How to eliminate the notifications/ads delivered by the ylcufr.com website
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What kind of page is ylcufr[.]com?
During a routine investigation of untrustworthy sites, our researchers discovered the ylcufr[.]com rogue webpage. This page promotes browser notification spam with the use of deception. Furthermore, it can redirect visitors to other sites, which are likely dubious or malicious.
Most users enter ylcufr[.]com and websites akin to it via redirects caused by pages that use rogue advertising networks.
The content encountered on and through rogue websites may be determined by the visitor's IP address (geolocation) - hence, it can differ.
When we entered ylcufr[.]com, it displayed a fake video player below which were the instructions to "Press 'Allow' to watch the video". This clickbait is designed to lure visitors into enabling ylcufr[.]com to display browser notifications. When we clicked this button, it resulted in a redirect to the news-xebipi[.]com site.
Rogue pages use their notifications/adverts to endorse online scams, unreliable/dangerous websites and software, and even malware.
To summarize, through ylcufr[.]com and similar webpages - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by ylcufr.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Seclookup (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|Observed Domains||ep73t.ylcufr[.]com; sxv5d.ylcufr[.]com; 1ak6r.ylcufr[.]com; 5p4e7.ylcufr[.]com; yx64e.ylcufr[.]com; safz5.ylcufr[.]com; qulf2.ylcufr[.]com; ri5b1.ylcufr[.]com; j6psm.ylcufr[.]com; jp1nm.ylcufr[.]com; cxley.ylcufr[.]com; 38j5y.ylcufr[.]com; etc.|
|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.
Browser notification spam in general
We have analyzed thousands of rogue sites; totaldatadefencereport[.]com, emyresumef[.]hair, tpnwslnd[.]com, captchaless[.]top, mysmarterdeals[.]shop - are merely some examples.
These pages display browser notifications that promote deceptive and malicious content. It is noteworthy that any genuine products encountered via these advertisements are unlikely to be endorsed by their actual developers. Instead, this endorsement is undertaken by scammers who abuse the products' affiliate programs to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did ylcufr[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Therefore, you have likely accessed ylcufr[.]com and permitted it to display these advertisements by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this page.
It is pertinent to mention that most rogue webpages use deception (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling notification delivery.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications, do not permit suspicious websites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore or deny notification delivery (i.e., press "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should your browser continuously force-open suspect sites, it could be caused by adware installed onto it or the 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.
Screenshots of notifications/adverts delivered by the ylcufr[.]com website:
Appearance of the ylcufr[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by ylcufr.com?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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.
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)
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 ylcufr[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites need user permission to display browser notifications. Hence, you have likely entered ylcufr[.]com and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this webpage.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, merely clicking on a browser notification does not pose threats itself. However, the content (e.g., websites, apps, etc.) promoted through these ads can be deceptive/malicious and cause severe issues (including malware infections).
Is ylcufr[.]com a virus?
No, websites like ylcufr[.]com are not classified as viruses, but they can promote virulent content. Sites of this kind endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove ylcufr[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your device and revert the permissions given to the ylcufr[.]com page. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can block all further access to this and other rogue, scam, and malicious websites. Hence, extra steps will be unnecessary.
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