What kind of page is fonto[.]club?
Fonto[.]club is a rogue page that our researchers discovered while inspecting suspicious websites. It is designed to promote deceptive material, push browser notification spam, and redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy/harmful) webpages.
Most users enter fonto[.]club and similar websites through redirects caused by pages that use rogue advertising networks.
When we accessed fonto[.]club, it presented us with the "You've visited illegal infected website" scam. It is noteworthy that the behavior of rogue webpages might depend on the visitor's IP address (geolocation). Hence, the content encountered on and through such sites can vary based on the aforementioned data.
The scam promoted on fonto[.]club is presented as the McAfee anti-virus that allegedly detects various threats on the visitor's device. However, all of the claims are fake, and this content is in no way associated with the actual McAfee. Scams of this kind are usually used to endorse fraudulent and malicious software.
Additionally, fonto[.]club requests visitors to allow it to display browser notifications. These advertisements promote online scams, unreliable/harmful applications, and malware.
Therefore, via sites like fonto[.]club - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by fonto.club|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|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 display browser notifications that push deceptive and malicious material. It has to be mentioned that while legitimate products can be encountered through these ads - they are unlikely to be promoted by their actual developers. Instead, this promotion is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did fonto[.]club gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites need user permission to deliver browser notifications. Therefore, if you are receiving these ads from fonto[.]club - it means that you've likely accessed this page at some point and pressed "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on it.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not permit suspicious sites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we advise ignoring or denying notification requests displayed by such webpages (i.e., press "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should your browser continuously force-open questionable websites without prompt, it could be caused by the presence of adware on the device. 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 fonto[.]club website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by fonto.club?
- 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 fonto[.]club in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites cannot display browser notifications without user permission. Hence, you have likely entered fonto[.]club and enabled it to deliver these ads (i.e., selected "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 via these advertisements can be deceptive/malicious and cause severe issues (including system infections).
Is fonto[.]club a virus?
No, fonto[.]club is not deemed to be a virus, but it can push virulent content. Rogue sites primarily endorse online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove fonto[.]club ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan systems and remove all the permissions given to this webpage. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can restrict further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious websites. Therefore, extra steps will be unnecessary.