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Kracir.liveDo not believe random security alerts on the Internet is a deceptive website that attempts to trick users into believing that their computer is infected with multiple viruses. Crooks have disguised the page as a McAfee security alert, a well-known antivirus suite. McAfee, on the other hand, has nothing to do with this fraudulent campaign, and the crooks are only using their name to appear credible and believable.

Fraudsters use devious social engineering techniques[1] to entice people to visit their website. They have created a bogus system scan animation, which produces false results indicating that the machine is infected with viruses. The primary goal of this scam is to direct users to the official McAfee page because crooks are compensated for each installation through the affiliate program.

However, the fake website may begin spamming users with push notifications that appear to be security alerts. Fraudsters may use rogue advertising networks to place advertisements that lead to dangerous websites. Scam sites can trick people into providing personal information, downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs),[2] and even malware.

TYPE Push notification spam, adware
SYMPTOMS Users may start seeing pop-ups that say their system is infected; the amount of commercial content on the machine might increase
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites; deceptive ads; freeware installations
DANGERS The website may cause unnecessary installations of antivirus programs or cause pop-ups leading to shady sites
ELIMINATION Check your browser for malicious browser extensions, and scan your machine with anti-malware tools; follow our guide for push notification removal instructions
FURTHER STEPS Use FortectIntego to clear your browsers and get rid of any remaining damage

Distribution methods

Pages like are rarely found in search results. They usually hide on other shady sites where they engage in illegal activities. Illegal streaming pages, peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, and Torrent websites are examples of this. Because they are unregulated, they are full of deceptive advertisements and sneaky redirects.

We advise you to avoid pages that you do not know and trust. Do not click on random links and advertisements. Be cautious of phony “Download” and “Play” buttons. Use legitimate streaming platforms such as Netflix or Hulu, which charge a small monthly subscription fee and allow you to watch as much content as you want. adsAvoid visiting pages that engage in illegal activities

Disable push notifications

If you want to disable those annoying virus alerts from, you have to turn off the site permissions that allow it to show you push notifications. You can do that by following our step-by-step guide:

Google Chrome (desktop):

  1. Open Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Locate the Privacy and security section and pick Site Settings > Notifications.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 1
  4. Look at the Allow section and look for a suspicious URL.
  5. Click the three vertical dots next to it and pick Block. This should remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 2

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Menu > Options.
  2. Click on Privacy & Security section.
  3. Under Permissions, you should be able to see Notifications. Click Settings button next to it.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 1
  4. In the SettingsNotification Permissions window, click on the drop-down menu by the URL in question.
  5. Select Block and then click on Save Changes. This should remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 2

MS Edge:

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

Check the browser for malicious extensions

Check to see if your browser has been hijacked by a browser hijacker. Changed settings (homepage, new tab address, and search engine), increased commercial content, and unknown extensions added to the settings are some of the symptoms.

Web-based applications, such as, can automatically redirect users to scam sites. You should check your browser settings to see if any plugins have been installed. We recommend removing the add-ons one at a time to see if any changes occur.

Clear your browsers

We recommend using the FortectIntego repair tool to care for your browsers after successful removal. Cookies are used by almost every website you visit to track your browsing activity, such as the pages you visit, links you click on, and purchases you make.

If you see pop-ups from suspicious sources, it most likely means you were browsing web pages you shouldn't have and clicked on dangerous links. Your browsing data could be exposed or sold to ad networks and other third parties for malicious purposes.

Use anti-malware tools to scan your machine

Assume you turned off push notifications and checked your browser for extensions but are still experiencing unwanted symptoms such as unexpected redirects and an increase in commercial content. In that case, you should run an adware[3] scan on your system. It is a PUP that uses ads to monetize user activity.

Adware is primarily distributed through freeware distribution platforms. Many people rush through the installation and fail to notice the bundled software. If you want to reduce the possibility of PUAs infiltrating your system, always use the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods, inspect the file list, and uncheck the boxes next to unnecessary programs.

For PUP removal, we recommend using trusted professional security tools SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. Most suspicious apps should be detected and removed successfully. Of course, you can manually remove a PUP, but it is unknown which specific app is causing annoying behavior because crooks disguise them as “useful” tools. Manual uninstallation may also leave some traces of the program behind, which may result in the infection reappearing.

However, if you still do not want to use security tools and know which program is at fault, use the instructions below to help you uninstall it:

Windows 10/8:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

Windows 7/XP:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.


  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files.Uninstall from Mac 2
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How to prevent from getting adware

Do not let government spy on you

The government has many issues in regards to tracking users' data and spying on citizens, so you should take this into consideration and learn more about shady information gathering practices. Avoid any unwanted government tracking or spying by going totally anonymous on the internet. 

You can choose a different location when you go online and access any material you want without particular content restrictions. You can easily enjoy internet connection without any risks of being hacked by using Private Internet Access VPN.

Control the information that can be accessed by government any other unwanted party and surf online without being spied on. Even if you are not involved in illegal activities or trust your selection of services, platforms, be suspicious for your own security and take precautionary measures by using the VPN service.

Backup files for the later use, in case of the malware attack

Computer users can suffer from data losses due to cyber infections or their own faulty doings. Ransomware can encrypt and hold files hostage, while unforeseen power cuts might cause a loss of important documents. If you have proper up-to-date backups, you can easily recover after such an incident and get back to work. It is also equally important to update backups on a regular basis so that the newest information remains intact – you can set this process to be performed automatically.

When you have the previous version of every important document or project you can avoid frustration and breakdowns. It comes in handy when malware strikes out of nowhere. Use Data Recovery Pro for the data restoration process.

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