How to stop slinponga.xyz from sending notifications
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What kind of page is slinponga[.]xyz?
During our inspection of slinponga[.]xyz, we learned this is a deceptive page running the "Your Windows 10 Is Infected With Viruses" scam. We also found that slinponga[.]xyz wants to send notifications. Our team discovered slinponga[.]xyz while examining other untrustworthy pages.
Slinponga[.]xyz in detail
As the introduction mentions, slinponga[.]xyz is promoting a scam. It is important to note that while slinponga[.]xyz mentions well-known entities such as Microsoft and McAfee, but they are not affiliated with this site.
No website can detect and address threats or issues on visitors' devices. Therefore, websites that make such claims are fraudulent, and slinponga[.]xyz is no exception. Slinponga[.]xyz and similar pages promote legitimate software to deceive users into paying for that software.
These pages are controlled by affiliates who earn commissions when someone purchases a service or product through their page. Even if the promoted products or services are legitimate, it does not make pages like slinponga[.]xyz more trustworthy.
Additionally, slinponga[.]xyz requests visitors to enable notifications, which it uses to conduct intrusive advertising campaigns. Notifications from slinponga[.]xyz can promote online scams, unreliable or harmful applications, malware, and other potentially malicious content.
To summarize, websites like slinponga[.]xyz can expose users to system infections, severe privacy violations, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by slinponga.xyz|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (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, 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.
More about pages of this type
There are plenty of websites that employ deceptive messages or other content to deceive users into consenting to notifications or purchasing legitimate software. These sites may also direct users to other suspicious pages that could potentially be harmful.
Slinponga[.]xyz and similar sites are typically promoted through untrustworthy means, such as advertising-supported apps and illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites, and other sites that use dubious advertising networks. Additional examples of such websites are powerpcfact[.]com, reliablepcsearch[.]com, and checkingsystem[.]site.
How did slinponga[.]xyz gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
To authorize a website to display notifications, users usually need to click the "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar button. Without the user's consent, the website cannot send notifications. Thus, if slinponga[.]xyz sends notifications, it is likely because you have allowed it to do so
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
If a user encounters suspicious pages that ask for permission to display notifications, it is best to close them immediately or click the "Block" or "Block Notifications" button.
It is strongly advised that users refrain from clicking the "Allow" button on dubious websites that assert it is mandatory to do so to view or play a video, download a file, verify that they are not a robot, or for any other similar reasons. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of slinponga[.]xyz website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by slinponga.xyz?
- 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 slinponga[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?
In order for a website to send browser notifications, the user must grant permission first. Therefore, it is probable that you have already visited slinponga[.]xyz and permitted it to do so.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
The act of clicking on a notification by itself is not harmful. However, the websites that these ads redirect to may potentially be malicious.
Is slinponga[.]xyz a virus?
Slinponga[.]xyz and similar websites are not classified as viruses. Most of them are utilized as instruments to promote various scams and questionable/malicious applications and websites.
Will Combo Cleaner remove slinponga[.]xyz ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and revoke all the permissions granted to slinponga[.]xyz. Moreover, it will restrict further access to slinponga[.]xyz, and no supplementary actions will be necessary.
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