How to uninstall apps causing redirects to the apsolutamente.org site?
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is apsolutamente[.]org?
Apsolutamente[.]org is a rogue site similar to mobsuitem.com, haenkyouv.space, typiccor.com, and thousands of others. It operates by loading dubious content and/or redirecting visitors to various (likely unreliable or malicious) webpages. Users usually access rogue websites inadvertently via redirects caused by untrustworthy pages, intrusive advertisements, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Apsolutamente[.]org in detail
Whether visitors to apsolutamente[.]org are presented with questionable content and/or redirected elsewhere - depends on their IP addresses/ geolocations. Furthermore, apsolutamente[.]org uses fake CAPTCHA verification to trick users into enabling its browser notifications. This is typical of nearly all rogue websites.
Should the notifications be allowed, the sites will start running intrusive ad campaigns. The displayed adverts endorse suspect and malicious webpages. What is more, some intrusive ads can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) stealthily - when they are clicked on.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Fortinet (Malware), 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)||
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Potentially unwanted application overview
PUAs promise a broad range of "useful" functionalities, which are seldom operational. These apps typically have harmful abilities, such as: force-opening untrustworthy and malicious pages (e.g., apsolutamente[.]org), running intrusive advert campaigns, and collecting private data. In summary, PUAs can cause system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even lead to identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed using the "bundling" marketing method - packing regular programs with additions. Hence, rushed download/installation processes (e.g., skipped sections and steps, etc.) increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system.
Intrusive advertisements are used to proliferate PUAs as well. Once clicked on, the adverts can execute scripts to download/install this software without user permission. Some PUAs may also have "official" download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is advised to always research software and download it from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - often offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out from all additions. Intrusive ads appear innocuous; 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 - 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.
Screenshots of adverts delivered by the apsolutamente[.]org website:
Appearance of the apsolutamente[.]org website (GIF):
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- What is apsolutamente.org 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.
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