Com Notification removal instructions
What is Com Notification?
Com Notification is an adware-type application claiming to increase users' computer safety. In fact, it provides none of these features. This application is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional applications together with other software). After successful infiltration on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent, Com Notification continually monitors Internet browsing activity and generates unwanted advertisements on all websites visited.
This rogue add-on generates advertisements that usually lead to high-risk adware or malware infections. For example: banner, pop-up, coupon, and other similar ads. Furthermore, information tracking performed by Com Notification can result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft, since the collected data (for example, IP addresses, website URLs visited, search queries, pages viewed, cookies, etc.) may be personally identifiable. Com Notification is similar to other adware distributed using the bundling method. Wild West, SearchBetter, and System Notifier are just some examples from many others, none of which provide any significant value for the user. All potentially unwanted applications such as Com Notification are developed to generate revenue by the display of advertisements and sharing collected data with third parties. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to uninstall Com Notification from your system.
Com Notification and other adware-type applications are mostly distributed via small programs called 'download managers' on freeware download websites such as download.com, softonic.com, etc. Download managers are used to monetize these websites' traffic and free services by offering installation of promoted applications together with the chosen free software. Although these applications are said to be '100% legitimate and virus-free', reckless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections. This situation can be avoided by inspecting each step of the free software download procedure and clicking 'Decline' against any offers of additional software installation. Furthermore, if you are installing downloaded software, select the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' options, since this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to uncheck them. If your computer is infected with Com Notification, follow the removal instructions provided to eliminate this application from your system.
Deceptive free software installers used in Com Notification adware distribution:
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- What is Com Notification?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Com Notification application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Com Notification adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Com Notification ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Com Notification' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Com Notification extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Com Notification adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "Com NotificationV12.03", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Com Notification ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Com Notification adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, Com Notification did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the com notification potentially unwanted application, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the com notification potentially unwanted application, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with com notification potentially unwanted application removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the com notification potentially unwanted application, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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