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What is ads? is a fake site created by crooks that generate revenue from pop-ups adsPop-up ads can contain links leading to dangerous websites has been designed to look like a captcha human verification process. Instead of providing actual content, users are asked to enable push notifications before being granted access. Aside from the misleading message and image, the site provides no useful information or features.

These shady individuals have little regard for user privacy or security and may use rogue advertising networks to display ads that direct users to dangerous websites. As a result, unsuspecting users may end up on websites that attempt to trick them into disclosing personal information, downloading potentially unwanted programs (PUPs),[1] and even malware.

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; bundled software
DANGERS Links embedded in the pop-ups can lead to dangerous websites where people might get tricked into providing their personal information or downloading PUPs and malware
ELIMINATION To disable push notifications go to your browser settings
FURTHER STEPS Use FortectIntego to clear your browsers and fix performance issues

Push notification spam distribution

Pages like are rarely found in search results. They are usually found on questionable websites with misleading advertisements and redirects. When opens in a new tab, users frequently fail to recognize that it is a completely different site from the one they were previously on.

Visitors to the site are prompted to click the “Allow” button in order to confirm they are human. This deceptive design looks like a legitimate captcha verification process, easily fooling average users who are unfamiliar with legitimate captcha procedures. However, the actual verification does not take place on the page. Instead, a browser pop-up appears asking for permission to send push notifications.

It is critical not to rush while browsing the internet and to read everything thoroughly before clicking, as push notifications are frequently enabled when users fail to read the fine print. With one exception, push notifications operate on a subscription model, which means that only users can activate them.

If adware[2] is present on the device, these pages can appear without any user intervention. Adware is a term that refers to potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) that can generate commercial content in the background without the user's knowledge. Such applications typically infiltrate systems via platforms that distribute freeware.

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Block push notifications

Because push notifications are based on a subscription model, users need to disable them manually, the same way they allowed them. If you do not know how, here are the instructions for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, MS Edge:

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.
  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

Browser cookies

Websites that present intrusive cookie[3] acceptance prompts that obstruct the view have become commonplace. This frequently leads to frustration, prompting many people to quickly click “Accept” in order to proceed. Unfortunately, if you have encountered spammy pop-ups without realizing it, there is a good chance you were browsing through questionable websites that are still tracking various aspects of your online activity, such as the websites you visit, links you click on, search queries, and even your purchase history.

After successfully disabling push notifications, we recommend using a repair tool like FortectIntego. This powerful tool can automatically remove cookies and clear the cache from your web browsers, free up storage space, repair corrupted files and system errors, and improve the performance of your device. By using such a tool, you can take proactive steps to protect your privacy while also improving the functionality of your device.

Scan your system for adware

On rare occasions, users may unknowingly become victims of adware infections, which operate in the background without their knowledge. Given the difficulty in identifying the specific application responsible for such annoying behavior, we strongly advise our readers to scan their PCs with professional security tools such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

These anti-malware tools are capable of detecting suspicious programs in the background and completely removing them, as well as any associated files. To prevent the installation of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), we advise following these guidelines:

  • Always opt for “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods.
  • Carefully read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
  • Review the file list and deselect any checkboxes next to file names that appear out of place.

For manual instructions on removing PUPs from Windows and Mac machines, please refer to the guides provided below.

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.


  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

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.

If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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