Over the past few years, dubious websites that are associated with adware, browser hijackers or other potentially unwanted programs or PUPs have been using push notifications to obtain certain permissions on users’ browsers; for example, to display third-party ads or to modify browser’s settings.
If users allow these push notifications, they will notice that their computer begins to display notifications that may lead them to questionable websites.
One website that has been observed executing this strategy is Di06.biz. Di06.biz is thought to be of little value or a dependable website to a computer user. If you notice that your computer is loading Di06.biz automatically as a default homepage then somewhere down the line you may have installed adware, a browser hijacker, or a PUP.
This may have occurred if you typically download and install freeware or bundled software applications obtained from an unreliable source, so you should exercise particular caution when surfing the net for free programs. One way to mitigate the risk of installing adware, browser hijackers, and PUPs is to always choose the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation option that will allow you to choose to install only the programs you intended to install in the first place.
Adware and browser hijackers both share similar behaviors and are generally spread via similar techniques. Some of these behaviors include a plethora of new advertisement pop-ups and banner ads suddenly appearing on your screen, your web browser’s default homepage changing without your permission and websites redirecting to sites different than the one you intended to visit.
How Do I Remove Adware or Browser Hijackers from My Computer?
We strongly recommend removing the adware, browser hijackers or PUPs that may cause redirects to sites like Di06.biz by using a reputable malware remediation tool. To prevent the installation of potentially unwanted programs in the future, you should practice good web surfing habits like avoiding questionable freeware sites, torrent pages, and other websites that may host unreliable software.