Removal instructions for the notifications/ads delivered by mytopwords.com
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What kind of page is mytopwords[.]com?
While inspecting untrustworthy sites, our research team found the mytopwords[.]com rogue webpage. It is designed to deceive visitors into enabling spam browser notification delivery. Additionally, this site can lead users to other (likely unreliable/hazardous) websites.
Pages like mytopwords[.]com are typically accessed via redirects caused by websites that use rogue advertising networks.
It is worth mentioning that the behavior of rogue webpages might depend on the visitor's IP address (geolocation). In other words, this information may determine the content encountered on and through sites of this kind.
When we entered mytopwords[.]com, it presented us with a blank page featuring a loading bar. The text below this graphic instructed to - "Click the Allow button to subscribe to the push notifications and continue watching"- falsely implying that browser notification delivery must be enabled to resume viewing/watching online content.
If allowed to display them, mytopwords[.]com will deliver ads promoting online scams, untrustworthy/harmful websites and software, and even malware.
In summary, via webpages like mytopwords[.]com - users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by mytopwords.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|Observed Domains||x.mytopwords[.]com; i.mytopwords[.]com|
|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)||
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Browser notification spam in general
Adforyounews[.]com, takeekatthree[.]xyz, emyresumef[.]hair, and ylcufr[.]com are merely a couple examples of the rogue webpages that we have inspected recently.
These sites deliver browser notifications that push deceptive and malicious material. It is noteworthy that any legitimate products encountered through these advertisements are unlikely to be endorsed by their actual developers/designers. Instead, this promotion is undertaken by scammers who abuse the products' affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did mytopwords[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user permission. Rogue pages often use deception (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, etc.) to trick visitors into enabling notification delivery.
If you are receiving these ads from mytopwords[.]com - you have most likely visited this webpage and permitted the notification display (i.e., clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.).
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications, do not enable questionable sites to deliver them (i.e., do not press "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore or deny notification delivery requests (i.e., click "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should your browser continuously force-open suspicious websites without prompt, it could be caused by the presence of adware on the device. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of mytopwords[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by mytopwords[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
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- What is Ads by mytopwords.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 mytopwords[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites can only display browser notifications with user permission. Hence, you've likely accessed mytopwords[.]com and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option - thus consenting to the ad delivery.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection chains. However, the websites and software encountered via these advertisements can be malicious and cause serious problems (including malware infections).
Is mytopwords[.]com a virus?
No, websites like mytopwords[.]com are not considered to be viruses, but they do endorse virulent content. Webpages of this type commonly promote scams, unreliable/harmful applications, and malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove mytopwords[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and remove all the permissions given to the mytopwords[.]com webpage. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can block further access to this and other rogue, scam, and malicious websites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.
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