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How remove permissions granted for click-video*.com pages

Also Known As: Ads by click-video*.com sites
Damage level: Medium

What is click-video*[.]com?

Click-video*[.]com is a group of websites (e.g., click-videov[.]com, click-videot[.]com, click-videom[.]com, click-videok[.]com, and others) that display deceptive messages to lure visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. We discovered these sites while inspecting other questionable pages.

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Click-video*[.]com pages in detail

Click-video*[.]com websites show a deceptive message instructing visitors to click the "Allow" button to watch the video. They use a clickbait technique to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications. We found that notifications from click-video*[.]com pages contain erotic images and other shady content.

Clicking those notifications can lead to phishing websites, technical support scam sites, and other websites designed to trick visitors into providing sensitive information, calling fake technical support numbers, downloading potentially malicious software, etc.

Therefore, it is strongly recommended not to allow any of the click-video*[.]com pages to show notifications. It is important to mention that some of those notifications may open malicious websites.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by click-video*.com sites
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names click-videov[.]com (VirusTotal), click-videot[.]com (VirusTotal), click-videom[.]com (VirusTotal), click-videok[.]com (VirusTotal)
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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More about websites of this type

In most cases, pages of this type are promoted via untrustworthy advertisements and websites that use rogue advertising networks (e.g., illegal movie streaming sites and torrent sites). Users do not open them on purpose. In some cases, these sites are promoted via adware.

More examples of pages that use clickbait techniques to receive permission to show notifications are youractualjournal[.]com, broadmaster[.]top, and captchafair[.]top.

How did click-video*[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites cannot show notifications without the visitor's consent. Permission for websites to show notifications is granted by clicking the "Allow" button. If any of the click-video*[.]com sites shows notifications, it means that it has been allowed to show them.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Close such websites or click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or equivalent button when they ask for permission to show notifications. Never trust encouraging you to click the "Allow" button to play a video, download a file, confirm that you are not a robot, etc.

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

Appearance of click-video*[.]com websites (GIF):

click-video*[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Examples of browser notifications from click-video*[.]com pages:

click-videox.com notification click-videox.com notification 2

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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 click-video*[.]com pages in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites cannot show notifications without the visitor's consent. It means that click-video*[.]com websites have been allowed to show notifications (the "Allow" button was clicked while visiting them).

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

Notifications cannot infect computers. Nevertheless, sometimes they can open malicious websites.

Are click-video*[.]com sites viruses?

These pages are not viruses. The purpose of these websites is to show notifications to promote various scams, dubious apps, etc.

Will Combo Cleaner remove click-video*[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove all permissions granted to any click-video*.com pages. It will also block all further access to these websites. No additional steps will be required.

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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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