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How to remove apps that promote odrivicdriv.top and similar URLs

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

What is odrivicdriv[.]top?

Generally, users do not visit websites such as odrivicdriv[.]top intentionally - they arrive at them after clicking deceptive advertisements, visiting dubious web pages or when they have potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) installed on their browsers and/or operating systems.

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odrivicdriv[.]top pop-up redirects

When visited, sites such as odrivicdriv[.]top display dubious content or open other untrusted web pages (about two or three ). Therefore, neither odrivicdriv[.]top nor websites that it opens can be trusted. Note that odrivicdriv[.]top attempts to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button, which then allows the website to show notifications.

Like most pages of this type, odrivicdriv[.]top uses a 'clickbait' technique to trick visitors into this action - it suggests that visitors must click the button to continue browsing/loading the web page. Websites such as odrivicdriv[.]top should never be given permission to show notifications, since the notifications contain links to dubious sites, deceptive ads, etc.

Some examples of notifications that odrivicdriv[.]top display are provided below. These bogus web pages are often opened by browsers with PUAs installed on them. Commonly, apps of this type serve advertisements (e.g., coupons, banners, surveys, etc.) that open untrusted websites.

In some cases, they can cause unwanted downloads and installations by executing certain scripts. PUAs also gather data. For example, IP addresses, addresses of visited websites, entered search queries, geolocations, other browsing data and even private, sensitive information.

The information could be misused to generate revenue by selling it to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) or in other ways. Therefore, users might experience problems relating to online privacy and browsing safety, or even become victims of identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by odrivicdriv.top
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads.
Detection Names ESET (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal).
Serving IP Address 52.206.71.220
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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odrivicdriv[.]top and similar sites are promoted by PUAs designed to gather data and serve advertisements. Most PUAs do not improve the browsing experience or include any useful features. They are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. They are classified as PUAs because users 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

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.

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

odrivicdriv[.]top website appearance (GIF)

Notifications by odrivicdriv[.]top:

odrivicdriv.top notification

odrivicdriv.top notification

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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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