What is thedailyrobotcheck[.]site?
thedailyrobotcheck[.]site is a rogue website, which shares many similarities with bestletherservice.me, wholefreshposts.com, pushails.com, and thousands of others. Visitors to this page are presented with dubious content and/or are redirected to other bogus/malicious sites.
Most users access web pages of this kind unintentionally - they are redirected to them by intrusive ads or installed Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUAs). This software does not require explicit user consent to infiltrate devices. PUAs cause redirects, deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns, and gather browsing-related information.
Once accessed, thedailyrobotcheck[.]site checks visitors' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses to learn their geolocations. This data determines the site's further course of action. I.e., whether visitors are redirected elsewhere and/or presented with dubious material depends on their geolocations. This behavior is typical of rogue websites.
Furthermore, most pages of this type use deceptive tactics to trick visitors into enabling their browser notifications. Thedailyrobotcheck[.]site is no exception. The consent option to its notifications is disguised as CAPTCHA verification: "Press 'Allow' to verify, that you are not [a] robot". Should the browser notifications be enabled, the web pages start running intrusive ad campaigns.
The delivered advertisements are more than just a nuisance, they also pose a threat to device/user safety. These ads promote misleading, untrusted, deceptive/scam, and malicious sites. Some intrusive ads can be triggered (when clicked) to execute scripts to download/install software (e.g., PUAs) without users' permission.
PUAs can have different dangerous functionality, and these functions can be in varied combinations. For example, these applications can force-open web pages and run intrusive advertisement campaigns. Most PUAs (regardless of other capabilities) can track data. They monitor browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect sensitive information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations, and even personally identifiable details). The gathered data is then shared with and/or sold to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals).
In summary, the presence of unwanted software on devices can result in system infections, financial loss, serious privacy issues, and even identity theft. To protect device integrity and user privacy, it is crucial to eliminate all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Fortinet (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|Observed Domains||2.thedailyrobotcheck[.]site; 0.thedailyrobotcheck[.]site; 4.thedailyrobotcheck[.]site; 5.thedailyrobotcheck[.]site; 3.thedailyrobotcheck[.]site; 1.thedailyrobotcheck[.]site|
|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)||
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PUAs may seem legitimate and harmless. They entice users into download/installation and purchase with a broad range of "useful" features, however, the advertised functionality is rarely operational. The sole purpose of this unwanted software is to generate revenue for the developers. PUAs operate by causing redirects, delivering intrusive ad campaigns, and collecting private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are often downloaded/installed together with other products. This deceptive marketing technique of pre-packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions is called "bundling".
By rushing through download/installation of software (e.g. ignoring terms, skipping steps and sections, using "Quick/Express" settings, etc.) many users risk unintentionally allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well. When clicked, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without users' permission.
Some PUAs have "official" download web pages from which they can be downloaded.
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.
Installed programs must be activated and updated with tools or implemented functions that are provided by the official developers. No other third party, unofficial tools should be used.
Note that it is illegal to activate licensed software with ‘cracking’ tools. Files and programs should be downloaded from official websites and via direct download links. Avoid third party installers and the tools/sources mentioned above.
Do not open website links or files in irrelevant emails that are received from unknown, suspicious addresses. These bogus emails are often disguised as official and important. Regularly, scan your computer with reputable, up-to-date antivirus or anti-spyware software.
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 thedailyrobotcheck[.]site website (GIF):
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- What is thedailyrobotcheck.site 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.