What kind of page is webdatasecuritycenter[.]com?
While examining the webdatasecuritycenter.com page, we discovered that it is an untrustworthy page running a scam similar to "McAfee Total Protection - Your PC Might Be Infected With viruses!". It also asks visitors for permission to show notifications. Our team found webdatasecuritycenter.com while inspecting websites that use rogue advertising networks.
Webdatasecuritycenter[.]com in detail
The purpose of webdatasecuritycenter.com is to promote McAfee antivirus - a legitimate security software. This page is operated by affiliates who aim to trick visitors into purchasing McAfee antivirus subscriptions through their page. Affiliates behind webdatasecuritycenter.com use deceptive advertising to earn commissions.
Webdatasecuritycenter.com runs a fake system scan and then shows a fake message (virus warning) claiming that a computer might be infected with viruses. That fake warning message urges visitors to renew the McAfee antivirus subscription to keep their computers protected.
The "Proceed..." button on webdatasecuritycenter.com opens an official McAfee page with an affiliate ID in its URL. It is important to mention that McAfee company has nothing to do with webdatasecuritycenter.com - it never uses deceptive websites to promote its products.
In addition to displaying deceptive content, webdatasecuritycenter.com asks for permission to deliver notifications. As a rule, pages like webdatasecuritycenter.com show notifications to promote various scams, potentially malicious pages, and applications. It is strongly recommended not to allow such pages to display notifications.
|Name||Ads by webdatasecuritycenter.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Netcraft (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Websites of this type in general
There are many websites similar to webdatasecuritycenter.com on the Internet. All of them claim that a computer is or might be infected to trick visitors into purchasing certain antivirus software. Typically, users open them by clicking deceptive ads or visiting pages that use rogue advertising networks (e.g. illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites).
How did webdatasecuritycenter[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Permission for websites to show notifications is granted by clicking the "Allow" or "Allow Notifications" (or similar) button. Webdatasecuritycenter.com displays notifications because that button was clicked while visiting it. Websites cannot show notifications without permission.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
Close suspicious pages or click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or a similar button when they ask for permission to show notifications. Either way, do not click the "Allow" button.
Note that websites designed to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications often claim that it is required to click the "Allow" button to play a video, download a file, prove that you are not a robot, etc.
If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
Appearance of webdatasecuritycenter[.]com website (GIF):
Video showing how to eliminate ads delivered by webdatasecuritycenter[.]com using Combo Cleaner:
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- What is Ads by webdatasecuritycenter.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 webdatasecuritycenter.com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
This page shows notifications because the "Allow" button was clicked when it asked for permission to show notifications. It cannot deliver notifications without permission.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, a computer cannot be infected by a notification. However, it can be infected through a page opened by a notification.
Is webdatasecuritycenter.com a virus?
Webdatasecuritycenter.com and similar pages are not viruses. They run various scams to trick users into performing certain actions. Also, they ask for permission to show their untrustworthy notifications.
Will Combo Cleaner remove webdatasecuritycenter.com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate all permissions granted for webdatasecuritycenter.com. It will also block further access to webdatasecuritycenter.com. No additional steps will be required.