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How to remove redirects to the totaltopposts.com website?

Also Known As: totaltopposts.com pop-up
Damage level: Medium

What is totaltopposts[.]com?

Sharing similarties with typiccor.com, positive-news.org, watch-this-leaked.video, and thousands of others, totaltopposts[.]com is a rogue site. It operates by loading dubious content and/or redirecting visitors to various (likely unreliable or malicious) webpages. Rogue pages are typically accessed via redirects caused by untrustworthy websites, intrusive advertisements, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).

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Totaltopposts[.]com in detail

The behavior of totaltopposts[.]com is determined by its visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. In other words, whether users are presented with questionable material and/or get redirected elsewhere - depends on this information.

Furthermore, sites of this kind tend to use clickbait and other deceptive content to trick users into enabling their browser notifications. In the case of totaltopposts[.]com, it instructs visitors to "Click the Allow button to subscribe to the push notifications and continue watching" - thereby tricking them into allowing the website's notifications.

This inadvertently enables totaltopposts[.]com to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. Once clicked on, the delivered ads redirect to untrustworthy/malicious webpages, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).

Threat Summary:
Name totaltopposts.com pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Observed Domains s.totaltopposts[.]com; u.totaltopposts[.]com; h.totaltopposts[.]com; j.totaltopposts[.]com; z.totaltopposts[.]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.
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Potentially unwanted application overview

Despite their legitimate appearance, PUAs are deemed to be a threat to device and user safety. This software typically has harmful functionalities, such as: force-opening sites (e.g., totaltopposts[.]com), running intrusive ad campaigns, and collecting browsing and personally identifiable data. In summary, PUAs must be removed immediately upon detection as they can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even lead to identity theft.

How did adware install on my computer?

PUAs can be downloaded/installed together with other software. The marketing method of packing regular programs with unwanted/malicious additions - is named "bundling". Rushed downloads/installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the device.

Intrusive advertisements are used to proliferate PUAs as well. Upon being clicked, they can execute scripts to download/install these applications without user permission. Some PUAs may also have "official" download websites.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is advised to research software and download only from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - commonly offer bundled and harmful content.

When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all additions. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate; however, they redirect to questionable websites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).

In case of encounters with adverts and/or redirects of this type, the system must be checked and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshots of ads delivered by the totaltopposts[.]com website:

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Appearance of the totaltopposts[.]com website (GIF):

totaltopposts[.]com website appearance (GIF)

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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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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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