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How to remove the notifications/ads delivered by mycomputerads.com website

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

What kind of page is mycomputerads[.]com?

Mycomputerads[.]com is a rogue webpage that our researchers discovered while inspecting unreliable sites. It is designed to push spam browser notifications and redirects visitors to other (likely untrustworthy/malicious) websites. Users typically access such pages via redirects caused by sites using rogue advertising networks.

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Mycomputerads[.]com overview

The content encountered on or through rogue websites might depend on the visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. When we entered mycomputerads[.]com, it presented us with an image of a robot and the deceptive instructions - "Click 'Allow' if you are not a robot".

This fake CAPTCHA verification is intended to trick visitors into enabling mycomputerads[.]com to deliver browser notifications. When clicked the "Allow" button, it caused a redirect to the notadslife[.]com site, which is practically identical to mycomputerads[.]com.

Rogue webpages use browser notifications to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The displayed notifications/adverts endorse various scams, unreliable/hazardous websites and software, and even malware.

In summary, via mycomputerads[.]com and similar pages - users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by mycomputerads.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 54.166.20.183
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 analyzed thousands of rogue sites; save-your-time[.]comsecurtytrk[.]xyzsocial-discovery[.]io are just a couple of examples.

These websites deliver browser notifications that mainly promote deceptive and malicious content. It is important to mention that any legitimate products encountered through these advertisements are highly unlikely to be endorsed by their developers. This promotion is usually undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.

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

Browser notification delivery necessities user permission. Therefore, you have likely visited mycomputerads[.]com and enabled it to display them by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option. Note that most rogue pages employ fake CAPTCHA, clickbait, or other deceptive content to lure visitors into allowing the notifications.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

If you access a suspicious website - do not permit it to display browser notifications. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or similar options. We recommend ignoring notification delivery or denying it - by selecting "Bock", "Block Notifications", etc.

Should your browser continuously force-open dubious sites unprompted - it could be caused by 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.

Screenshots of advertisements/notifications delivered by mycomputerads[.]com website:

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

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

Websites cannot display browser notifications without user consent. Therefore, you have likely visited mycomputerads[.]com and enabled it to deliver them (i.e., clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.).

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

Clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any system infection chains; however, these ads can promote deceptive/malicious content that can cause serious issues (including malware infections).

Is mycomputerads[.]com a virus?

While websites like mycomputerads[.]com are not classified as viruses, they can push virulent content. Rogue sites typically promote online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and undo the permissions granted to the mycomputerads[.]com page. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner is capable of restricting access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. Therefore, no additional steps will be required.

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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.

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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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