What kind of page is dybdended[.]com?
Dybdended[.]com is the address of a rogue page discovered by our research team during a routine inspection of suspicious websites. This webpage promotes scams and pushes browser notification spam. Furthermore, it can redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy/harmful) sites.
Most users access pages like dybdended[.]com via redirects caused by websites that use rogue advertising networks.
The behavior of rogue sites (i.e., what they load/endorse) may vary based on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation. When we entered dybdended[.]com, it ran the "Your Windows 10 is infected with viruses" scam. This scheme aims to create the impression of legitimacy by mimicking Windows and McAfee related graphic imagery. It falsely claims that the visitor's operating system is infected with viruses and malware.
It must be stressed that no website can detect threats – hence, any that make such claims are scams. In most cases, deceptive content of this type promotes unreliable, harmful, and malicious applications – under the guise of legitimate security tools.
Additionally, the dybdended[.]com page requested us to allow it to deliver browser notifications. Rogue websites use them to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The displayed notifications/ads endorse online scams, dubious/harmful software, and even malware.
In summary, through webpages like dybdended[.]com – users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by dybdended.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|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
Sites within this classification display browsing notifications promoting deceptive and malicious content. It is noteworthy that any legitimate products or services encountered via these adverts are unlikely to be endorsed by their developers/creators. Instead, scammers often abuse the affiliate programs of genuine content in order to obtain illegitimate commissions for the promotion.
How did dybdended[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites need user consent to deliver browser notifications (ads). Therefore, you have likely accessed dybdended[.]com at some point and permitted the delivery. Consent is given by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on a webpage.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications – do not permit suspect websites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). We advise ignoring or denying notification delivery requests from such pages (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
In case of continuous unprompted redirects to questionable sites, check your device for 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 dybdended[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by dybdended.com?
- 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 dybdended[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites cannot display browsing notifications without user permission. Hence, you've likely visited dybdended[.]com and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option – thereby enabling the page to deliver these advertisements.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any malware download/installation processes. However, these ads can push harmful content capable of causing serious problems (including system infections).
Is dybdended[.]com a virus?
No, websites like dybdended[.]com or not categorized as viruses, but they can promote virulent content. These sites are known to endorse online scams, unreliable/hazardous software, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove dybdended[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and undo all the permissions granted to the dybdended[.]com webpage. Additionally, it is capable of blocking further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.