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How to stop yourtopleveldefence.site from showing notifications

Also Known As: Ads by yourtopleveldefence.site
Damage level: Medium

What kind of page is yourtopleveldefence[.]site?

Our team has analyzed yourtopleveldefence[.]site and learned that the purpose of this site is to trick visitors into purchasing antivirus software. However, yourtopleveldefence[.]site uses a scare tactic to promote that software - it displays a fake virus warning. Typically, users open such pages inadvertently.

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Yourtopleveldefence[.]site in detail

Yourtopleveldefence[.]site displays a fake system scanner that supposedly detects several security risks. It also shows a fake message claiming that your computer might be infected with viruses and that a Norton subscription may have expired. It runs the "Norton Security - Your PC Might Be Infected With Viruses!" scam.

Yourtopleveldefence[.]site urges you to renew your Norton antivirus subscription to protect your computer. Typically, sites like yourtopleveldefence[.]site are owned by affiliates who promote legitimate software products to earn commissions.

Legitimate companies do not use pages like yourtopleveldefence[.]site to promote their products or services. Thus, it is strongly recommended to ignore yourtopleveldefence[.]site and similar pages. Another detail about yourtopleveldefence[.]site is that it asks for permission to show notifications.

Those notifications may open websites designed to extract money, and sensitive information, distribute shady and malicious apps, etc. Yourtopleveldefence[.]site and similar pages should not be allowed to show notifications.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by yourtopleveldefence.site
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names Avira (Phishing), Combo Cleaner (Malware), CRDF (Malicious), Kaspersky (Phishing), Sophos (Phishing), 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 yourtopleveldefence[.]site are promoted mostly through pages that use rogue advertising networks (e.g., torrent sites, illegal movie streaming pages, adult sites) or untrustworthy advertisements. In some cases, these sites get opened by advertising-supported apps.

There are many websites similar to yourtopleveldefence[.]site. Some examples are securitypczone[.]site, resiastawsix[.]xyz, and gazpachuisthree[.]xyz.

How did yourtopleveldefence[.]site gain permission to deliver spam notifications?

Websites show notifications when they have permission to do so. This permission is granted by clicking the "Allow" button while visiting pages. Thus, yourtopleveldefence[.]site displays notifications because it has been allowed to show them.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

When a suspicious page asks for permission to show notifications, close it or click the "Block", "Block Notifications", or equivalent button. Do not click the "Allow" button while visiting such pages. Especially when web pages claim that you have to click that button to prove that you are not a robot, play a video, download a file, confirm your age, etc.

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

Appearance of yourtopleveldefence[.]site 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 yourtopleveldefence[.]site in the right lower corner of my desktop?

Websites cannot display notifications without the visitor's consent. Permission to show notifications is granted by clicking the "Allow" button while visiting pages. It means that yourtopleveldefence[.]site was visited and has been allowed to show notifications.

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

It is not recommended to click on notifications from shady pages because it can lead to malicious pages. However, notifications themselves cannot infect computers.

Is yourtopleveldefence[.]site a virus?

Websites like yourtopleveldefence[.]site are not viruses. They claim that computers are or might be infected with viruses to promote antivirus software. Also, they ask for permission to show notifications that may promote various scams, potentially malicious software, etc.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove permissions granted for yourtopleveldefence[.]site. It will also block further access to yourtopleveldefence[.]site. No additional steps will be required.

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Medium threat activity

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