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How to get rid of the notifications/adverts delivered by urgentscanur.com site

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

What kind of page is urgentscanur[.]com?

During a routine investigation of suspicious websites, our researcher team found the urgentscanur[.]com rogue page. It hosts deceptive content (scams), promotes spam browser notifications, and redirects users to other (likely untrustworthy or malicious) sites.

Most visitors to urgentscanur[.]com and pages akin to it - access them via redirects caused by websites that use rogue advertising networks.

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Urgentscanur[.]com overview

While during our inspection, urgentscanur[.]com ran the "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!" scam, it is noteworthy that the content encountered on/through such sites can vary. This is because the behavior of rogue webpages might depend on the visitor's IP address (geolocation).

The scam on urgentscanur[.]com was presented as the McAfee anti-virus - its interface (actually that of Norton anti-virus), system scan, and threat reports. By finding various fake issues - it attempts to trick users into downloading/installing and/or purchasing software. It has to be stressed that the apps endorsed through scams are usually fraudulent, harmful, or malicious.

Additionally, urgentscanur[.]com requests browser notification delivery to be enabled. If allowed, the site will display spam that advertises online scams, unreliable/dangerous websites and software, and even malware.

To summarize, via webpages like urgentscanur[.]com - users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by urgentscanur.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 128.199.225.226
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 countless rogue pages; estimatorone[.]xyzseveralsituations[.]clickantivirus-defence[.]com, and saarmlife[.]ru are just a few of our newest finds.

These websites deliver browser notifications that push scams and malicious content. However, while genuine content can be encountered through these ads - it is most likely promoted by scammers who abuse its affiliate programs in order to obtain illegitimate commissions.

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

Websites cannot display browser notifications without user permission. Consent to their delivery is given by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or any analogous options presented on sites. Hence, if you are receiving such advertisements from urgentscanur[.]com - it is likely that you have accessed this page and permitted notification delivery.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

If you access a suspicious webpage - do not enable it to display browser notifications (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore or deny notification requests (i.e., select "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

Should you experience continuous unprompted redirects to questionable sites (e.g., urgentscanur[.]com, etc.) - it could be caused by adware installed onto the browser or 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.

Appearance of the urgentscanur[.]com website (GIF):

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

Websites only deliver browser notifications with user permission. Hence, you have likely visited urgentscanur[.]com and permitted it to display these ads by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.

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

While clicking on a browser notification is harmless, the content these adverts promote is not. Spam notifications are commonly used to push harmful/malicious sites and software that can cause severe issues (including malware infections).

Is urgentscanur[.]com a virus?

No, urgentscanur[.]com is not considered to be a virus. However, sites of this kind can promote virulent content, e.g., online scams, fake and hazardous software, and even malware.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and remove the permissions granted for the urgentscanur[.]com website. Furthermore, Combo Cleaner can block all access to this and other rogue/malicious sites. Therefore, 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

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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