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Chrome.notify-service.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Chrome.notify-service.com is a dangerous phishing site that displays unwanted content on Google Chrome or other browsers

Chrome.notify-service.com virus
Chrome.notify-service.com is a push-notification virus that displays intrusive ads and might redirect users to dangerous sites

Chrome.notify-service.com is a cybersecurity threat that belongs to push notification virus category. The domain, which users mostly visit unintentionally, asks them to allow notifications and, once the permission is granted, starts redirecting to various bogus software download sites. Unfortunately, this behavior can also lead users to vulnerable or hacked domains, where malware can be installed or personal information stolen. Generally, Chrome.notify-service.com is not as harmful as long as visitors leave it immediately. However, problems start when users get redirected to the deceptive site continually – it means that the device is infected with adware[1] application, and until it is deleted, pop-ups, notifications, banners, deals, offers, in-text links, and similar unwanted content will be shown on Google Chrome, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or MS Edge browsers.

SUMMARY
Name Chrome.notify-service.com
Type Adware/Push notification virus
Infiltration Software bundling, malicious adverts, insecure sites
Main dangers Malware infection, personal data leak
Symptoms Redirects to suspicious websites, intrusive advertisement, sponsored links, etc.
Elimination Check out our guide below
Optimization To recover from adware infection, scan your PC with Reimage

There are several aspects of Chrome.notify-service.com that makes it a phishing one. First of all, the domain name – there is no accident that crooks chose such words like “Chrome” and “service,” as it instantly makes users associate it with something trustworthy (as evident, Chrome is the most prominent browser in the world, and bad actors are quick to make use of such popularity, as usual).

Secondly, users are greeted with a fake error message stating the following:

Error on page, address could not be found.
This site can' be reached
Click Here to continue

As soon as the users click ANYWHERE on the page, they are redirected to install1.notify-service.com, which prompts them to Allow notifications to view the contents of the site. This trick has been not only used by the Chrome.notify-service.com virus but also many other alike sites: Rowsebabdo.club, Haphetititletleres.club, Nsmaking.com, and many others.

If users agree to subscribe to notifications, they will be immediately guided to a page that prompts them to download Amazing Tab PUP or other bogus software. Additionally, they will be continuously bugged by pop-ups and redirects to questionable sites, where personal data like banking details can be leaked, or even malware downloaded. To remove Chrome.notify-service.com notifications, you will have to get rid of the entry in your browser settings (we explain how to do that in the last section).

However, if your browser suspiciously redirects you not only to Chrome.notify-service.com site but also to other questionable domains, it means that adware is involved. Ad-supported software seeks monetary benefit by exposing users to commercial sites by using a pay-per-click[2] scheme. Unfortunately, this activity can also compromise users' online safety and computer security.

Therefore, to successfully perform Chrome.notify-service.com removal, you will have to locate and eliminate the adware program. You can either do that manually or rely on security software that can detect PUPs. Finally, we recommend you scan your device with Reimage to restore its functions.

Chrome.notify-service.com pop-ups
Chrome.notify-service.com is an unsafe website that prompts users to allow notifications to later show users commercial content

Adware and other PUPs should be avoided to bypass security risks

Initially, adware and such-like programs are not considered to be malware (although some PUPs display exceptionally intrusive behavior and modify system settings).[3] However, an ad-supported application can serve as a tunnel to places on the internet that are unsafe, such as tech support scams, phishing, spoofed and similar sites. All these hazards can result in accidental personal information exposure to malicious actors, harmful software installation, as well as money loss. Therefore, do not risk it and make sure you avoid potentially unwanted programs. 

Most unwanted applications are installed together with shareware or freeware, and users do not even notice the infiltration. This happens because developers use various tricks to hide optional components within installation wizards, and makes less IT-savvy individuals more prone to such infections.

Therefore, be careful when you install new software from the internet. Choose reputable download sources, make sure you read EULA and Privacy Policy, read through the installation instructions and, most importantly, pick Custom/Advanced installation settings – it will allow you to get rid of PUPs before they get installed.

Get rid of Chrome.notify-service.com pop-ups in an easy way

Chrome.notify-service.com removal instructions depend on whether or not your device is affected by adware. Just to be sure, experts advise[4] to scan your PC with security software, as other infections might be present as well. Alternatively, you can remove Chrome.notify-service.com virus manually as per our instructions below. Beware that adware might be disguised and it sometimes is pretty hard to determine which app the PUP is associated with.

Once you get rid of the potentially unwanted program, you should also reset your browsers – Google Chrome, MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and all the others that are installed on your device. In case security software did not find any infections, and Chrome.notify-service.com notifications are not leaving your screen, perform the following steps to stop pop-ups on Google Chrome:

  • Click on Settings and select Advanced;
  • Under Privacy and Security, click on Content Settings;
  • Go to Notifications;
  • Locate Chrome.notify-service.com or install1.notify-service.com and remove links from the list.

Chrome.notify-service.com notification removal
To stop notifications on Google Chrome, perform these actions

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click on Settings and select Options;
  • Go to Privacy & Security;
  • Find Permissions and choose Settings;
  • Locate Chrome.notify-service.com or install1.notify-service.com, click on drop-down button and select Block.

Safari:

  • Click on Safari and select Preferences;
  • Go to Notifications;
  • Locate Chrome.notify-service.com or install1.notify-service.com and select Deny;

Internet Explorer:

  • Select Settings and then Internet Options;
  • Under Privacy tab, choose Settings;
  • Find Chrome.notify-service.com or install1.notify-service.com and get rid of it.

Android (Chrome):

  • Click on the Menu and select Site settings;
  • Pick Notifications;
  • You will find a list of Blocked and Allowed notifications;
  • Pick Chrome.notify-service.com, install1.notify-service.com, and any other unknown sites and tap on Clear & Reset.

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To remove Chrome.notify-service.com, follow these steps:

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Delete Chrome.notify-service.com from Windows systems

To remove Chrome.notify-service.com pop-ups and other intrusive behavior, perform these actions:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Chrome.notify-service.com and related programs
    Here, look for Chrome.notify-service.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Get rid of Chrome.notify-service.com from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Chrome.notify-service.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Eliminate Chrome.notify-service.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Chrome.notify-service.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Chrome.notify-service.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Remove Chrome.notify-service.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Chrome.notify-service.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Uninstall Chrome.notify-service.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

If Mozilla Firefox is displaying multiple ads, you should reset it in the following way:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Chrome.notify-service.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Chrome.notify-service.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Erase Chrome.notify-service.com from Google Chrome

As soon as you eliminate the PUP, reset Google Chrome using this guide:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Chrome.notify-service.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Chrome.notify-service.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Delete Chrome.notify-service.com from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Chrome.notify-service.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Chrome.notify-service.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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