How to get rid of the notifications/ads delivered by the defendpcpro.xyz site
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What kind of page is defendpcpro[.]xyz?
While investigating suspect websites, our researchers discovered the defendpcpro[.]xyz rogue page. It is designed to load scams, promote browser notification spam, and redirect visitors to different (likely unreliable/malicious) sites. Most users access websites like defendpcpro[.]xyz via redirects caused by others that use rogue advertising networks.
It must be mentioned that the behavior of rogue sites (i.e., what they host/promote) may vary depending on the visitor's IP address (geolocation).
When we entered defendpcpro[.]xyz, it presented us with the "Your Windows 10 is infected with viruses" scam. More information can be found in our article on this scam.
Additionally, defendpcpro[.]xyz requested visitors to allow it to deliver browser notifications. If enabled, this webpage will start displaying advertisements promoting various scams (e.g., phishing, tech support, fake giveaway, etc.), untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.
Therefore, through sites like defendpcpro[.]xyz - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by defendpcpro.xyz|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||ESET (Malware), alphaMountain.ai (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|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
We have analyzed thousands of rogue webpages; yourdatadefencebulwark[.]live, defendersystem[.]xyz, datadesktopsecurity[.]online, and protectwatcher[.]xyz are merely some of our latest finds.
These sites deliver browser notifications endorsing deceptive and malicious content. However, while legitimate products/services can be encountered through said ads - they are highly unlikely to be promoted by their actual developers. Instead, this endorsement is undertaken by scammers abusing the content's affiliate programs in order to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did defendpcpro[.]xyz gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites need user consent to deliver browser notifications. If you are receiving these advertisements from defendpcpro[.]xyz - it means that you've likely accessed this webpage and given permission by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not permit questionable websites to display them. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any analogous option presented on suspect pages. Instead, we advise ignoring or denying notification requests - i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.
Should your browser continuously force-open dubious sites, it could be due to the presence of advertising-supported software (adware). 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 defendpcpro[.]xyz website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by defendpcpro.xyz?
- 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 defendpcpro[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites cannot display browser notifications without user permission. Hence, you have likely entered defendpcpro[.]xyz at some point and selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this page.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any malware download/installation chains. However, the websites/software promoted via these advertisements can be deceptive or malicious and cause severe issues (including system infections).
Is defendpcpro[.]xyz a virus?
No, defendpcpro[.]xyz is not deemed to be a virus, but it can promote virulent content. Rogue websites typically endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful applications, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove defendpcpro[.]xyz ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is designed to detect and eliminate threats. It can scan devices and revert the permissions granted to the defendpcpro[.]xyz page. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can block all further access to this and other rogue, scam, and malicious websites. Therefore, no extra steps will be required.
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