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How to stop totaldatadefencereport.com from sending notifications

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

What kind of page is totaldatadefencereport[.]com?

While inspecting totaldatadefencereport[.]com, we found that it is running the "Norton Security - Your PC Might Be Infected With Viruses!" scam. Additionally, we learned that totaldatadefencereport[.]com wants to show notifications. Our team discovered this page while examining other pages that use rogue advertising networks.

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Totaldatadefencereport[.]com in detail

Totaldatadefencereport[.]com promotes Norton antivirus - legitimate security software. However, it displays deceptive content to trick visitors into purchasing this software. Totaldatadefencereport[.]com is operated by affiliates who aim to collect illegitimate commissions.

This page claims that a computer might be infected with viruses. After running a fake system scan, it shows a list of fake detections and a pop-up message claiming that the Norton subscription may have expired (and urging to renew it). The company that owns Norton antivirus has nothing to do with totaldatadefencereport[.]com.

Also, totaldatadefencereport[.]com asks for permission to show notifications. It can show notifications promoting the same scam (or other scams). Also, those notifications may open malicious websites, deceptive sites offering to download shady apps, asking to provide personal information, etc.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by totaldatadefencereport.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 18.235.21.239
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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Websites of this type in general

Typically, pages like totaldatadefencereport[.]com show deceptive messages to promote legitimate software. Their creators get paid after visitors purchase software (or pay for services) through their page. None of these sites can be trusted even if the software promoted by them is legitimate.

Examples of similar websites are securityanalysisreport[.]com, protectdevice[.]org, and cleantraf[.]xyz. All these pages ask for permission to send notifications. It is strongly recommended not to allow them to do so. Typically, users open such pages via illegal movie streaming, torrent, adult pages, and similar sites or by clicking on shady ads.

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

Websites are allowed to show notifications by clicking the "Allow" button. A browser displays this button when web pages want to show notifications. (displayed by a browser) while visiting them. They cannot show notifications without permission. Totaldatadefencereport[.]com sends notifications because that button was clicked while visiting it.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or equivalent button when suspicious websites say they want to show notifications or close those pages before clicking that button. Never trust websites claiming that it is required to click the "Allow" button to prove that you are not a robot, download a file, play a video, etc.

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

Appearance of totaldatadefencereport[.]com website (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 totaldatadefencereport[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites cannot send notifications without permission. It means that totaldatadefencereport[.]com is already visited, and the "Allow" button was clicked when this page asked for permission to show notifications.

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

Notifications cannot infect computers with malware. Nevertheless, they can open malicious websites.

Is totaldatadefencereport[.]com a virus?

Totaldatadefencereport[.]com is not a virus. It claims that a computer may be infected with viruses. The purpose of this site is to promote a scam (or multiple scams).

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted for the totaldatadefencereport[.]com website. It will also block further access to totaldatadefencereport[.]com. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Medium threat activity

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