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How to remove the ads delivered by the mysecuritydatabase.live website

Also Known As: Ads by mysecuritydatabase.live
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is mysecuritydatabase[.]live?

Our research team discovered the mysecuritydatabase[.]live rogue page while checking out dubious websites. This webpage promotes scams (e.g., "Norton Security - Your PC Might Be Infected With Viruses!") and spam browser notifications. Furthermore, mysecuritydatabase[.]live can redirect users to other (likely unreliable/malicious) sites.

Visitors to this and similar webpages primarily access them through redirects caused by websites using rogue advertising networks.

mysecuritydatabase[.]live pop-up redirects

Mysecuritydatabase[.]live overview

The operation of a rogue webpage (i.e., what it loads/endorses) might depend on the visitor's IP address (geolocation). When we encountered mysecuritydatabase[.]live, it ran the "Norton Security - Your PC Might Be Infected With Viruses!" scam.

Firstly, this content is not associated with the actual Norton Anti-virus. Secondly, the program interface, as well as the system scan and its results - are all fake. Lastly, no website can detect threats on visitors' computers, and any that claim otherwise - are scams. This scam model (fake threat alert) is typically employed to promote unreliable, harmful, and even malicious apps.

Additionally, mysecuritydatabase[.]live requested visitors to enable its browser notification delivery. If allowed, this site will display ads that push online scams, untrustworthy/hazardous websites and software, and even malware.

Therefore, through webpages like mysecuritydatabase[.]live - users can experience system infections, serious privacy problems, financial losses, and identity theft.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by mysecuritydatabase.live
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names N/A (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 54.243.179.61
Observed Domains iikm.mysecuritydatabase[.]live
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, potentially unwanted applications (adware)
Damage Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
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Browser notification spam in general

Nativepclink[.]comprotectionservicespc[.]sitesteadycaptcha[.]live, and quickpcscanner[.]com are merely some examples of rogue pages that we have analyzed.

These websites promote browser notifications promoting deceptive and malicious material. Note that any legitimate content pushed via these adverts is highly unlikely to be endorsed by its actual developers. However, scammers often abuse affiliate programs of genuine products - in order to acquire illegitimate commissions.

How did mysecuritydatabase[.]live gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites need user permission to deliver browser notifications. Therefore, it means that if you are seeing these ads from mysecuritydatabase[.]live - you've likely accessed this page and selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

If you enter a suspect website, do not permit it to display browser notifications (i.e., do not press "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore or deny notification delivery (i.e., click "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).

Should you keep experiencing unprompted redirects to questionable sites, it might be caused by adware installed on the browser or system. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of the mysecuritydatabase[.]live website (GIF):

mysecuritydatabase[.]live 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 mysecuritydatabase[.]live in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Sites require user consent to display browser notifications (ads). Hence, you have likely entered mysecuritydatabase[.]live and selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option presented on this page.

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

While clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection processes, the content it promotes - might. These advertisements push dangerous sites and software that can cause severe issues (including malware infections).

Is mysecuritydatabase[.]live a virus?

While mysecuritydatabase[.]live is not categorized as a virus, it can promote virulent content. Rogue sites endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your device and undo all the permissions given to the mysecuritydatabase[.]live page. Additionally, Combo Cleaner can block all further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious websites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.

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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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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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