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How to remove apps designed to open chicheet.com?

Also Known As: Ads by chicheet.com
Damage level: Medium

What is chicheet[.]com?

As a rule, users do not open/visit websites like chicheet[.]com intentionally. It is known that pages of this type can be promoted through potentially unwanted application (PUA), deceptive advertisements, or other questionable web pages.

It is noteworthy that users do not download and install PUAs on purpose as well. That is why they are called potentially unwanted. There are many pages like chicheet[.]com on the Internet. Some examples are earntthatyo[.]biz, rtenmy[.]com, and oundoutth[.]biz.

chicheet[.]com pop-up redirects

In most cases, chicheet[.]com and other pages of this type are designed to load their content or open other (two, three) untrustworthy pages. It is very common that these pages load some deceptive message to trick users into clicking the "Allow" button.

In other words, they use some clickbait technique to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications. Chicheet[.]com displays a message suggesting that the reason why visitors need to click the "Allow" button is that clicking it will continue loading the page.

Chicheet[.]com or any other unreliable website should not be allowed to show notifications. As a rule, their notifications promote untrustworthy websites, applications, etc. It is worthwhile to mention that pages like chicheet[.]com check the IP address of their visitors to known whether they should load their content or open other pages.

Typically, pages that they open are used to trick visitors into downloading and installing PUAs, providing sensitive information, transferring money, etc. A couple of examples of pages that chicheet[.]com may be designed to promote are "Firewall Spyware Alert", "Instagram Copyright Infringement".

It is noteworthy that PAUs can be designed to display surveys, banners, pop-ups, or other advertisements. More often than not, their ads promote untrustworthy pages. Sometimes their ads can cause unwanted downloads or even installations by executing certain scripts.

Therefore, it is highly advisable not to click ads displayed by PUAs. Another problem with PAUs is that they can be designed to gather browsing data. For example, IP addresses, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries.

Some PUAs can be designed to collect passwords or other sensitive details. The gathered information may be misused for various purposes. For example, it can be monetized by selling it to third parties (potentially cybercriminals), using it for marketing purposes.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by chicheet.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Serving IP Address 172.67.172.239
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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To summarize, PUAs are useless and can cause various problems. Although, most of them are advertised as useful, legitimate applications. Typically, the main purpose of PUAs is to promote untrustworthy pages, collect various data, and generate unwanted advertisements.

Users who have apps of this kind installed on browsers or computers are likely to encounter problems related to Internet browsing safety, online privacy, or even become victims of identity theft. For these reasons, users who have any PUAs installed on their browsers or computers should uninstall those apps as soon as possible.

How did adware install on my computer?

A popular way to distribute PUAs is to bundle them with other programs. In such cases, PAUs are included in downloaders or installers for other programs as additional offers. Not all users know about those offers or that they can be declined using settings that those downloaders, installers have. Typically, PUAs can be opted out via "Advanced", "Custom" or other settings, or by unticking ticked checkboxes.

Another deceptive way to distribute PUAs is to design advertisements to execute certain scripts. By clicking those advertisements, users cause unwanted downloads or even installations.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is advisable not to download or install files or programs via third-party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial websites, and other channels, sources of this kind - they can be used to promote unwanted applications. Downloads should come from trustworthy, official websites and via direct links.

Furthermore, downloads, installations should not be finished without checking downloaders, installers for "Manual", "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings, or ticked checkboxes. Very often downloaders, installers that have those settings are bundled with potentially unwanted apps. Ads on dubious sites should not be trusted/clicked also.

By clicking those ads users often open untrustworthy websites. Sometimes they download, install unwanted software (when those ads are capable of running certain scripts). Any unwanted, unknown apps (extensions, add-ons or plug-ins) installed on a web browser and software of this kind installed on the operating system should be uninstalled. 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 chicheet[.]com website (GIF):

chicheet[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Notification from chicheet[.]com:

chicheet.com ads 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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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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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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