What is robo-checker[.]top page?
Robo-checker[.]top displays a fake CAPTCHA to trick visitors into agreeing to receive its notifications and promotes shady, potentially malicious pages. Users do not visit pages like robo-checker[.]top on purpose. One of the ways to promote websites of this type is to use potentially unwanted applications (PUAs).
Robo-checker[.]top page in detail
A fake CAPTCHA that robo-checker[.]top displays asks to prove that visitors are not robots. It is one of the clickbait techniques that websites of this type use to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button. After clicking that button, users start receiving notifications used to promote various scams, shady websites, browser hijackers, adware, etc.
Also, robo-checker[.]top opens untrustworthy pages. It is known that this page can open captchafilter[.]top (through a couple of dubious sites) - another page designed to load a fake CAPTCHA. Robo-checker[.]top and pages that it opens cannot be trusted and should never be allowed to show notifications.
|Name||Ads by robo-checker.top|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Robo-checker[.]top and similar pages in general
Robo-checker[.]top is similar to escribeda[.]xyz, aclientirethe[.]xyz, yourhotfeed[.]com, and many other pages designed to ask for permission to show notifications and promote dubious sites. In most cases, these pages are promoted through untrustworthy advertisements or websites, or PUAs.
How did adware install on my computer?
Most potentially unwanted applications are distributed via downloaders or installers for other programs, advertisements designed to execute certain scripts, or fake installers. Users download or install PUAs via downloaders and installers when they do not deselect optional downloads or installations using "Manual", "Custom", or other settings.
Advertisements can cause unexpected downloads or installations only when users click on them. Fake installers are promoted on deceptive websites, for example, on pages suggesting that users need to update some installed software
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to download applications and files only from official, trustworthy pages, use direct download links, and not finish downloads and installations without checking downloaders and installers for "Advanced", "Custom", and other settings.
Also, it is advisable not to trust advertisements that questionable websites have on them. By clicking those ads, users could open malicious sites or cause unwanted downloads or even installations. 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 robo-checker[.]top website (GIF):
Notifications from robo-checker[.]top:
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and select "Settings"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and select "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and tap "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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is robo-checker[.]top?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes robo-checker[.]top redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by robo-checker[.]top using Combo Cleaner:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by robo-checker.top, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by robo-checker.top removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by robo-checker.top, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by robo-checker.top from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why am I seeing ads (browser notifications) delivered by robo-checker[.]top in the right lower corner of my desktop?
A website shows notifications when it has permission for that. It means that robo-checker[.]top has been allowed to show notifications (and was visited earlier).
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
It is not harmful to click on a notification but a website that it would open can be used to distribute malware.
Is robo-checker[.]top a virus?
Robo-checker[.]top and similar pages are not considered to be viruses. The are designed to promote various scams, questionable (potentially malicious) applications and websites.
Will Combo Cleaner remove robo-checker[.]top ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove all the permissions granted for robo-checker[.]top. It will also block all further access to robo-checker[.]top. No additional steps will be required.