loading bar, the text beneath it instructed to - "Click the Allow button to subscribe to the push notifications and continue watching". These deceptive instructions imply that to resume watching/viewing online content - visitors must enable ourwowspot[.]com to deliver browser notifications.
This is false, and if the site is allowed to display them - users will receive ads endorsing online scams (e.g., phishing, fake tech support, etc.), untrustworthy/harmful websites and software, and even malware.
In summary, through webpages like ourwowspot[.]com - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by ourwowspot.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|Observed Domains||n.ourwowspot[.]com; z.ourwowspot[.]com|
|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 webpages display browser notifications that promote scams and malicious content. It is pertinent to mention that while legitimate products can be encountered via these advertisements, they are unlikely to be endorsed in this manner by their developers. Instead, this promotion is undertaken by scammers who abuse the products' affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did ourwowspot[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user permission. Therefore, if you are receiving ads of this kind from ourwowspot[.]com - it means that you have likely accessed this page and permitted it to display them. In other words, clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on the ourwowspot[.]com webpage.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not enable questionable websites to deliver them (i.e., do not press "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore or deny notification delivery requests (i.e., click "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should you experience continuous unprompted redirects to suspicious sites, it could be caused by adware installed onto your 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 ourwowspot[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by ourwowspot[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
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- What is Ads by ourwowspot.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 ourwowspot[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites need user consent to display browser notifications. Hence, you've likely visited ourwowspot[.]com and selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this page.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
While clicking on a notification will not trigger any malware download/installation processes, the content these ads promote is not harmless. Spam browser notifications commonly push online scams and malicious software, which can cause severe issues (including system infections).
Is ourwowspot[.]com a virus?
No, ourwowspot[.]com is not considered to be a virus, but it can promote virulent content. Rogue webpages endorse online scams, fraudulent/dangerous applications, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove ourwowspot[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and revert the permissions given to the ourwowspot[.]com page. Additionally, Combo Cleaner will restrict all further access to this and other rogue, scam, and malicious sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be required.