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Remove Ok.message.tf (Removal Instructions) - Free Guide

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Viruses

Ok.message.tf – malicious website that attempts to scam you into providing your credit card details

Ok.message.tfOk.message.tf is a malicious website that uses social engineering to scam users into subscribing to push notifications

Ok.message.tf is a malicious website that users might encounter on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Safari, or another web browser. The site incorporates a variety of scams – attempts to make users subscribe to intrusive browser notifications, shows visitors fake giveaways, and attempts to make them submit their credit card details. As evident, the website should not be interacted with, resulting in monetary losses, malware infections, or personal data theft.

While some users might visit Ok.message.tf accidentally, frequent redirects and an increased amount of advertisements might indicate that the system is infected with adware or another malicious program. These ad-supported apps typically get installed behind users' backs when they download freeware from third-party websites.

Name Ok.message.tf
Type Push notification virus, scam, ads, redirects
IP address 104.27.177.123 
Distribution Website authors use various tricks to make users enable notifications. In particular, the injection of popups begins after the “Allow” button is pressed
Symptoms Users start seeing popups on their desktops at any time when the machine is turned on 
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 
Elimination To prevent the site from displaying notifications to you, access the site permission section via your web browser settings – you can find more details below 
Further steps Redirects and ads might indicate adware infection, so you should check your system with anti-malware, clean your browsers, and attempt to fix virus damage with a repair tool ReimageIntego

Ok.message.tf is one of the thousands of websites created each day in an attempt to scam users in various ways – other examples include Shopgirlmtl.com, Gdimmunical.club, Yishowever.club, and many others. This particular site immediately shows a fake message that asks users to enable notifications. Upon entry, they see an image which includes a robot and a man, with the following text:

Click “Allow” to confirm that you are not a robot!

This method is chosen because it is extremely effective – most of the internet users had to deal with the robot checks before, as websites employ protection measures in order to prevent unsolicited DDoS attacks (when a website or service is spammed with never-ending traffic, overwhelming and crashing it in the process). This social engineering trick is just one of many that the developers of malicious websites use to make users click the “Allow” button and enable notifications to be shown.

Unfortunately, those who fall for the trick will soon see intrusive Ok.message.tf popups that show up directly on their screens, regardless if Google Chrome or another web browser is in operation or not. These notifications would often include various scam messages, such as get-rich-quick schemes, tech support scams, and much more. Thus, it is important to remove Ok.message.tf activity before it manages to cause some serious damage.

If you clicked on the promoted links or downloaded files, you must check your machine for malware with powerful security programs, such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes. If any malicious programs were found, experts[1] also recommend using ReimageIntego or a similar repair tool to fix virus damage and then clean the web browsers accordingly.

Ok.message.tf scamOk.message.tf is a scam designed to redirect users to other malicious websites

If you did not click on any links, Ok.message.tf removal can be performed by simply preventing the site from sending you notifications. You can achieve that by accessing your web browser's settings section – check the details below.

Those who will stay on the Ok.message.tf long or click on random places within the page will fake further redirects. For example, during our tests, we were redirected to well-known scam schemes:

If you follow up with these survey scams, you will be asked to answer a few simple questions that have no wrong answers. The goal of the scam creators is to make visitors believe that the survey is legitimate and extremely easy to complete. Once done, users will be presented with fake Facebook comments, claiming that iPhone, or another gift, was actually received after the survey was completed.

Finally, users will be asked to choose a prize and then directed to a payment page, which claims that users only need to pay $1 in order to participate in the giveaway. In reality, malicious actors leak credit card details that might later be used for further malicious purposes, such as identity fraud. Besides, users who fall for all these Ok.message.tf virus scams might also be subscribed to suspicious service, and credit cards would be charged automatically until the service is canceled.

In other words, stay away from Ok.message.tf phishing scams and its push notifications, as you could be the next victim of fraud.

Avoid online fraud schemes by being attentive

Without a doubt, the internet is a much safer place in comparison to what it was 20 years ago. Industry giants such as Microsoft or Google are always trying to improve the security of the worldwide web by implementing fraud prevention mechanisms. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of fraudulent websites, containing all scam websites, is not quite possible. Due to this, thousands of users fall for scams and end up losing millions of dollars yearly.

Thus, you should always rely on your own experiences and security tips when dealing with suspicious online content. There are several different techniques that crooks implement. Some of the most common ones are:

  • Fake Flash Player updates are the leading cause of malware infections among Mac users.[2] The plugin is so embedded within users' minds that they instantaneously associate it with something legitimate. All crooks have to do in to scam users create a lookalike site and name the executable as Flash_update.exe, or something similar. Users then download and install malware on their machines without suspecting anything.
  • Push notifications. This legitimate web browser feature has been long adopted by cybercriminals in order to deliver malicious links to users' desktops. To make it successful, scammers trick users into pressing the “Allow” button and, since many are unaware where these notifications are coming from, they often struggle with their elimination.
  • Freeware bundles. It is not a secret that almost every third-party website bundles software.[3] Hence, to avoid potentially unwanted programs, users should always pick Advanced/Custom settings instead of Recommended/Quick ones, decline all the deals or offers on the way, and remove ticks from checkboxes.

Ok.message.tf virusOk.message.tf incorporates a variety of different scams, such as 5-billionth search, or Browser Opinion Survey

Get rid of Ok.message.tf notifications and check your system for infections

To make one thing clear: if you have noticed the so-called Ok.message.tf virus showing you notifications, it does not mean that your computer is actually infected with something malicious. Since the link delivery is performed via the web browser, the intrusive popups can be explained by permission (that you granted after being tricked into doing so) to deliver notifications instead of an actual infection. The biggest problem is that most users are unaware of how to remove the annoying Ok.message.tf ads for good.

Luckily, Ok.message.tf removal can be performed very easily, as all you have to do is block the website from sending you notifications. Here is how to do it on all major browsers:

Google Chrome

  • Click Menu Settings > Advanced
  • Go to Site Settings Notifications
  • Check the Allow section and find the unwanted URL
  • Pick More Actions and select Block

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Go to Menu Options
  • Select Privacy & Security Notifications Settings
  • Find the unwanted address and pick Block from the drop-down menu
  • Save Changes

MS Edge (Chromium)

  • Go to Menu > Settings
  • Select Site permissions
  • Pick Notifications
  • Find the website address, and click More actions
  • Pick Block.

Even if your notifications and ad problem is gone after this, you should still perform system checks in order to ensure that no malware or other PUPs are present on it. You can either perform a full system scan with anti-malware for a quick solution or look for unwanted apps manually – we provide the instructions below.

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To remove Ok.message.tf, follow these steps:

Erase Ok.message.tf from Windows systems

You can uninstall programs from Windows after reaching the Control Panel section:

To remove Ok.message.tf from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  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 entries related to Ok.message.tf (or any other recently installed 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

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  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.

Remove Ok.message.tf from Mac OS X system

Move the unwanted application to Trash and then clean other places where the malicious files could be located:

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Ok.message.tf from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Ok.message.tf-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 Ok.message.tf, 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 related to Ok.message.tf and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Ok.message.tf-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Eliminate Ok.message.tf from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Ok.message.tf and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Ok.message.tf removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Delete Ok.message.tf 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 Ok.message.tf-related 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

Reset MS Edge if that 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 DeleteAdvanced 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” -VerboseAdvanced 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

Uninstall Ok.message.tf 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 plugins that are related to Ok.message.tf and click Remove.Remove extensions from 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

In case Ok.message.tf did not get removed after following the instructions above, 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 – this should complete Ok.message.tf removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of Ok.message.tf from Google Chrome

If you are unable to remove extensions or are still receiving ads after PUP elimination, you should reset 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 Ok.message.tf 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

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Ok.message.tf-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 to complete Ok.message.tf removal.Reset Chrome 2

Erase Ok.message.tf from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Ok.message.tf 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

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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