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How to remove permissions granted for desktopsecurityradar.com

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

What kind of page is desktopsecurityradar[.]com?

Desktopsecurityradar[.]com is a website running the "Norton Security - Your PC Might Be Infected With Viruses!" scam. Our team discovered this page while inspecting other pages that use rogue advertising networks. We also found that desktopsecurityradar[.]com wants to show notifications. This page cannot be trusted.

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Desktopsecurityradar[.]com in detail

Desktopsecurityradar[.]com runs a fake scan and displays a pop-up message claiming that a computer might be infected with viruses and the Norton subscription may have expired. It urges visitors to renew their Norton subscription to keep computers protected.

Typically, pages like desktopsecurityradar[.]com are operated by affiliates who aim to trick visitors into paying for antivirus software subscriptions (in this case, the Norton antivirus subscription). They use deceptive marketing to promote legitimate products. Trustworthy companies never use pages like desktopsecurityradar[.]com to promote their products, services, pages, etc.

Also, desktopsecurityradar[.]com wants to show notifications. It should never be allowed to do so. Its notifications may be designed to promote other scams, phishing pages, potentially malicious apps, etc.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by desktopsecurityradar.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Netcraft (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 54.243.179.61
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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More about pages of this type

Websites like desktopsecurityradar[.]com rarely get opened intentionally. In most cases, users end up on them after clicking deceptive ads or while visiting torrent sites, illegal movie streaming pages, and other websites of this kind. Also, these pages can be opened by installed advertising-supported applications.

Examples of similar pages are law-antivirus[.]com, software-saver[.]com, and champse[.]click.

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

Desktopsecurityradar[.]com sends notifications because it was visited and allowed to display its notifications. This permission is granted by clicking the "Allow" (or similar) button (like in the GIF image provided below). Websites cannot display notifications without permission.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Never click the "Allow" or similar button when a suspicious page asks for permission to show notifications. Close such a page or click the "Block" (or similar) button. Note that legitimate pages do not claim that it is required to click "Allow" to prove that you are not a robot, watch a video, download a file, etc.

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

Appearance of desktopsecurityradar[.]com website (GIF):

desktopsecurityradar[.]com 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 desktopsecurityradar[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?

The only way for desktopsecurityradar[.]com to show notifications is to be allowed to show them. Websites cannot show notifications without permission. This permission is granted by clicking the "Allow" button when pages say they want to show notifications.

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

Nom clicking these notifications cannot infect computers. However, it can open malicious pages.

Is desktopsecurityradar[.]com a virus?

Desktopsecurityradar[.]com is not a virus. The purpose of this page is to trick visitors into purchasing legitimate software. It uses deceptive marketing to promote antivirus software. Also, it can show untrustworthy notifications to promote various scams, potentially malicious applications, and web pages.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan the operating system and eliminate permissions granted for desktopsecurityradar[.]com. It will also block further access to desktopsecurityradar[.]com. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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