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How to remove apps that promote lumnyalcolm.top and similar web pages

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

What is lumnyalcolm[.]top?

Typically, browsers open pages such as lumnyalcolm[.]top when potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are installed on browsers, or when users visit untrusted web pages or click dubious ads. In any case, people do not often visit pages such as lumnyalcolm[.]top intentionally.

Some examples of other sites similar to lumnyalcolm[.]top are 1000-eur[.]cash, special-breaking[.]news, and bigkick[.]biz.

lumnyalcolm[.]top pop-up redirects

Usually, when a website such as lumnyalcolm[.]top is visited, it loads dubious content or opens other (about two, three) dubious websites. These actions depend on visitors' geolocations. Like many other pages of this type lumnyalcolm[.]top employs 'clickbait' techniques to deceive visitors into giving it permission to show its notifications.

It suggests that a file is ready to be dowloaded and that visitors can download it by clicking the "Allow" button. When users click this button, they allow the opened page to show its notifications. Do not allow these notifications because they can contain deceptive ads, links to untrusted sites, etc.

Examples of notification that lumnyalcolm[.]top show are provided below. As mentioned, pages such as lumnyalcolm[.]top are promoted by potentially unwanted apps. These apps can serve coupons, surveys, banners, pop-ups and other types of advertisements.

When clicked, the ads open untrusted pages or even cause unwanted downloads/installations by executing certain scripts. PUAs also collect data, often targeting browsing details such as IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, and so on.

PUAs also collect sensitive, confidential details. The details are sold to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) or misused to generate revenue other ways. In such cases, users are at risk of having issues relating to online privacy and browsing safety, and even becoming victims of identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by lumnyalcolm.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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To summarize, PUAs promote web pages such as lumnyalcolm[.]top, serve ads, and collect data. These apps are advertised as legitimate and useful, however, most are useless and can cause serious problems. Therefore, PUAs should never be downloaded or installed. In most cases, people download and install them inadvertently.

How did adware install on my computer?

Unwanted downloads and installations often occur when developers distribute PUAs by integrating them into the download/installation setups of other programs as "extra offers". This distribution method is known as "bundling". The offers can be declined in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings of the setups (or by unticking certain checkboxes).

Many users fail to check and change these settings (or untick the checkboxes), thereby allowing PUAs to infiltrate together with the desired software. PUAs are also downloaded and installed by clicking deceptive advertisements (usually on untrusted sites) that execute certain scripts.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications

Download software and files from official websites and via direct links. It is not safe to use torrent clients, eMule (or other Peer-to-Peer networks), third party downloaders, unofficial websites or other sources of this kind. Avoid third party installers. Check "Advanced", "Custom" and other settings, and decline offers to download or install unwanted software.

Do not click ads that are displayed on dubious websites, since they can open other untrusted websites or even cause unwanted downloads and installations. Remove any unwanted, suspicious applications (extensions, add-ons, and plug-ins) that are installed on the browser.

The same should be applied to programs of this kind that are installed on 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.

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

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Notifications by lumnyalcolm[.]top:

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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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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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