Ads - How to remove

If you are seeing pop-up ads labeled by, you might be curious about how that started. And how to stop from cluttering your screen with these ads. is a notification spammer that pretends to be a news site. It tricks people into allowing its notifications, then it uses them to deliver ads to your browser. It’s sort of like accidentally signing up for spam email. You can block’s ads in your browser settings.


Type of threat Adware,

browser hijacker.

How infects your settings Advertised online,

show misleading messages that urge visitors to allow notifications.

Dangers and issues Abusive notifications are designed to look like warnings, personal messages, etc.,

ads lead to dangerous sites.

How to remove ads Block notifications from and other sites,

find and, if needed, delete malware manually or with Spyhunter for PC, Combo Cleaner for Mac.

How to block’s ads

Block notifications

Open your browser – the one that’s being forced to show’s ads. Then you’ll need to find the settings where your browser defines which sites are allowed to send you notifications. Depending on which browser it is, the process is slightly different.

  • Open notification settings.
    • Chrome – type “chrome://settings/content/notifications” in the address box.
    • Safari – in the Safari menu choose Preferences, Websites, Notifications.
    • Firefox – open Settings, Preferences, Privacy & Security, scroll down to Permissions, and click on Settings next to Notifications.
    • Edge (Chromium) – type “edge://settings/content/notifications” in the address box.
  • Find the Allow list. These addresses are allowed to show you pop-up notifications. Find those that you want to take that permission away from.
  • To the right of those addresses, click the menu button.
  • Choose Block/Deny from the options.

We also have an article on how to manage your notification settings, such as how to block requests completely. While notifications from websites to your browser can be very useful, there are many, many sites that, like, only ever use them to send out ads. Some people choose to disable notifications to avoid them being abused.

Delete malware

Also, check your computer for malware. Look at your recent downloads and installations. Scan your computer with an anti-malware app, such as Spyhunter for Windows, Combo Cleaner for macOS, and others. promotes MacKeeper on its front page. It also promotes various browser hijackers and junkware over its notification ads. It’s worth checking that you didn’t download any of that stuff. has a fake news site front.

How works

How notifications from start is just a website, not a program or a browser add-on. The way that hijacks your browser is by tricking you into adding it to a list of sites allowed to send notifications to you. Your browser thinks that you trust, so it keeps showing the pop-ups.

The first time you encountered, it might have been on a streaming site, a torrenting site, or even a random website (malicious redirects happen when a website is infected). must have shown a loading bar, a warning, something very simple. Then it asked you to allow its notifications:

  • it may imply (wrongly) that you have to allow notifications to keep watching videos or to finish downloading your file,
  • it may show another kind of warning,
  • it may simply ask you to click the Allow button without an explanation,
  • might expand to full screen and not go away until you click “Allow”.

Scammers use all kinds of fake warnings to get visitors to allow their notifications. They just start them with “Click Allow to…” and then say whatever they need to to convince as many people as possible. asking a visitor to allow its notifications.

Problems with ads by is an adware site very similar to,,, and other sites that do notification spam advertising.

Advertisers design their ads to fit the notification format. Some advertisers are regular companies, others are malicious actors and other scammers. As such, some of the ads shown by may be deceptive and even abusive:

  • ads made to look like social media messages, friend requests, and missed calls,
  • ads made to look like virus detections, security warnings, and warnings to install updates,
  • giveaways, draw wins, and other scams. has a very concise explanation for what Chrome considers to be abusive notifications.

Some of the ads by are safe enough (though unwanted), while others lead to phishing (fake login) sites, browser hijackers, fake antivirus programs, and get-rich-quick scams.

Also, has a front that looks like a news site. Its posts, including the illustrations, seem to be ripped from LATimes. It does make seem more legitimate, at first sight.

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