What are the flymedia sites?
Flymedia is a group of untrustworthy websites designed to present visitors with questionable content and/or redirect them to unreliable/malicious sites. The Internet is full of webpages of this type; liveredby.online, wcoulditbe.club, and eyourcom.fun - are just a few examples.
Users typically access such websites unintentionally. Most get redirected to them by intrusive ads or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
These apps do not require explicit user consent to infiltrate systems. PUAs operate by causing redirects, running intrusive advertisement campaigns, and collecting browsing-related information.
When a flymedia site is accessed, it checks the visitor's IP (Internet Protocol) address - to learn their geolocation. This data determines the page's further course of action.
In other words, whether visitors get redirected elsewhere and/or are presented with dubious material - depends on their geolocations. Additionally, such rogue websites usually use deceptive tactics (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to trick users into enabling their browser notifications.
This is true of the flymedia sites as well. Should their notifications be allowed - the webpages will begin running intrusive advert campaigns. The delivered ads are not only annoying, but they are also harmful. Once clicked on, intrusive advertisements redirect to untrustworthy/malicious pages, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
Potentially unwanted applications can have varied functionalities, and these heinous functions can be in different combinations. For example, these apps can force-open dangerous websites and/or run intrusive advertisement campaigns.
Furthermore, most PUAs can track data. Information of interest includes: URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, IP addresses/ geolocations, personally identifiable details, etc. PUA developers monetize the collected data by sharing it with and/or selling it to third-parties (potentially, cyber criminals).
In summary, the presence of unwanted software on devices - can lead to system infections, financial losses, severe privacy issues, and even identity theft. To ensure device integrity and user safety, all suspect applications and browser extensions/plug-ins must be removed immediately upon detection.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Related Domains||flymedia[.]online; flymedia[.]cam; flymedia[.]uno; flymedia[.]club; flymedia[.]fun|
|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 usually appear legitimate and innocuous. This software typically offers a wide variety of "handy" features. However, these functionalities rarely work as promised, and in most cases - they are utterly nonoperational.
Functionality and user privacy are irrelevant, as the only goal of unwanted apps is to generate profit for the developers. Therefore, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs can force-open untrustworthy and malicious webpages, run intrusive advert campaigns, and gather vulnerable and private information.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed through downloaders/installers of other programs. "Bundling" is the name of this false marketing method of packing regular software with unwanted or malicious additions. Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., ignored terms, skipped steps and sections, etc.) increase the risk of inadvertently allowing bundled content into the system. Intrusive adverts are used to proliferate PUAs as well. Upon being clicked, the ads can execute scripts to download/install this software without user permission. Some PUAs have "official" promotional/download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is advised to research software products before download/installation and/or purchase. Additionally, all downloads must be performed from official and verified sources.
Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - commonly offer hazardous and/or bundled content. When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from additional apps, tools, features, etc.
It is just as important to exercise caution when browsing. Intrusive advertisements appear ordinary and harmless; however, they redirect to various unreliable and questionable sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, and so forth).
In case of encounters with ads and/or redirects of this kind, the system must be checked and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed from it. 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 a flymedia website (GIF):
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- What is "flymedia 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.