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Remove Paymentnotifyfriends.info (Free Guide) - Removal Instructions

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

Paymentnotifyfriends.info is the program that displays a fake error pop-up to trick users into subscribing to its push notifications

 Paymentnotifyfriends.info

Paymentnotifyfriends.info is the adware causing unwanted advertisements coming directly on your desktop. This potentially unwanted program uses a social engineering attack and tries to trick users into allowing push notifications with the pop-up browser message and additional redirects.[1] Unfortunately, any interaction with the suggestion to subscribe to notifications leads to the automatic agreement. Although there is an Allow button when the user chooses to Block content website starts displaying questionable content on the browser and directly to the desktop.

Notifications coming from this site or sponsors and associated publishers contain questionable material, often promotions or just advertisements. Often Paymentnotifyfriends.info PUP delivers messages and notifications directly to the desktop with foreign news site articles or offers and fake social media messages. All this content is created to trick people into allowing extra content and generating views on those affiliated pages.

Name Paymentnotifyfriends.info
Type Adware/ Push notifications virus
Category Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms Push notifications, advertisements, redirects, questionable content appearing out of nowhere
Distribution Software bundles, deceptive ads
Affects Most of the commonly used web browsers
Detection Install Reimage Reimage Cleaner and make sure to run the tool so all the PUPs like Paymentnotifyfriends.info get blocked before entering the system

Paymentnotifyfriends.info virus is the rogue website that when visited redirects to other similar ad-supported pages and displays questionable, possibly malicious content. It is very common that visiting such pages can lead to the installation of more unwanted apps and browser content. However, the primary technique of spreading the initial adware involves deceptive techniques and even software bundling method that is borrowed from the marketing industry.[2]

Although this website is harmless and delivers nothing but the pop-up message with encouragement to allow additional content, Paymentnotifyfriends.info can install dangerous malware or collect personal information and lead to privacy issues. You should note that this type of cyber intruders gathers various information about your browsing habits.

Paymentnotifyfriends.info has many subdomains that can appear on the browser. These are indicators of adware type cyber intruder that lures on the system:

  • ms-16.paymentnotifyfriends.info,
  • ms-19.paymentnotifyfriends.info,
  • ms-34.paymentnotifyfriends.info,
  • ms-48.paymentnotifyfriends.info,
  • ms-5.paymentnotifyfriends.info,
  • ms-63.paymentnotifyfriends.info,
  • ms-94.paymentnotifyfriends.info.

Paymentnotifyfriends.info virus
Paymentnotifyfriends.info virus is the potentially unwanted program that is not malicious itself but can cause installations of more harmful apps.

Unfortunately, the adware program and all the Paymentnotifyfriends.info redirects are not the worst features of this PUP. All these cyber intruders categorized as potentially unwanted applications or add-supported programs are associated with advertisers and commercial content creators. 

This relation means that Paymentnotifyfriends.info can access, track, and collect various information about the visitor. Details, mostly related to browsing habits get recorded and later used in advertising campaigns when personalized content targets specific users.

You need to remove Paymentnotifyfriends.info to avoid any issues regarding your personal information and identity theft. Since this intruder cannot be indicated as malicious by AV engines by itself, you should clean the system and eliminate all these applications.[3]

Experts[4] recommend employing Reimage Reimage Cleaner for automatic Paymentnotifyfriends.info removal and perform a full system scan. During such process, the anti-malware program checks various parts of the system and cleans it thoroughly from virus damage and PUPs. 

Paymentnotifyfriends.info changes browser settings, and you need to change them back to normal. In most cases, this adware affects Google Chrome browsers but repeat the following stepson every browser on the machine:

  • Open the browser and locate to Menu.
  • Select Settings.
  • Scroll down until you see Advanced button, then click on it.
  • At the Advanced Settings section, click on Content settings.
  • Find Notifications.
  • Locate Paymentnotifyfriends.info and select the Remove option. 

People get tricked into installing questionable programs

Potentially unwanted programs get installed by the user, in most cases, unwillingly because they get tricked into purchasing or downloading programs or even launches the automatic installation by pressing buttons and visiting suspicious sites. Most cyber threats are designed to spread like this on the internet.

However, you can avoid such infiltrations be staying away from websites like this or paying close attention to freeware installations when you download software or updates. Choosing Advanced or Custom options can give you the advantage of seeing all included programs and de-selecting suspicious one s from the list.

Such bundles deliver all the packed applications and files automatically if you go for Recommended or Quick installations. This is the primary method used to spread adware, browser hijackers, and similar potentially unwanted programs. 

Eliminate Paymentnotifyfriends.info alongside other threats and rogue tools with AV programs

Get rid of Paymentnotifyfriends.info virus and improve the performance of your machine with anti-malware tools. System scan with such program eliminates all the threats and fixes possible issues or errors indicated on the computer. 

Remove Paymentnotifyfriends.info and eliminate virus damage with anti-malware program. Make sure to choose a professional tool or at least a reliable source for the program to avoid additional infiltrations of similar applications.

Remember to check browsers for additional content after the Paymentnotifyfriends.info removal and reset settings to default. Also, check tips and tricks below to ensure that this PUP is removed entirely.

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To remove Paymentnotifyfriends.info, follow these steps:

Eliminate Paymentnotifyfriends.info from Windows systems

Make sure to clean the system fully and eliminate all contents installed by Paymentnotifyfriends.info

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Paymentnotifyfriends.info and related programs
    Here, look for Paymentnotifyfriends.info or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Remove Paymentnotifyfriends.info from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Paymentnotifyfriends.info or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Delete Paymentnotifyfriends.info from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Paymentnotifyfriends.info and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Paymentnotifyfriends.info removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Get rid of Paymentnotifyfriends.info from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Paymentnotifyfriends.info should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Paymentnotifyfriends.info from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Set the browser to default and delete unwanted content

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Paymentnotifyfriends.info and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Paymentnotifyfriends.info removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Uninstall Paymentnotifyfriends.info from Google Chrome

Check if the browser is not affected by additional extensions or tools delivered by the  Paymentnotifyfriends.info adware

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Paymentnotifyfriends.info and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Paymentnotifyfriends.info removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Eliminate Paymentnotifyfriends.info from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Paymentnotifyfriends.info or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Paymentnotifyfriends.info removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Gabriel E. Hall
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