TotalTopFeed pop-up (virus) - spam

TotalTopFeed pop-up Removal Guide

What is TotalTopFeed pop-up? displays fake messages to trick users

TotalTopFeed.comUsers stumble upon a fake website asking to press the "Allow" button

A shady website called TotalTopFeed is using deceptive tactics to make people subscribe to its push notifications. After giving permission, users get spammed with pop-up ads, banners, and other commercial content. This is an annoying occurrence because usually, people do not understand what is causing this problem.

Upon stumbling on this site, it asks you to press the “Allow” button to be able to watch a video, confirm your age, close a window or download some other content. But these messages are fake. Their only purpose is to get you to allow the website to send you push notifications.

After this, you might experience an increasing amount of pop-up ads appearing on your screen on various topics. This is because TotalTopFeed does not check the legitimacy of websites it advertises, so you receive random promotions. Some of these pop-ups can have links leading to other dubious web pages and create even more problems.

If you are not careful, you can come to different fake websites that ask for your personal information in exchange for something that you find highly valuable. This could be some kind of software, service, or survey.

TYPE Adware, push notification spam
ISSUES Redirects to bogus sites, pop-ups, and advertisements fill up the screen resulting in push notification spam
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites get permission to perform tasks in browsers by users themselves or by potentially unwanted applications
ELIMINATION Manually removing unwanted notifications is an easy process if you follow our guide
RECOVERY It would be best if you scanned your machine using FortectIntego that can find and fix problems related to performance

What is more concerning is that these pop-up ads appear on your screen even when the browser is closed, making them extremely intrusive, so clueless users might not understand that the problem is hiding in their search engine.

Internet surfers rarely come to websites like on their own. Most commonly, they get redirected from other bogus sites[1] that they were on before or because a potentially unwanted program (PUP) is operating in their system.

Redirects are used by developers to make navigating their websites easy for users, so this feature was quickly discovered by scammers to be an easy way to make some money and exploit others. Fake web page creators earn income with the help of pay-per-click or pay-per-view advertising[2].

TotalTopFeed pop upA site causing annoying pop-up advertisement spam Do not be fooled by advertisements that use clickbait

If the message that popped up on your screen seems too good to be true, for example, “you have won a vacation on a cruise ship” it probably is. Do not be lead by emotions and think with your head. Scammers use various social engineering strategies to get your attention. To distinguish fake pop-ups from real ones, you should focus on these things:

  • Check if the grammar and spelling is correct
  • Look at the imaging and decide if it looks professional
  • Think about what is the theme of the ad. Avoid announcements that tell you that you have been infected with a virus or that your private information is at risk. Do not install any software suggested by these sites.

You can easily remove from your browser manually by going to your settings.

Remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Locate 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

Remove unwanted notifications from 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.
  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

PUPs are the secret behind many inconveniences

Most often, potentially unwanted programs infiltrate your device when you download “free” or “cracked” versions of programs from third-party websites. Without paying attention during the installation process along with the application they wanted in the first place, users install unneeded software.

They come hiding as a package, so it is easy to overlook them. It is important not to rush through the installation and not skip all the steps. Always choose the “Advanced ” or “Custom” method when downloading something from non-official websites. Read through the License Agreement and Privacy Policy to find out how your data will be used. Inspect the files that are included. If you see some completely unrelated apps, make sure to uncheck the boxes next to them.

PUAs come disguised as handy tools that are going to provide a lot of value for the user. In reality, the promoted functions are rarely operational. Instead, it works in the background collecting information about your browsing behavior and other data that they sell to whoever they want.

Security measures you can implement to protect yourself from intruders

Everyone wants a smooth and easy-going experience while browsing the internet. To avoid these hiccups in the future, there are habits you can adopt. First of all, do not click on random links and sites without ensuring they are safe first. If you have already done so, do not interact with the shady site and exit it.

Secondly, it is crucial to keep your browsers updated[3] to the latest version, as developers often release patches for vulnerabilities found by hackers. Also, clean your search engines' cookies and cache to delete information websites have gathered about you.

Try mainly using official vendors when downloading anything onto your PC or mobile device. This reduces the risk of unwanted guests entering your system. Bundled software is sneaky if you are not attentive while completing important tasks like installing apps, video games, editing tools on your machine.

Get a trusted professional security tool and frequently perform scans that can detect malicious programs with a click of a button. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are great choices for these purposes.

Remove unwanted notifications from Safari:

  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

Remove unwanted notifications from 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
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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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