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How to stop fastnetworkprotocol.com from sending notifications

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

What kind of page is fastnetworkprotocol[.]com?

Our team investigated fastnetworkprotocol[.]com and learned that it runs the "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!" scam. Its creators use fraudulent marketing to promote legitimate antivirus software. Additionally, fastnetworkprotocol[.]com wants to show notifications.

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Fastnetworkprotocol[.]com in detail

Fastnetworkprotocol[.]com is designed to trick visitors into believing that their computers are infected. This page displays a fake antivirus scanner that "detects" five viruses. Also, fastnetworkprotocol[.]com shows a fake pop-up message claiming that personal data, banking information, and other sensitive details are at risk.

Fastnetworkprotocol[.]com urges visitors to start McAfee Antivirus to eliminate all threats. The "Start McAfee" button opens a legitimate McAfee page with an affiliate's link in its URL. It means that fastnetworkprotocol[.]com is owned by affiliates who earn a commission when someone purchases a McAfee Antivirus subscription via their page.

Legitimate companies never use websites like fastnetworkprotocol[.]com to advertise their products. Thus, these pages should never be trusted. Also, they should not be allowed to show notifications. Those notifications can open malicious pages, phishing websites, technical support scam sites, etc.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by fastnetworkprotocol.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 172.67.148.96
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

Users do not visit pages like fastnetworkprotocol[.]com intentionally. These sites are promoted mostly via untrustworthy ads and pages that use rogue advertising networks (e.g., torrent sites, illegal movie streaming pages, adult sites, etc.). Also, they can be opened by advertising-supported software.

Examples of similar websites are pcprimedefense[.]com, protectsoftware[.]xyz, and basicnetworkpc[.]com.

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

Fastnetworkprotocol[.]com or any other website cannot show notifications without permission. This permission is granted by clicking the "Allow" (or similar) button. A browser shows this button when a visited page wants to show notifications.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or "Always Block" (depending on a browser) button when an untrustworthy page asks for permission to show notifications or close that page. Do not click the "Allow" (or similar) button. Especially when a visited page says that clicking the "Allow" button is required 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 fastnetworkprotocol[.]com website (GIF):

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

Fastnetworkprotocol[.]com sends notifications because it has been allowed to do so. The "Allow" (or similar) button was clicked while visiting fastnetworkprotocol[.]com.

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

No, notifications from shady websites cannot infect computers. Neverheless, they should not be trusted - they can open malicious pages.

Is fastnetworkprotocol[.]com a virus?

Fastnetworkprotocol[.]com is not a virus. It is designed to trick visitors into believing that their computers are infected and purchasing antivirus subscriptions. Also, it can show notifications designed to promote various scams, questionable/potentially malicious applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate permissions granted for fastnetworkprotocol[.]com. It will also block further access to fastnetworkprotocol[.]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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