Tecontrad.top (Removal Guide) - Tutorial

Tecontrad.top Removal Guide

What is Tecontrad.top?

Tecontrad.top – a deceptive website you should avoid

Tecontrad.topTecontrad.top is a so-called push notification virus that delivers intrusive ads to your desktop

Tecontrad.top is a website you might see while browsing the internet on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, MS Edge, or another web browser. In particular, there is no way you would visit it intentionally, and it shows up on your screen due to redirects. These can be the result of a click on a suspicious link or a redirect due to adware infection. As soon as you enter, you will be presented with two different components of the page:

  • a Tecontrad.top popup that asks to enable notifications
  • a picture or a message which uses bogus reasons why you should allow these notifications.

In other words, the developers of the site are using social engineering[1] to make users subscribe to notifications that are later delivered directly to their screens. These notifications incorporate links to less than secure websites, so visiting them could result in malware/potentially unwanted program infection, monetary losses, or privacy issues. If you were tricked into enabling these ads, you can remove Tecontrad.top notifications by accessing web browser settings.

Name Tecontrad.top
Type Push notification virus, scam, ads
IP address 52.206.71.220
Distribution The suspicious activity (popups coming directly to the desktop) starts as soon as the “Allow” button is pressed via the notification prompt
Symptoms Popup notifications show on the desktop in particular time intervals. These popups include fake claims or scams – these incorporate links to malicious websites
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 or suffer from financial losses
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 If you noticed unsolicited browser changes, such as frequent redirects and intrusive ads, you should check your system for adware – you can use SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or check manual guide below. After you delete the infection and encounter system stability issues, you should attempt to fix them with a repair tool, such as ReimageIntego

First of all, Tecontrad.top website is not unique. There are plenty of others that operate in a similar manner – Trustedpush.com, Hsmolarifyre.top, Bargaret.work are just a few examples from thousands. The principle of these sites are very simple – all they have to do is to convince users to allow notifications to be shown, and otherwise, they serve no purpose whatsoever.

There are several techniques that Tecontrad.top virus authors use in order to make users believe that pressing the “Allow” button is the best option for them. All they have to do is dethatch visitors from the true purpose of that button and make them believe that they are performing a correct action and that nothing bad will come out of it.

It is not uncommon for the same site, such as Tecontrad.top, to use different techniques. Thus, there are several messages that you could encounter upon entry. Here is one of the examples:

Download is Ready

Click Allow to download your file

As evident, crooks are trying to make visitors believe that upon pressing the correct button, they will be allowed to “download their file,” although there are no further details provided. Alternatively, the page might look like a YouTube video that is about to be played, and the same requirement set. Another example includes a caricature of a robot and a request to allow Tecontrad.top notifications are delivered as a known check that many websites employ.

Tecontrad.top notificationsTecontrad.top is a scam website that attempts convince users to subscribe to malicious notifications

The best way to go around this is to simply close down the web page immediately. This way, you won't have to deal with the annoying Tecontrad.top popup ads that show up on a regular basis on your desktop, interrupting your work or entertainment. Nonetheless, you should also not panic if you were tricked into allowing the notifications.

Tecontrad.top removal is a relatively easy process, it is just that many victims of the scam are not aware of how to stop the site from sending these ads. If you want to find out how to stop them, proceed to the bottom section of this article.

While enabled site notifications do not mean you are infected with something nefarious, you should still check your system with SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, Malwarebytes, or another reputable security app. If anti-malware found something malicious on your system, delete it immediately, and then fix your computer system issues with ReimageIntego automatically.

Avoid being a victim of a scam and install new apps with care

We would like to stress that there are so many users that install applications carelessly and end up with adware on their systems (adware is typically the main cause of unexpected redirects to scam, phishing,[2] tech support scam, and other malicious sites). To avoid annoying applications that could potentially compromise not only your browsing experience but also computer security, you should always pay close attention to the installation process of freeware downloaded from third-party websites.

This means that you should never rush the installation process of new software, regardless of where it comes from (even most trusted distributors bundle apps).[3] You should always pick the Advanced/Custom option if prompted and remove all the ticks that would allow the installation of optional programs.

However, you might encounter online fraud, even without being infected with adware. Push notifications fraud is one of the most common scam schemes, which allows its authors to benefit from malicious ads that are delivered to users' desktops, regardless if they want them or not.

To avoid these, you should simply keep in mind that the push notification prompt can not mean anything else but that – if you press “Allow,” the website will be immediately granted permission to send you popups. Thus, regardless of what is being said in the background, simply leave such pages and continue your normal browsing routine.

Tecontrad.top virusTecontrad.top might use several different techniques in to trick users into pressing "Allow"

Tecontrad.top ad removal

If you have encountered the so-called Tecontrad.top virus for the first time, you should be informed that the push notification phenomenon has zero relation to any kind of malicious software. It is an implemented permission (granted by you) to allow push ads to your screen by the website. Therefore, all you have to do is deny this permission, and you can go back to your undisturbed browsing activities once again.

To remove Tecontrad.top popups and links embedded within, you should perform the following steps on Chrome (instructions for other browsers are similar):

  • Select Menu > Settings > Advanced
  • Click on Site Settings > Notifications
  • Check the Allow section and find the address of the site in question
  • Select More Actions and pick Block

After Tecontrad.top removal, you should also not forget to check your device for potential adware infections. You can either rely on our manual guide below or delete unwanted programs and malware automatically with the help of a security application.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Getting rid of Tecontrad.top. Follow these steps

Uninstall from Windows

If you believe that Windows has potentially unwanted programs installed behind your back, proceed with the following instructions to delete them:

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

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.

Delete from macOS

macOS is particularly vulnerable to adware infections. To get rid of adware, you should proceed with the following steps:

Remove items from Applications folder:

  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

Remove 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 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

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the 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 Delete Advanced 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” -Verbose Advanced 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

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

To delete unwanted browser addons from Firefox, you should follow these steps:

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 unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla 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

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, 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. Reset Firefox 2

Remove from Google Chrome

Adware can often leave traces within Google Chrome after it is deleted. Use the following guide to clean it properly:

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 the unwanted program 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

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted 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. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension 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

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Tecontrad.top registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting viruses

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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