What is check-you-robot[.]site?
Virtually identical to mediamodern.biz, bestdealfor21.life, routemob.com and thousands of others, check-you-robot[.]site is a rogue website. Visitors to the site are presented with dubious material and/or redirected to various other untrusted/malicious web pages.
Few users access check-you-robot[.]site or similar sites intentionally - most are redirected to them by intrusive ads or Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs). This software does not need express user permission to infiltrate systems. PUAs cause redirects, deliver intrusive ad campaigns and gather information relating to browsing.
check-you-robot[.]site first checks visitors' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to learn their geolocations, which is crucial in determining this website's behavior. I.e., whether users are redirected elsewhere and/or are presented with dubious content depends on their geolocations.
Additionally, check-you-robot[.]site uses browser notifications, the consent option to which is presented as a CAPTCHA verification ("Click Allow if you are not a robot"). If the notifications are enabled, check-you-robot[.]site starts delivering intrusive advertisement campaigns.
When clicked, the ads redirect to various untrusted/rogue, sale-oriented, compromised, deceptive/scam and malicious websites. Furthermore, some intrusive ads can be triggered (when clicked) to execute scripts designed to download/install rogue software without users' permission.
These unwanted apps can force-open dubious sites and/or run intrusive ad campaigns. Furthermore, most PUAs have data tracking capabilities. They can record users' browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and gather personal information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details).
In summary, the presence of unwanted apps on devices can result in financial loss, serious privacy issues and even identity theft. To ensure device integrity and user safety, you are strongly advised to eliminate all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins without delay.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|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)||
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Potentially unwanted applications rarely seem suspect, and often appear normal and harmless. They offer a broad range of "useful" functionalities, however, these features are seldom operational.
The only purpose of PUAs is to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than delivering any real value, they force-open untrusted and malicious sites, run intrusive ad campaigns and collect private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed via the download/installation set-ups of other software. This deceptive marketing tactic of pre-packing regular products with unwanted or malicious additions is termed "bundling".
Rushing download/installation processes (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps, using pre-set options, etc.) increases the risk of unintentionally allowing dubious and/or bundled content into the system. Certain PUAs have "official" promotional sites, from which they can be downloaded.
Intrusive ads proliferate these apps into systems as well. When 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 prior to download/installation. All downloads must be done from official and verified sources. Untrusted download channels such as unofficial and free file-hosting websites, P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, eMule, Gnutella, etc.) and other third party downloaders commonly offer deceptive and/or bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is important to read the terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of supplementary apps, tools, functions, and so on. Intrusive ads may seem legitimate and innocuous, however they can redirect to dubious web pages (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating and others).
If you encounter these advertisements/redirects, check the system and remove all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
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- What is check-you-robot.site 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.