What kind of page is advzen[.]com?
Our research team discovered the advzen[.]com rogue webpage while checking out questionable sites. It is designed to promote browser notification spam and redirect visitors to different (likely untrustworthy/dangerous) websites. Most users access pages like advzen[.]com via redirects caused by sites that use rogue advertising networks.
The behavior of rogue webpages (i.e., what they host and endorse) might depend on visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations.
When we investigated advzen[.]com, it presented us with a page instructing to – "Click 'Allow' if you are not a robot". This fake CAPTCHA is intended to deceive visitors into selecting the "Allow" button – thus permitting advzen[.]com to deliver browser notifications.
These notifications/advertisements promote various scams (e.g., phishing, tech support, lottery, giveaway, etc.), unreliable/harmful software (e.g., adware, browser hijackers, PUAs, etc.), and even malware (e.g., trojans, ransomware, etc.).
To summarize, through sites like advzen[.]com – users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by advzen.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||alphaMountain.ai (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|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 websites display browser notifications (adverts) promoting deceptive and malicious material. It is pertinent to mention that any genuine products or services encountered via these advertisements – are highly unlikely to be endorsed by their developers or creators. It is most probable that it is undertaken by scammers who abuse the content's affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions for the promotion.
How did advzen[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Rogue pages commonly use deceptive content (e.g., fake CAPTCHA, clickbait, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling the ad delivery.
Hence, if you are receiving notifications/adverts from advzen[.]com – it means that you have likely entered this webpage and selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications – do not enable suspicious sites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we recommend ignoring or denying the notifications requests from such webpages (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should you keep experiencing continuous unprompted redirects to questionable websites – it could be due to adware installed on 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.
Screenshots of notifications/ads delivered by the advzen[.]com website:
Appearance of the advzen[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by advzen[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by advzen.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 advzen[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites need user permission to deliver browser notifications. Hence, you've likely entered advzen[.]com at some point and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this page.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
While clicking on a browser notification is harmless, that is not true of the content these ads promote. Spam notifications are known to push hazardous websites and software capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is advzen[.]com a virus?
Websites like advzen[.]com are not considered to be viruses, but they can endorse virulent content. Sites of this kind usually promote online scams, unreliable/dangerous software, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove advzen[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your system and undo all the permissions given to the advzen[.]com webpage. Additionally, it will block further access to this and other rogue, scam, and malicious sites. Therefore, extra steps will be unnecessary.