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How to remove permissions granted for adsforcomputercity.com

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

What kind of website is adsforcomputercity[.]com?

After examining the adsforcomputercity[.]com website, we concluded that it is a deceptive page designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications and redirect them to other sites. Our team discovered adsforcomputercity[.]com while inspecting websites that use rogue advertising networks.

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Adsforcomputercity[.]com in detail

Adsforcomputercity[.]com displays a deceptive message instructing visitors to click the "Allow" button to prove that they are not robots. Clicking that button grants adsforcomputercity[.]com permission to show notifications. We have found that adsforcomputercity[.]com displays notifications offering to remove pop-ups and malware, protect a computer and browser, etc.

We have found that notifications from adsforcomputercity[.]com promote various scam pages (e.g., phishing pages, technical support scam sites), dubious adult pages, shady applications, etc. It is important to mention that clicking those notifications may open malicious websites.

Another reason not to visit adsforcomputercity[.]com is that it may open other websites designed to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications or other untrustworthy sites. Thus, it is strongly recommended not to visit adsforcomputercity[.]com, trust websites opened through it, or allow it to deliver notifications.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by adsforcomputercity.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 104.21.48.50
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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Browser notification spam in general

Websites like adsforcomputercity[.]com get opened mainly via deceptive advertisements and pages that use rogue advertising networks (e.g., torrent, illegal movie streaming, adult sites). All these pages are designed to trick visitors into granting them permission to display notifications. Their notifications can be used to promote malicious apps and pages.

There are plenty of similar websites, for example, news-xokise[.]cc, celeb-hot-treands[.]com, and fynbest[.]com.

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

Notifications are only coming from the adsforcomputercity[.]com page because it was visited, and the "Allow" button was clicked (permission to show notifications was granted) while visiting it. Websites do not deliver any notifications unless they have permission to do so.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Whenever an untrustworthy page asks for permission to show notifications, click the "Block" or "Block Notifications" button. Do not trust websites stating that it is required to click the "Allow" button to play a video, confirm age, prove that you are not a robot, etc. Never click the "Allow" button while visiting such pages and close them once they are opened.

If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of adsforcomputercity[.]com website (GIF):

adsforcomputercity[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Notifications from adsforcomputercity[.]com:

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

Websites cannot show notifications until visitors grant them such permission. It means that adsforcomputercity[.]com has already been visited and received permission to send notifications.

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

No, unless such notification opened a malicious website and you executed a malicious file downloaded from it.

Is adsforcomputercity[.]com a virus?

Websites like adsforcomputercity[.]com are not viruses. In most cases, these pages promote various scams, shady (potentially malicious) applications, and web pages.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system, check what permissions have been granted for adsforcomputercity[.]com, and remove those permissions. It will also block further access to this site. No additional steps will be required.

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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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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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