What kind of page is spadshub[.]com?
Spadshub[.]com is a rogue webpage that promotes browser notification spam and redirects users to different (likely untrustworthy/hazardous) sites. Most visitors to such pages enter them through redirects generated by websites using rogue advertising networks. Our researchers discovered spadshub[.]com while investigating sites that utilize said networks.
It is noteworthy that the behavior of rogue webpages might vary based on the visitor's IP address (geolocation). In other words, this data may determine the content encountered on and via such pages.
When we accessed spadshub[.]com, it presented us with an image depicting cartoon-style robots, above which was text instructing to – "Click 'Allow' if you are not a robot". This CAPTCHA verification test is fake; its purpose is to deceive visitors into clicking the button that permits spadshub[.]com to display browser notifications. These advertisements primarily endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware.
To summarize, through websites like spadshub[.]com – users may experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by spadshub.com|
|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)||
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 examined countless rogue pages; isabella-traffic[.]com, totalniceposts[.]com, fondsbox[.]com, hokarsoud[.]com, nightnitroglass[.]com – are merely some examples. Websites within this classification deliver browser notifications that promote deceptive and malicious content.
While legitimate products or 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 undertaken by scammers who abuse the content's affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did spadshub[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
No webpage can deliver browser notifications without user permission, and spadshub[.]com is not an exception. Therefore, it means that when this site was visited – consent was given to the advert delivery by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
If you access a questionable webpage – do not enable it to display browser notifications (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we advise denying notification delivery from such pages (i.e., selecting "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.) or ignoring these requests altogether.
Should you keep experiencing continuous unprompted redirects to dubious websites, 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.
Screenshot of a notification (advert) delivered by the spadshub[.]com website:
Appearance of the spadshub[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by spadshub.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 spadshub[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites can only display browser notifications (ads) with user consent. Hence, you have likely accessed spadshub[.]com at some point and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented by this webpage.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any malware download/installation chains. However, these advertisements can endorse content capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is spadshub[.]com a virus?
No, spadshub[.]com is not considered to be a virus, but it can push virulent content. Sites of this kind commonly promote online scams, untrustworthy/dangerous software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove spadshub[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan systems and revoke the permissions granted to this page. It can also deny all further access to spadshub[.]com and other rogue, scam, and malicious websites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.