How to stop advbeach.com from displaying notifications/advertisements
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What kind of page is advbeach[.]com?
While investigating dubious websites, our researchers discovered the advbeach[.]com rogue page. It is designed to promote browser notification spam and redirect visitors to other (likely unreliable/harmful) sites. Most users access webpages like advbeach[.]com through redirects caused by websites that are monetized via rogue advertising networks.
When we inspected advbeach[.]com, it presented us with a fake CAPTCHA verification test. However, it must be mentioned that the content encountered on and through rogue sites may vary depending on the visitor's IP address (geolocation).
Advbeach[.]com contained a bogus image selection CAPTCHA test instructing visitors to – "Click 'Allow' if you see a robot". By clicking the "Allow" button (which is in a different dialogue box altogether) – users will enable advbeach[.]com to display browser notifications. The delivered advertisements endorse online scams, untrustworthy/dangerous software, and even malware.
To summarize, through websites like advbeach[.]com – users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by advbeach.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (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
We have analyzed countless rogue pages; inalours[.]com, inghesatin[.]com, and ivids[.]ru are merely a couple of our latest finds.
These sites deliver browser notifications (ads) that promote deceptive and malicious content. Keep in mind that while legitimate products and services can be encountered via these advertisements – they are unlikely to be endorsed by their actual developers. Instead, this endorsement is undertaken by scammers abusing the content's affiliate programs with the goal of obtaining illegitimate commissions.
How did advbeach[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites require user consent to deliver browser notifications. Permission is given by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar button presented on a webpage. Therefore, if you are receiving these adverts from advbeach[.]com – it means that you've likely accessed this page and selected a consent option.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
If you enter a questionable webpage – do not enable it to display browser notifications (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we advise denying notification requests (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.) or ignoring them.
Should you keep experiencing continuous unprompted redirects to suspicious sites, it could be caused by the presence of advertising-supported software (adware) on the device. 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 advbeach[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by advbeach[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by advbeach.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 advbeach[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites cannot display browser notifications without user permission. Therefore, you've likely entered advbeach[.]com and consented to the ad delivery by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection chains. However, these adverts endorse deceptive/malicious content that can cause severe issues (including malware infections).
Is advbeach[.]com a virus?
No, websites like advbeach[.]com are not classified as viruses, but they do promote virulent content. Rogue webpages push online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove advbeach[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning devices and reverting all the permissions granted to the advbeach[.]com webpage. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner can restrict access to this and other rogue/malicious sites. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.
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