What kind of page is hokarsoud[.]com?
Hokarsoud[.]com is a rogue webpage designed to push browser notification spam and lead users to other (likely unreliable/dangerous) sites.
Most visitors to hokarsoud[.]com and pages akin to it access them through redirects generated by websites that utilize rogue advertising networks. Our researchers discovered this webpage during a routine investigation of sites that use these networks.
It is pertinent to mention that the content encountered on and via rogue websites might be determined by the visitor's IP address/ geolocation. When we visited the hokarsoud[.]com page, it displayed a continuously loading progress bar, below which were instructions.
The text instructed the visitor to – "Click the Allow button to subscribe to the push notifications and continue watching" – thereby implying that permitting the browser notification delivery is crucial to resume viewing online content. After we pressed "Allow", we were redirected to a webpage promoting the oWebster Search browser hijacker.
Rogue sites use their browser notifications to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. These advertisements primarily endorse online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and potential malware.
To summarize, through webpages like hokarsoud[.]com – users may experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by hokarsoud.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Observed Domains||b.hokarsoud[.]com; v.hokarsoud[.]com; l.hokarsoud[.]com; x.hokarsoud[.]com; o.hokarsoud[.]com; t.hokarsoud[.]com; i.hokarsoud[.]com; a.hokarsoud[.]com; j.hokarsoud[.]com; n.hokarsoud[.]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
Safetyapp[.]click, nightnitroglass[.]com, gemshaper[.]top, wholewownews[.]com, and easyfondsonline[.]com are merely a few examples of rogue pages we have inspected recently. Websites of this kind deliver browser notifications that promote deceptive and malicious material.
It must be mentioned that while legitimate content can be encountered via these ads – it is highly unlikely to be endorsed in this fashion by any official parties. It is most probable that this endorsement is performed by scammers who abuse the products' affiliate program to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did hokarsoud[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
No website can display browser notifications without user permission, and hokarsoud[.]com is not an exception. Therefore, if you are receiving these adverts from this page – it means that when it was visited, permission for their delivery was granted by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
If you enter a dubious webpage – do not enable it to deliver browser notifications. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any similar options presented by such pages. We advise denying notification delivery – pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc. – or ignoring these requests altogether.
Should you keep experiencing continuous unprompted redirects to questionable 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 hokarsoud[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by hokarsoud[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by hokarsoud.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 hokarsoud[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Since no webpage can display browser notifications (advertisements) without user consent, you must have visited hokarsoud[.]com and selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this site.
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 scam/malicious websites and software capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is hokarsoud[.]com a virus?
Websites like hokarsoud[.]com are not considered to be viruses, although they can endorse virulent content. Sites of this kind typically promote online scams, unreliable/hazardous software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove hokarsoud[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and revoke the permissions granted to the hokarsoud[.]com page. It can also restrict all further access to this and other rogue/malicious sites. Therefore, additional steps will not be required.