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Removing the notifications/advertisements delivered by timetocheck.xyz site

Also Known As: Ads by timetocheck.xyz
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is timetocheck[.]xyz?

Timetocheck[.]xyz is a rogue webpage that our research team discovered while inspecting questionable sites. This page is designed to push browser notification spam and redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy/malicious) websites. Most users access such webpages through redirects caused by sites using rogue advertising networks.

timetocheck[.]xyz pop-up redirects

Timetocheck[.]xyz overview

The behavior of timetocheck[.]xyz and similar websites (i.e., what they load/endorse) might depend on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.

When we inspected this page, it presented us with an image of a video player and a loading icon. Afterwards, a pop-up window is displayed that provides the deceptive instructions - 'Click "Allow" to continue video'. However, when users press this button - they permit timetocheck[.]xyz to deliver browser notifications instead.

These notifications/advertisements promote online scams, unreliable/harmful sites and software, and even malware. In summary, via webpages like timetocheck[.]xyz - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by timetocheck.xyz
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 5.45.87.12
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

Webdefencerequired[.]comchosenlove[.]comcheck-the-article[.]com, and mous0[.]biz are just some examples of the rogue pages we have analyzed recently.

The browser notifications delivered by such webpages - primarily endorse deceptive and malicious content. Any legitimate products encountered through these advertisements are unlikely to be endorsed by their actual developers. Instead, this promotion is undertaken by scammers who abuse the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.

How did timetocheck[.]xyz gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user permission. Therefore, if you are seeing ads from timetocheck[.]xyz - you have likely visited this page and permitted it to display them by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications, do not permit suspicious websites to deliver them. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any analogous options presented on such webpages. We advise ignoring or denying notification delivery (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

Should your browser continuously force-open questionable sites unprompted, it might be due to adware installed onto it or the system. 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 timetocheck[.]xyz website (GIF):

timetocheck[.]xyz website appearance (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 timetocheck[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Sites cannot display browser notifications without user consent. Hence, you've likely entered timetocheck[.]xyz and permitted it to do so by pressing "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented in it.

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

Clicking a browser notification is harmless in itself. However, the content promoted by these advertisements can be deceptive/malicious and cause severe issues (including malware infections).

Is timetocheck[.]xyz a virus?

While timetocheck[.]xyz is not classified as a virus, it can promote virulent content. Rogue sites typically endorse online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and malware.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and undo the permissions given to the timetocheck[.]xyz site. It is also capable of blocking all further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious webpages. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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