Notification Fixer Club
Notification Fixer Club is a type of program that closely resembles a browser add-on. However, experts categorize Notification Fixer Club as a browser hijacker due to its highly invasive nature. Programs like Notification Fixer Club usually integrate with your Chrome, Firefox, Edge or other popular browser, and take over its settings, which directly influences the way your browsing program behaves.
For instance, common changes that browser hijackers make pertain to the browser homepage and default search engine. Both of these can be replaced by new ones, without the possibility for the user to change them back. Furthermore, hijackers like Notification Fixer Club can also add new toolbars to the affected browser. And on top of that, they begin to aggressively generate online ads as soon you start browsing the web.
Thus, it’s not long before your screen becomes filled with popups, banners, box messages and various links. And you might experience page redirects very frequently once Notification Fixer Club has been incorporated into your OS.
So, how does one deal with this? The answer is simple: you need to remove Notification Fixer Club from your system. As soon as you have done that, you will be able to restore you browser settings and everything will go back to normal. However, do not expect to find a designated button labeled as ‘Uninstall’ that’s associated with this hijacker. Its developers don’t really want you to get rid of their product, so you will need to dig a little deeper, so to speak. And we will show you exactly how to accomplish this in the removal guide that will follow shortly.
Believe it or not, but the most likely way you ended up with Notification Fixer Club on your computer was by actually installing it yourself. Only you probably didn’t realize it at the time, which is what the developers of such software usually count on.
Normally, they hide browser hijackers and other such programs in the setup of other software, thus forming so-called program bundles. The trick is that if you would download a program like that and use the default or automatic settings to install it, that would typically imply the installation of all the added components as well. If you were to select the advanced option, say, then you would have been given the opportunity to leave those added components out of the process.
This stealthy installation method has garnered programs like Notification Fixer Club the reputation of viruses. And it’s understandable that an infected user would assume they’ve fallen victim to some type of virus after experiencing the effects of a browser hijacker for the first time. Luckily, though, hijackers are not malicious and don’t belong in the same category as Trojans, ransomware and other actually harmful types of software.
But hijackers like Notification Fixer Club aren’t entirely in the clear either. The above installation tactics, as well as the aggressive advertising practices help categorize this type of software as potentially unwanted. And with that in mind, it’s always best to just delete the hijacker in the question.
|Name||Notification Fixer Club|
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Page redirects, box messages, in-text links, banners, popups, and other types of online ads littering your screen.|
|Distribution Method||As part of the setup of other programs that you can normally download for free from different file-sharing websites.|
Notification Fixer Club Removal
if you have an iPhone virus, continue with the guide below.
If you have an Android virus, please use our Android Malware Removal guide.
If you have a Mac virus, please use our How to remove Ads on Mac guide.
If you have a Windows virus, please use our Windows Virus Removal guide.
First you need to close all pop-ups that are currently open.
- If the pop-up has a checkbox named “Don’t show more alerts from this webpage” click on the checkbox before closing the Ad.
- If a Block Alerts button happens to appear after you shut down a pop-up on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch tab that button to stop receiving alerts from the same page.
In case that a pop-up fails to close after performing the above operations:
- On your Mac you should make your Safari browser close forcibly by pressing Command-Option-Esc. Select Safari from the list of Apps and force close it. After you force close it you need to restart Safari, but please hold the shift button while it starts. This will prevent any pesky Ads from opening automatically.
- On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch you can do the same by pressing the home button twice in a quick succession. You’ll then see a preview of all apps that have been recently used. Swipe left to find Safari and then swipe up on the app’s preview to close it forcibly In order to prevent Safari from opening unwanted windows on startup go to Settings->Safari and Clear History, as well as Website Data. This will also clear your browser history and cookies so keep that in mind and export them if you want to keep them.
Choose Preferences from the Safari menu. Then do the following:
- Select the Security icon and then click on “Block pop-up windows“. This should stop many types of pop-ups from appearing.
- Next check on your homepage and the settings for the search engines. Adware likes messing with those. We can not provide more specific instructions for this, as you may be using many different browsers.
- Select the General icon and look at the Homepage field. It should either be empty or filled with the address of the Homepage you want.
- Follow up on the Search icon. Again it should be either the default search engine or any that you have set for yourself. Note that in some versions of Safari these settings are found in the General panel/
Open Safari and click on the Extensions button. Note that Adware use extensions almost exclusively to inject the pop-up Ads into your browser. Any extension on this list that you do not remember installing yourself is likely planted there by the Adware. Remove ALL extensions you are unfamiliar with.