Have you noticed unauthorized changes in your browser settings/ Do you constantly get redirected to the Notificapush.com website? We hate to be bringers of bad news, but it appears that your computer has been infiltrated by a parasite from the adware category. This malicious software targets every web browser that you have on your device and starts by modifying whatever settings it sees fit. It might even install other shady applications, add-ons or toolbars, without asking for your permission.
Then, it will proceed with its mission to turn your browsers into ad-displaying tools. To do so, it will generate a large number of advertisements in different forms like pop-ups, in-text, banners and blinking alert messages.
Often, such ads will promote exclusive deals and special discounts, to grab your attention and to make you click on them. In order to make you even more likely to click on the displayed ads, the parasite will monitor your online activity and collect data like browser history and search results, to provide specifically targeted content. After all, the parasite is programmed to create income for its creators and for the pages it will promote, via the pay-per-click scheme.
Adware is known to lurk behind software bundles, spam emails and dubious links. It cannot hack your computer. The only way for it to invade is if you give it permission to do so. Yes, that’s right. If adware now resides on your device, it means that you’ve installed it yourself, whether you did it consciously or not. In most cases, users don’t even realize they are giving a parasite access to their computer.
Often, this happens when they select Quick mode when they’re installing software on their PC. By making this mistake, any hidden malware in the form of optional installations will get automatically installed, without your knowledge. To avoid such thing from happening, we suggest opting for a Custom or Advanced type of installation. This way, any additional software will become visible for you to deselect it.
The good news is, that adware only limits its attack to web browser only. It does not infect your computer system directly. It is not as advanced. However, don’t go thinking that such parasite is harmless. It is anything but that. The longer you let it stay on your device, the worse the damages caused by its activity will become. You’ll soon experience lagging, slow internet speed, and your browser will start to crash and freeze frequently.
Your browsing experience will not be the same. Not to mention the risk your personal data will be in. Crooks will try to exploit this situation, to get their hands on your private and financial information. If you want to return to a normal and ad-free online experience and protect your privacy, you need to remove this dangerous adware ASAP!
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Notificapush.com from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still cannot remove Notificapush.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.