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How to stop saarmlife.ru from showing notifications

Also Known As: Ads by saarmlife.ru
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is saarmlife[.]ru?

Saarmlife[.]ru is an untrustworthy website designed to trick visitors into clicking the "Allow" button. The purpose of this site is to obtain permission to show notifications and redirect visitors to other shady pages. We discovered saarmlife[.]ru while inspecting pages that use rogue advertising networks.

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Saarmlife[.]ru in detail

Saarmlife[.]ru displays a play button with a message instructing visitors to click the "Allow" button to watch the video. It uses one of the clickbait techniques to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications from it. We examined notifications from this site and found that they promote various scams, shady apps, and other dubious websites.

Also, saarmlife[.]ru can redirect to other websites (legitimate and untrustworthy ones). Some of the pages opened via saarmlife[.]ru can be malicious. The same applies to pages opened through notifications from saarmlife[.]ru. Thus, it is strongly recommended not to visit this site and allow it to deliver notifications.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by saarmlife.ru
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 5.187.2.111
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

It is uncommon for pages like saarmlife[.]ru to be visited on purpose. Usually, they get visited after clicking on untrustworthy advertisements or while visiting illegal movie streaming sites, torrent sites, and similar pages. Adware can be used to promote such pages too.

Examples of websites similar to saarmlife[.]ru are fsmevh[.]com, updates-center[.]com, and politicosta[.]biz.

How did saarmlife[.]ru gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Web pages are allowed to show notifications by clicking the "Allow" button in a pop-up window displayed by a web browser. They do not show notifications until allowed to do so. The same applies to all pages, including saarmlife[.]ru.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not trust/close websites claiming that clicking the "Allow" button is required to prove that you are not a robot, play a video, confirm your age, etc. Alternatively, you can click the "Block" button while visiting such pages. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of saarmlife[.]ru website (GIF):

saarmlife[.]ru website appearance (GIF)

Notifications from saarmlife[.]ru:

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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 saarmlife[.]ru in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites only show notifications if they have permission to do so. This permission is granted by clicking the "Allow" button when a browser notifies visitors that websites want to show notifications.

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

Computers cannot be infected by notifications. Nevertheless, clicking on shady notifications can open malicious websites.

Is saarmlife[.]ru a virus?

Saarmlife[.]ru is not a virus. This page can show untrustworthy notifications to promote various scams, potentially malicious applications, and websites and redirect visitors to other pages.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and remove all permissions granted for saarmlife[.]ru. Also, it will block all further access to saarmlife[.]ru. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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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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