How to remove notifications/ads delivered by the richsurvey.site webpage
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What kind of page is richsurvey[.]site?
Richsurvey[.]site is a rogue webpage that loads dubious content, pushes browser notification spam, and redirects visitors to other (likely untrustworthy or malicious) pages.
Our research team discovered this page during a routine inspection of sites that use rogue advertising networks. However, websites of this kind can also be accessed through mistyped URLs or redirects caused by spam notifications, intrusive ads, or installed adware.
The content loaded/promoted by rogue websites can depend on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation. When we entered richsurvey[.]site, it presented us with a questionable survey and requested the enablement of its browser notifications.
Sites of this kind use their notifications to promote various online scams (e.g., fake virus and outdated or missing software alerts, bogus giveaways and questionnaires, etc.), untrustworthy/dangerous websites and software, and even malware.
Therefore, through richsurvey[.]site and similar pages, users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by richsurvey.site|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||alphaMountain.ai (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|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
There are thousands of rogue sites on the Web. We have inspected many webpages akin to richsurvey[.]site; yourdatasecurityservice[.]com, jakeview[.]ru, and captcha4greatpeaple[.]top are just a couple of examples.
The browser notifications delivered by such pages typically push dubious/malicious content. However, we have observed these adverts being used to promote legitimate products as well. It is highly unlikely that this promotion is undertaken or approved by their actual developers. Instead, it is primarily done by scammers who abuse affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did richsurvey[.]site gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Hence, you have likely accessed richsurvey[.]site at some point, and allowed it to deliver these advertisements. Note that most sites of this type employ deception (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA, etc.) to trick visitors into giving permission.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid seeing undesirable browser notifications, do not permit questionable websites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we advise ignoring or denying notification delivery (i.e., selecting "Block", "Block Notifications", or similar).
If your browser is continuously force-opening dubious sites, it might be due to the presence of 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.
Screenshot of a notification/advert delivered by the richsurvey[.]site website:
Appearance of the richsurvey[.]site website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by richsurvey[.]site using Combo Cleaner:
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- What is Ads by richsurvey.site?
- 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 richsurvey[.]site in the right lower corner of my desktop?
You have likely visited richsurvey[.]site and permitted it to display the browser notifications (i.e., clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.) - since websites cannot deliver them without user permission.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification is harmless. However, the content (i.e., websites, apps, etc.) endorsed by these adverts can be deceptive/malicious and cause serious problems.
Is richsurvey[.]site a virus?
Richsurvey[.]site is not classified as a virus, yet it can promote virulent content. Rogue websites of this kind usually push online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove richsurvey[.]site ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and revert the permissions given to the richsurvey[.]site webpage. Furthermore, it can restrict access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious websites. Therefore, no additional steps will be required.
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