What kind of page is entmatchw[.]com?
Entmatchw[.]com is the address of a rogue page that is designed to trick visitors into receiving spam browser notifications. Additionally, this webpage can redirect users to other (likely unreliable/hazardous) websites.
Most visitors to entmatchw[.]com and pages akin to it – access them via redirects generated by sites that employ rogue advertising networks. Our researchers discovered entmatchw[.]com while investigating websites that use such networks.
It must be mentioned that the content promoted on and through rogue webpages might differ depending on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.
When we entered the entmatchw[.]com page, it displayed a fake CAPTCHA verification test. It included text stating – "I'm not a robot" and instructing to – "Press Allow to verify, that you are not a robot", it reiterated this again thusly – "Press Allow to confirm".
The webpage was then overlaid by a pop-up window containing the following text – "Click 'Allow' to close this window./ This window can be close by clicking 'Allow'. If you want to continue actions on this site, just click on the detailed information./ detailed information".
However, instead of serving as an element of any verification process, the "Allow" button enables entmatchw[.]com to deliver browser notifications. Rogue sites use them to run intrusive advert campaigns. The ads endorse various scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.
In summary, through webpages like entmatchw[.]com – users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by entmatchw.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Seclookup (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|Observed Domains||phyqu.entmatchw[.]com; 0ns8u.entmatchw[.]com; 19vss.entmatchw[.]com; 1jpbo.entmatchw[.]com; 2i6b2.entmatchw[.]com; 3m7f0.entmatchw[.]com; 3yrni.entmatchw[.]com; 66x7o.entmatchw[.]com; 6qrba.entmatchw[.]com; 8af3l.entmatchw[.]com; 8zz3z.entmatchw[.]com; 97xh0.entmatchw[.]com; acosy.entmatchw[.]com; aensw.entmatchw[.]com; aetgx.entmatchw[.]com; etc.|
|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 inspected countless rogue pages; findallincomesurvey[.]top, datingstyle[.]top, gaming-trending-news[.]com – are merely a few examples. These websites display browser notifications that promote online scams and malicious content.
Note that while legitimate products and services may be encountered via these ads – they are unlikely to be endorsed by their actual developers or other official parties. It is most probable that this promotion is undertaken by scammers who abuse the content's affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did entmatchw[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Therefore, if you are receiving these advertisements from entmatchw[.]com – it means that you have likely visited this webpage and pressed "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
It must be mentioned that rogue sites often use deceptive tactics to promote their notifications – hence, users may be unaware that they have granted them permission to deliver these ads.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
If you access a suspicious page – do not enable it to display browser notifications (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). In such an event, we advise denying notification requests (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.) or ignoring them altogether.
Should your browser keep force-opening questionable websites, it could be caused by advertising-support software (adware) installed 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.
Screenshots of notifications/ads delivered by the entmatchw[.]com website:
Appearance of the entmatchw[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by entmatchw.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 entmatchw[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites need user consent to deliver browser notifications. Hence, you have likely accessed entmatchw[.]com and given it permission to display these ads by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this page.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, merely clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any malware download/installation processes. However, these ads commonly promote dangerous content capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is entmatchw[.]com a virus?
No, entmatchw[.]com is not considered to be a virus, but it can endorse virulent content. Websites of this kind typically push online scams, unreliable/hazardous software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove entmatchw[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your system and undo all the permissions granted to the entmatchw[.]com webpage. It will also restrict further access to this and other rogue/malicious websites. Therefore, no additional steps will be required.