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What is ads? displays a deceptive message to get users to click “Allow”

News-vaxafu.ccPush notifications generate passive income for crooks is a fraudulent website designed to generate revenue through push notifications. It employs social engineering techniques[1] to trick users into subscribing to notifications. Users are prompted to click the “Allow” button to confirm that they are not robots; however, they are then bombarded with annoying pop-ups.

The site is designed to look like a media player that will not play the video unless users press the “Allow” button. In reality, the page contains no other content besides the deceptive message. Even though notifications are not harmful in and of themselves, criminals may use rogue advertising networks to place advertisements that lead to dangerous websites.

People can end up on scam pages by clicking on links embedded in push notifications, which try to trick them into providing personal information, downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs),[2] and even malware. Follow our instructions to disable these pop-up ads.

TYPE Push notification spam; adware
SYMPTOMS Pop-up ads start appearing in the corner of the screen sometimes even when the browser is closed
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites; deceptive ads; freeware installations
DANGERS The pop-ups can expose people to inappropriate content like adult, gambling sites, and even scams
ELIMINATION To eliminate push notifications go to your browser settings
FURTHER STEPS Use FortectIntego to clear your browsers and fix performance issues

Distribution methods

To avoid websites like in the future, it is critical to understand how they are distributed on the Internet. They are rarely found in search results. They usually hide behind deceptive ads and sneaky redirects on other shady sites. We especially do not recommend using unregulated illegal streaming sites. They are littered with bogus “Download” and “Play” buttons[3] that can lead to malicious websites.

Visit well-known and trusted websites. Do not click on random links and advertisements. Even if the advertisements appear to promote legitimate products or services, it is best to go directly to the source. Another possibility is that the page appeared without any input from the user.

This can happen if you have adware on your computer. Advertising-supported software, such as pop-ups, banners, and redirects, can result in an increase in commercial content. Different removal methods may be used depending on the type of infection. adsAvoid websites that engage in illegal activities

Turn off the notifications

If you're tired of the annoying ads, you can disable permissions to show pop-ups by going to your browser settings. Keep in mind that if you have an adware infection, this method may not work. After successful removal, you must take care of your browsers separately.

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.Stop notifications on Edge 1
  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 from cookies

Shady websites you visit can collect data about your browsing activities using cookies. This includes your IP address, geolocation, links clicked on, and online purchases. This information can then be profitably sold to advertising networks or other third parties.

To avoid this, you should clear your browser's cookies and cache on a regular basis. It is simple to use a maintenance tool like FortectIntego. This powerful software can also repair system errors, corrupted files, and registry problems, which is especially useful following a virus infection.

Adware removal

If the previous removal method did not work and you continue to notice symptoms such as an increase in commercial content, banners, surveys, or redirects, you may be infected with adware. These programs are frequently introduced into systems as bundled software from freeware distribution sites.

To avoid this, always use the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods, and read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use to learn more about the program. The most important thing is to go through the file list and untick any unrelated files.

If you are unsure which app is causing such behavior, you should install SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes professional security software, which will perform a full system scan and automatically remove it. They can also prevent future infections by warning you. If you still want to do it yourself, here are the steps for Windows and macOS:

Instructions for Windows 10/8 machines:

  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.

For macOS users:

  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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