What is pushwelcome[.]com?
pushwelcome[.]com is a rogue website sharing many similarities with nomadnews.club, thediseasetracker.com, biz-4u.com and countless others. Visitors to these web pages are presented with dubious content and/or are redirected to other untrusted or malicious sites.
Users rarely access pushwelcome[.]com or similar sites intentionally - most are redirected to them by intrusive ads or Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) already infiltrated into systems. PUAs cause redirects, run intrusive advertisement campaigns and collect browsing-related data.
When accessed, pushwelcome[.]com first checks visitors' IP addresses to learn their geolocations. This information determines the further behavior of the web page: whether users are redirected elsewhere and/or are presented with dubious material.
Furthermore, pushwelcome[.]com attempts to trick visitors into enabling browser notifications by suggesting that they must be allowed for the website to be accessed. If notifications are enabled, pushwelcome[.]com starts running intrusive ad campaigns.
When clicked, the resultant ads redirect to various sale-oriented, untrusted/rogue, deceptive/scam, compromised and malicious sites. Some intrusive advertisements can be triggered (when clicked) to execute scripts designed to download/install rogue software (e.g. PUAs) without users' permission.
These unwanted applications can force-open similarly harmful pages and deliver intrusive ad campaigns. Most PUAs, regardless of their other capabilities/functions, can track data. They can monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and gather personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and other details).
The collected data typically contains personally identifiable information. Furthermore, PUA developers often monetize this information by sharing it with and/or selling it to third parties, seeking to misuse it for profit. In summary, PUAs can lead to system infections, financial loss, serious privacy issues and even identity theft.
To ensure device integrity and user safety, remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
PUAs may seem legitimate normal and useful, and often tempt users into download/installation with a wide variety of "useful" and functionalities, however, these features rarely work as promised and, in most cases, do not work at all. The only purpose of these applications is to generate revenue for the developers.
Rather than delivering any real value, PUAs force-open untrusted and malicious web pages, run intrusive advertisement campaigns and gather private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed via the download/installation set-ups of other products. "Bundling" is the name of this deceptive marketing technique, by which normal software is pre-packed with unwanted or malicious additions.
While it is often possible to opt-out of them, rushing through download/installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, etc.) increases the risk of unintentionally allowing dubious or bundled content into the system. Some PUAs have "official" promotional sites from which they can be downloaded. Intrusive ads also proliferate these applications.
Once clicked, they can execute scripts to stealthily download/install PUAs.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
You are advised to research all software before download/installation. Use only official and verified download sources. Untrusted channels such as unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks and other third party downloaders commonly offer deceptive and bundled content.
Therefore, they should be avoided. When downloading/installing, read the terms, study all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of additional apps, tools, features and so on. Browsing must be approached with caution.
Intrusive advertisements may seem legitimate, however, they can redirect to dubious web pages (e.g. pornography, adult-dating, gambling, etc.). If you encounter these ads/redirects, inspect the system and immediately eliminate all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins.
If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of pushwelcome[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is pushwelcome.com pop-up?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome:
Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". In the opened window select "Privacy and security", then click on "Site Settings" and choose "Notifications".
In the "Allowed to send notifications" list search for websites that you want to stop receiving notifications from. Click on the three dots icon near the website URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android):
Tap the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings". Scroll down, tap on "Site settings" and then "Notifications".
In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and tap on them one-by-one. Once the pop-up shows up, select either "Block" or "Remove" (if you tap "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen. Select "Settings" 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 and block them using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove Website" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove Website" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge:
Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window and select "Settings". Click on "Cookies and site permissions" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen and select "Notifications".
Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL under "Allow" section and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again).
Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS):
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 using the drop-down menu or either remove them by clicking "Remove" at the bottom of the window (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
How to avoid browser notification spam?
Internet users should be very skeptical when being asked to allow notifications. While this is a useful feature that allows you to receive timely news from websites you like, deceptive marketers frequently abuse it.
Only allow notifications from websites that you fully trust. For added security - use an anti-malware application with a real-time web browsing monitor to block shady websites that tries to trick you into allowing spam notifications. We recommend using Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows.