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How to avoid receiving notifications from checkthesafety.com

Also Known As: Ads by checkthesafety.com
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is checkthesafety[.]com?

Checkthesafety[.]com is an untrustworthy website asking for permission to show notifications and displaying deceptive content. There is a great number of pages like checkthesafety[.]com, for example, mydesktopdefence[.]com, security-scanner[.]xyz, kap03ut-editi56on[.]xyz. Typically, users do not open them on purpose.

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Checkthesafety[.]com in detail

Checkthesafety[.]com asks for permission to show notifications that could be used to promote shady (or even malicious) applications, various scams, other untrustworthy websites. Its notifications may also promote legitimate software (used to collect illegitimate commissions). Developers of legitimate software do not use such methods to promote their software (or services).

Typically, websites like checkthesafety[.]com are promoted through other pages that use questionable advertising networks (for example, torrent sites, pages containing adult content). They can be used to promote other websites asking for permission to show notifications used to promote untrustworthy sites, apps.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by checkthesafety.com
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, false claims within visited websites, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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More about websites of this type

Pages like checkthesafety[.]com often use clickbait techniques to trick visitors into agreeing to receive unwanted notifications. One of the most popular clickbait techniques is a fake CAPTCHA claiming that it is necessary to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot.

How did checkthesafety[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Checkthesafety[.]com has been allowed to show notifications after clicking the "Allow" or "Allow Notifications" button in a pop-up displayed by a browser while this page was opened. Websites cannot show notifications unless users give them permission. Typically, pages like checkthesafety[.]com are designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not click the "Allow"/click the "Block" (or "Block Notifications") button when an untrustworthy website asks for permission to show notifications. Another way to avoid unwanted notifications is to close the page before clicking any button in a pop-up displayed by a web browser.

If you already agreed to receive notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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

Checkthesafety[.]com shows notifications because it has been visited and the "Allow" button has been clicked while this page was opened. Websites do not show notifications unless users allow them.

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

A notification cannot infect a computer or cause any other harm by itself. Nevertheless, it can open a malicious website.

Is checkthesafety[.]com a virus?

Websites like checkthesafety[.]com are not considered to be viruses. As a rule, they promote various scams, questionable (potentially malicious) applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and remove all permissions that have been granted for checkthesafety[.]com. It will also block further access to this website. No additional steps will be required.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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