Removing the notifications/adverts delivered by fasterpcnetwork.com
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What kind of page is fasterpcnetwork[.]com?
While checking out questionable websites, our researchers discovered the fasterpcnetwork[.]com rogue page. It runs scams, promotes browser notification spam, and redirects visitors to other (likely untrustworthy/malicious) sites. Most users access such webpages via redirects caused by sites that use rogue advertising networks.
The behavior of rogue pages (i.e., what they load/promote) might depend on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation. When we accessed fasterpcnetwork[.]com, it presented us with a "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!" scam.
This scheme consists of a fake anti-virus interface, system scan, and threat reports. It must be stressed that all the claims made by this scam are false, and it is in no way associated with the actual McAfee. Typically, scams using claims about viruses aim to trick users into downloading/installing untrustworthy software (e.g., fake anti-viruses, adware, browser hijackers, PUAs, etc.) or even malware (e.g., trojans, ransomware, etc.).
Furthermore, fasterpcnetwork[.]com requested us to enable its browser delivery. Rogue sites use their notifications to advertise online scams, unreliable/harmful, and malware.
To summarize, through webpages like fasterpcnetwork[.]com – users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by fasterpcnetwork.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||184.108.40.206|
|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.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Browser notification spam in general
Q3rrassa[.]click, eredhadbeen[.]xyz, globaladvdomservices[.]com, and wholenicefeed[.]com are merely some examples of rogue webpages that we have analyzed recently.
These pages deliver browser notifications that endorse online scams and malicious content. Note that any genuine products or services encountered through these advertisements are unlikely to be promoted by their actual developers/creators. It is most probable that this endorsement is undertaken by scammers abusing the content's affiliate programs to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did fasterpcnetwork[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Therefore, you've likely accessed fasterpcnetwork[.]com and pressed "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this page.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications – do not enable suspicious sites to display them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore or deny notification delivery (i.e., press "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should your browser continuously force-open dubious websites unprompted, it could be caused by adware installed onto it or the 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.
Screenshot of a notification/advertisement delivered by the fasterpcnetwork[.]com website:
Appearance of the fasterpcnetwork[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by fasterpcnetwork.com?
- STEP 1. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome
- STEP 2. Remove spam notifications from Google Chrome (Android)
- STEP 3. Remove spam notifications from Mozilla Firefox
- STEP 4. Remove spam notifications from Microsoft Edge
- STEP 5. Remove spam notifications from Safari (macOS)
Disable unwanted browser notifications:
Video showing how to disable web browser notifications:
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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".
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).
Remove 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.
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)
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 fasterpcnetwork[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites can only display browser notifications with user permission. Hence, you have likely visited fasterpcnetwork[.]com and selected "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option – thus enabling the advertisement delivery.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not trigger any malware download/installation processes. However, the content pushed through these ads can be harmful and cause serious issues (including system infections).
Is fasterpcnetwork[.]com a virus?
No, fasterpcnetwork[.]com is not categorized as a virus, but it can promote virulent content. Websites of this kind endorse online scams, unreliable/dangerous software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove fasterpcnetwork[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and undo the permissions given to the fasterpcnetwork[.]com page. Additionally, Combo Cleaner is capable of restricting all further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be necessary.
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