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Removing the notifications/adverts displayed by save-your-time.com site

Also Known As: Ads by save-your-time.com
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is save-your-time[.]com?

While inspecting dubious websites, our researchers discovered the save-your-time[.]com rogue page. It is designed to load deceptive content, push browser notification spam, and redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy/malicious) sites. Users typically enter these webpages via redirects caused by sites using rogue advertising networks.

save-your-time[.]com pop-up redirects

Save-your-time[.]com overview

The behavior of rogue websites (i.e., what they host and/or promote) may depend on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.

When we inspected save-your-time[.]com - we encountered two variants. One consisted of a highly questionable article promoting a security application that users can purchase, while the other ran a version of the "Your Chrome Is Severely Damaged By 13 Malware!" scam.

When the latter was run on save-your-time[.]com, upon access - the site displayed a pop-up window attempting to trick visitors into enabling it to deliver browser notifications - "Missing permissions detected/ Click on the bell icon shown in the top right/left of the address bar then click allow".

After the "Allow" button was pressed, a different pop-up was shown, which stated - "YOUR DEVICE HAS BEEN COMPROMISED!/ Immediate Action is Required". The background page provided details concerning the nonexistent infections.

Typically, scams like those run on save-your-time[.]com are used to endorse untrustworthy, illegitimate, and harmful software.

If save-your-time[.]com is allowed to display notifications, it will use them to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The delivered notifications/ads primarily promote online scams, unreliable/dangerous sites and software, and even malware.

In summary, through websites like save-your-time[.]com - users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by save-your-time.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 23.106.248.15
Observed Domains 20.save-your-time[.]com; 25.save-your-time[.]com
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.
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Browser notification spam in general

We have inspected thousands of rogue pages; news-rulujo[.]cccomputeradshub[.]com, and safemacpc[.]xyz are just a couple of examples.

Sites of this kind deliver browser notifications that mainly promote deceptive and malicious content. It is noteworthy that any legitimate products encountered through these adverts are unlikely to be endorsed by their actual developers. Instead, this promotion is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.

How did save-your-time[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites require user permission to display browser notifications. Therefore, if you are seeing ads from save-your-time[.]com, you have likely visited this page and permitted it to deliver them. In other words, clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on save-your-time[.]com.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, we advise against consenting to their delivery from suspicious sites (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we recommend ignoring or denying notification delivery requests (i.e., clicking "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

If your browser is continuously force-opening questionable websites without prompt, it might be caused by 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 the pop-up window displayed by save-your-time[.]com website:

Pop-up displayed by save-your-time[.]com

Screenshot of the "Your Chrome Is Severely Damaged By 13 Malware!" scam's background page on save-your-time[.]com website:

Background page of the scam run on save-your-time[.]com

Alternative appearance of the save-your-time[.]com website (GIF):

save-your-time[.]com website variant appearance (GIF)

Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by save-your-time[.]com using Combo Cleaner:

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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 save-your-time[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Sites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Hence, you've likely entered save-your-time[.]com and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option - thereby permitting the site to display these advertisements.

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

No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection chains. However, the websites/apps endorsed via these ads can be malicious and cause serious issues (including malware infections).

Is save-your-time[.]com a virus?

No, save-your-time[.]com is not categorized as a virus, but it can promote virulent content. Rogue pages commonly push online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.

Will Combo Cleaner remove save-your-time[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your system and remove all the permissions given to the save-your-time[.]com website. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can block further access to rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. Therefore, extra steps will be unnecessary.

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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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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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