What is get-positive[.]net?
Similar to positiveweb.org, captchamodern.top, captcha-smart.top, and countless others, get-positive[.]net is a rogue website. It pushes its browser notifications, presents visitors with dubious content, and/or redirects them to various (likely unreliable or malicious) pages.
Rogue sites are seldom accessed intentionally; most get redirected to them by suspect webpages, intrusive ads, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
Get-positive[.]net in detail
Once accessed, the first thing get-positive[.]net does is check the visitor's IP address to learn their geolocation. This information determines the site's further course of action, i.e., whether visitors are presented with questionable material and/or redirected elsewhere.
Additionally, most rogue webpages use deceptive content to lure users into allowing their browser notifications. Get-positive[.]net is not an exception; it employs fake CAPTCHA verification. Should its notifications be allowed, the site will start delivering intrusive advert campaigns.
The dispalyed advertisements endorse various sale-based, untrustworthy, rogue, deceptive/scam, compromised, and even malicious websites. Furthermore, some intrusive ads can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) stealthily - when they are clicked on.
|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.
Potentially unwanted application overview
PUAs appear harmless, yet they rarely work as promised and instead have harmful abilities. Unwanted apps are designed to force-open pages, run intrusive advertisement campaigns, hijack browsers, and gather private information. To summarize, the presence of PUAs on devices can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs are spread using the "bundling" marketing method - packing regular programs with various supplements. Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., skipped steps and sections, etc.) increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the device.
Upon being clicked, intrusive adverts can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user permission. Some PUAs may also have "official" promotional/download pages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to research software and download it only from official and verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - commonly offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is advised to read terms, study available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all additions. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate; however, they redirect to highly questionable sites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).
In case of encounters with such ads and/or redirects, the device must be inspected and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - removed from it without delay. 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 advertisements delivered by the get-positive[.]net website:
Appearance of the get-positive[.]net website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is get-positive.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 get-positive[.]net in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites deliver browser notifications with user permission. Hence, you have likely visited the get-positive[.]net site and allowed it to display its notifications. Note that such websites typically use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, misleading instructions, false statements, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling the notifications. Furthermore, sites like get-positive[.]net are usually accessed inadvertently.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
While clicking on a notification will not initiate any infection chains, the content (e.g., websites, apps, etc.) promoted through these adverts can be malicious and cause infections.
Is get-positive[.]net a virus?
Get-positive[.]net is not deemed to be a virus, yet it can endorse virulent (malware-proliferating) content. Rogue websites are often used to promote various scams, untrustworthy and harmful applications, and even malicious software.
Will Combo Cleaner remove get-positive[.]net ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning devices and reverting the permissions granted for get-positive[.]net. Combo Cleaner can also block further access to this site and other suspicious/malicious webpages. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.