What is theresults[.]net?
Theresults[.]net is a rogue website sharing similarities with liffsandupa.xyz, more*.biz, aidraiphejpb.com, and many others. This site is designed to present visitors with questionable content and/or redirect them to various (likely suspect or malicious) webpages.
Users typically enter such websites via redirects caused by untrustworthy pages, intrusive advertisements, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Theresults[.]net in detail
How theresults[.]net operates is determined by its visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. In other words, this information dictates whether users are presented with dubious material and/or redirected elsewhere.
Additionally, most sites of this kind use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, misleading instructions, etc.) to trick visitors into allowing their browser notifications. Theresults[.]net uses fake CAPTCHA verification for this purpose. Should they be enabled - the webpage will start running intrusive advertisement campaigns.
The delivered ads diminish the browsing experience and pose a threat to device/user safety. When clicked on, intrusive adverts redirect to untrustworthy/malicious sites, and some can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs).
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||smithers.theresults[.]net; proleague.theresults[.]net; eclipse.theresults[.]net; webdev.theresults[.]net; digger.theresults[.]net; undeal.theresults[.]net; mail.theresults[.]net|
|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 ordinary and innocuous; however, they seldom work as advertised, and in most cases - they have harmful abilities instead. Unwanted apps can force-open dubious/dangerous websites, run intrusive ad campaigns, hijack browsers, and gather sensitive data.
To summarize, the presence of PUAs on devices can result in system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed using the "bundling" marketing tactic - packing regular programs with various additions. Rushed downloads/installations (e.g., skipped steps, etc.) increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system. Upon being clicked, intrusive advertisements can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without user consent. Some of these applications may also have "official" promotional/download pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is advised to research software and only download it from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, unofficial and free file-hosting sites, etc. - often offer bundled and harmful content.
When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all supplements. Intrusive adverts appear legitimate, yet they redirect to unreliable and questionable websites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).
In case of encounters with ads 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 the ads delivered by theresults[.]net website:
Appearance of theresults[.]net website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is theresults.net 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 theresults[.]net in the right lower corner of my desktop?
You have likely visited theresults[.]net and granted it permission to display its browser notifications. It is noteworthy that websites of this type are usually accessed inadvertently, and they use deceptive content (e.g., fake CAPTCHA verification, clickbait, etc.) to lure visitors into enabling the notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
Clicking on a browser notification will not result in a system infection; however, the websites and apps promoted through these ads can be malicious and cause infections.
Is theresults[.]net a virus?
Theresults.net is not deemed to be a virus, yet it can endorse virulent (malware-spreading) sites and applications.
Will Combo Cleaner remove theresults[.]net ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning devices and removing the permissions given to rogue/malicious websites. Furthermore, it will block access to theresults[.]net site. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.