What kind of page is gemshaper[.]top?
Our research team found the gemshaper[.]top rogue page while reviewing questionable websites. Two appearance variants of this webpage were discovered, both using fake CAPTCHA tests to promote browser notification spam. Additionally, this site can generate redirects to other (likely dubious/malicious) pages.
Most visitors to gemshaper[.]top and similar webpages enter them via redirects caused by websites that utilize rogue advertising networks.
It must be mentioned that the content encountered on and through rogue webpages might differ depending on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.
As mentioned in the introduction, we found that gemshaper[.]top has at least two appearance versions. Both use fraudulent CAPTCHA verification tests. One depicts a robot saying – "CLICK ALLOW TO CONFIRM THAT YOU ARE NOT A ROBOT!"; the other displays images of a cartoon-style human and bot, the former instructing to – "Press Allow to verify, that you are not a robot".
By attempting to complete this process, the user will inadvertently permit gemshaper[.]top to deliver browser notifications. These advertisements primarily promote online scams, unreliable/hazardous software, and even malware.
In summary, via websites like gemshaper[.]top – users may experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by gemshaper.top|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|Observed Domains||iptil.gemshaper[.]top; a.gemshaper[.]top; cdnstatic.gemshaper[.]top; nxejt.gemshaper[.]top; qwfuu.gemshaper[.]top|
|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
These sites deliver browser notifications that endorse deceptive and malicious content. Keep in mind that any legitimate products or services encountered via these ads – are most likely promoted by scammers who abuse their affiliate programs in order to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did gemshaper[.]top gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites need user consent to display browser notifications. Hence, if you are receiving these advertisements from gemshaper[.]top – it means that when this webpage was visited, permission for the delivery was granted by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications – do not enable questionable websites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). We advise denying notification delivery from such pages (i.e., clicking "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.) or ignoring these requests in their entirety.
Should you keep experiencing continuous unprompted redirects to dubious 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.
Appearance of the gemshaper[.]top website (GIF):
Screenshot of the gemshaper[.]top website's alternative appearance:
Screenshot of a notification (ad) delivered by the gemshaper[.]top website:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by gemshaper.top?
- 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 gemshaper[.]top in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites cannot deliver browser notifications (adverts) without user consent. Therefore, you've likely visited gemshaper[.]top and selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this webpage.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection processes. However, these ads can promote content capable of causing serious problems (including malware infections).
Is gemshaper[.]top a virus?
No, websites like gemshaper[.]top are not considered to be viruses, although they can push virulent content. Pages of this kind commonly endorse online scams, untrustworthy/dangerous software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove gemshaper[.]top ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and revoke the permissions given to the gemshaper[.]top webpage. It can also restrict all further access to this and other rogue/malicious sites. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.