FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

How to remove permissions granted for the picprosto.click website

Also Known As: Ads by picprosto.click
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is picprosto[.]click?

We have discovered the picprosto[.]click website after receiving an email containing a link to it. After examining the page, we found that it displays a deceptive message to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. It is worth mentioning that pages like picprosto[.]click usually are promoted via other pages that use rogue advertising networks.

picprosto[.]click ads

Picprosto[.]click in detail

Picprosto[.]click instructs to click the "Allow" button to open the picture. It uses a clickbait technique to trick visitors into allowing it to show notifications. Typically, clicking on notifications displayed by websites like picprosto[.]click opens various scams, websites asking to provide sensitive information, offering to download shady apps, etc.

Picprosto[.]click displays mainly fake security notifications claiming that a computer is infected and notifications promoting shady adult websites. There is also a high chance that picprosto[.]click is operated by individuals who use legitimate affiliate programs to collect illegitimate commissions.

Another reason not to visit picprosto[.]click is that it may redirect to other untrustworthy websites (e.g., to other websites designed to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button). Moreover, this site may lead to malicious sites (pages used to distribute malware).

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by picprosto.click
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Avira (Phishing), Combo Cleaner (Phishing), CRDF (Malicious), Kaspersky (Phishing), Sophos (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 172.67.129.247
Symptoms Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution Methods Email letters, deceptive pop-up ads, false claims within visited websites, 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.
▼ Download Combo Cleaner
To use full-featured product, you have to purchase a license for Combo Cleaner. 7 days free trial available. Combo Cleaner is owned and operated by Rcs Lt, the parent company of PCRisk.com read more.

More about websites of this type

It is common for pages like picprosto[.]click to be promoted via illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites, adware, and using similar methods. As a rule, they display deceptive content to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications. They rarely are visited on purpose. Examples of similar pages are push-detectors[.]com, tacklingallas[.]com, and nerybelfaste[.]xyz.

How did picprosto[.]click gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Picprosto[.]click does not show notifications unless it has permission to do so. The same applies to all websites. Visitors allow websites to show notifications by clicking the "Allow", "Allow Notifications" (or similar) button. Pages like picprosto[.]click usually display deceptive messages to trick visitors into clicking that button.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not trust web pages claiming that it is required to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot, play a video, continue browsing the page, etc. When a shady website asks for permission to show notifications, click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or a similar button, and (or) close that page.

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

Appearance of picprosto[.]click website (GIF):

picprosto[.]click website appearance (GIF)

Email used to promote picprosto[.]click:

picprosto.click ads promoting email

Text in this email:

Subject: -: I would like to clarify with you

Hello! You have an error on the site, I can not open the page. Look please hxxps://is.gd/bcna7x

Notifications displayed by picprosto[.]click:

picprosto.click ads notification picprosto.click ads notification 2 picprosto.click ads notification 3 picprosto.click ads notification 4 picprosto.click ads notification 5

Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by picprosto[.]click using Combo Cleaner:

Instant automatic malware removal: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
▼ DOWNLOAD Combo Cleaner By downloading any software listed on this website you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. To use full-featured product, you have to purchase a license for Combo Cleaner. 7 days free trial available. Combo Cleaner is owned and operated by Rcs Lt, the parent company of PCRisk.com read more.

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 picprosto[.]click in the right lower corner of my desktop?

This website shows notifications because the "Allow" button was clicked while visiting it. In other words, it has permission to display notifications.

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

Clicking on notifications cannot infect a computer. Nevertheless, it is not recommended to trust notifications displayed by shady pages - they can open malicious websites.

Is picprosto[.]click a virus?

Websites like picprosto[.]click are not viruses. They promote shady pages asking for sensitive information, promoting untrustworthy apps, etc.

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

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

▼ Show Discussion

About the author:

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.

PCrisk security portal is brought by a company RCS LT. Joined forces of security researchers help educate computer users about the latest online security threats. More information about the company RCS LT.

Our malware removal guides are free. However, if you want to support us you can send us a donation.

About PCrisk

PCrisk logo

PCrisk is a cyber security portal, informing Internet users about the latest digital threats. Our content is provided by security experts and professional malware researchers. Read more about us.

Software uninstall instructions
Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

QR Code
Ads by picprosto.click QR code
Scan this QR code to have an easy access removal guide of Ads by picprosto.click on your mobile device.
We Recommend:

Get rid of Windows malware infections today:

▼ REMOVE IT NOW
Download Combo Cleaner

Platform: Windows

Editors' Rating for Combo Cleaner:
Editors ratingOutstanding!

[Back to Top]

To use full-featured product, you have to purchase a license for Combo Cleaner. 7 days free trial available. Combo Cleaner is owned and operated by Rcs Lt, the parent company of PCRisk.com read more.