What kind of page is koddams[.]xyz?
Koddams[.]xyz is a rogue page that we discovered during a routine inspection of untrustworthy websites. It attempts to deceive visitors into enabling its browser notification delivery. Additionally, this webpage can redirect users to different (likely dubious/malicious) sites.
Most visitors to pages like koddams[.]xyz enter them through redirects generated by websites using rogue advertising networks.
It must be mentioned that the content encountered on and via rogue sites may differ depending on the visitor's IP address (geolocation).
When we visited koddams[.]xyz, it presented us with the following statement – "We have registered suspicious traffic coming from your network. Using this page, we will be able to determine that you are not the robot.", and the page contained a checkbox-type CAPTCHA test.
After it was completed, the webpage instructed to – "Press 'Allow' to prove you are not a robot." – instead of serving as a verification process, the "Allow" button permits koddams[.]xyz to display browser notifications.
Rogue websites use their notifications to advertise various scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware. Therefore, through sites like koddams[.]xyz – users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by koddams.xyz|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||alphaMountain.ai (Suspicious), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), 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
Topsadrettin[.]com, unasc.co[.]in, and tophome24[.]com are just a couple examples of rogue webpages that we have examined recently. These sites deliver browser notifications (ads) that promote deceptive and malicious content.
Keep in mind that while legitimate products or services may be encountered via these adverts – they are unlikely to be endorsed in this manner by their actual developers. It is most probable that this promotion is undertaken by scammers who abuse the content's affiliate programs in order to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did koddams[.]xyz gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites require user consent to deliver browser notifications. Hence, if you are receiving these advertisements from koddams[.]xyz – it means that the "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option was clicked when this page was visited.
Note that rogue sites commonly use deceptive content (e.g., fake CAPTCHA tests, clickbait, etc.) to lure visitors into enabling notifications.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications – do not permit questionable websites to display them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we advise denying notification requests from such webpages (i.e., selecting "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.) or ignoring them in their entirety.
Should you keep experiencing random unprompted redirects to suspicious sites, it could be caused by 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.
Screenshot of a notification/ad delivered by the koddams[.]xyz website:
Appearance of the koddams[.]xyz website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by koddams.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 koddams[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications (adverts) without user permission. Therefore, you've likely accessed koddams[.]xyz at some point and pressed "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this webpage.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, merely clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any malware download/installation chains. However, these ads can endorse dangerous content capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is koddams[.]xyz a virus?
No, koddams[.]xyz is not classified as a virus, but it may promote virulent content. Websites of this type commonly push online scams, untrustworthy/hazardous software, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove koddams[.]xyz ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning systems and removing the permissions given to the koddams[.]xyz page. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can restrict all further access to this and other rogue/malicious websites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.