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I'm running Windows 10 and I recently I started receiving windows notification pop-up from "milvarusso.com" saying that my "McAfee Subcription has expired." Other pop-up messages saying that my "Norton Subscription has expired." This is a relatively new laptop so I have a good recollection of all the software that I have installed on this device and these messages are false. I checked my system for anything related to these messages to no avail. I'm experienced enough to know that this some sort of adware or malware on my computer, but I'm a novice in dealing with these issues. Below is an attachment of one of the pop-ups. Help/Advice greatly appreciated!

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16 minutes ago, macedon77 said:

Help/Advice greatly appreciated!

It sounds like you have a site abusing the push notifications feature in your browser (most likely Chrome or some other browser based on Chromium I'm guessing).  You can learn more about this at the links below:

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/adware/2019/06/adware-and-pups-families-add-push-notifications-as-an-attack-vector/
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/security-world/technology/2019/01/browser-push-notifications-feature-asking-abused/

The instructions at the bottom of the second link above should help you to get rid of them, but if it doesn't then please read and follow the instructions in this topic and then create a new topic in our malware removal area by clicking here and one of our malware removal specialists will assist you in checking and clearing the system of any threats.

I hope this helps and if there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.

Thanks

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7 minutes ago, Porthos said:

It sounds like you have a site abusing the push notifications feature in your browser (most likely Chrome or some other browser based on Chromium I'm guessing).  You can learn more about this at the links below:

https://blog.malwarebytes.com/adware/2019/06/adware-and-pups-families-add-push-notifications-as-an-attack-vector/
https://blog.malwarebytes.com/security-world/technology/2019/01/browser-push-notifications-feature-asking-abused/

The instructions at the bottom of the second link above should help you to get rid of them, but if it doesn't then please read and follow the instructions in this topic and then create a new topic in our malware removal area by clicking here and one of our malware removal specialists will assist you in checking and clearing the system of any threats.

I hope this helps and if there is anything else we might assist you with please let us know.

Thanks

@Porthos - Thank you for the help! The instruction was simple and surely when I looked under notification settings I found that that website "milvarusso.com" was allowed permission to generate pop-up on my computer. It has been blocked and issue seem to subsided. 

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11 minutes ago, macedon77 said:

@Porthos - Thank you for the help! The instruction was simple and surely when I looked under notification settings I found that that website "milvarusso.com" was allowed permission to generate pop-up on my computer. It has been blocked and issue seem to subsided. 

I would go and turn off notifications completely so this does not happen again.

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40 minutes ago, Porthos said:

I would go and turn off notifications completely so this does not happen again.

Done! Thank you, Porthos

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