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How to remove permissions granted for myauto.site

Also Known As: Ads by myauto.site
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is myauto[.]site?

We have discovered the myauto[.]site website while inspecting other pages that use rogue advertising networks. Myauto[.]site asks for permission to show notifications (it uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button). Also, it redirects to an identical page.

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Myauto[.]site in detail

Myauto[.]site displays a progress bar with a message asking visitors to press the "Allow" button to continue loading the page. Clicking the "Allow" button while visiting myauto[.]site allows this page to show notifications. We have examined plenty of notifications displayed by such pages and found that they promote various scams, dubious apps, shady pages, etc.

Additionally, myauto[.]site can redirect to tripmydream[.]space - another page designed to trick visitors into allowing it to show notifications. It is important to know that pages like myauto[.]site can redirect to malicious pages and (or) show notifications used to promote such pages.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by myauto.site
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Heimdal Security (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 172.67.222.74
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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Browser notification spam in general

Websites like myauto[.]site are rarely opened on purpose. Usually, they are promoted via other questionable pages (e.g., torrent sites, illegal movie streaming pages). Most of them ask for permission to show notifications. Examples of similar pages are takecontent[.]net, di04[.]biz, and timetocheck[.]xyz.

How did myauto[.]site gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites cannot show notifications without permission. Usually, sites like myauto[.]site use clickbait techniques to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar button. They can start showing notifications after that button is clicked.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not click the "Allow" or similar button while visiting shady websites. Close those pages or click the "Block" button. Never trust websites claiming that it is required to click "Allow" to prove that you are not a robot, play a video, download a file, etc. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of myauto[.]site website (GIF):

myauto[.]site 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 myauto[.]site in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites deliver browser notifications only when they have permission for that. It means that myauto[.]site has been already visited and allowed to show notifications.

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

No, clicking notifications cannot infect a computer. However, it can lead to malicious pages.

Is myauto[.]site a virus?

Websites like myauto[.]site are not viruses. Most of them promote questionable/potentially malicious applications, shady websites, various scams, etc.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted for this site. It will also block all further access to it (it will not be necessary to perform additional steps).

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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