Urgent-notice.com is a potentially unwanted application that can reroute users’ searches to pages full of aggressive advertisements. In order to ensure auto-redirects to the sites of its partners, Urgent-notice.com typically sets a search engine of its own and replaces the homepage domain with a different one.
The most probable reason you’re currently reading this article is that, while trying to browse the web, you have had some very annoying experience related to spontaneous page redirects and the presence of a lot of unwanted pop-up ads and banners on your screen. Our removal guide and the information that follows, however, will probably be able to help you deal with this problem in a quick and effective manner. First of all, you should know that the software that is in charge of producing all these annoying pop-up ads and random redirect prompts is called Urgent-notice.com and is one of the latest browser hijackers on the Internet. What is typical for this program is that it can integrate with the main browser in the system (and it really doesn’t matter if that is Safari,Chrome, Firefox or another one) and modify its settings. Urgent-notice.com can place a new search engine, modify the new tab page, and even change the homepage URL so that every time you start a new browsing session, you automatically get redirected to that web address without doing anything. If this is what has happened to your browser, don’t panic because in the removal guide below we have placed manual instructions on how to uninstall those changes and permanently remove the nagging ads.
The Urgent-notice.com features
Urgent-notice.com is a program the purpose of which is to show as many ads as possible on your monitor. The reason such programs exist is that they support the online marketing industry and advertise different services, products, and websites on a pay-per-click basis. The more advertisements you see, the more you might want to click on some of the displayed messages, visit the promoted website and buy something from it. And that’s precisely what most online sellers want you to do.
Programs such as Urgent-notice.com use a whole arsenal of aggressive marketing methods (such as the above-mentioned browser changes, auto-redirects, and aggressive ads-generation) in order to achieve their goal but. Therefore, more often than not, in their attempts to advertise, Urgent-notice.com and its siblings become quite intrusive. This is the main reason why they have gained the fame of potentially unwanted programs, despite actually lacking the harmful abilities of viruses, or malware representatives such as Ransomware, Spyware, and Trojans.
For instance, some of the undesirable and annoying practices of most browser hijackers include keeping track of your latest browser searches, bookmarks and recently visited pages so that the software can better determine your interests and, respectively, the ads that you are more likely to be drawn to. Bear in mind, however, that clicking on every colorful banner, pop-up message or a redirect link that the browser hijacker displays on your screen can come with certain risks. Fake ads and misleading links can accidentally sneak inside the stream of regular ads and if you interact with them, you may land a nasty Trojan horse virus, a Ransomware or other malware in your system. Luckily, all this can be avoided once you uninstall Urgent-notice.com. Just make sure you follow the directions in our removal guide or use the professional Urgent-notice.com removal tool to remove the browser hijacker’s traces from your system.
|Danger Level||Medium (nowhere near threats like Ransomware, but still a security risk)|
|Symptoms||Users may detect changes in their browser’s homepage domain, their search engine and the new tab page.|
|Distribution Method||Program bundling is an effective and commonly used method of distribution for most browser hijackers.|
Remove Urgent-notice.com Virus
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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.