What kind of page is germantopsuper[.]pw?
Germantopsuper[.]pw is a rogue webpage promoting scams and spam browser notifications. Furthermore, it can redirect visitors to other (likely untrustworthy/hazardous) sites.
Users primarily access pages of this kind via redirects caused by websites utilizing rogue advertising networks. Our researchers discovered germantopsuper[.]pw during a routine investigation of sites that use said networks.
It is noteworthy that the content encountered on and through rogue webpages may differ depending on visitors' IP addresses (geolocations).
At the time of research, germantopsuper[.]pw ran the "McAfee - Your PC is infected with 5 viruses!". The scheme includes a bogus system scan, supposedly performed by the McAfee anti-virus. The scan "detects" various fake threats.
It must be stressed that these claims are false, and this scam is in no way associated with the actual McAfee Corp. Schemes that warn of nonexistent threats are typically used to promote unreliable, harmful, or potentially malicious applications.
Additionally, germantopsuper[.]pw requested the visitor to enable its browser notification delivery. The displayed notifications/ads endorse online scams, untrustworthy/hazardous software, and even malware.
In summary, through webpages like germantopsuper[.]pw – users can experience system infections, serious privacy issues, financial losses, and identity theft.
|Name||Ads by germantopsuper.pw|
|Threat Type||Push notifications ads, Unwanted ads, Pop-up ads|
|Detection Names||CyRadar (Malicious), Fortinet (Phishing), Netcraft (Malicious), Yandex Safebrowsing (Phishing), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Serving IP Address||18.104.22.168|
|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
Flamehammer[.]top, getfreevpn[.]click, and strongpcfundamentals[.]com are merely a couple examples of rogue pages we have analyzed recently. These websites deliver browser notifications that predominantly promote deceptive and malicious material.
Note that any genuine products or services encountered via these adverts are unlikely to be endorsed 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 germantopsuper[.]pw gain permission to deliver spam notifications?
Websites cannot deliver browser notifications without user permission. Therefore, you have likely accessed germantopsuper[.]pw and enabled the ad delivery by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
It is pertinent to mention that rogue webpages commonly use deception (e.g., clickbait, fake CAPTCHA verification, adult-oriented content, etc.) to trick visitors into allowing notifications.
How to prevent deceptive sites from delivering spam notifications?
To avoid receiving unwanted browser notifications – do not permit questionable webpages to deliver them (i.e., do not click "Allow", "Allow Notifications", etc.). Instead, deny notification delivery from such pages (i.e., press "Block", "Block Notifications", etc.) or ignore these requests altogether.
In case of continuous unprompted redirects to suspicious sites, check the browser/system for installed adware. 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 germantopsuper[.]pw website (GIF):
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- 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 germantopsuper[.]pw in the right lower corner of my desktop?
No webpage can deliver browser notifications without user consent, and germantopsuper[.]pw is not an exception. Hence, you've likely visited this page and enabled the advertisement delivery by clicking "Allow", "Allow Notifications", or a similar option.
I have clicked on notification ads, is my computer infected?
While clicking a browser notification is harmless in itself, that does not apply to the content these ads endorse. Spam notifications are known to push deceptive/dangerous sites and software capable of causing severe issues (including system infections).
Is germantopsuper[.]pw a virus?
Websites like germantopsuper[.]pw are not classified as viruses, but they can promote virulent content. Rogue pages commonly endorse online scams, unreliable/hazardous software, and even malware.
Will Combo Cleaner remove germantopsuper[.]pw ads automatically or manual steps are still required?
Yes, Combo Cleaner can scan devices and undo the permissions granted to the germantopsuper[.]pw page. It can also restrict further access to this and other rogue, scam, and malicious sites. Therefore, no additional steps will be necessary.