Removal instructions for the notifications/ads delivered by mackledcity.com
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on
What kind of page is mackledcity[.]com?
Mackledcity[.]com is a rogue page that our research team found while investigating suspect websites. The webpage is designed to promote browser notification spam and redirect users to different (likely unreliable/malicious) sites. Most users access pages like mackledcity[.]com via redirects caused by websites that utilize rogue advertising networks.
The behavior of rogue sites might be dictated by the visitor's IP address/ geolocation. In other words, this information may determine the content endorsed on and through such webpages.
At the time of research, mackledcity[.]com used fake CAPTCHA verification to deceive visitors into permitting its browser notification delivery. To expand upon this, the page depicted a robot below text instructing to – "Click 'Allow' if you are not a robot".
After we pressed this button, it resulted in a redirect to getnomadtblog[.]com – another site that is similar to mackledcity[.]com.
Rogue websites use their notifications to run intrusive ad campaigns. These advertisements promote various scams, untrustworthy/dangerous software, and malware.
In summary, through webpages like mackledcity[.]com – users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by mackledcity.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||22.214.171.124|
|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
We have inspected numerous rogue sites; misground[.]com, misarea[.]com, aumsuthysurvey[.]space, and nodritsissub[.]com are merely some examples of our newest finds. Webpages of this kind deliver browsing notifications that push deceptive/malicious material.
Keep in mind that while legitimate content may be encountered via these adverts – it is unlikely to be promoted by its actual developers. It is most probable that this endorsement is performed by scammers who abuse the product's affiliate programs in order to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did mackledcity[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites need user consent to deliver browser notifications. Therefore, if you are receiving these ads from mackledcity[.]com – it means that you have likely accessed this webpage at some point and enabled their delivery by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
If you enter a suspicious website – do not permit it to display browser notifications (i.e., do not press "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, we advise ignoring or denying notification requests from such pages (i.e., selecting "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.).
Should your browser keep force-opening dubious sites without prompt – it could be caused by the presence of adware on the device. 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 mackledcity[.]com website:
Appearance of the mackledcity[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
Manual threat removal might be a lengthy and complicated process that requires advanced computer skills. Combo Cleaner is a professional automatic malware removal tool that is recommended to get rid of malware. Download it by clicking the button below:
- What is Ads by mackledcity.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 mackledcity[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites can only deliver browser notifications (advertisements) with user consent. Therefore, you have likely entered the mackledcity[.]com webpage at some point and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, just clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any malware download/installation processes. However, these ads can promote dangerous content capable of causing serious problems (including system infections).
Is mackledcity[.]com a virus?
No, mackledcity[.]com is not considered to be a virus, but it can endorse virulent content. Rogue webpages typically push various scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove mackledcity[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and revert the permissions granted to the mackledcity[.]com page. Additionally, it will restrict all further access to this and other rogue/malicious websites. Hence, extra steps will be unnecessary.
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