What kind of page is save-secur[.]com?
Save-secur[.]com is a rogue site designed to promote browser notification spam. Our research team discovered this webpage while looking into various untrustworthy sites. In addition to using deception to lure visitors into allowing its notifications, save-secur[.]com can also redirect them to other unreliable and malicious websites.
It is noteworthy that most users enter such pages via redirects caused by sites that use rogue advertising networks. However, these websites can also be accessed through mistyped URLs or redirects caused by intrusive advertisements, and installed adware.
When we accessed save-secur[.]com, it presented us with video-themed clickbait - "Can't play this video! Perhaps your browser doesn't allow video playback. Please click the Allow button to watch the video". These misleading instructions are designed to trick visitors into permitting save-secur[.]com to deliver its browser notifications.
It has to be mentioned that the behavior of such rogue webpages (i.e., what they host/endorse) may depend on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation. Hence, what users encounter via these pages can vary based on this information.
The notifications/advertisements displayed by save-secur[.]com and similar websites promote various scams, untrustworthy/harmful websites and software, and in some cases - even malware.
|Name||Ads by save-secur.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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Browser notification spam in general
The notifications delivered by such webpages usually promote deceptive and malicious content. However, genuine products may be encountered through them as well. It must be stressed that this promotion is rarely done or approved by the actual developers. This marketing technique is typically used by scammers abusing affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did save-secur[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Sites cannot deliver browser notifications without user permission. Therefore, you have likely permitted save-secur[.]com to display them. This website uses clickbait to trick visitors into allowing notifications, which is typical for pages of this kind.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
If you access a questionable website, we strongly advise against allowing it to deliver browser notifications (i.e., clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, you should ignore or deny notification requests (i.e., press "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
If your browser is randomly force-opening suspicious webpages, it is likely due to installed adware. 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 save-secur[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by save-secur[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
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- 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 save-secur[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
You have likely visited save-secur[.]com and given it permission to display browser notifications. Note that most sites of this type attempt to deceive visitors into doing so, and save-secur[.]com is not an exception.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any malware download/installation processes. However, the content promoted through these ads can be deceptive/malicious and cause severe issues.
Is save-secur[.]com a virus?
Websites like save-secur[.]com are not deemed to be viruses. However, they often endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove save-secur[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your system and revert the permissions granted for the save-secur[.]com site. It is also capable of blocking all further access to this and other rogue and malicious websites. Hence, no additional steps will be necessary.