What is mutigue[.]com?
Mutigue[.]com is a rogue website sharing many similarities with apsolutamente.org, mobsuitem.com, success-news.org, and thousands of others. It is designed to load dubious content and/or redirect visitors to different (likely unreliable or malicious) webpages.
Rogue sites are typically entered through redirects caused by untrustworthy pages, intrusive adverts, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Mutigue[.]com in detail
The behavior of rogue websites is dictated by their visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. For example, whether visitors to mutigue[.]com are presented with questionable material and/or redirected elsewhere - depends on their IP addresses/ geolocations.
Furthermore, like most rogue sites, mutigue[.]com uses deceptive content - the instructions to "Press the Allow button to watch the video" - to trick users into enabling their browser notifications. If enabled, mutigue[.]com will start running intrusive ad campaigns. Once clicked on, the delivered advertisements redirect to untrustworthy/malicious websites, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (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 appear ordinary and promise nonexistent features. The sole goal of unwanted apps is to generate profit for the developers; they have no real value to users. Therefore, instead of delivering on any promises, PUAs can force-open sites (e.g., mutigue[.]com, etc.), run intrusive ad campaigns, hijack browsers, and collect private data. In summary, this software can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and lead to identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed using the "bundling" technique - packing regular software with unwanted/malicious additions. Rushed download/installation processes increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system. Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well. Once clicked on, the ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission. Select PUAs also have "official" download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to research software and always download from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - offer bundled and harmful content.
When downloading/installing, it is crucial to read terms, explore available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out from additional apps, tools, etc. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate; however, they redirect to questionable sites (e.g., pornography, gambling, adult-dating, and so on).
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.
Screenshot of an advertisement delivered by the mutigue[.]com website:
Appearance of the mutigue[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is mutigue.com 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.