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How to stop safetyremind.xyz from showing notifications

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

What kind of page is safetyremind[.]xyz?

Safetyremind[.]xyz is a deceptive website claiming that a computer is infected. It shows fake security warning from McAfee. It also asks for permission to show untrustworthy notifications. Our team has discovered safetyremind[.]xyz while inspecting websites that use rogue advertising networks.

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Safetyremind[.]xyz in detail

Safetyremind[.]xyz performs a fake system scan and then displays a fake message stating the McAfee subscription has expired and urging visitors to renew it to protect a computer. That message also states that a computer is vulnerable to viruses and other malware while unprotected.

McAfee Total Protection is a legitimate software product developed by the McAfee company. The problem with safetyremind[.]xyz promoting this software is that it uses deception to trick visitors into purchasing a subscription. This page is operated by affiliates who aim to collect illegitimate commissions.

Additionally, safetyremind[.]xyz asks for permission to show notifications. Usually, notifications from pages like safetyremind[.]xyz promote various scam pages, sites encouraging visitors to download shady apps, and other untrustworthy websites. Thus, it is highly advisable not to agree to receive notifications from safetyremind[.]xyz.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by safetyremind.xyz
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Suspicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 23.227.194.37
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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Websites of this type in general

Web pages of this type display deceptive content (usually to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications). Also, they can redirect to other untrustworthy pages (they often open other sites designed to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button). In some cases, they can open malicious pages.

Examples of pages similar to safetyremind[.]xyz are windows-hold[.]com, online-guard[.]com, and scan-pro-guard[.]com.

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

Websites ask for permission to show notifications. They cannot show them unless visitors agree to receive them. Permission for websites to display notifications is granted by clicking the "Allow" button. If safetyremind[.]xyz delivers notifications, it means that it was visited and the aforementioned button was clicked while visiting it.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not trust pages stating that clicking the "Allow" button is required to prove that you are not a robot, continue loading content, play a video, download a file, etc. If an untrustworthy page asks for permission to show notifications, click the "Block" or "Block" notifications button or close it.

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

Appearance of safetyremind[.]xyz website (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 safetyremind[.]xyz in the right lower corner of my desktop?

This website shows notifications because it has been allowed to show them. No website can show notifications without permission.

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

No, notifications do not infect computers. Nevertheless, they can open malicious pages. Either way, it is highly advisable not to trust notifications from pages like safetyremind[.]xyz.

Is safetyremind[.]xyz a virus?

Safetyremind[.]xyz is not a virus. It displays deceptive content to trick visitors into believing that their computers are infected and promotes legitimate antivirus software. This page is operated by affiliates who aim to collect illegitimate commissions.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted for safetyremind[.]xyz. Additionally, it will block further access to safetyremind[.]xyz. No additional steps will be required.

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Global malware activity level today:

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