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Flatcapspriggy.camFlatcapspriggy.cam can insert ads into push notifications that are then shown directly on users' desktop

Flatcapspriggy.cam is a rogue website that targets users who are unfamiliar with the push notification feature. The main goal of the actors is to make them click on the “Allow” button within the notification prompt as soon as they enter the page, and for that, plenty of false messages are used. In other words, people are tricked into something that they otherwise wouldn't if they knew the consequences of their actions.

As soon as users oblige and allow the site to send them notifications, it grants Flatcapspriggy.cam the permission to show at various time intervals with no restrictions. These notifications can disrupt normal computer usage as they are shown on top of all other apps and windows, making the activity particularly meddlesome (it doesn't matter which websites are being viewed at the time on Google Chrome or any other browser).

To make matters worse, the content of those push notifications can be rather insecure or even malicious. Those who permit notifications from the site, soon notice strange offers to earn a lot of money in short periods of time or notifications that their systems have been infected with viruses.

It is vital not to click on links provided within these notification prompts, as it might result in malware infection or personal data disclosure to cybercriminals. Instead, we recommend removing the permission for this site to send notifications – this can be done via the settings of the web browser.

Name Flatcapspriggy.cam
Type Push notifications, pop-ups, ads
Distribution Pop-ups start showing up as soon as the “Allow” button is pressed within the notification prompt
Symptoms Intrusive pop-ups from the site will be shown directly on users' desktops
Dangers Clicking on links that are embedded within the notification prompt, exploring the sites these links bring to, or downloading files can be particularly dangerous – users can get infected with malware, suffer from financial losses or privacy issues
Deletion Notifications can be disabled via the browser settings; in case you experience more ads and redirects to suspicious sites, you should also get rid of adware – use antivirus software for a quick elimination
Further steps Cleaning web browsers is just as important when dealing with potentially unwanted programs, so do so by following the instructions below or use ReimageIntego for a quicker solution

How the scam spreads?

To unravel the scheme of the scam, we should first begin with its distribution. There are plenty of malicious websites out there on the world wide web, mostly because ads can make a lot of money. Unfortunately, deceptive and malicious ads make the most of it, and that is why scams and phishing[1] attempts are so prevalent online.

For example, technical support scams like “Pornographic virus alert from Microsoft” or “McAfee has Blocked your Windows” prey on users who are less familiar with how virus detection works and believe fake alerts presented on a website that was accessed by accident. Flatcapspriggy.cam works in a similar manner.

There are two ways one might end up on a malicious website – either being rerouted to it after a link click or due to adware infection. Random redirects can happen to anyone, although the activity is more prevalent on high-risk websites. For example, torrent websites that spread illegal software installers are commonly booby-trapped with fake “Download” buttons or even malicious scripts.[2] Thus, stay away from less moderated websites, and don't click on suspicious links once redirected.

Flatcapspriggy.cam virusPush notifications don't necessarily mean your system is infected, although it is advised to check for adware and malware using security software

An alternative method for the scam to spread is via adware. These potentially unwanted applications (PUA) specialize in commercial content delivery to users and can be closely related to the spreading of scams. In addition, you might see more pop-ups, in-text links, banners, deals, and other types of ads while browsing the web.

Nonetheless, sometimes it is impossible to tell whether your system is infected. If you see suspicious websites more often than not, it is likely to be the case. In order to find out easily, you should simply scan your system with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes, or another powerful anti-malware. After that, don't forget to clean your browsers with ReimageIntego or use the manual guide below.

Stop the intrusive Flatcapspriggy.cam pop-ups

While you should not deny the possibility of adware infection after seeing intrusive pop-ups showing up on your browser or system, the push notifications from Flatcapspriggy.cam are not related to any of that. As we already explained, the activity is a consequence of clicking the “Allow” button with the notification prompt, which can be undone by accessing the settings section of the web browser.

Below you will find the instructions on how to do just that – we provide guides for the most popular web browsers out there.

Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  • Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  • Locate Privacy and security section and pick Site Settings > Notifications.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 1
  • Look at the Allow section and look for a suspicious URL.
  • Click the three vertical dots next to it and pick Block. This should remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Menu > Options.
  • Click on Privacy & Security section.
  • Under Permissions, you should be able to see Notifications. Click the Settings button next to it.
  • In the SettingsNotification Permissions window, click on the drop-down menu by the URL in question.
  • Select Block and then click on Save Changes. This should remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 2

MS Edge (Chromium)

  • Open Microsoft Edge, and go to Settings.
  • Select Site permissions.
  • Go to Notifications on the right.
  • Under Allow, you will find the unwanted entry.
  • Click on More actions and select Block.Stop notifications on Edge Chromium

Microsoft Edge (legacy)

  • Open Microsoft Edge, and click the Settings and more button (three horizontal dots) at the top-right of the window.
  • Select Settings and then go to Advanced.
  • Under Website permissions, pick Manage permissions and select the URL in question.
  • Toggle the switch to the left to turn notifications off on Microsoft Edge.Stop notifications on Edge 2

Safari

  • Click on Safari > Preferences…
  • Go to Websites tab and, under General, select Notifications.
  • Select the web address in question, click the drop-down menu and select Deny.Stop notifications on Safari

Push notification scams explained

As a feature, push notifications are not malicious or harmful. There are plenty of legitimate websites that employ it to send information to users who subscribe to receive it upon pressing the “Allow” within the notification prompt. It is also not a secret that most users decline the offer or close down the prompt immediately after accessing the site, as they don't want to spam their screens with pop-ups.[3]

However, these information delivery tools did not escape crooks, as they soon realized that they could monetize the process by inserting ads. What remains is to convince users that pressing the “Allow” button within the notification prompt is the right thing to do, and for that, they use fake messages.

First of all, Flatcapspriggy.cam and similar websites (Allhugeblog.com, Expensivesurvey.online, Onemacusa.com, etc.) have no other purpose than scamming visitors, so there is no further content to explore. Here is an example of what you could expect upon accessing such a site:

Click “Allow” if you are not a robot

Crooks are using a misleading message that users receive upon accessing some websites – similar to captcha code – to misguide users and make them believe that it is legitimate. It is, however, nothing more but a hoax. Pressing Allow would simply permit the site to deliver pop-ups while pressing “Block would simply lead to another malicious site.

Therefore, it is best to not interact with the contents of the page and close the browser tab immediately. Simply remember that notification prompt is always used for one reason, regardless of what the background message claims.

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Getting rid of Flatcapspriggy.cam ads. Follow these steps

Remove from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom. Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear. Clear Edge browsing data

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running. Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick Delete Advanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -Verbose Advanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now. Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset. Reset Chromium Edge

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla Firefox.

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear. Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information. Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove. Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data. Clear cache and web data from Chrome

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall. Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History. Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches. Reset Safari

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Flatcapspriggy.cam registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting adware

Choose a proper web browser and improve your safety with a VPN tool

Online spying has got momentum in recent years and people are getting more and more interested in how to protect their privacy online. One of the basic means to add a layer of security – choose the most private and secure web browser. Although web browsers can't grant full privacy protection and security, some of them are much better at sandboxing, HTTPS upgrading, active content blocking, tracking blocking, phishing protection, and similar privacy-oriented features. However, if you want true anonymity, we suggest you employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN – it can encrypt all the traffic that comes and goes out of your computer, preventing tracking completely.

 

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