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Mydvids.comDo not fall for the social engineering techniques used by crooks is a bogus website created by criminals. Its purpose is to dupe people into subscribing to push notifications. Fraudsters use deceptive messages to trick people into clicking the “Allow” button, which adds them to the list of push notification subscribers. Users are told that pressing it will allow them to watch a video.

In reality, people begin to be bombarded with intrusive pop-up ads that can appear even when the browser is closed. Unfortunately, these are not ordinary advertisements because criminals may be using rogue advertising networks to place advertisements that lead to dangerous websites.

Users may end up on pages that attempt to obtain personal information or trick them into downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs)[1] or malware. People who have received ad spam from shady websites report seeing advertisements for adult websites, bogus antivirus programs, software deals, surveys, and giveaways.

TYPE Push notification spam; adware
SYMPTOMS Pop-up ads start appearing in the corner of the screen after the “Allow” button is pressed
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites, deceptive ads, redirects, freeware installations
DANGERS Links embedded in the push notifications can lead to dangerous websites where users can be tricked into providing their personal information and suffer from monetary losses
ELIMINATION Users can block push notifications via browser settings
FURTHER STEPS It is recommended to use a repair tool like FortectIntego after the removal to fix any remaining damage

Distribution methods

Search results for bogus push notification spam pages are uncommon. Users usually come across them while browsing other unregulated shady pages. Illegal streaming sites, for example, are riddled with deceptive ads and sneaky redirects. They can also show bogus “Download” and “Play” buttons that redirect users to other websites.

If a user searches for a movie or TV show to watch illegally for free, clicks the “Play” button, and a site appears saying all he has to do to watch it is click “Allow,” it's easy to see how so many people fall for these deceptive messages.

It is best to only visit pages that you are familiar with and trust. Do not click on random links or advertisements, even if they appear to promote legitimate websites. Crooks can disguise their scams using a variety of social engineering[2] techniques. It is also preferable to use legal streaming services. They have a low monthly subscription fee and allow users to watch as much content as they want. adsTry to avoid visiting pages that engage in illegal activities

Block notifications

Because push notifications are subscription-based, they can be turned on and off only manually. We have a detailed guide for the most popular browsers below:

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

Google Chrome (Android):

  1. Open Google Chrome and tap on Settings (three vertical dots).
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Scroll down to Sites section.
  4. Locate the unwanted URL and toggle the button to the left (Off setting).Stop notifications on Chrome Android

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


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

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

MS Edge (Chromium):

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

Clear your browsers

It is strongly advised to clear your browsers after visiting such a website. Websites and web-based applications can collect data such as your IP address, geolocation, websites you visit, links you click on, and items you buy online using various tracking technologies. All of this is accomplished through the use of cookies and cache.

These small data files aren't necessarily bad. Legitimate websites employ them to personalize the user experience by displaying relevant results, for example. They can, however, be used to generate revenue by selling them to ad networks and other third parties. This problem has an automatic solution – FortectIntego. With the click of a button, this powerful software can stop tracking and delete existing data, as well as repair serious system errors.

Check your machine adware

PUPs can also cause unwanted browser behavior. Pages like can appear without any user input at all. Adware,[3] which is a program that generates commercial content in the machine without the users' knowledge, can cause this. Many of them are disguised as “useful” tools, making them more difficult to detect for average users.

That is why professional security tools such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are essential. Anti-malware software can scan the machine for suspicious processes that are running in the background. Furthermore, it can prevent such infections by alerting users when dangerous files attempt to enter the system.

However, if you still want to do this yourself, you can follow our step-by-step instructions for Windows and Mac machines:

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

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.


Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 


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