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How to remove permissions granted for validitysaver.com

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

What kind of page is validitysaver[.]com?

We have inspected validitysaver[.]com and found that it is a deceptive website that uses a scare tactic to promote antivirus software. Validitysaver[.]com runs the "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!" scam. Also, this website asks for permission to show notifications.

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Validitysaver[.]com in detail

Validitysaver[.]com runs a fake system scan and then shows a fake virus message claiming that a computer is infected with five viruses. That message urges to eliminate "detected" threats to protect personal, banking, and other sensitive information. It instructs to start the McAfee antivirus to eliminate threats.

Clicking the "Start McAfee" button displayed by validitysaver[.]com opens a page with an affiliate's ID in its URL. That page promotes McAfee antivirus software. It means that validitysaver[.]com is owned by affiliates who earn commissions when someone pays for a McAfee subscription through their link.

McAfee is a legitimate computer security company. It is not associated with validitysaver[.]com or any other websites that show deceptive messages.

As mentioned in the introduction, validitysaver[.]com asks for permission to show notifications. Usually, notifications from sites like validitysaver[.]com promote other shady websites, potentially malicious apps, various scams, etc. Thus, they should never be permitted to display notifications.

Threat Summary:
Name Ads by validitysaver.com
Threat Type Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads
Detection Names CRDF (Malicious), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)
Serving IP Address 172.67.133.94
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

It is uncommon for pages like validitysaver[.]com to be visited on purpose. Most users open them via dubious ads and websites that use rogue advertising networks (e.g., torrent sites, illegal movie streaming pages, adult pages). There are many similar pages on the Internet. All of them display deceptive content.

Examples of similar websites are protectusonline[.]xyz, fasterpcnetwork[.]com, and q3rrassa[.]click.

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

Websites cannot show notifications without permission. Users agree to receive notifications by clicking the "Allow" button while visiting pages. Sites like validitysaver[.]com usually display deceptive content to trick visitors into agreeing to receive notifications.

How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?

Close untrustworthy websites that want to show notifications or click "Block", "Block Notifications", or a similar button. Never click the "Allow" button if you do not wish to receive notifications from a page. If you are receiving unwanted notifications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.

Appearance of validitysaver[.]com website (GIF):

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

If validitysaver[.]com shows notifications, it means that you clicked the "Allow" button while visiting it. Websites cannot display notifications without permission.

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

Notifications from questionable websites cannot infect computers. Nevertheless, clicking them can lead to malicious pages.

Is validitysaver[.]com a virus?

Validitysaver[.]com is not a virus. It claims that a computer is infected with viruses to lure a visitor into purchasing antivirus software. Also, this page can show notifications to promote various scams, dubious applications, and websites.

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

Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and eliminate permissions granted for validitysaver[.]com. Also, it will block further access to validitysaver[.]com. No additional steps will be required.

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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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