Notification spam with Beta

#1

Hi, I keep getting notification spam but am not sure where it comes from.
It only started with the Beta version, in production channel I didn’t have it.

And " Disable notifications" doesn’t work as it’s from “”, see screenshot below.

What is this and how can I turn it off?

Did the issue present with default Shields settings? (yes/no)
yes

Default states are:
Block: Ads/Trackers, 3rd Party Cookies, 3rd Party Fingerprinting Allow: Encrypt Connections (HTTPS), Scripts

Where and how do the ads appear? (fill out below)
Notification SPAM (top right)

URL where ad was displayed:
No clear dependency here. I have only allowed outlook and whatsapp notifications, but it’s not from these sites

Block

https://www.reddit.com:443

Allow

https://calendar.google.com:443
https://web.whatsapp.com:44

Screenshot of ad as it appears on the webpage:
Brave

Console Output (optional):

What Brave version/Build are you using? (See the About Brave page in the main menu)
Current Beta
Version 0.63.35 Chromium: 74.0.3729.61 (Official Build) beta (64-bit)

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#2

Hi @pretzelmonster,
Thanks for reaching out.

Is there any chance that you have “Brave Ads” enabled under Brave Rewards (brave://rewards)?

If you have this feature enabled, Brave will show you a preview of Brave Ads as a notification. For now this feature only available on Dev and Beta release. That’s why you not see it on stable release.

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#3

Oh wow, that’s it!
I didn’t even know this was a thing!

Thanks eljuno!

That’s solved!

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#4

Glad to know. Feel free to open new thread if you have another question or report.

Thanks for using Brave. :grin:

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closed #5
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