Hellopushworld.com is a shady website that promotes redirects to other unreliable pages that may contain malicious ads and force you into downloading some harmful software. There are many other sites that operate like Hellopushworld.com and pose threats. Normally, users get relocated to these pages unwillingly through some potentially unwanted software that might be installed in a browser or computer. This kind of resource is meant to garner users data like IP-addresses, browsing history, passwords and other delicate information that third-parties can leverage for making a profit. In addition, Hellopushworld.com tricks people into clicking on "Allow notification" buttons to verify that you are not a robot, confirm that you are 18+, enable Adobe Flash Player and so forth. Some users are being caught on their inexperience and carelessness. You can then assume that clicking on "Allow" buttons inevitably leads to the installation of adware that scatters deceptive advertisements around the desktop.
There have been lots of fake push notifications pop-ups deconstructed in our blog so far. Captcha.info is not an exception either proving that there is a countless amount of such tools around the web that you should know how to pass over. Captcha.info itself is a social engineering trick that stands for push notification pop-ups. In fact, push notifications is a wonderfull tool supposed to notify users about the latest updates on Blogs and other informative resources. Although, some gurus of the internet can make a reverse effect out of it by camouflaging malicious content under it. These kinds of advertisements generated by Captcha.info provide lots of malicious links and resources that can infect your computer and result in the inevitable leak of personal data, files and other sorts of information contained on your computer.
Youtubedownload.video is a common website designed to download videos right from the YoutTube platform by pasting URL-link of any video you want into the searching space which is not legal, by the way. Unfortunately, while trying to download a video you instantly get a fabricated pop-up message usually followed by the text like "Click allow to continue" or "Click allow to download a video" which is a social engineer trick to rope you into the spam of nasty advertisement that will be appearing within your computer or any other devices. Initially, push notifications accompanied by pop-ups on the left side of the page is a friendly feature designed to notify users about the latest updates on some resources. And due to its popularity, lots of cyber criminals tempt to exploiting this feature in their favor, therefore, creating a certain circle of websites that contain a malicious chain of ads and viral links like Youtubedownload.video ads.
Adf.ly is a legitimate advertising service providing a URL-shortening feature. It is known for redirecting users to websites in order to display some paid advertisements before entering the actual page. However, by doing so, it can also provoke pop-ups appearing above the website and force you into pages that include lots of unwanted resources. Basically, push notifications offered by pop-ups can be pretty useful on such informative resources like blogs, online newspapers, and so on. Nonetheless, browser hackers managed to penetrate into Adf.ly and put tricky pop-ups to make you receive deceptive ads in the right bottom of your screen, that are often used to promote adware, browser hijackers, and potentially malicious applications. This may eventually fool you into clicking on these ads that may lead to intrusive advertisements, cause unwanted redirects, modify browser settings, and record sensitive data.
Notification-centar.com is a misleading website, designed to force users to allow push-notifications from its domain in Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Edge. Although it has a spelling mistake in its name, the website tries to look legitimate, so that when users see a pop-up from "notification center" they may think it is normal. All dubious domains of this type using a standard browser feature to call default browser pop-up, asking to block or allow notifications. If users allow it, the malicious site will display ads and pop-ups in the form of default notifications. Links in these ads may lead to sponsor content, dangerous downloads, shopping sites. In other words, users open the hole in the computer's security with their own hands. In this tutorial, we will show how to remove Notification-centar.com ads and pop-ups and block its notifications in browsers.
Y2mate.com is media download and converting service for YouTube, which promotes their Y2mate Muvi Downloader app for Android. Like many other websites of similar nature, Y2mate.com provides the functionality of downloading video and audio from YouTube, in exchange for ads display. However, owners went on and try to force users to subscribe to the website's notifications and offer doubtful Google Chrome extension, called MeddleMonkey. This extension supposedly adds the "Download" button under YouTube player, but along with that, it gains access to personal data and browsers settings, which allows it to generate ads and redirects during browsing activity of the users. You should remember, that there are many much safer alternatives to Y2mate.com, and downloading videos is, actually, the violation of YouTube guidelines.