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Removal instructions for the notifications delivered by get-shields.com

Also Known As: Ads by get-shields.com
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is get-shields[.]com?

While inspecting dubious sites, our research team discovered the get-shields[.]com rogue webpage. It promotes scams, pushes browser notification spam, and redirects visitors to different (likely untrustworthy/malicious) websites. Most users enter such pages through redirects caused by sites using rogue advertising networks.

get-shields[.]com pop-up redirects

Get-shields[.]com overview

The content encountered on and through rogue websites can vary depending on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation.

When we inspected get-shields[.]com, we found three scams being run on this site. This deceptive content entailed a fake article lauding an Android application, a bogus "Critical Alert" warning of potential adware/malware infections, and the "Your Chrome Is Severely Damaged By 13 Malware!" scam.

Schemes of this kind typically endorse fake anti-viruses, adware, browser hijackers, and various PUAs. In some instances, we have even observed them being used to proliferate trojans, ransomware, and other malicious software.

Furthermore, get-shields[.]com requests to allow it to display browser notifications. Rogue sites employ them to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The notifications/advertisements promote online scams, unreliable/harmful webpages and software, and even malware.

Therefore, via pages like get-shields[.]com - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by get-shields.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 18.get-shields[.]com; 16.get-shields[.]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.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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Browser notification spam in general

We have analyzed thousands of rogue sites; athree[.]xyzgoograriva[.]comsecuredevicesolutions[.]com, and ourcoolblog[.]com are just some examples.

These webpages deliver browser notifications that endorse deceptive and malicious material. Any legitimate products encountered through these ads are highly unlikely to be promoted by their developers. Instead, this promotion is undertaken by scammers abusing the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.

How did get-shields[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Hence, you have likely visited get-shields[.]com and permitted it to do so by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

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

Should your browser continuously force-open suspicious websites, it might be caused by the presence of advertising-supported software (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.

Appearance of get-shields[.]com website promoting the "Your Chrome Is Severely Damaged By 13 Malware!" scam (GIF):

get-shields[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Text presented in this scam:

WARNING! Your Chrome is severely damaged by 13 Malware!


We have detected that your Chrome is (62%) DAMAGED by Tor.Jack Malware. Malicious and Aggressive Ads have injected this on your device.
Immediate Action is required to Remove and Prevent it from spreading that will leak sensitive data from your device. It includes your Social Media Accounts, Messages, Images, Passwords, and Important Data.


Here is how you can solve this easily in just a few seconds.


Step 1: Click the button below, "Allow error alerts," then subscribe to recommended spam protection app on the next page.


Step 2: Run the powerful Google Play-approved application to clear your phone from SPAM ads and block potential Malware with a few taps.

Screenshot of another appearance variant of the get-shields[.]com website:

get-shields[.]com appearance variant

Screenshot of yet another appearance variant of the get-shields[.]com website:

get-shields[.]com another appearance variant

Text presented in this scam:

Security Checkup
You have recommended actions


Critical Alert
You have recommended actions


Add recommended extension
Your computer is at high risk of getting Malware and Adware. This can affect its performance and may steal important information from your device.


Click on the below button then "Allow error alerts" to proceed to the recommended app.


Clean my Device


Your devices
1 signed-in device

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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 get-shields[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites need user permission to display browser notifications. Therefore, if you are seeing these ads from get-shields[.]com - you must have visited it and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this webpage.

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

No, clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any malware download/installation processes. However, the content pushed through these adverts can be deceptive/malicious and cause serious issues (e.g., system infections, financial losses, etc.).

Is get-shields[.]com a virus?

No, get-shields[.]com is not categorized as a virus, but it can promote virulent content. Websites of this kind endorse online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and even malware.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan your computer and revert all the permissions given to get-shields[.]com. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can block all further access to this and other rogue, scam, and malicious websites. Therefore, extra steps will be unnecessary.

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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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