What is profi-para[.]com?
Profi-para[.]com is similar to codingcaptcha[.]com, createdtoprotect[.]com, dcareyouto[.]top and many other websites designed to promote other shady websites and to trick visitors into agreeing to get notifications by displaying deceptive content. It is not common for websites of this type to be visited by users intentionally.
Profi-para[.]com in detail
A browser could open a website profi-para[.]com because it has a potentially unwanted application (PUA) installed on it or there is an app of this kind installed on the operating system. Also, this page could be promoted through untrustworthy advertisements and other pages of this kind.
Profi-para[.]com uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into allowing it to show notifications - it displays a fake CAPTCHA test suggesting that visitors need to click the "Allow" button to prove that they are not robots. If allowed, websites like profi-para[.]com show notifications containing links to shady pages, dubious ads, etc.
Also, profi-para[.]com opens questionable pages. A couple of examples of websites that pages like profi-para[.]com usually promote (open after the "Allow" button is clicked) are "IP Address & Personal Information Might Be Exposed", "Access To This Pc Has Been Blocked For Security Reasons", and "Chance To Win The New iPad Pro".
Profi-para[.]com may open legitimate pages as well. Usually, when pages like profi-para[.]com open legitimate pages, their developers get paid a referral fee if users create an account or purchase something on a page opened through an address like profi-para[.]com. Either way, it is recommended not to trust profi-para[.]com and similar pages.
As mentioned in the second paragraph, profi-para[.]com is likely to be promoted through PUAs. Apps of this kind should not be installed - they can be designed to collect information and display coupons, banners, surveys, pop-up ads, and other ads designed to promote questionable sites or download, install unwanted apps.
Quite often, PUAs collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, entered search queries, geolocations, addresses of visited pages, etc. In some cases, they are designed to gather sensitive information, for example, usernames and passwords, credit card details. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid installing PUAs.
|Name||Ads by profi-para.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Fortinet (Malware), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Profi-para[.]com in general
Profi-para[.]com is not a trustworthy website. It is designed to promote other dubious pages and to trick visitors into receiving its notifications. It is uncommon for pages like profi-para[.]com to be visited on purpose. Quite often, users are forced to visit them by PUAs that they have installed on their computers or browsers.
How did adware install on my computer?
One of the most popular ways to distribute potentially unwanted applications is to bundle them with free programs. More precisely, to include PUAs in downloaders and installers for other programs as additional offers. Users agree to download or install PUAs when they leave certain settings unchanged.
As a rule, downloaders and installers that include extra offers have "Advanced", "Custom", "Manual" (or other) settings, or ticked checkboxes. Users can use those settings to decline unwanted offers. In some cases, potentially unwanted applications are distributed through ads by designing those ads to execute certain scripts.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Applications and files should be downloaded using trustworthy sources like official websites, direct links. It is not recommended to use Peer-to-Peer networks (e.g., torrent clients, eMule), unofficial pages, third-party downloaders, third-party installers, and so on. It is common for the aforementioned sources to be used for the distribution of PUAs.
Downloaders and installers that have "Custom", "Manual", "Advanced" or other settings (or checkboxes) should be checked for additional offers. Those offers should be declined before finishing downloads and installations. It is worth mentioning that PUAs are bundled mainly with free programs.
Advertisements appearing on dubious, questionable pages should not be clicked. It is common for those advertisements to be used to promote other shady websites or distribute potentially unwanted applications. If any PUAs are already installed on a browser or a computer - they should be removed. 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 profi-para[.]com website (GIF):
Notifications from profi-para[.]com:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- 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.