What kind of page is browntouchmysky[.]com?
Browntouchmysky[.]com is a rogue page that we discovered while investigating suspect websites. It operates by promoting browser notification spam and redirecting visitors to different (likely unreliable/hazardous) sites. Users primarily access such webpages through redirects caused by websites that employ rogue advertising networks.
It must be mentioned that the content encountered on and through rogue websites might differ depending on visitors' IP addresses/ geolocations.
When we inspected the browntouchmysky[.]com page, it presented us with fake CAPTCHA verification – "Press Allow to confirm/ I am not a robot/ Click on Allow to confirm that you are not a robot". This test is a hoax intended to trick visitors into enabling the webpage to deliver browser notifications.
If allowed, browntouchmysky[.]com will spam users with advertisements promoting online scams, untrustworthy/harmful software, and potential malware.
In summary, through webpages like browntouchmysky[.]com – users can experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by browntouchmysky.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Avira (Malware), CRDF (Malicious), ESET (Malware), Forcepoint ThreatSeeker (Malicious), Fortinet (Malware), Kaspersky (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||220.127.116.11|
|Observed Domains||0.browntouchmysky[.]com; 1.browntouchmysky[.]com|
|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
These websites display browser notifications that endorse deceptive/malicious content. It must be stressed that while genuine products and services may be encountered via these advertisements – they are most likely promoted by scammers who abuse their affiliate programs in order to acquire illegitimate commissions.
How did browntouchmysky[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites need user permission to deliver browser notifications (ads). Therefore, if you are seeing these ads from browntouchmysky[.]com – it means that when this page was visited, consent was given by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications – do not permit questionable websites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, ignore notification delivery requests from such pages (i.e., press "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.) or ignore them altogether.
Should you keep experiencing continuous unprompted redirects to dubious sites, it could be due to adware installed on the browser or 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.
Appearance of the browntouchmysky[.]com website (GIF):
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- What is Ads by browntouchmysky.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 browntouchmysky[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications (advertisements) without user consent. Therefore, you have likely accessed browntouchmysky[.]com and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option displayed on this webpage.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, merely clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any malware download/installation processes. However, these adverts can push deceptive/malicious content capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is browntouchmysky[.]com a virus?
No, sites like browntouchmysky[.]com are not classed as viruses, but they can promote virulent content. Rogue pages typically endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove browntouchmysky[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan computers and revoke the permissions granted to the browntouchmysky[.]com site. It can also block all further access to this and other rogue, deceptive, and malicious webpages. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.