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How to stop notifications coming from messagereceiver.com

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

What kind of website is messagereceiver[.]com?

Messagereceiver[.]com is a deceptive website that uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into allowing it to show notifications and redirects them to other pages. We have discovered it while examining sites that use rogue advertising networks. It is very uncommon for pages like messagereceiver[.]com to be visited intentionally.

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Messagereceiver[.]com in detail

Our team has found that messagereceiver[.]com displays a deceptive message asking visitors to click the "Allow" button to download something (it does not say what exactly). It is designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. During our analysis, we received notifications promoting various scams.

We received notifications claiming that our computer may be infected with viruses, the installed antivirus software subscription may be expired, etc. Scams promoted via those notifications are similar to "Your ANTIVIRUS Subscription Has Expired" and other scams. These scams are promoted by affiliates (not legitimate companies) who seek to collect illegitimate commissions.

Messagereceiver[.]com may show notifications used to promote other untrustworthy websites, questionable (or even malicious) applications, etc. Another reason not to trust this page is that it can open shady websites.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by messagereceiver.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names ESET (Malware), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Spam), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 188.72.236.238
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, unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
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More about pages of this type

Pretty often, websites claiming that it is required to click the "Allow" button can redirect visitors to other similar pages. Typically, they display messages encouraging visitors to click the "Allow" button to prove that they are not robots, play a video, download a file, etc. Examples of similar sites are reistivelbife[.]com, anedukera[.]xyz, separashpar[.]xyz.

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

If this website shows notifications, it means it has been visited, and the "Allow" button was clicked while visiting it. Websites do not show notifications unless users allow them to do so. In most cases, shady websites display deceptive messages to trick visitors into agreeing to receive their notifications.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Close the pages claiming that it is required to click the "Allow" button. Or click the "Block" button if you do not wish to receive notifications from any visited page. Remember that no legitimate page will display text or other content, implying that it is necessary to agree to receive notifications to perform some action.

If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

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

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

A website cannot show notifications until a visitor gives permission to show them. This means that messagereceiver[.]com has been visited and allowed to show notifications (the "Allow" button while visiting it was clicked).

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

A notification cannot infect a computer, but it can open a malicious website.

Is messagereceiver[.]com a virus?

Websites like messagereceiver[.]com are not viruses, but they are used to promote various scams, questionable applications, websites, etc.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted for messagereceiver[.]com website. It will also block all further access to this page. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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