Pop-Up Ads - How to remove is an advertising website that infects browser settings to make them display pop-up ads. It’s just a website, but having it in your browser can feel like having a serious adware infection. Luckily, is simple enough to get rid of by fixing your web push notification settings in your browser. in short:

Threat type Adware,

browser hijacker.

How hijacks browsers It’s advertised online,

it misleads and manipulates visitors into enabling its notifications.

How to protect yourself from notification spammers Block ads and malicious websites,

disable notification prompts,

protect your device with anti-malware apps (Spyhunter for PC, Spyhunter for Mac, Combo Cleaner for Mac, etc.).

How to stop ad spam Block notifications from and other hijackers.

How works is advertised online is advertised online as a pop-up – it appears in a new browser tab or window.

The ads for don’t look like ads, though. They look like loading screens, download buttons, and video players. Pretty realistic, too. says this on one of its ads:

Can’t play this video!

Perhaps your browser doesn’t allow video
playback. Please click the Allow button to
watch the video.

When is advertised on video streaming (pirating) sites, the video player looks right at home. Illegal video streaming sites are full of aggressive pop-up ads that appear unexpectedly and expose visitors to all sorts of dangers (Illegal streaming: beware of the backlash). Even clicking on a video to watch can trigger an ad for

When asks to show notifications, it shows a prompt (in the upper left corner in the illustration below) with two buttons – Block and Allow. Some people might not know what pressing the Allow button does – enable to send them ads. They might be tricked by the site’s language, which implies that pressing the Allow button will play the video. All it really does is start the torrent of ads from shows a fake video player.

It shows ads in web browsers

Once has access to a browser, it starts sending ads as web push notifications. It shows ads by unrelated advertisers and it seems to allow on advertisers who would be banned by any normal advertising network.

Ads by can be incredibly annoying, as though an aggressive adware program has infected your device. Even worse, some of these ads can be harmful:

  • Fake news stories advertising counterfeit electronics, unregulated diet and supplement products, get-rich-quick scams, magic items, etc. (Scam bitcoin ads using unauthorised Australian celebrity images traced to Moscow addresses).
  • Other notification hijackers.
  • Ads for malicious browser extensions.
  • Fake software update alerts that download files infected with adware.
  • Fake virus detection warnings that promote scareware programs and tech support scammers.

In addition, some of the ads that shows are disguised as messages from trustworthy websites and apps (social media sites, chat apps), which makes it easy to click on them by mistake.

How to protect yourself from ads

Avoid notification hijackers

There are many notification spammer sites out there. in particular is related to a few of them, including,,, etc.

To stay safe in the future, you might want to disable notification prompts so that sites like cannot even ask you to allow them. If you ever do want to allow a particular site to send you notifications, you’ll still be able to do it, you’ll just have to manually open notification settings and include the site’s address as Allowed.

You can also install an ad blocker and use it when visiting pirating sites and other iffy sites. Such sites are full of dangerous ads besides the notification hijackers.

Finally, protect yourself with an anti-malware program, such as Spyhunter for Windows, Spyhunter for Mac, Combo Cleaner for macOS, or others. This way, if adware, malware, or even potentially unwanted software tries to sneak on your computer, you should get a warning.

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How to stop ad spam by

Open the browser that’s affected by the ads. Mobile or desktop, the instructions should work. You just need to navigate to the appropriate settings page and block’s notifications:

  • Chrome – open Settings, scroll down to Site settings (under Privacy and security), click on Notifications.
  • Edge – open Settings, click Site PermissionsNotifications.
  • Safari – in the Safari menu, choose PreferencesWebsitesNotifications.
  • Firefox – open SettingsPrivacy & Security, scroll down to Permissions, and click on Settings next to Notifications.

Another way to block web push notifications is to wait for (or another hijacker) to show one on your screen, then press the gear/site settings button and block the notifications from there. Unfortunately, not all browsers offer this functionality. - click on the gear icon, then block all notifications from this site.

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