What kind of page is privacy-onbrowser[.]com?
Privacy-onbrowser[.]com is a rogue page that promotes scams and browser notification spam. Additionally, it can redirect visitors to different (likely untrustworthy/malicious) websites.
Most visitors to privacy-onbrowser[.]com and webpages akin to it – access them through redirects generated by sites using rogue advertising networks. In fact, our researchers discovered privacy-onbrowser[.]com while inspecting pages that utilize said networks.
It must be mentioned that the behavior of rogue websites might vary depending on visitors' IP addresses (geolocations). In other words, this information may determine the content encountered on and through these pages.
When we investigated privacy-onbrowser[.]com, we found two appearance variants. One ran the "Your Chrome Is Severely Damaged By 13 Malware!" scam, while the other hosted a highly questionable article concerning an Android application.
Both versions attempted to trick the visitor into enabling privacy-onbrowser[.]com to deliver browser notifications (ads). The former displayed the standard notification requesting pop-up after we selected the "Clean my Device" option. And the latter presented us with a pop-up window stating – "Missing permissions detected/ Click on the bell icon shown in the top right/left of the address bar then click allow".
If a user is deceived by privacy-onbrowser[.]com, they will inadvertently permit this webpage to display browser notifications. These advertisements primarily promote online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware.
To summarize, via webpages like privacy-onbrowser[.]com – users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by privacy-onbrowser.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
Majorinryes[.]com, mca-check[.]click, prizehubtop[.]top, obsidiancutter[.]top, and choalauysurvey[.]top are just some examples of rogue pages that we have examined recently. Websites of this kind deliver browser notifications that endorse deceptive and malicious content.
It must be stressed that while legitimate products or services may be encountered through these adverts – they are unlikely to be promoted by their developers or other official parties. It is most probable that this endorsement is performed by scammers who abuse the content's affiliate programs in order to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did privacy-onbrowser[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites can only display browser notifications with user permission. Therefore, if you are receiving these advertisements from privacy-onbrowser[.]com – it means that you have likely entered this page at some point and permitted their delivery by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
It is noteworthy that rogue sites commonly employ deception (e.g., clickbait, adult-oriented content, fake CAPTCHA tests, scare tactics, etc.) to lure visitors into enabling notifications.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
If you access a suspicious webpage – do not permit it to deliver browser notifications (i.e., do not press "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore or deny notification delivery requests from such pages (i.e., click "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should your browser continuously force-open questionable websites without prompt, it could be due to adware installed onto 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.
Text presented by the scam promoted on the privacy-onbrowser[.]com website:
1 August 2023
WARNING! Your Chrome is severely damaged by 13 Malware!
We have detected that your Chrome is (62%) DAMAGED by Tor.Jack Malware. Malicious and Aggressive Ads have injected this on your device.
Immediate Action is required to Remove and Prevent it from spreading that will leak sensitive data from your device. It includes your Social Media Accounts, Messages, Images, Passwords, and Important Data.
Here is how you can solve this easily in just a few seconds.
Step 1: Click the button below, "Allow error alerts", then subscribe to recommended spam protection app on the next page.
Step 2: Run the powerful Google Play-approved application to clear your device from SPAM ads and block potential Malware with a few taps.
Clean my Device
Detected By: Google
Screenshot of privacy-onbrowser[.]com website's alternative appearance:
Appearance of the privacy-onbrowser[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by privacy-onbrowser.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 privacy-onbrowser[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites cannot deliver browser notifications (advertisements) without user consent. Therefore, you've likely visited privacy-onbrowser[.]com and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option – thus enabling the notification delivery.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
While clicking on a browser notification is harmless in itself – that does not extend to the content these ads promote. Spam notifications are known to push deceptive/dangerous sites and software that are capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is privacy-onbrowser[.]com a virus?
Websites like privacy-onbrowser[.]com are not classed as viruses, but they can endorse virulent content. Rogue sites commonly push online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove privacy-onbrowser[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and revert the permissions granted to the privacy-onbrowser[.]com page. Additionally, it will block all further access to this and other rogue/malicious websites. Therefore, extra steps will be unnecessary.