What kind of page is antivirus-scan[.]online?
Antivirus-scan[.]online is the URL of a rogue page. It is designed to promote scams and spam browser notifications. Additionally, this webpage can redirect visitors elsewhere (likely untrustworthy/malicious sites).
Users primarily access antivirus-scan[.]online and similar pages via redirects caused by websites using rogue advertising networks. We discovered antivirus-scan[.]online while investigating sites that employ said networks.
It must be mentioned that the content encountered on and through rogue websites may vary depending on visitors' IP addresses (geolocations).
At the time of research, the antivirus-scan[.]online page ran a scam similar to "Norton Security - Your PC Might Be Infected With Viruses!", "McAfee Total Protection - Your PC might be infected with viruses!", "Kaspersky - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!", and innumerous others.
It must be stressed that no webpage can detect threats or issues present on visitors' devices. In most cases, scams of this kind are used to endorse unreliable/harmful software, such as fake anti-virus tools, adware, browser hijackers, PUAs, and so on.
Furthermore, antivirus-scan[.]online requested the visitor to enable its browser notification delivery. Rogue sites utilize their notifications to promote online scams, untrustworthy/hazardous software, and potential malware.
In summary, via websites like antivirus-scan[.]online – users may experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by antivirus-scan.online|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|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)||
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Browser notification spam in general
Treasureprize[.]top, bciseo[.]com, privacy-onbrowser[.]com, and prizehubtop[.]top are but a few examples of rogue pages that we have investigated recently. Websites of this kind display browser notifications that predominantly promote deceptive and malicious content.
While legitimate products and services may be encountered through these ads – they are highly unlikely to be endorsed in this manner by any official parties. It is most probable that this endorsement is performed by scammers who abuse the content's affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did antivirus-scan[.]online gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
No website can deliver browser notifications without user permission, and antivirus-scan[.]online is not an exception. Therefore, if you are receiving notifications/adverts from this webpage – it means that you have likely visited it and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option.
It is noteworthy that rogue sites often use deception (e.g., scare tactics, clickbait, fake CAPTCHA tests, adult-oriented content, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling notifications.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
Should you access a questionable webpage – do not permit it to display browser notifications. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any similar options presented on dubious pages. We advise denying notification requests – i.e., selecting "Block", "Block Notifications", etc. – or ignoring them altogether.
In case of continuous unprompted redirects to suspicious websites, check the device for installed adware. 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/advert delivered by the antivirus-scan[.]online website:
Appearance of the antivirus-scan[.]online website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by antivirus-scan.online?
- 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 antivirus-scan[.]online in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites need user consent to deliver browser notifications (advertisements). Therefore, you have likely entered antivirus-scan[.]online and pressed "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this webpage.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
While clicking on a browser notification is harmless in itself – that does not apply to the content these ads promote. Spam notifications are known to push deceptive/dangerous websites and software capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is antivirus-scan[.]online a virus?
Websites like antivirus-scan[.]online are not classified as viruses, although they can endorse virulent content. Sites of this kind typically promote online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove antivirus-scan[.]online ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and undo the permissions given to the antivirus-scan[.]online site. It can also block all further access to this and other rogue/malicious webpages. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.