What is rewardsltd[.]com?
Similar to stayprotectedsupport.com, newschecktoday.com, earnmoneycrypt.com, and countless others, rewardsltd[.]com is a rogue website. It operates by promoting questionable/deceptive content and/or redirecting visitors to different (likely untrustworthy or malicious) pages.
Most users enter rogue webpages via redirects caused by unreliable sites, intrusive ads, or installed PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications).
When rewardsltd[.]com is accessed, it first checks the visitor's IP address to learn their geolocation. This information determines whether visiting users are presented with dubious material and/or redirected elsewhere. Furthermore, rewardsltd[.]com has been noted running the "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!" scam.
Rogue webpages typically use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to entice visitors into allowing their browser notifications. Should the rewardsltd[.]com site's notifications be enabled - it will start running intrusive advertisement campaigns.
The displayed adverts promote a wide variety of sale-based, untrustworthy, deceptive/scam, and even malicious websites. What is more, some intrusive ads can stealthily download/install software (e.g., PUAs) - upon being clicked.
|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
Despite their legitimate appearance, PUAs seldom work as advertised. Instead, unwanted applications can cause redirects, run intrusive advert campaigns, hijack browsers, and gather private data. In summary, the presence of unwanted apps on devices can lead to system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
How did potentially unwanted applications install on my computer?
PUAs are proliferated using the "bundling" marketing tactic - packing regular programs with unwanted/malicious additions. Rushed download/installation processes (e.g., skipped steps and sections, etc.) increase the risk of allowing bundled content into the device.
Intrusive advertisements spread PUAs as well. Once clicked on, the adverts can download/install these apps without user consent. Some PUAs can also have "official" download webpages.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
It is strongly recommended to research software and download from official/verified channels. Untrustworthy sources, e.g., unofficial and free file-hosting websites, Peer-to-Peer sharing networks, and other third-party downloaders - often offer bundled and harmful content.
When downloading/installing, it is recommended to read terms, study possible options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings, and opt-out from all supplements. Intrusive ads appear innocuous yet redirect to highly questionable sites (e.g., gambling, pornography, adult-dating, etc.).
If such advertisements/redirects are encountered, the system must be inspected and all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins detected - immediately removed. 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 rewardsltd[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is rewardsltd.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 rewardsltd[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Browser notifications are displayed with user permission. Therefore, you have likely visited rewardsltd[.]com and permitted it. Note that these sites are typically accessed inadvertently and use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling their browser notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, browser notifications are not used in malvertising. In other words, simply clicking on one will not trigger any system infection processes. However, such advertisements are used to push deceptive/malicious content (e.g., websites, applications, etc.) that can lead to malware infections.
Is rewardsltd[.]com a virus?
No, rewardsltd[.]com is not considered to be a virus. However, these websites are often used to promote various scams, untrustworthy and harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove rewardsltd[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and revert the permissions given to this website. It can also block further access to rewardsltd[.]com and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. Hence, no extra steps will be necessary.