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How to stop ourbestspot.com from showing notifications

Also Known As: Ads by ourbestspot.com
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is ourbestspot[.]com?

While investigating ourbestspot[.]com, our team found that this page is designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. Also, it redirects them to other pages. We discovered ourbestspot[.]com while examining websites that use rogue advertising networks. It is uncommon for sites like ourbestspot[.]com to be opened on purpose.

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Ourbestspot[.]com in detail

Ourbestspot[.]com shows a message that instructs visitors to click the "Allow" button to continue watching. It displays a loading bar implying that a page cannot be loaded until the "Allow" button is clicked. Orbestspot[.]com uses a a clickbait technique to trick lure visitors into agreeing to receive notifications.

This page should not be allowed to show notifications. Its notifications can promote various technical support (and other) scams, phishing websites, potentially malicious applications, etc. Also, they may open malicious pages. We learned that one of the notifications displayed by ourbestspot[.]com advises removing useless files.

In addition to displaying shady notifications, ourbestspot[.]com redirects visitors to other pages. Those pages can be designed to extract sensitive information, promote potentially malicious software, etc., too.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by ourbestspot.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 172.67.172.140
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.
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Pages of this type in general

Websites like ourbestspot[.]com display deceptive content to trick visitors into granting them permission to display notifications. Most users end up on such pages by clicking deceptive advertisements or through illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites, and other websites of this kind.

There are many websites like ourbestspot[.]com on the Internet. Some examples are yourdevicesprotected[.]com, captchasee[.]live, and captchatotal[.]live.

How did ourbestspot[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Ourbestspot[.]com shows notifications because it has been allowed to show them. It has been done by clicking the "Allow" button in a pop-up displayed by a browser while visiting ourbestspot[.]com. No web page can display notifications without permission from the visitor.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Click the "Block" (or equivalent) button every time a suspicious page says that it is required to click the "Allow" button to play a video, prove that you are not a robot, etc., or close that page. Either way, do not click the "Allow" button when you do not wish to receive notifications from the visited page.

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

Appearance of ourbestspot[.]com website (GIF):

ourbestspot[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Notification from ourbestspot[.]com:

ourbestspot.com notification

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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 ourbestspot[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

If such notifications appear, it means that ourbestspot[.]com has been allowed to show them. This permission has been granted by clicking the "Allow" button while visiting ourbestspot[.]com.

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

No, notifications cannot infect computers (inject malware). Nevertheless, they can be designed to open malicious websites.

Is ourbestspot[.]com a virus?

Ourbestspot[.]com and other pages of this type are not viruses. Most of them promote various scams (e.g., technical support scams), questionable software, and web pages.

Will Combo Cleaner remove ourbestspot[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will run a system scan and eliminate permissions granted for ourbestspot[.]com. Also, this app will block further access to ourbestspot[.]com. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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