What kind of page is mywebprotector[.]com?
During a routine inspection of untrustworthy websites, our research team found the mywebprotector[.]com page. This site promotes deceptive material, pushes browser notification spam, and redirects visitors to other unreliable and malicious webpages.
While most users enter pages like mywebprotector[.]com via websites that use rogue advertising networks, they can also be accessed through mistyped URLs or redirects caused by intrusive ads, spam notifications, or installed adware.
It is noteworthy that what sites like mywebprotector[.]com load/endorse can vary depending on the visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations.
When we entered mywebprotector[.]com, it presented us with the "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!" scam. This deceptive content includes multiple pop-ups impersonating the interface, system scan, and threat reports from McAfee.
It must be emphasized that this scam is in no way associated with the actual McAfee Corp. Typically, scams of this kind are used to promote fake anti-viruses, adware, browser hijackers, and various PUAs (Potentially Unwanted Applications); more information on this can be found in our article on "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!".
Additionally, mywebprotector[.]com asks visitors to allow its browser notifications. These notifications are used for advertising unreliable/harmful webpages and software, scams, and even malware.
|Name||Ads by mywebprotector.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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Browser notification spam in general
There are thousands of rogue websites on the Internet; safewinodws[.]com, emolumentsurvey[.]top, and websiteshove[.]com are a couple examples of those we have analyzed. In addition to hosting scams, these pages can use clickbait to trick visitors into enabling their browser notifications.
While spam notifications primarily push dubious/malicious material, legitimate products may also be encountered through them. However, it is improbable that this promotion is undertaken or approved by the genuine developers; instead, this marketing method is employed by scammers who abuse affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did mywebprotector[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites can display browser notifications only if users permit them. Hence, you have likely given permission to the mywebprotector[.]com page. Note that many sites of this type use deception to bait visitors into allowing the notifications.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
If you enter a questionable website, we strongly advise against consenting to its browser notifications. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or similar options. We recommend ignoring or denying notification delivery requests (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
If your browser continuously opens suspicious sites without being prompted, it could be 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 mywebprotector[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is Ads by mywebprotector.com?
- 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 mywebprotector[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
You have likely visited mywebprotector[.]com and permitted it to display the browser notifications. It is pertinent to mention that such sites are seldom accessed intentionally, and they can use deceptive content (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA, etc.) to trick visitors into allowing the notifications.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, merely clicking on a browser notification will not jumpstart any malware download/installation processes. However, this does not mean that these ads are harmless. They commonly promote questionable and malicious material that can cause severe issues (including system infections).
Is mywebprotector[.]com a virus?
Mywebprotector[.]com is not considered to be a virus, but it can push virulent content. Rogue webpages often endorse scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove mywebprotector[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your system and revoke all the permissions granted to the mywebprotector[.]com site. It will also restrict further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious websites. Therefore, additional steps will be unnecessary.