What kind of page is fixgroupfactor[.]com?
Our researchers discovered the fixgroupfactor[.]com rogue page while investigating suspicious websites. This site is considered to be a device/user threat since it is designed to promote deceptive and malicious content, push spam browser notifications, and redirect visitors to other (likely unreliable/dangerous) webpages.
Users primarily access sites like fixgroupfactor[.]com through redirects caused by pages that employ rogue advertising networks.
The content encountered on and promoted via rogue websites may vary depending on visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations.
When we inspected fixgroupfactor[.]com, it presented us with a false statement – "Your download link is ready...", and instructed to click and open the link. After we pressed it, we were redirected to a website hosting malware. Rogue pages are known to push a variety of untrustworthy, harmful, and malicious software – adware, browser hijackers, fake anti-viruses, PUAs, trojans, ransomware, and so on.
Furthermore, at the time of research, fixgroupfactor[.]com requested its browser notification delivery to be allowed. If permitted, the site will display notifications/ads endorsing the aforementioned types of software, various scams, and fraudulent products/services.
To summarize, through webpages like fixgroupfactor[.]com – users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by fixgroupfactor.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Antiy-AVL (Malicious), CRDF (Malicious), CyRadar (Malicious), ESTsecurity (Malicious), Fortinet (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|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
These sites deliver browser notifications pushing deceptive and malicious content. Note that while genuine products and services can be encountered via these advertisements – they are unlikely to be promoted by their actual developers/creators. It is most probable that the endorsement is undertaken by scammers abusing the content's affiliate programs in order to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did fixgroupfactor[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Rogue pages often employ clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, and other deception to trick visitors into consenting.
Therefore, if you are receiving these adverts from fixgroupfactor[.]com – it means that you've likely accessed this page and selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on it.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications, do not permit suspicious sites to deliver them. In other words, do not select "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any similar options displayed on such webpages. We advise ignoring or denying notification delivery requests, i.e., clicking "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.
If you keep experiencing rogue unprompted redirects to questionable websites, it could be due to adware installed onto the browser or system. 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 fixgroupfactor[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by fixgroupfactor[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by fixgroupfactor.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 fixgroupfactor[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites require user permission to display browser notifications (ads). Hence, you've likely visited fixgroupfactor[.]com and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option – thus enabling the notification delivery.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, merely clicking on a browser notification will not jumpstart any malware download/installation processes. However, the content promoted via these advertisements can be malicious and cause serious problems (including system infections).
Is fixgroupfactor[.]com a virus?
No, websites like fixgroupfactor[.]com are not considered to be viruses, but they do endorse virulent content. Rogue sites typically push online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove fixgroupfactor[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is designed to detect and eliminate threats. That includes scanning systems and removing the permissions granted to websites like the fixgroupfactor[.]com page. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can block all further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. Therefore, extra steps will be unnecessary.