What kind of page is pclifebasics[.]com?
Pclifebasics[.]com is the address of a rogue site promoting scams and browser notification spam. This webpage can also redirect visitors to other (likely unreliable/harmful) sites.
Most users access pclifebasics[.]com and pages akin to it via redirects generated by websites utilizing rogue advertising networks. Our researchers discovered pclifebasics[.]com while investigating webpages that use said networks.
The behavior of rogue pages might depend on the visitor's IP address (geolocation). In other words, this data may determine the content encountered on and through such sites.
When we visited pclifebasics[.]com, it ran the "You've visited illegal infected website" scam. It imitates the McAfee anti-virus and performs a hoax system scam, which detects a wide variety of threats.
It must be emphasized that websites (including pclifebasics[.]com) cannot detect issues on visitors' devices. Furthermore, this deceptive content is in no way associated with McAfee. Generally, scams of this type are used to promote unreliable, harmful, and potentially malicious software.
At the time of research, pclifebasics[.]com asked permission to deliver browser notifications (ads). Rogue sites use their notifications to run intrusive advertisement campaigns. The displayed adverts primarily endorse online scams, untrustworthy/hazardous software, and even malware.
In summary, through webpages like pclifebasics[.]com – users may experience system infections, severe privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by pclifebasics.com|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||Avira (Malware), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||188.8.131.52|
|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 countless rogue pages; pcbasicessentials[.]com, knaws[.]top, highpotencyguard[.]com, and alltimebestdefender[.]com are but a few examples. These websites deliver browser notifications that mainly endorse deceptive/malicious content.
Keep in mind that while legitimate products/services may be encountered via these advertisements – they are unlikely to be promoted by their actual developers. 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 pclifebasics[.]com gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites can only display browser notifications with user consent. Hence, if you are receiving these ads from pclifebasics[.]com – it means that when this page was accessed, permission for their delivery was given by selecting "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or an analogous option.
Note that rogue sites commonly use deception (e.g., fake CAPTCHA tests, clickbait, adult-oriented content, etc.) to entice visitors into enabling notifications.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving undesirable browser notifications – do not permit suspect websites to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). We advise denying notification delivery from such webpages (i.e., selecting "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.) or ignoring these requests in their entirety.
Should you keep experiencing 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.
Screenshot of a notification/ad delivered by the pclifebasics[.]com website:
Appearance of the pclifebasics[.]com website (GIF):
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Ads by pclifebasics.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 pclifebasics[.]com in the right lower corner of my desktop?
Sites cannot display browser notifications (advertisements) without user permission. Hence, you've likely entered pclifebasics[.]com at some point and clicked "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option presented on this webpage.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
No, clicking on a browser notification will not initiate any system infection processes. However, these ads may endorse content capable of causing severe issues (including malware infections).
Is pclifebasics[.]com a virus?
No, pclifebasics[.]com is not deemed to be a virus, although it can promote virulent content. Websites of this kind typically endorse online scams, unreliable/harmful software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove pclifebasics[.]com ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner is capable of scanning computers and reverting the permissions given to pclifebasics[.]com. Additionally, it can deny all further access to this and other rogue/malicious websites. Therefore, extra steps will not be required.