FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

How to stop universal-current.com from showing notifications

Also Known As: Ads by universal-current.com
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is universal-current[.]com?

Universal-current[.]com is a shady website that displays deceptive content and asks for permission to show notifications. We have discovered it while testing pages that are using questionable advertising networks. More precisely, we ended up on universal-current[.]com after visiting various illegal movie streaming, torrent, and similar sites.

universal-current[.]com ads

Universal-current[.]com in detail

While examining the universal-current[.]com, we noticed that it shows pop-ups claiming that a computer is infected with viruses and performs a fake virus scan. We also learned that universal-current[.]com claims that the Norton subscription has expired.

Our team has concluded that by promoting Norton antivirus, the affiliates behind universal-current[.]com are seeking to collect illegitimate commissions. Official developers of the Norton antivirus have nothing to do with universal-current[.]com.

Another thing about universal-current[.]com that we noticed is that it asks for permission to show notifications. Notifications displayed by universal-current[.]com are likely to be used to promote various scams, shady websites, applications.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by universal-current.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names ESET (Malware), Full List Of Detections (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)

To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
▼ Download Combo Cleaner
To use full-featured product, you have to purchase a license for Combo Cleaner. 7 days free trial available. Combo Cleaner is owned and operated by Rcs Lt, the parent company of PCRisk.com read more.

Browser notification spam in general

It is common that websites like universal-current[.]com redirect visitors to other similar websites. Also, most of them use clickbait techniques to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. More examples of similar pages are webdefencesupprot[.]com, wholewowblog[.]com, important-incoming-news[.]com.

How did universal-current[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Universal-current[.]com displays notifications because the "Allow" or a similar button was clicked while visiting it. Websites cannot show notifications without permission. Most deceptive pages use clickbait techniques (for example, fake CAPTCHAs) to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

If a website claims that it is necessary to click the "Allow" button to watch a video, download a file, prove that you are not a robot, etc., close that page or click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or a similar button. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

The appearance of universal-current[.]com website (GIF):

universal-current[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Instant automatic malware removal: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
▼ DOWNLOAD Combo Cleaner By downloading any software listed on this website you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. To use full-featured product, you have to purchase a license for Combo Cleaner. 7 days free trial available. Combo Cleaner is owned and operated by Rcs Lt, the parent company of PCRisk.com read more.

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 universal-current[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

A website can't deliver browser notifications without permission. It means that universal-current[.]com has been already visited and allowed to show notifications.

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

No, a notification displayed by a shady website cannot infect a computer or cause other damage. The worst it can do is to open a malicious page.

Is universal-current[.]com a virus?

Universal-current[.]com is not a virus. It promotes various scams, questionable applications, and websites. Also, it promotes legitimate software to help its creators to collect illegitimate commissions.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and stop universal-current[.]com from displaying notifications. It will also block all further access to universal-current[.]com. No additional steps will be required.

▼ Show Discussion

About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

PCrisk security portal is brought by a company RCS LT. Joined forces of security researchers help educate computer users about the latest online security threats. More information about the company RCS LT.

Our malware removal guides are free. However, if you want to support us you can send us a donation.

About PCrisk

PCrisk logo

PCrisk is a cyber security portal, informing Internet users about the latest digital threats. Our content is provided by security experts and professional malware researchers. Read more about us.

Software uninstall instructions
Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

QR Code
Ads by universal-current.com QR code
Scan this QR code to have an easy access removal guide of Ads by universal-current.com on your mobile device.
We Recommend:

Get rid of Windows malware infections today:

▼ REMOVE IT NOW
Download Combo Cleaner

Platform: Windows

Editors' Rating for Combo Cleaner:
Editors ratingOutstanding!

[Back to Top]

To use full-featured product, you have to purchase a license for Combo Cleaner. 7 days free trial available. Combo Cleaner is owned and operated by Rcs Lt, the parent company of PCRisk.com read more.