Stop redirects to and from bargaret.work
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is bargaret[.]work website?
Similar to jrg-news1.club, nnouncils.space, robotornotcheckonline.icu, the-best-push-news.com and countless others, bargaret[.]work is a rogue web page. This site presents visitors with dubious content and/or redirects them to other untrusted or possibly malicious websites.
Typically, these pages are entered via redirects caused by intrusive advertisements or by Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs) already infiltrated into the system. These apps do not need user consent to be installed onto devices. PUAs operate by causing redirects, running intrusive ad campaigns and collecting browsing-related content.
How bargaret[.]work operates is determined by visitors' geolocations. The website learns this information by checking their IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. Therefore, whether visitors are redirected elsewhere and/or are presented with dubious content depends on their geolocations.
Rogue web pages often use deceptive techniques to trick users into enabling their browser notifications, and bargaret[.]work is no exception to this. It implies to that to continue with their downloads, visitors must enable the notifications (or the site claims something to this effect).
Should the notifications be allowed, bargaret[.]work starts running intrusive advertisement campaigns. The delivered ads are more than just a nuisance, they are also dangerous. When clicked, intrusive ads can redirect to various untrusted/malicious sites and some can even stealthily download/install software (e.g. PUAs).
These unwanted applications can have different, dangerous capabilities and these features can be in varied combinations. For example, they can force-open harmful web pages and deliver intrusive ad campaigns. Furthermore, most PUAs have data-tracking functionality.
They can record browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and gather sensitive information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). The collected data usually contains personally identifiable information.
Furthermore, PUA developers monetize this information by sharing it with and/or selling it to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). To summarize, the presence of unwanted software on devices can result in system infections, serious privacy issues, financial loss and even identity theft.
Therefore, you are strongly advised to 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||126.96.36.199|
|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 typically seem legitimate and harmful, and users are enticed into download/installation and/or purchase with offers of various "useful" functionality, however, the advertised features are rarely operational. The sole purpose of these unwanted apps is to generate revenue for the developers.
Regular users receive no real value and can instead experience serious problems. PUAs cause redirects, deliver intrusive ad campaigns and collect private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
Browser hijackers, adware-type apps, and other types of PUAs are commonly distributed by integrating them into the download and/or installation set-ups of other programs, so that a proportion of users inadvertently download and install them together with their chosen software.
This distribution method is known as "bundling". Offers to download and install additionally-included apps usually appear in "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings of the set-ups (where they can usually be declined). Many users fail to check and change these settings, thereby granting permission for PUAs to be downloaded and installed by default.
In addition, unwanted downloads and installations are sometimes caused by clicking deceptive advertisements capable of executing certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
You are advised to research all software before download/installation. Use only official and verified download channels. Unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule), and other third party downloaders commonly offer harmful and bundled content, and are therefore untrusted and should be avoided.
When downloading/installing, read the terms, study all possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out of additional apps, tools, features, and so on. Intrusive advertisements typically seem legitimate, however, they can redirect to dubious and malicious sites (e.g. gambling, pornography, adult-dating, and many others).
If you encounter ads or redirects of this kind, inspect the system and remove all dubious 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.
Screenshots of advertisements delivered by the bargaret[.]work website:
Appearance of bargaret[.]work website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is bargaret.work 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.
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