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How to remove unwanted apps that open pectionexa.top and similar sites

Also Known As: Ads by pectionexa.top
Damage level: Medium

What is pectionexa[.]top?

pectionexa[.]top is one of many websites that users often visit unintentionally. These web pages are promoted by various potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). Note that PUAs also serve ads and gather data. They are classified as PUAs because, in most cases, users download and install them inadvertently.

Some examples of other sites that are similar to pectionexa[.]top include mylot[.]com, ahacdn[.]me and rex-news[.]org.

pectionexa[.]top pop-up redirects

Generally, when a website such as pectionexa[.]top is visited, it loads dubious content or opens other untrusted sites. What pectionexa[.]top does once it is visited depends on visitors' geolocations. Like most websites of this type, pectionexa[.]top asks permission to show notifications.

These untrusted websites should never be given permission to show notifications - the notifications contain deceptive ads, links to other dubious pages, etc. As mentioned, PUAs can feed users with ads (e.g., coupons, banners, pop-ups, surveys, and other types).

These rogue ads often promote untrusted websites, execute certain scripts, and can cause unwanted downloads and installations. PUAs can monitor and record data such as IP addresses, geolocations, entered search queries, addresses of visited websites, and even private, sensitive information.

Furthermore, the collected data might be sold to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) or misused to generate revenue in other ways. In such cases, users can encounter issues relating to online privacy, browsing safety, or they might even become victims of identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by pectionexa.top
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.
Detection Names ESET (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal).
Serving IP Address 54.144.3.29
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.
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People who have PUAs installed on browsers and/or operating systems are forced to visit dubious pages and/or see various advertisements. PUAs do not improve the browsing experience or include any useful features. On the contrary, they can cause serious issues. If an app of this type is already installed on the browser and/or computer, remove it immediately.

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 download files and programs from official websites and via direct download links.

Other tools and sources such as third party downloaders and installers, unofficial pages, and Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., eMule, torrent clients) should not be used to download or install software. Check all "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings (or available checkboxes) for offers to download and/or install unwanted apps.

Do not click ads on dubious websites, since they can be designed to open bogus web pages or cause unwanted downloads and installations. Remove any unwanted, suspicious extensions, plug-ins and add-ons installed on the browser, and software of this kind from the operating system.

If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Notifications by pectionexa[.]top:

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Appearance of pectionexa[.]top website (GIF):

pectionexa[.]top website appearance (GIF)

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Quick menu:

Disable unwanted browser notifications:

Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:

Google Chrome logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 2)

Android logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 2)

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 2)

Microsoft Edge logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 2)

Safari logoRemove 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.

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 1)

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)

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 2)

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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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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