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How to remove Notification Manager from a web browser

Also Known As: Ads by Notification Manager
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

What kind of application is Notification Manager?

While inspecting the Notification Manager browser extension, we found that it displays intrusive advertisements. Apps that show ads are classified as adware. Users often add (or install) adware without knowing it will display unwanted advertisements.

Notification Manager adware

Notification Manager in detail

Notification Manager is promoted as an app allowing users to create custom notifications for themselves. However, its description does not mention anything about advertisements. Clicking those ads may open shady websites and cause unexpected downloads and installations (if designed to run certain scripts).

Ads displayed by apps like Notification Manager may lead to phishing pages (sites designed to trick visitors into providing personal details), technical support scam sites, websites promoting/distributing untrustworthy apps, etc. Thus, it is highly advisable not to trust ads shown by Notification Manager.

Additionally, Notification Manager can read and change data on all websites. That data may be misused for marketing purposes, sold to third parties, or monetized in other ways. Thus, having Notification Manager added to a web browser may cause issues related to online privacy and other problems.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by Notification Manager
Threat Type Adware
Symptoms Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.
Distribution methods Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.
Damage Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.
Malware Removal (Windows)

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More about adware

Advertising-supported applications can be used to promote fake search engines. In such cases, they hijack web browsers by changing their settings. Usually, they replace the default search engine, homepage, and (or) new tab page with an untrustworthy (or fake) search engine.

More examples of applications that display advertisements are Website Screen Protection, Web Image Downloader, and Word Counter.

How did adware install on my computer?

One of the websites promoting Notification Manager claims that a free extension might be required. Notification Manager adds to a web browser after completing the provided steps. We also found that Notification Manager has its official page.

Also, adware can be found in freeware installers (it is often bundled with other software). Users install adware alongside other software when they finish installations without deselecting adware. Usually, it can be done by changing "Advanced", "Custom", or other settings.

Fake installers are also used to distribute adware and other unwanted software. These installers are distributed using deceptive pages.

How to avoid installation of unwanted applications?

Download apps from official web pages and verified stores. Do not use other sources (e.g., P2P networks, unofficial sites, third-party stores, etc.) to download apps. Check downloaders and installers for unwanted apps and deselect them using the provided settings before completing installations (and downloads).

Do not allow shady websites to show notifications or trust ads on websites of this kind. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Untrustworthy page promoting Notification Manager:

Notification Manager adware deceptive promoter

Another page promoting Notification Manager:

Notification Manager adware official page

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 11 users:

Accessing Apps and Features in Windows 11

Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.

Windows 10 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

macOS (OSX) users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Notification Manager adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for any unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the unwanted application, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove unwanted browser add-ons:

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Notification Manager adware from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Notification Manager" and other suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".

Removing Notification Manager adware from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by notification manager, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Notification Manager adware from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons and themes". Click "Extensions", in the opened window locate all recently-installed suspicious extensions, click on the three dots and then click "Remove".

Removing Notification Manager adware from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with ads by notification manager removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.

Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by notification manager, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What harm can adware cause?

In most cases, users encounter issues such as diminished web browsing experience and slower computer performance. Also, adware can cause problems related to online privacy.

What does adware do?

Adware displays various advertisements. In addition to showing ads, software of this type can be designed to hijack web browsers and gather data.

How do adware developers generate revenue?

Typically, they use adware to promote various products, websites, services, etc. One of their main sources of the income usually is affiliate programs.

Will Combo Cleaner remove Notification Manager adware?

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and remove adware. It will not leave any file leftovers in the system, which may happen when removing adware manually.

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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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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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

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