Pushnotificationsite.com POP-UP Redirect

Also Known As: pushnotificationsite.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Pushnotificationsite.com redirect removal instructions

What is pushnotificationsite.com?

pushnotificationsite.com is one of many dubious websites that should be avoided. It is very similar to other rogue sites such as pushnotificationapp.com, digitalsmirror.com, and pushzonex.com. Note that pushnotificationsite.com displays dubious content or causes redirects to other untrustworthy websites. People do not generally visit this site intentionally - this is usually due to potentially unwanted apps (PUAs) installed on their systems, which force unwanted redirects. Users often download and install apps of this type inadvertently. When installed, PUAs deliver intrusive ads and gather browsing-related data.

pushnotificationsite.com pop-up redirects

People usually visit pushnotificationsite.com when installed PUAs open the site in a new browser window or new tab. Once opened, it displays dubious content or causes redirects to other dubious websites (usually about 2-3). The way pushnotificationsite.com operates depends on the visitor's geo-location. The opened websites might contain malicious content and lead to computer infections. Users who have PUAs installed are often forced to see intrusive advertisements (coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, and so on). These conceal underlying content of any visited websites. When clicked, they open deceptive or untrustworthy websites, or trigger execution of scripts designed to download and install unwanted applications. PUAs also operate as information tracking tools that collect data such as IP addresses, geo-locations, entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, and other details. Some record personal information. Developers share the data with third parties who misuse it to generate revenue. Thus, the presence of data-tracking apps might lead to various privacy issues or even identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name pushnotificationsite.com pop-up
Threat Type Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus.
Symptoms Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased internet browsing speed.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
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PUAs supposedly provide various features, tools and so on. Indeed, developers promote them as useful and legitimate apps, however, most PUAs do not deliver any value and cause only problems by opening untrustworthy websites, delivering advertisements, and collecting data. Developers simply use them to generate revenue and they provide regular users with no real value.

How did adware install on my computer?

Most users install unwanted apps when they click intrusive ads or when the "bundling" method is used. Bundling is a deceptive marketing method that developers use to trick people into downloading and installing unwanted applications together with regular software (usually a free or ad-supportive programs). They hide information regarding the bundling of PUAs in "Custom", "Advanced", "Manual", and other similar options of software download/installation set-ups. Note, however, that most unintentional downloads or installations happen only if users fail to check all settings.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Avoid downloading software through tools such as third party software downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule etc.), unofficial pages and other sources of this kind. Use only official websites and direct links. Check "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar sections during the software download or installation process. Dismiss offers to download or install additional software before completing the set-ups. Do not click intrusive ads even if they seem legitimate - they often redirect users to dubious (potentially malicious) websites such as pornography, adult dating, gambling, etc. If you experience redirects to untrustworthy/suspicious websites or ads appear on visited websites, check installed programs on your computer and extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins installed on the browser. Remove unwanted entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of pushnotificationsite.com website (GIF)

pushnotificationsite.com website appearance (GIF)

IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.

Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:

Google Chrome (PC):

  • Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
  • Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
  • Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)

Disable pop-up' notifications in Google Chrome web browser

Google Chrome (Android):

  • Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
  • Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Android Google Chrome web browser

Mozilla Firefox:

  • Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
  • Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
  • Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
  • In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"

Disable pop-up' notifications in Mozilla Firefox web browser

Internet Explorer:

  • Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
  • Select "Internet options"
  • Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
  • Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button

Disable pop-up' notifications in Internet Explorer web browser

Microsoft Edge:

  • Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
  • Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
  • Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
  • Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
  • Click the switch under each suspicious website

Disable pop-up' notifications in Microsoft Edge web browser

Safari (Mac):

  • Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
  • Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
  • Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each

Disable pop-up' notifications in Safari web browser

Examples of intrusive advertisements pushed through web browser notifications:

Intrusive advertisements pushed through web browser notifications (sample 1) Intrusive advertisements pushed through web browser notifications (sample 2) Intrusive advertisements pushed through web browser notifications (sample 3) Intrusive advertisements pushed through web browser notifications (sample 4)

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

pushnotificationsite.com adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes pushnotificationsite.com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing pushnotificationsite.com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing pushnotificationsite.com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the pushnotificationsite.com pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.

Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing pushnotificationsite.com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.

Removing pushnotificationsite.com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the pushnotificationsite.com pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing pushnotificationsite.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.

Removing pushnotificationsite.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with pushnotificationsite.com pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the pushnotificationsite.com pop-up, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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