What is the life-change-about[.]me site?
Life-change-about[.]me is a rogue website that shares similarities with digitalcaptcha.top, ralemploay.space, fewmonthst.space, mutigue.com, and thousands of others. It operates by presenting visitors with questionable content and/or redirecting them to different (likely unreliable or malicious) pages.
Rogue sites are usually accessed via redirects caused by untrustworthy webpages, intrusive ads, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Life-change-about[.]me in detail
The behavior of life-change-about[.]me is determined by its visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. Therefore, whether visitors are presented with dubious material and/or get redirected elsewhere - depends on this data. Additionally, like most sites of this type, life-change-about[.]me uses deceptive instructions to trick users into enabling its browser notifications.
Once enabled, life-change-about[.]me will start delivering intrusive ad campaigns. The displayed advertisements endorse various unreliable and malicious websites. Furthermore, some of these adverts can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) stealthily.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||dssow.life-change-about[.]me; dyfpl.life-change-about[.]me; l6nsd.life-change-about[.]me; sg4w7.life-change-about[.]me; z9f8c.life-change-about[.]me; qqgae.life-change-about[.]me; 2wrwg.life-change-about[.]me; c81qd.life-change-about[.]me; obcqj.life-change-about[.]me; bryus.life-change-about[.]me; 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
PUAs appear legitimate, yet they rarely work as advertised. Instead, these apps can have harmful functionalities - force-opening webpages, running intrusive advert campaigns, hijacking browsers, and collecting private data. Hence, the presence of such software on devices can lead to system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are spread using the "bundling" marketing technique - packing ordinary programs with unwanted/malicious additions. Rushed downloads/installations (e.g., used "Easy/Express" settings, etc.) increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system.
Intrusive advertisements proliferate PUAs as well. Upon being clicked, the ads can execute scripts to download/install these applications without user consent. Some PUAs may also have "official" download pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is advised to research software and always download from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware sites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - commonly 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 adverts appear harmless; however, they redirect to dubious websites (e.g., pornography, gambling, adult-dating, etc.).
In case of encounters with such ads and/or redirects, the system must be inspected 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.
Appearance of the life-change-about[.]me website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is life-change-about.me 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.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by life-change-about[.]me in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites display browser notifications when users permit them to do so. Therefore, it is likely that you have visited life-change-about[.]me and inadvertently allowed it to deliver notifications. It is noteworthy that such rogue sites often employ deceptive content (e.g., clickbait) to trick users into enabling their notifications under false pretenses.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
Clicking on the notifications is not the source of system infections; instead, the websites promoted by these ads can be malicious and may proliferate malware.
Is life-change-about[.]me a virus?
Websites like life-change-about[.]me are not classified as viruses; however, they can endorse various scams and untrustworthy pages or applications (which can be malicious).
Will Combo Cleaner remove life-change-about[.]me ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer, remove the permissions granted to life-change-about[.]me, and block further access to this webpage. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.