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How to stop antivirus-here.com from displaying notifications

Also Known As: Ads by antivirus-here.com
Damage level: Medium

What is antivirus-here[.]com?

While inspecting sites that use rogue advertising networks, we discovered antivirus-here[.]com. We learned that antivirus-here[.]com is an untrustworthy website that runs the "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!" scam and asks for permission to show notifications. This website (and its notifications) cannot be trusted.

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Antivirus-here[.]com in detail

After running a fake system scan, antivirus-here[.]com shows a deceptive message stating that a computer is infected with five viruses. It urges to start the McAfee antivirus to eliminate all threats and protect personal data, banking information, and other sensitive information.

McAfee antivirus is legitimate software. Antivirus-here[.]com is monetized by collecting illegitimate commissions from purchases made through this page. Its creators are affiliates who fraudulently promote McAfee products). McAfee never uses sites like antivirus-here[.]com to promote their software.

Additionally, antivirus-here[.]com is a page that asks for permission to show notifications. Notifications from such pages promote other untrustworthy sites (various scams, phishing sites, etc.) and applications. Thus, it is strongly recommended not to agree to receive notifications from pages like antivirus-here[.]com.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by antivirus-here.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.21.2.188
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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More about pages of this type

Pages like antivirus-here[.]com are rarely visited on purpose. Usually, they get opened via shady advertisements and other questionable sites (e.g., illegal movie streaming and torrent sites). Most of these pages display deceptive content and ask for permission to deliver notifications. Examples of similar sites are cleanyourpcnow[.]com, jonne[.]club, and jerenga[.]click.

How did antivirus-here[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Permission for websites to show notifications is granted by clicking the "Allow" button. Neither antivirus-here[.]com nor any other page can show notifications without being allowed to do so. If antivirus-here[.]com displays its notifications, it means it has been visited and allowed to show them.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not trust sites claiming that it is required to click the "Allow" button to play a video, prove that you are not a robot, download a file, enter the page, etc. Click the "Block" or "Block Notifications" button when a browser says that a website of this type wants to show notifications 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 antivirus-here[.]com website (GIF):

antivirus-here[.]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 antivirus-here[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

This page shows notifications because it was visited and allowed to show them. Websites cannot display notifications without permission. This permission is granted by clicking the "Allow" button when browsers show a pop-up saying that a visited site wants to show notifications.

I have clicked on a notification displayed by a website of this kind, is my computer infected?

No, computers can't be infected by notifications. However, untrustworthy pages can show notifications designed to open malicious websites.

Is antivirus-here[.]com a virus?

Antivirus-here[.]com is not a virus. It displays deceptive content to promote legitimate software (it fraudulently promotes the McAfee antivirus). Its notifications can promote various scams, questionable/potentially malicious applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will remove all permissions granted for ativirus-here[.]com and block all further access to this site. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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