How to stop trunapol.xyz from delivering notifications
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What kind of page is trunapol[.]xyz?
We have examined trunapol[.]xyz and found that it runs the "You've visited illegal infected website" scam. Additionally, trunapol[.]xyz wants to send notifications and may redirect visitors to other untrustworthy websites. Our researchers discovered this page while investigating sites that use shady advertising networks.
Trunapol[.]xyz in detail
Trunapol[.]xyz runs a fake system scan and displays a fake message (alert) from Windows. That message claims that the user's Windows 10 operating system is infected with viruses and other malicious applications, emphasizing the need for immediate action. The alert states that the viruses must be removed and system damage repaired, implying potential harm to the computer and its data.
To further pressure the user, the alert warns that leaving the site or ignoring the message will result in the computer remaining damaged and vulnerable. It is common for sites like trunapol[.]xyz to be promoting legitimate or fake virus removal tools.
It is important to note that legitimate antivirus or security software providers would not typically deliver such warnings through random pop-ups on websites like trunapol[.]xyz. Legitimate security alerts usually come from trusted antivirus software installed on the user's system or through system notifications.
When sites like trunapol[.]xyz promote legitimate antivirus software, their creators are affiliates who seek to collect illegitimate commissions. Trunapol[.]xyz appears to be promoting McAfee antivirus software.
|Name||Ads by trunapol.xyz|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|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 websites of this type
Users may encounter pages displaying fake virus alerts through deceptive ads, compromised websites, clickjacking, or malware infections. These alerts are often designed to trick users into believing their system is infected and prompt them to take immediate action. It is uncommon for such pages to be visited on purpose.
Examples of similar websites are stablepcprotection[.]com, slinponga[.]xyz, and powerpcfact[.]com.
How did trunapol[.]xyz gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
When a user visits a page that wants to send notifications, a prompt will typically appear, asking for permission to show notifications. The user can then choose to grant or deny this permission. If the user grants permission, the website can subsequently display notifications on the user's device.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
When encountering suspicious pages that ask for notification permission, it is recommended to close them or choose the "Block" or "Block Notifications" option. It is strongly advised that users refrain from clicking the "Allow" button on questionable websites, even if they claim it is necessary for watching videos, downloading files, verifying human identity, or 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 trunapol[.]xyz website (GIF):
Deceptive notification from trunapol[.]xyz:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by trunapol.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 trunapol[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?
In order for a website to deliver browser notifications, the user must first grant permission. Therefore, if you are receiving notifications, it is likely that you have already visited trunapol[.]xyz and given it permission to do so.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
Clicking a notification itself is generally harmless. However, it is important to note that the websites these ads lead to may be malicious.
Is trunapol[.]xyz a virus?
Websites such as trunapol[.]xyz are not classified as viruses. They are utilized as tools to promote scams or questionable or potentially malicious applications and pages. Their purpose is to facilitate and promote deceptive or harmful activities rather than being viruses themselves.
Will Combo Cleaner remove trunapol[.]xyz ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Combo Cleaner will perform a scan of your computer and remove all the permissions granted to this page. It will also take measures to block any further access to the site. This means that no additional steps will be necessary to secure your system against the malicious site's activities.
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