What is totalnicefeed[.]com?
Similar to yoursurveyprogram.com, alertsx.com, loopanews.com, and countless others, totalnicefeed[.]com is a rogue website. It is designed to load dubious content, push its browser notifications, and/or redirect visitors to different (likely untrustworthy and malicious) sites.
Users typically access such rogue webpages via redirects caused by suspect websites, intrusive adverts, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
How totalnicefeed[.]com operates depends on its visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. Hence, this information determines whether users are presented with questionable material and/or redirected elsewhere.
Furthermore, sites of this type attempt to entice visitors into allowing their browser notifications. Totalnicefeed[.]com is not an exception; should its notifications be enabled - the website will begin running intrusive ad campaigns. The delivered advertisements endorse various untrustworthy, sale-based, deceptive/scam, and even malicious pages. What is more, some intrusive ads can download/install software (e.g., PUAs) stealthily - when clicked on.
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Observed Domains||l.totalnicefeed[.]com; q.totalnicefeed[.]com; m.totalnicefeed[.]com; r.totalnicefeed[.]com; w.totalnicefeed[.]com; t.totalnicefeed[.]com; e.totalnicefeed[.]com; v.totalnicefeed[.]com; u.totalnicefeed[.]com; p.totalnicefeed[.]com; etc.|
|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)||
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Potentially unwanted application overview
Despite their legitimate appearance, PUAs rarely work as advertised. Instead, this software usually has harmful abilities. For example, PUAs can force-open webpages, deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns, hijack browsers, and collect vulnerable data. To summarize, these apps can cause system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs are distributed using the "bundling" marketing tactic - packing regular programs with unwanted/malicious additions. Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., ignored terms, skipped steps, etc.) increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the system.
Intrusive adverts are employed in PUA distribution as well. Upon being clicked, the ads can execute scripts to download/install this software without user permission. PUAs may also have "official" promotional/download websites.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is important to research software and only download from official/verified channels. Dubious sources, e.g., unofficial and freeware sites, Peer-to-Peer (Torrent clients, Gnutella, etc.) sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - often offer bundled content.
When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, explore possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all additions. Intrusive advertisements appear legitimate; however, they redirect to questionable websites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).
In case of encounters with adverts and/or redirects of this kind, the system must be inspected and all suspect 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.
Screenshot of an advert delivered by the totalnicefeed[.]com website:
Appearance of the totalnicefeed[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is totalnicefeed.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 totalnicefeed[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites display browser notifications with user permission. Therefore, you've likely visited totalnicefeed[.]com and permitted it. It is noteworthy that these webpages are typically accessed inadvertently and use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to trick visitors into allowing their notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any infection processes. However, these advertisements can push virulent content (e.g., websites, apps, etc.) that can cause system infections.
Is totalnicefeed[.]com a virus?
While totalnicefeed[.]com is not deemed to be a virus, it can be used to promote untrustworthy/malicious content. Sites of this kind are employed as tools to endorse various scams, unreliable and harmful applications, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove totalnicefeed[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning devices and undoing the permissions given to totalnicefeed[.]com. Additionally, it can block further access to this and other suspicious/malicious websites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.