FacebookTwitterLinkedIn

How to remove the notifications/ads displayed by the mscreviews.com site

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

What kind of page is mscreviews[.]com?

Mscreviews[.]com is a rogue webpage that our researchers discovered while checking out dubious sites. This page promotes browser notification spam with the use of fake CAPTCHA verification. Additionally, it can redirect users to other (likely untrustworthy/dangerous) websites.

Most users enter mscreviews[.]com and similar webpages via redirects caused by sites using rogue advertising networks.

mscreviews[.]com pop-up redirects

Mscreviews[.]com overview

It is noteworthy that the behavior of rogue sites (i.e., what they host and promote) may depend on visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations. When we accessed mscreviews[.]com, it presented us with an image of a pink robot and text instructing to - "Click 'Allow' if you are not a robot". This bogus CAPTCHA verification is intended to lure visitors into enabling mscreviews[.]com to display browser notifications.

Rogue webpages use notifications to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. These advertisements promote unreliable/harmful sites and software, online scams, and malware.

In summary, through websites like mscreviews[.]com - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by mscreviews.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 172.67.193.213
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.
Malware Removal (Windows)

To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
▼ Download Combo Cleaner
To use full-featured product, you have to purchase a license for Combo Cleaner. 7 days free trial available. Combo Cleaner is owned and operated by Rcs Lt, the parent company of PCRisk.com read more.

Browser notification spam in general

We have analyzed thousands of rogue pages; advtpro[.]comlpnothome[.]comadvtlife[.]com, and notadsworld[.]com are merely a few examples of those that are practically identical to mscreviews[.]com.

These websites deliver browser notifications endorsing deceptive and malicious material. Note that any genuine content encountered through these adverts is most likely promoted by scammers abusing its affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.

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

Websites cannot display browser notifications without user permission. Therefore, you have likely entered mscreviews[.]com and permitted it to deliver these ads by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this webpage. It is noteworthy that rogue pages often use deception to trick visitors into enabling notification delivery.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not enable questionable sites to deliver them. In other words, do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or similar options presented on such webpages. Instead, we advise ignoring or denying notification delivery (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

Should your browser continuously force-open suspicious sites (e.g., mscreviews[.]com, etc.), it could be caused by the presence of advertising-supported software (adware). 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 mscreviews[.]com website:

Ad delivered by mscreviews[.]com

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

mscreviews[.]com website appearance (GIF)

Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by mscreviews[.]com using Combo Cleaner:

Instant automatic malware removal: Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
▼ DOWNLOAD Combo Cleaner By downloading any software listed on this website you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. To use full-featured product, you have to purchase a license for Combo Cleaner. 7 days free trial available. Combo Cleaner is owned and operated by Rcs Lt, the parent company of PCRisk.com read more.

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

Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Hence, you have likely accessed mscreviews[.]com at some point and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option displayed on this page.

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

No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection processes. However, the content promoted through these adverts can be hazardous and cause serious issues (including malware infections).

Is mscreviews[.]com a virus?

No, mscreviews[.]com is not categorized as a virus, but it can promote virulent content. Rogue websites endorse online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and malware.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and undo the permissions given to the mscreviews[.]com page. It will also restrict all further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.

▼ Show Discussion

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.

PCrisk security portal is brought by a company RCS LT. Joined forces of security researchers help educate computer users about the latest online security threats. More information about the company RCS LT.

Our malware removal guides are free. However, if you want to support us you can send us a donation.

About PCrisk

PCrisk logo

PCrisk is a cyber security portal, informing Internet users about the latest digital threats. Our content is provided by security experts and professional malware researchers. Read more about us.

Software uninstall instructions
Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

QR Code
Ads by mscreviews.com QR code
Scan this QR code to have an easy access removal guide of Ads by mscreviews.com on your mobile device.
We Recommend:

Get rid of Windows malware infections today:

▼ REMOVE IT NOW
Download Combo Cleaner

Platform: Windows

Editors' Rating for Combo Cleaner:
Editors ratingOutstanding!

[Back to Top]

To use full-featured product, you have to purchase a license for Combo Cleaner. 7 days free trial available. Combo Cleaner is owned and operated by Rcs Lt, the parent company of PCRisk.com read more.