What is tobaitsie[.]com?
Similar to mutigue.com, apsolutamente.org, haenkyouv.space, mydesktopdefender.com, and many others, tobaitsie[.]com is a rogue webpage that loads questionable content and/or redirects visitors to different (likely untrustworthy or malicious) sites.
Users typically enter such websites via redirects caused by dubious pages, intrusive advertisements, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Tobaitsie[.]com in detail
Whether visitors to tobaitsie[.]com are presented with suspect material and/or get redirected elsewhere - depends on their IP addresses/ geolocations. Furthermore, most rogue sites use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to trick visitors into allowing their browser notification.
In the case of tobaitsie[.]com, it instructs to - "Click the Allow button to subscribe to the push notifications and continue watching". Should the notifications be enabled, tobaitsie[.]com will begin running intrusive ad campaigns. The delivered ads endorse various untrustworthy and malicious websites. Furthermore, some intrusive adverts can be triggered (by being clicked) to stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||x.tobaitsie[.]com; o.tobaitsie[.]com; p.tobaitsie[.]com; i.tobaitsie[.]com; l.tobaitsie[.]com; k.tobaitsie[.]com; [.]com; v.tobaitsie[.]com; n.tobaitsie[.]com; c.tobaitsie[.]com; w.tobaitsie[.]com; j.tobaitsie[.]com; t.tobaitsie[.]com; etc.|
|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.
Potentially unwanted application overview
Despite their legitimate appearance, PUAs usually promise fake functionalities. What is more, most of these apps have harmful abilities, e.g., force-opening sites (tobaitsie[.]com, etc.), delivering intrusive advert campaigns, hijacking browsers, and gathering vulnerable data. In summary, PUAs can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs can be downloaded/installing together with other programs. This marketing technique of packing regular software with additions - is termed "bundling". Rushed downloads/installations increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the device. When clicked on, intrusive ads can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without user permission. Some of these applications may also have "official" promotional/download sites.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is advised to research software and download it from official and verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - often offer bundled/harmful content.
When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, explore possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings to opt-out from all additions. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate; however, they redirect to highly questionable sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).
In case of encounters with such ads and/or redirects, 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 advert delivered by the tobaitsie[.]com website:
Appearance of the tobaitsie[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is tobaitsie.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.