What is allactualjournal[.]com?
Allactualjournal[.]com is an untrustworthy website sharing common traits with alert-defenders.com, sweetadvance.ru, fugles.net, and many others. It operates by loading questionable content and/or redirecting visitors to various (likely suspect or malicious) sites.
Rogue webpages like allactualjournal[.]com as typically accessed via redirects caused by suspicious websites, intrusive ads, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
The behavior of allactualjournal[.]com depends on its visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. In other words, this data dictates whether users are presented with dubious material and/or redirected elsewhere.
Additionally, rogue sites usually use deceptive instructions/content to lure visitors into allowing their browser notifications. Allactualjournal[.]com is not an exception; it instructs to: "Click the Allow button to subscribe to the push notifications and continue watching". Should the notifications be enabled, allactualjournal[.]com will start running intrusive ad campaigns.
The delivered advertisements endorse various sale-oriented, untrustworthy, rogue, deceptive/scam, compromised, and malicious webpages. Some intrusive adverts can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs) - when they are clicked on.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||x.allactualjournal[.]com; f.allactualjournal[.]com; b.allactualjournal[.]com; s.allactualjournal[.]com; o.allactualjournal[.]com; w.allactualjournal[.]com; l.allactualjournal[.]com; a.allactualjournal[.]com; m.allactualjournal[.]com; g.allactualjournal[.]com; k.allactualjournal[.]com; h.allactualjournal[.]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.|
|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 legitimate, and these apps tend to offer "useful" features that are rarely operational. Instead, unwanted software can force-open pages, run intrusive advert campaigns, hijack browsers, and collect sensitive information. The presence of PUAs on devices can lead to system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
How did adware install on my computer?
PUAs can be downloaded/installed together with other programs. The marketing technique of packing regular products with various additions - is called "bundling". Furthermore, one clicked on - intrusive ads can execute scripts to make downloads/installations without user consent. Some PUAs may also have "official" promotional/download sites.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is recommended to always research software and download from official/verified channels. Untrustworthy sources, 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, and use the "Advanced/Custom" settings to out-out from all supplements. Intrusive adverts appear harmless, yet they redirect to unreliable and dubious sites (e.g., adult-dating, gambling, pornography, etc.).
In case of encounters with advertisements 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.
Appearance of the allactualjournal[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is allactualjournal.com 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 allactualjournal[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites display browser notifications when users allow them. Hence, you have likely visited allactualjournal[.]com and given it permission. It is noteworthy that such webpages are usually accessed inadvertently, and they use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling their notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not jumpstart any infection processes. However, these ads can promote malicious content (e.g., sites, apps, etc.) that can cause system infections.
Is allactualjournal[.]com a virus?
Websites like allactualjournal[.]com are not deemed to be viruses, yet they commonly endorse virulent content. Such rogue sites are typically used to push various scams, unreliable and harmful applications, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove allactualjournal[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning devices and removing all the permissions granted for rogue and dangerous websites like allactualjournal[.]com. Combo Cleaner can also block further access to these sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be required.