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How to eliminate tiktok-flow.com ads?

Also Known As: Ads by tiktok-flow.com
Damage level: Medium

What is tiktok-flow[.]com website?

Once opened, tiktok-flow[.]com asks for permission to deliver notifications. Also, it can open questionable websites. Notifications from pages like tiktok-flow[.]com cannot be trusted. There are many pages like tiktok-flow[.]com, for example, rushpushy[.]com, cobwebcircle[.]site, and press-news-for[.]me.

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tiktok-flow[.]com in detail

Tiktok-flow[.]com can show notifications designed to open download pages for browser-hijacking apps, adware, and other unwanted software, various scams, or even pages used to distribute malware. Therefore, tiktok-flow[.]com should be allowed to show notifications.

It is worth mentioning that most of the websites like tiktok-flow[.]com use clickbait techniques to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button (into allowing them to show notifications). For example, they display fake CAPTCHAs, ask visitors to click that button to prove their age.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by tiktok-flow.com
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.
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Pages like tiktok-flow[.]com in general

It is known that tiktok-flow[.]com can redirect users to other websites. Those websites should not be trusted as well. Another detail about tiktok-flow[.]com and similar pages is that users do not open them intentionally. Most of them get opened through other shady sites, installed potentially unwanted applications (PUAs), or dubious advertisements.

How did adware install on my computer?

Typically, PUAs are distributed through advertisements, fake installers, and downloaders or installers for other programs. Users download or install PUAs through ads by clicking on ads that are capable of executing specific scripts. Fake installers install unwanted software instead of some legitimate one (or updates for installed software)

Downloaders and installers for other programs used to distribute PUAs have "Custom", "Advanced", or other settings. Users agree to download or install PUAs when they do not change those settings.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

Questionable websites, Peer-to-Peer networks, third-party downloaders, installers, etc., should not be used as tools for downloading or installing programs. It is recommended to use official websites and direct download links.

Downloaders, installers with "Custom", "Advanced" and other settings or some checkboxes should be examined. They can be used to distribute unwanted applications. Advertisements appearing on shady pages can be used to distribute PUAs too. Thus, they should not be clicked.

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 tiktok-flow[.]com website (GIF):

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Notification from tiktok-flow[.]com:

tiktok-flow.com ads notification

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Quick menu:

Disable unwanted browser notifications:

Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:

Google Chrome logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome (step 2)

Android logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Google Chrome - Android (step 2)

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Mozilla Firefox (step 2)

Microsoft Edge logoRemove 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".

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 1)

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).

Disable web browser notifications in Microsoft Edge (step 2)

Safari logoRemove 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.

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 1)

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)

Disable web browser notifications in Safari - macOS (step 2)

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 tiktok-flow[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

A website must have permission to show notifications - it cannot show them unless users allow them to. It means that tiktok-flow[.]com has been visited before and got permission to deliver notifications.

I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?

A notification itself cannot cause any harm. However, websites opened through it can - those pages can be malicious.

Is tiktok-flow[.]com a virus?

Web pages like tiktok-flow[.]com are not considered to be viruses. The purpose of these pages is to trick visitors into agreeing to receive their notifications and to promote various scams, potentially malicious apps, or pages.

Will Combo Cleaner remove tiktok-flow[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove all the permissions that tiktok-flow[.]com has been granted. It will also block all further access to tiktok-flow[.]com. No additional steps will be required.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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