What kind of page is sailfishs[.]com?
We discovered the sailfishs[.]com rogue page while investigating questionable websites. Upon investigation, we learned that it pushes browser notification spam and redirects users to different (likely dubious/malicious) sites.
Users primarily access webpages like sailfishs[.]com via redirects generated by websites that employ rogue advertising networks. Other potential ways of inadvertent access include spam notifications, intrusive ads, or installed adware (with browser force-opening capabilities).
It must be mentioned that the content encountered on and through rogue sites might differ depending on the visitor's IP address (geolocation).
At the time of research, the sailfishs[.]com webpage used a bogus CAPTCHA test – "If you are human click Allow". Completing these instructions will enable sailfishs[.]com to display browser notifications.
Rogue websites use their notifications to run intrusive ad campaigns. These advertisements mainly endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and potential malware.
To summarize, via pages like sailfishs[.]com – users may experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by sailfishs.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Criminal IP (Phishing), Bfore.Ai PreCrime (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|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 investigated thousands of rogue pages; forwoobatan[.]com, qtadszone[.]com, adialita[.]com, placugceofres[.]info, applabzzeydoo[.]com – are merely some of our newest finds. These websites deliver browser notifications that endorse deceptive/malicious content.
While legitimate products and services can be encountered through these adverts – they are unlikely to be promoted in this manner by any official parties. It is most probable that this promotion is performed by scammers who abuse the continent's affiliate programs in order to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did sailfishs[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot display browser notifications without user permission. Therefore, if you are receiving these ads from sailfishs[.]com – it means that you have likely entered this page and permitted their delivery by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
It is pertinent to mention that rogue sites commonly utilize deceptive tactics (e.g., fake CAPTCHA verification, clickbait, adult-oriented content, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling notifications.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications – do not permit dubious websites to display them (i.e., do not press "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, deny notification delivery from such pages (i.e., select "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.) or ignore these requests altogether.
Should you keep experiencing continuous unprompted redirects to suspicious sites, check the browser/system 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.
Screenshots of notifications/advertisements displayed by the sailfishs[.]com website:
Appearance of the sailfishs[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by sailfishs[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
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- What is Ads by sailfishs.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 sailfishs[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Since no webpage can deliver browser notifications (ads) without user consent, you've likely accessed sailfishs[.]com at some point and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option.
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 adverts promote. Spam notifications commonly endorse websites and software capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is sailfishs[.]com a virus?
Websites like sailfishs[.]com are not classified as viruses, although they can promote virulent content. Pages of this kind often push online scams, untrustworthy/dangerous software, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove sailfishs[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and revoke the permissions given to this webpage. It can also restrict all further access to it and other rogue/malicious sites. Therefore, additional steps will not be necessary.