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How to stop sopuw.click from displaying notifications

Also Known As: Ads by sopuw.click
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is sopuw[.]click?

While examining sopuw[.]click, we learned that it promotes legitimate software in a deceptive way (it displays fake virus warnings) and asks for permission to show notifications. Our team discovered sopuw[.]click while inspecting websites that use rogue advertising networks. Users rarely visit pages like sopuw[.]click on purpose.

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Sopuw[.]click in detail

First, sopuw[.]click runs a fake system scan. After completing the "scan", this page shows a fake virus warning (a pop-up message) claiming that a computer is infected with five viruses. That message also states that personal data, banking information, and other sensitive info is at risk and urges visitors to start the McAfee Antivirus to eliminate all threats.

Clicking the "Start McAfee" button in a pop-up displayed by sopuw[.]click opens a legitimate McAfee website with the affiliate's ID in its link. It means that sopuw[.]click is operated by affiliates. Their goal is to earn a commission for promoting the McAfee Antivirus.

McAfee is a legitimate computer security company. It does not use pages like sopuw[.]click for advertising (it has nothing to do with sopuw[.]click). Sopuw[.]click uses deceptive marketing to trick visitors into paying for a McAfee Antivirus subscription.

In addition to displaying deceptive content, sopuw[.]click can show untrustworthy notifications (it cannot show them without permission). Notifications from sopuw[.]click can be used to promote other deceptive pages and shady applications. Thus, this page should never be allowed to show notifications (this permission is granted by clicking the "Allow" button displayed by a browser).

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by sopuw.click
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 172.67.212.223
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)

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Similar pages in general

All pages like sopuw[.]click display deceptive content to trick visitors into performing certain actions (usually purchasing software). Most of these pages get opened after clicking shady advertisements or via torrent sites, illegal movie streaming pages, and other websites of this kind.

Examples of similar websites are allprotectpc[.]com, service-2022[.]site, and basis-antivirus[.]com.

How did sopuw[.]click gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites do not deliver any notifications unless they are allowed to do so. It is common for deceptive pages to use clickbait techniques (display deceptive content) to trick visitors into allowing them to show notifications. Permission for websites to display notifications is granted by clicking the "Allow" button in a pop-up displayed by a browser.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Close untrustworthy pages claiming that it is required to click the "Allow" button to complete a CAPTCHA, play a video, download a file, etc., or click the "Block" (or similar) button. Do not click the "Allow" button while visiting suspicious websites.

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

Appearance of sopuw[.]click website (GIF):

sopuw[.]click website appearance (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 sopuw[.]click in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Sopuw[.]click delivers notifications because it was visited, and the "Allow" button (displayed by a browser) was clicked while visiting it.

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

Notifications cannot infect computers. However, they can open malicious websites.

Is sopuw[.]click a virus?

Sopuw[.]click is not a virus. This page is designed to trick visitors into paying for an antivirus subscription and agreeing to receive notifications.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted for sopuw[.]click. Also, it will block further access to sopuw[.]click. No additional steps will be required.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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