Rogue websites lurk in the depths of the Internet, presenting unsuspecting visitors with deceptive tactics and potential hazards. From dubious downloads to phishing tactics, these sites pose meaningful risks to users' security and privacy.

In a thorough investigation, cybersecurity professionals have uncovered a deceptive tactic employed by Goends.com to obtain permission from visitors to display notifications. Websites employing such methods should be approached with caution, and if notification permissions have already been granted, they should be promptly revoked. Moreover, it's worth noting that users often stumble upon sites like Goends.com unintentionally.

Goends.com Seeks to Flood Users with Intrusive Notifications

Goends.com employs deceptive tactics to coerce visitors into clicking the 'Allow' button, falsely claiming it's necessary to pass a CAPTCHA. By displaying an image of robots and instructing users to click the button to prove they're not robots, it manipulates users into granting permission to show notifications, a common clickbait technique.

Once users agree to receive notifications from sites like Goends.com, they are bombarded with fake warnings, misleading offers and deceptive notifications. Clicking on these notifications often redirects users to unreliable Web pages, including technical support frauds aimed at harvesting money or personal information, phishing sites created to trick users into revealing sensitive data, or sites hosting malware like adware and browser hijackers.

Furthermore, notifications from Goends.com may lead users to websites promoting fake giveaways, lotteries and various tactics. Trusting these notifications can result in severe consequences such as financial loss, computer infections, identity theft and other harmful outcomes. Therefore, it's crucial to refrain from allowing Goends.com (and similar sites) to display notifications.

Take Immediate Action to Block Any Notifications from Rogue Sites

Users can take several steps to halt notifications delivered by rogue websites:

  • Access Browser Settings: Start by accessing the settings menu of your Web browser. Typically, this can be done by clicking on the menu icon (often represented by three vertical dots) in the browser window's top-right corner. Within the settings, locate the section related to notifications. It may be labeled differently depending on the browser, such as 'Notifications,' 'Site Settings' or 'Content Settings.'
  • Block Rogue Websites: Identify the rogue website(s) from which you wish to stop notifications and remove them from the allowed list. By doing so, you prevent these websites from sending further notifications.
  • Disable Notifications Altogether (Optional): If you prefer not to get notifications from any website, you can choose to disable notifications entirely. This option is commonly available within the browser's notification settings.
  • Use Browser Extensions or Settings: Some web browsers offer additional features or extensions designed to block unwanted notifications. Explore these options within your browser's settings or search for relevant extensions in the browser's extension store.
  • Stay Vigilant: Remain vigilant while browsing the web and avoid interacting with suspicious or untrustworthy websites. Being cautious about granting permissions, such as allowing notifications, can help prevent unwanted intrusions on your browsing experience.

By following these steps and actively managing your browser settings, you can effectively prevent notifications delivered by rogue websites and ensure a safer online browsing experience.


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