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How to eliminate ads delivered by the myfreshspot.com website?

Also Known As: myfreshspot.com pop-up
Damage level: Medium

What is myfreshspot[.]com?

Myfreshspot[.]com is an untrustworthy website sharing similarities with re*.biz, hdvideosnet.com, positivestar.org, and many others. This rogue page operates by loading dubious material and/or redirecting visitors to various (likely harmful or outright malicious) sites.

These webpages are typically accessed via redirects caused by suspect websites, intrusive adverts, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).

myfreshspot[.]com pop-up redirects

Myfreshspot[.]com in detail

Whether visitors to myfreshspot[.]com and similar sites are presented with questionable content and/or redirected elsewhere - is dictated by their IP addresses/ geolocations.

Additionally, most rogue pages employ clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc. - to trick users into enabling their browser notifications. Should they be allowed, myfreshspot[.]com will begin delivering intrusive ad campaigns.

The displayed advertisements can be misleading, deceptive, and even dangerous. They promote various unreliable and malicious websites. Furthermore, some intrusive adverts can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs) - when they are clicked on.

Threat Summary:
Name myfreshspot.com pop-up
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Observed Domains c.myfreshspot[.]com; u.myfreshspot[.]com; g.myfreshspot[.]com; h.myfreshspot[.]com; j.myfreshspot[.]com; o.myfreshspot[.]com; a.myfreshspot[.]com; e.myfreshspot[.]com; p.myfreshspot[.]com; k.myfreshspot[.]com; w.myfreshspot[.]com; r.myfreshspot[.]com
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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Potentially unwanted application overview

Despite their legitimate and harmless appearance, PUAs seldom work as advertised. What is more, these apps usually have undesirable/hazardous abilities, e.g., force-opening webpages, running intrusive ad campaigns (adware), modifying browsers and promoting fake search engines (browser hijackers), collecting private data, etc.

In summary, PUAs can cause system infections, severe privacy issues, significant financial losses, and even lead to identity theft.

How did adware install on my computer?

PUAs are spread using the "bundling" technique - packing regular programs with unwanted/malicious additions. Hence, by rushing through downloads/installations - users risk allowing bundled content into their devices. Intrusive adverts are also used to distribute PUAs. Upon being clicked, the advertisements can execute scripts to download/install this software without user permission. Select PUAs may have "official" download pages.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

It is advised to research software and download it from official/verified sources. Untrustworthy download channels, e.g., unofficial and freeware websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, etc. - often offer bundled content.

When downloading/installing, it is important to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all supplements. Intrusive ads appear legitimate, yet they redirect to dubious sites (e.g., gambling, adult-dating, pornography, etc.).

Should users experience such adverts and/or redirects, they must inspect their devices and immediately remove suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of an ad delivered by the myfreshspot[.]com website:

Advert delivered by myfreshspot[.]com

Appearance of the myfreshspot[.]com website (GIF):

myfreshspot[.]com website appearance (GIF)

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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 myfreshspot[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

You have most likely visited myfreshspot[.]com and allowed it to display its browser notifications. Note that rogue sites are rarely entered internationally, and they employ deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA, etc.) - to trick visitors into enabling the notifications.

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

No, clicking on a notification will not cause a system infection. However, the content (e.g., sites, apps, etc.) promoted through these ads can be virulent and cause malware infections.

Is myfreshspot[.]com a virus?

Myfreshspot[.]com and websites akin to it - are not considered to be viruses. These sites are typically used as tools to endorse various scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and revert the permissions given to the myfreshspot[.]com website. Additionally, it will block all further access to this and other similar sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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