Stop redirects to and from exclusivenotifications.com website

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

Exclusivenotifications[.]com redirect removal instructions

What is exclusivenotifications[.]com?

exclusivenotifications[.]com is yet another rogue website that shares it is virtually identical to likemyculture.infodingboronhartal.profree-coupons.network, and dozens of other rogue sites. The purpose of this site is to feed users with unreliable content and to redirect them to other questionable sites. Research results show that users visit exclusivenotifications[.]com inadvertently - they are redirected by already present potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) or either intrusive ads encountered in other rogue sites. PUAs typically infiltrate computers without asking for a permission and, aside from causing redirects, these apps also deliver various advertisements and record data relating to user's web browsing activity.

exclusivenotifications[.]com pop-up redirects

Potentially unwanted applications are designed to force-open new browsing tabs/windows and to redirect users to exclusivenotifications[.]com. Once visited, this site immediately determines visitor's geolocation by checking the IP address. exclusivenotifications[.]com does this to decide whether user should be redirected further or presented with certain unreliable content (or both). The problem is that users may encounter content that is malicious (presented by exclusivenotifications[.]com or any other site). Therefore, redirects to/from exclusivenotifications[.]com might eventually lead to a variety of system infections. Now intrusive ads are also known to redirect users to questionable sites. Some of them even run scripts that download/install unwanted applications. Therefore, clicking is risky and may result in various system infections as well. It is worth noting that intrusive ads are delivered using various tools that enable placement of third party graphical content. For this reason, ads often overlay visited websites' content, thereby significantly diminishing web browsing experience. As mentioned above, potentially unwanted applications are notorious for data tracking. They typically record information like IP addresses, website URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, and other similar information about user's web browsing activity. Collected data usually includes personal details, which is why users should know that developers share it with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). These persons generate revenue by misusing received data in malicious ways. Such behavior might eventually lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. We highly recommend to uninstall all potentially unwanted applications as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name exclusivenotifications.com pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 50.63.202.36
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, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

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Internet is full of potentially unwanted applications, all of which share many similarities in-between. Almost all of these applications attempt to create the impression of legitimacy and trick users into installation by offering a huge variety of "useful features". Yet only a small percentage of these applications actually provide promised functions. Most of them do nothing but deliver advertisements, gather information, and display intrusive advertisements.

How did adware install on my computer?

Potentially unwanted applications usually infiltrate computers without a permission. That's because most of them are proliferated using the aforementioned intrusive advertisements, as well as a deceptive marketing method called "bundling", which is essentially an undercover installation of third party applications alongside with regular software. Developers know that users often recklessly rush these procedures and skip most of the steps. For this reason, all "bundled" applications are concealed behind various sections (such as "Custom" or "Advanced" settings) of these procedures. By recklessly clicking on various advertisements, as well as rushing and skipping steps users merely expose the system to the risk of various infections and put their very own privacy into threat. Such behavior often leads to inadvertent installations of third party applications.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Paying close attention during the download/installation processes, as well as when browsing the Internet in general is a must when it comes to prevention of PUAs' infiltration. It is very important to analyze each window of download/installation dialogs using either "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. While doing so, opt-out additionally included programs and decline all offers to download/install such. We recommend to avoid using third party downloaders/installers, due to the fact that developers often monetize them by promoting ("bundling") PUAs. Instead, you should download programs only from official sources, preferably using direct download links. It is also noteworthy that developers invest a lot of resources into intrusive ads' design, thereby making them look completely appropriate. Luckily, ads reveal themselves by redirecting to unreliable websites (gambling, pornography, adult dating, and similar). If you encounter such ads/redirects on daily basis then you should remove all suspicious applications, as well as browser plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of exclusivenotifications[.]com website (GIF):

exclusivenotifications[.]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

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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.

exclusivenotifications[.]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 exclusivenotifications[.]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 exclusivenotifications[.]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 exclusivenotifications[.]com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the exclusivenotifications.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 exclusivenotifications[.]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 exclusivenotifications[.]com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the exclusivenotifications.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 exclusivenotifications[.]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 exclusivenotifications[.]com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with exclusivenotifications.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 logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset 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 virus and spyware activity level today:

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

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