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How to stop week-tale.xyz from displaying notifications

Also Known As: Ads by week-tale.xyz
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is week-tale[.]xyz?

Week-tale[.]xyz is a deceptive website designed to lure visitors into granting it permission to show notifications. Also, it can redirect to a scam website (and possibly other untrustworthy pages). Our team discovered week-tale[.]xyz while examining illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites, and similar pages that use rogue advertising networks.

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Week-tale[.]xyz in detail

Week-tale[.]xyz instructs visitors to click the "Allow" button to prove that they are not robots (to pass a fake CAPTCHA). Clicking that button allows week-tale[.]xyz to show notifications. Notifications from this can open various scam websites, phishing sites, and even malicious websites.

We also found that week-tale[.]xyz can redirect visitors to other untrustworthy websites. While we were inspecting week-tale[.]xyz, it redirected us to a website running a scam similar to the "AMAZON TRIAL" scam. In conclusion, week-tale[.]xyz is a deceptive website that can open other pages of this kind and show untrustworthy notifications.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by week-tale.xyz
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 116.202.184.109
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.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Websites of this type in general

Users open pages of this type unintentionally. They often open them by clicking deceptive advertisements or navigating pages that use rogue advertising networks. Sometimes, such pages get opened by installed advertising-supported software. All of these pages ask for permission to show notifications, and most of them display deceptive content to get that permission.

Examples of similar websites are ourhugenews[.]com, ponuadema[.]com, and mscmart[.]com.

How did week-tale[.]xyz gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Week-tale[.]xyz delivers notifications because it has permission to do so. This permission was granted by clicking the "Allow" button when a browser showed a pop-up window saying that week-tale[.]xyz wants to show notifications. No website can display notifications without permission.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not click the "Allow" (or equivalent) button while visiting suspicious pages that want to display notifications. Click the "Block" or "Block Notifications button" or close such pages. Remember that legitimate pages never state that it is required to click the "Allow" button to play videos, download files, pass CAPTCHAs, etc.

If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of week-tale[.]xyz 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 week-tale[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Week-tale[.]xyz shows notifications because the "Allow" button was clicked while visiting it. Websites cannot display notifications without permission granted by visitors.

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

No, notifications cannot infect computers. Nevertheless, they can open malicious websites.

Is week-tale[.]xyz a virus?

Week-tale[.]xyz is not a virus. It promotes various scams (e.g., scams similar to "AMAZON TRIAL"), questionable applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system, remove permissions granted for week-tale[.]xyz, and block further access to this website. 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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