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How to stop browsers from opening lcutterlyba.top and similar sites

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

What is lcutterlyba[.]top?

lcutterlyba[.]top and other pages of this kind are promoted through deceptive advertisements, rogue web pages, various unwanted apps, and so on. Users do not often visit them intentionally. Note that lcutterlyba[.]top and similar sites contain dubious content and promote other bogus websites.

More examples of other, similar sites are goodmode[.]biz, zvideo-live[.]com, and fypretailo[.]top. If a browser opens these web pages automatically, there is a high probability that potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are installed on it.

lcutterlyba[.]top pop-up redirects

Usually, websites such as lcutterlyba[.]top are designed for two purposes: to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications by loading deceptive content, and to promote untrusted websites (possibly download pages for browser hijackers, adware, various scam pages, and so on).

Whether lcutterlyba[.]top loads dubious content or opens (about two, three) dubious page depends on the geolocation of its visitors. Like most other websites of this type, to trick users into allowing it to show notifications, lcutterlyba[.]top uses a 'clickbait' technique: it displays a deceptive message stating that users must click the "Allow" button to confirm that they are not robots. Typically, once pages such as this one get permission to show notifications, they begin to show notifications that contain links to potentially malicious sites, dubious advertisements, etc. Therefore, lcutterlyba[.]top and other deceptive websites should never be allowed to show notifications.

lcutterlyba[.]top might be opened by a browser due to an installed PUA - this must be uninstalled from the browser and/or operating system to prevent this situation.

PUAs also generate coupons, banners, surveys, pop-ups, etc. If clicked, these ads can open various untrusted websites or cause download/installation of other unwanted, potentially malicious applications.

Most PUAs collect browsing data. For example, IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, geolocations, and other browsing details. Sometimes they are capable of accessing private, sensitive details, which the developers might sell to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals), or they could use other methods to generate revenue from the data.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by lcutterlyba.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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In summary, it is not safe to visit websites such as lcutterlyba[.]top or have potentially unwanted apps installed on browsers or computers. Note that PUAs can diminish the browsing experience by concealing underlying content of visited websites with various ads, reduce computer performance, prompt users to make online payments for bogus software (or other products), and so on. They are classified as PUAs because of the dubious techniques that developers use to distribute them.

How did adware install on my computer?

Users sometimes inadvertently download and install unwanted apps via deceptive advertisements - they click ads that cause unwanted download/installations by executing certain scripts.

Unwanted downloads and installations also occur during download/installation of other programs. I.e., when PUAs are included into the set-ups as 'extra offers'. This PUA distribution method of PUAs is called "bundling".

Typically, offers to download and install these additional apps can be declined via "Custom", "Advanced" or other settings, or by unticking certain checkboxes within the set-ups. When users download and install programs without making these checks and changes, they often allow PUAs to infiltrate.

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.

Regularly scan your computer with reputable antivirus or anti-spyware software and keep this software up to date.

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 lcutterlyba[.]top website (GIF):

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Notifications by lcutterlyba[.]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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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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