What is topgirlsdating[.]com?
Topgirlsdating[.]com is a rogue website designed to deliver questionable material and/or redirect visitors to other untrustworthy/malicious pages. There are countless sites of this type on the Web; wsoyourwi.fun, ourbestnews.com, revercecaptcha.com - are but a few examples.
Users seldom access such webpages intentionally. Most get redirected to them by intrusive advertisements or PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications) already installed onto their systems. This software does not require explicit user permission to infiltrate devices.
PUAs operate by causing redirects, running intrusive advert campaigns, and collecting browsing-related information.
The behavior of topgirlsdating[.]com depends on its visitors' geolocations. The webpage learns this data by checking users' IP (Internet Protocol) addresses. In other words, whether visitors are presented with dubious content and/or redirected elsewhere - depends on their geolocations.
Furthermore, rogue sites typically use deceptive tactics (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to trick users into enabling their browser notifications. This is true of the topgirlsdating[.]com site as well; it lures visitors into allowing its notifications with adult-themed clickbait.
Should the browser notifications be enabled, topgirlsdating[.]com will begin delivering intrusive advertisement campaigns. The delivered ads are more than just a nuisance, they also pose a threat to device and user safety.
Once clicked on, intrusive adverts redirect to various unreliable/dangerous websites, and some can execute scripts to stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
Potentially unwanted applications can have varied heinous functionalities, and these functions can be in different combinations. For example, these apps can force-open pages and/or run intrusive ad campaigns. What is more, most PUAs (regardless of other abilities) can track data.
They monitor browsing activity (visited URLs, viewed webpages, searched queries, etc.) and gather vulnerable information extracted from it (IP addresses, geolocations, and personally identifiable details). This sensitive data is then shared with and/or sold to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals).
To summarize, the presence of unwanted software can result in system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft. Therefore, 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 (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|Observed Domains||chat.topgirlsdating[.]com; chat3.topgirlsdating[.]com; milf.topgirlsdating[.]com; top.topgirlsdating[.]com; chat2.topgirlsdating[.]com; chat4.topgirlsdating[.]com; chat5.topgirlsdating[.]com; jtd.topgirlsdating[.]com; dm.topgirlsdating[.]com; en.topgirlsdating[.]com; el.topgirlsdating[.]com|
|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 rarely appear suspect, they tend to look legitimate and harmless. Users are enticed into download/installation and/or purchase with offers of various "handy" features. However, despite how good the advertised functions may sound - they are usually nonoperational.
Functionality and user safety are irrelevant as the only goal of unwanted software is to generate profit for the developers. Hence, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs can force-open untrustworthy and malicious websites, run intrusive advert campaigns, and gather private data.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs can be downloaded/installed alongside other programs. "Bundling" is the name of this deceptive marketing method - packing ordinary software with unwanted or malicious additions.
By rushing through download/installation processes (e.g., skipping steps and sections, using "Quick/Express" settings, etc.) - users risk unintentionally allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive adverts proliferate PUAs as well.
Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user consent. Some PUAs also have "official" promotional/download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to research software products before download/installation and/or purchase. Additionally, all downloads must be performed from official and verified sources.
Untrustworthy channels, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting (freeware) websites, P2P sharing networks (Torrent clients, eMule, Gnutella, etc.), and other third-party downloaders - commonly offer harmful and bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and opt-out from supplementary apps, tools, features, and other additions.
Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate and innocuous; however, they redirect to various questionable sites (e.g., adult-dating, gambling, pornography, etc.).
Should users encounter ads and/or redirects of this kind, they must check their devices and immediately remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected.
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 topgirlsdating[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is topgirlsdating.com 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.