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How to stop mediumhiquality.com from displaying notifications

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

What kind of page is mediumhiquality[.]com?

Wave analyzed mediumhiquality[.]com and found that this page displays a deceptive message to trick visitors into allowing it to show notifications. Also, mediumhiquality[.]com redirects to other websites that use clickbait techniques to receive permission to display notifications.

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Mediumhiquality[.]com in detail

Mediumhiquality[.]com says that visitors must click the "Allow" button to verify that they are not robots. It implies that visitors must click that button to pass a CAPTCHA. However, the real purpose of the message displayed by mediumhiquality[.]com is to lure visitors into agreeing to receive notifications from it.

Usually, notifications from websites like mediumhiquality[.]com promote various scams (e.g., technical support scams), phishing sites, shady applications, other untrustworthy pages, etc. Some of the pages promoted via notifications from sites like mediumhiquality[.]com can be malicious.

We also found that mediumhiquality[.]com redirects visitors to similar websites. One of those pages is stormstone[.]top - another deceptive website claiming that it is required to click the "Allow" button to watch some video. Neither mediumhiquality[.]com nor websites opened through it are trustworthy.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by mediumhiquality.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 178.62.225.201
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

Pages like mediumhiquality[.]com are promoted mostly via shady ads and websites that use rogue advertising networks (e.g., illegal movie streaming websites, torrent sites, adult pages, etc.). Users open them inadvertently. In some cases, these sites are promoted via adware.

Examples of similar pages are venadvstar[.]com, dfewasflyin[.]xyz, and realadvaservices[.]com.

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

Mediumhiquality[.]com shows notifications because it was visited and the "Allow" button was clicked. This site has been allowed to show notifications. No website can display notifications without permission.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Click the "Block" or "Block Notifications" (or equivalent) button when suspicious websites ask for permission to show notifications or close them. Note that trustworthy websites never ask visitors to click the "Allow" button to perform certain actions (e.g., to prove that you are not a robot, watch a video, download a file, etc.).

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

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

mediumhiquality[.]com website appearance (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 mediumhiquality[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

If a website shows notifications, it means that it has been allowed to do so. The same applies to mediumhiquality[.]com. This page shows notifications because the "Allow" button was clicked while visiting it.

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

These notifications can open malicious websites. However, they cannot infect computers.

Is mediumhiquality[.]com a virus?

Mediumhiquality[.]com and similar websites are not viruses. Usually, they promote various scam, shady applications, and other dubious websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted for mediumhiquality[.]com. It will also block all further access to mediumhiquality[.]com. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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