Notification Manager adware (fake) - Free Instructions

Notification Manager adware Removal Guide

What is Notification Manager adware?

The Notification Manager plugin can cause unwanted advertisements in the form of pop-ups or redirects

Notification ManagerFake browser extensions are created for the purpose of generating revenue

Notification Manager is promoted as an app that allows users to create custom notifications for themselves. However, it should be noted that this app may also display advertisements, which can potentially lead to phishing pages, technical support scam sites, and websites promoting untrustworthy apps.

Additionally, Notification Manager has the ability to read and change data on all websites, which could potentially be misused for marketing purposes or sold to third parties, raising concerns about online privacy. Therefore, it is recommended to exercise caution when using this app or remove it completely because it acts as adware.[1]

NAME Notification Manager
TYPE Adware
SYMPTOMS Annoying pop-ups and other types of advertisements start appearing on the screen
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites, deceptive ads, freeware installations
DANGERS Links embedded in the ads might lead to dangerous websites
ELIMINATION Eliminate the extension through your browser settings; scanning the machine with anti-malware tools is recommended
FURTHER STEPS Use ReimageIntego to get rid of any remaining damage and optimize the machine

The dangers of adware

Browser plug-ins that act as adware can pose several dangers to users, including:

  • Unwanted pop-up ads: Adware can flood a user's browser with unwanted pop-up ads, making it difficult to navigate and use the internet.
  • Privacy concerns: Adware can collect personal information such as browsing history, search queries, and login credentials without the user's knowledge or consent.
  • Security risks: Adware can open the door for malware infections and other security threats, such as phishing scams and ransomware.
  • Performance issues: Adware can slow down a user's computer or browser, causing programs to crash or freeze.
  • Redirection: Adware can redirect a user's browser to unwanted or malicious websites, which can be used to spread malware or phishing scams.
  • Changing browser settings: Adware can change the user's browser settings such as the homepage, search engine, and new tab page, without the user's consent.

How did Notification Manager install on my computer?

One website promoting Notification Manager claims that a free extension might be required. However, it is important to note that Notification Manager can also be installed through other methods, such as adware that is bundled with other software or through fake installers distributed on deceptive pages.

Adware can be found in freeware installers and is often bundled with other software. Users may unknowingly install adware alongside other software when they finish installations without deselecting the adware. This can usually be avoided by changing the “Advanced”, “Custom”, or other settings during the installation process.

Fake installers are also used to distribute adware and other unwanted software. These installers are distributed on deceptive pages and can lead to unwanted downloads and installations. To avoid adware, it is important to download apps from official web pages and verified stores and not use other sources such as P2P networks, unofficial sites, or third-party stores. Always check downloaders and installers for unwanted apps and deselect them using the provided settings before completing installations.

Notification Manager adwareUsers should follow safe browsing tips to avoid adware infections

Remove Notification Manager adware

Notification Manager adware can be removed by going to the browser settings and looking at the extension list. We recommend removing plugins one by one to see if you notice any changes.

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  • 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

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

MS Edge (Chromium)

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

Mozilla Firefox

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

Safari

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

Protect your privacy

Protecting your privacy is crucial in today's digital age. One important aspect of maintaining your privacy is regularly clearing your cookies[2] and cache. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by websites you visit. They are used to remember your preferences and login information, but they can also be used to track your browsing habits and personal information.

Crooks can use the information stored in cookies and cache for monetary gain. They can track your browsing habits to create targeted ads and phishing scams, and even sell your personal information to third parties. To protect your privacy, it's important to regularly clear your cookies and cache. This can be done manually by going into your browser settings, but a more convenient option is to use a maintenance tool like ReimageIntego.

It can also help to keep your computer running smoothly with other features like disk cleaning, system optimization, and corrupted file fixing which is especially helpful after an adware infection.

Scan your system with anti-malware tools

If you completed all the previous steps but you still experience unwanted symptoms, you should check your system for other PUAs. We suggest using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes anti-malware tools that will scan your machine, eliminate it, and prevent such infections in the future by giving you a warning before a PUP can make any changes.

Manual removal of potentially unwanted programs[3] can sometimes result in the renewal of the infection as users often fail to eliminate all the related files and entries. Besides, crooks often disguise them as “handy” tools so it can be difficult to identify them. If manual removal is what you still prefer, we have 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.

Mac:

  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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