What kind of page is mca-check[.]click?
While reviewing suspicious sites, our researchers discovered the mca-check[.]click rogue webpage. It promotes scams and browser notifications spam. Additionally, this page can redirect users to different (likely unreliable/malicious) sites.
Most visitors to mca-check[.]click and similar webpages access them through redirects caused by websites that utilize rogue advertising networks.
It must be mentioned that the behavior of rogue sites might differ depending on the visitor's IP address/ geolocation. In other words, this data may determine the content encountered on and through such webpages.
At the time of research, the mca-check[.]click page ran a variant of the "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!" scam. For more information, check out our article on this scam.
Mca-check[.]click also requested its browser notification delivery to be enabled. If allowed, this website will spam users with notifications/advertisements endorsing various scams, unreliable/harmful software, and potential malware.
In summary, through webpages like mca-check[.]click – users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and even identity theft.
|Name||Ads by mca-check.click|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||N/A (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||126.96.36.199|
|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
The Internet is rife with rogue, deceptive, and malicious websites. We have examined thousands of pages similar to mca-check[.]click; browser-shielding[.]com, mob-dataprotection[.]com, easylifescan[.]com – are just a couple of examples.
Sites of this kind display browser notifications that endorse online scams and dangerous content. While legitimate products and services may be encountered via these ads – they are highly unlikely to be promoted by their developers or other official parties. It is most probable that this promotion is undertaken by scammers who abuse the content's affiliate programs in order to obtain illegitimate commissions.
How did mca-check[.]click gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user consent. Therefore, you have likely visited the mca-check[.]click page and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option – thus permitting the advert delivery.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications – do not enable questionable websites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). We advise denying notification delivery from such pages (i.e., pressing "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.) or ignoring these requests in their entirety.
Should you keep experiencing unprompted redirects to dubious sites, it could be caused by 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 mca-check[.]click website (GIF):
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- What is Ads by mca-check.click?
- 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 mca-check[.]click in the right lower corner of my desktop?
If you are receiving notifications/ads from mca-check[.]click – it means that you've likely accessed this page and permitted their delivery (i.e., clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.), since no website can display this content without user permission.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, just clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any malware download/installation chains. However, these advertisements can endorse content capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is mca-check[.]click a virus?
No, sites like mca-check[.]click are not classed as viruses, although they can promote virulent content. Websites of this kind typically push online scams, untrustworthy/hazardous software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove mca-check[.]click ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan systems and undo the permissions given to the mca-check[.]click webpage. Additionally, it is capable of blocking all further access to this and other rogue/malicious sites. Therefore, no extra steps will be required.