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Removing the notifications/adverts delivered by the first-dating.top website

Also Known As: Ads by first-dating.top
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is first-dating[.]top?

First-dating[.]top is a rogue page designed to trick visitors into allowing it to deliver browser notification spam. Furthermore, it can redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy/malicious) websites.

Our research team found the first-dating[.]top webpage while inspecting sites that use rogue advertising networks. It is noteworthy that the redirects caused by aforementioned websites are how most users access first-dating[.]top and similar pages.

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First-dating[.]top overview

It is pertinent to mention that the behavior of rogue websites may vary depending on the visitor's IP address (geolocation). In other words, the content encountered on and via these pages might differ depending on this data.

When we inspected first-dating[.]top, it presented us with adult-themed clickbait - "If you are 18+, click Allow". This fake age verification is intended to lure visitors into enabling the webpage to display browser notifications. If allowed, first-dating[.]top will spam users with notifications advertising various scams, untrustworthy/hazardous sites and applications, and even malware.

Therefore, through websites like first-dating[.]top - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by first-dating.top
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Avira (Phishing), CRDF (Malicious), CyRadar (Malicious), Fortinet (Phishing), Lionic (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 5.8.67.88
Observed Domains a.first-datingc.first-dating[.]top; d.first-dating[.]top; b.first-dating[.]top; e.first-dating[.]top; i.first-dating[.]top; g.first-dating[.]top; f.first-dating[.]top; h.first-dating[.]top
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 inspected countless rogue pages; moderncaptcha[.]topukentaspe[.]xyzstyle-buzz-blog[.]com - are merely a few examples.

These websites deliver notifications that push deceptive and malicious content. Note that any legitimate content you come across via these advertisements is most likely promoted by scammers who abuse its affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.

How did first-dating[.]top gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites need user permission to deliver browser notifications. Therefore, you've likely accessed first-dating[.]top at some point and consented to the delivery of these adverts (i.e., clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.).

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Should you enter a dubious webpage, do not permit it to display browser notifications (i.e., do not select "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we advise ignoring or denying the notification delivery requests displayed by such sites (i.e., clicking "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

If you experience continuous unprompted redirects to suspicious websites, it could be due to adware installed onto the browser or system. And if your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Screenshot of a notification/advert delivered by the first-dating[.]top website:

Ad delivered by first-dating[.]top site

Appearance of the first-dating[.]top website (GIF):

first-dating[.]top 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 first-dating[.]top in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites cannot display browser notifications without user consent. Hence, you have likely visited first-dating[.]top and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this webpage.

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

While clicking on a browser notification is harmless in itself, the content these ads promote - is not. These notifications/adverts push websites and software that can be dangerous and cause severe issues (including system infections).

Is first-dating[.]top a virus?

No, first-dating[.]top is not considered to be a virus, but it can endorse virulent content. Rogue sites usually promote online scams, fraudulent/harmful apps, and malware.

Will Combo Cleaner remove first-dating[.]top ads automatically or manual steps are still required?

Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and undo all the permissions granted for this webpage. It can also restrict further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, 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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