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How to stop aucfuu.com from displaying unwanted notifications

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

What kind of page is aucfuu[.]com?

Our team has discovered aucfuu[.]com while visiting websites (torrent, illegal movie streaming, and similar pages) that use questionable advertising networks. At the time of the research, aucfuu[.]com used a clickbait technique to get permission to show notifications and redirected to a shady website.

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Aucfuu[.]com in detail

During the analysis, aucfuu[.]com displayed a deceptive message asking to click the "Allow" button to continue browsing the page. After clicking that button (allowing aucfuu[.]com to show notifications), aucfuu[.]com started to display shady advertisements used to promote various scams, shady websites, applications, etc.

One of the notifications displayed by aucfuu[.]com stated that we should "activate McAfee protection"/"turn on antivirus". Scammers behind notifications displayed by pages like aucfuu[.]com promote legitimate software to collect illegitimate commissions. Legitimate developers do not use such notifications for advertising.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by aucfuu.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 delivering notification spam

Websites like aucfuu[.]com can open dubious sites and show notifications used to promote malicious pages. We already learned that aucfuu[.]com could redirect visitors to rcompanythath[.]com - a potentially malicious website. Exmples of pages similar to aucfuu[.]com are bestfaustcaptcha[.]top, louses[.]net, raymarine[.]top.

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

Web pages (including aucfuu[.]com) ask for permission to show notifications and get it after clicking the "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar button in a pop-up window displayed by a browser. Most of them use clickbait techniques to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications.

Usually, shady websites asking for permission to deliver notifications display deceptive messages claiming that it is necessary to click the "Allow" button to load the page or a video, prove that you are not a robot, etc.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

There are two ways to avoid receiving unwanted notifications from websites: close websites or click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or a similar button when they ask for permission to show notifications. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of aucfuu[.]com website (GIF):

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Notification from aucfuu[.]com:

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

If aaucfuu[.]com shows notifications, it means that it has been visited and allowed to show them. It was done by clicking the "Allow" or a similar button displayed by a browser while visiting aaucfuu[.]com.

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

A notification cannot infect a computer. However, it can open a malicious website (a page used to distribute malicious software).

Is aucfuu[.]com a virus?

Neither aucfuu[.]com nor similar pages are viruses. These pages promote other questionable pages, applications, various scams, etc.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and stop aucfuu[.]com from displaying notifications (eliminate permissions granted for aucfuu[.]com). It will also block access to this website. No additional steps will be required.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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