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How to remove permissions granted for datadesktopsecurity.online

Also Known As: Ads by datadesktopsecurity.online
Damage level: Medium

What kind of website is datadesktopsecurity[.]online?

Our team examined datadesktopsecurity[.]online and found that it is an untrustworthy page running the "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!" scam. Additionally, this site wants to show notifications. We discovered datadesktopsecurity[.]online while inspecting web pages that use rogue advertising networks.

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Datadesktopsecurity[.]online in detail

Datadesktopsecurity[.]online displays a deceptive pop-up message (after running a fake system scan) claiming that a computer is infected with five viruses and a McAfee subscription has expired. It encourages visitors to renew their subscriptions to protect their computers.

McAfee antivirus is legitimate security software. McAfee company does not use pages like datadesktopsecurity[.]online to promote its products. Datadesktopsecurity[.]online is owned by affiliates who earn money when someone purchases a McAfee subscription via datadesktopsecurity[.]online (via the affiliate link opened by clicking the "Proceed..." button).

Also, datadesktopsecurity[.]online asks for permission to show notifications. Clicking those notifications can lead to untrustworthy pages asking to provide personal information, call fake technical support numbers, download potentially malicious apps, etc. Thus, sites like datadesktopsecurity[.]online should never be allowed to display notifications.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by datadesktopsecurity.online
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names alphaMountain.ai (Suspicious), 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 websites of this type

There are numerous pages like datadesktopsecurity[.]online on the Internet. Some examples are protectwatcher[.]xyz, erbi90s[.]click, and scantowebprotection[.]online. All of them display deceptive messages (use fraudulent marketing) to promote antivirus software. Also, they ask for permission to send notifications.

Typically, users do not visit sites like datadesktopsecurity[.]online on purpose. They are opened via deceptive ads and illegal movie streaming pages, torrent sites, and other pages of this kind that use rogue advertising networks. Also, pages like datadesktopsecurity[.]online can be opened by adware.

How did datadesktopsecurity[.]online gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Datadesktopsecurity[.]online has been allowed to show notifications by clicking the "Allow" button while visiting it. This button appears when visited pages want to show notifications (a browser displays a pop-up window with that button). Web pages cannot send notifications without permission from visitors.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Do not click the "Allow" (or equivalent) button when visiting suspicious web pages that want to show notifications. Click the "Block" button or close those pages. Especially when websites claim that clicking the "Allow" button is required to play a video, download files, pass a CAPTCHA, etc.

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

Appearance of datadesktopsecurity[.]online website (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 datadesktopsecurity[.]online in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Datadesktopsecurity[.]online delivers notifications because it has permission to do that. No page can display notifications without permission which is granted by clicking the "Allow" (or similar) button when a browser notifies a user that a visited page wants to show notifications.

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

Notifications cannot infect computers. The worst they can do is open malicious websites.

Is datadesktopsecurity[.]online a virus?

Datadesktopsecurity[.]online and other websites of this type are not viruses. They display deceptive content to lure visitors into purchasing antivirus software. Also, they can show notifications to promote various scams, potentially malicious applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted for datadesktopsecurity[.]online. Also, this application will block further access to datadesktopsecurity[.]online. No additional steps will be required.

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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