Some websites are designed to trick you and will start sending you lots of push notifications. These notifications aren’t just annoying and aggressive, they can also steal your information or get you to download more malware.
Guardio's protection is designed to take care of these types of push notifications.
Some malicious websites 'trick' visitors into granting all kinds of permissions to send notifications as part of something unrelated. For example, you might get a message saying “Click “Allow” to continue. And as soon as you click the "Allow" button, you will start getting low-quality and malicious advertising content that continues to appear long after you’ve left the website.
Important: not all push notifications are harmful. Click here to learn more about push notifications.
Guardio's protection is tailored for these types of push notifications. They usually 'trick' the user into granting excessive permissions to send notifications as part of an unrelated offering (e.g., "Click Allow to continue"). Once a user clicks the "Allow" button, low-quality and malicious advertising content will start appearing even long after you have left the website.
note: not all push notifications are harmful. Click here to learn more about push notifications.
Abusive pushes examples:
Real-time protection from Guardio
Guardio blocks any malicious push notifications and websites containing them in real-time. If you encounter one of our block pages, we recommend you to follow the advice there and don't visit this site. Whatever you do, don't agree on anything you're offered or invited to do.
If you're still getting abusive push notifications, run this quick fix. We will perform a comprehensive scan and will attempt to clean up the root cause:
Access your dashboard
Go to the Report Security issue
Click on "Send report"
Select "Unwanted push notifications". Make sure to include the URL of the source.
Click "Run Quick Fix"