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Install.notify-service.com is a site that pops up after an adware invades. Consider it your first sign of the invasion. Once the tool settles, you get plagued by the page’s display, non-stop. The adware makes sure to force it on you, at every turn. Open a new tab, and it’s there. Search the web, and it’s among the results. Each ad is ‘Brought to you by Install.notify-service.com.’ ‘Waiting for Install.notify-service.com‘ pops up, all the time. And, so does ‘Connecting to Install.notify-service.com.‘ The website becomes the bane of your browsing. And, as if that’s not enough of an intrusion, the adware tries to set you up for more. It floods you with pop-up messages that urge you to click Allow. To press it, and subscribe to push notifications. Don’t do that! Don’t further your online grievances. The interference, the adware already puts you through, is enough of a hassle. And, don’t think you only face annoyance because of it. Your system starts to suffer frequent crashes. Your computer slows down, and lagging becomes a part of your routine. The adware makes a colossal mess. The more it remains on board, the bigger the mess. Issues evolve with time. They escalate, and grow in severity. Don’t allow that. Avoid the escalation by removing the cyber threat the first chance you get. Your future self will thank you for it.
How did I get infected with?
Install.notify-service.com shows up, because you got tricked. The adware, behind the page, fooled you into installing it. Yes, you gave it permission on its admission. The tool sought your approval on its entry, and you gave it the green light. Odds are, you have no memory of the exchange. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t take place. Let’s explain. You see, adware applications need to ask if you, the user, allow their install. Only if you do, can they continue. But having to ask, isn’t the same as doing it straightforward. If the tool outright popped up to ask your permission, you’d deny it. Wouldn’t you? So, to avoid the risk of denial, it turns to trickery. It does ask, but does it in the sneakiest way possible. It uses freeware, fake updates, corrupted links, spam emails. It has plenty of tricks to choose from. The thing is, they all rely on your carelessness. If you’re cautious, you can catch the cyber threat in the act, and reject it. So, it relies on you not to be. It preys on your naivety, haste, and distraction. Don’t oblige. Don’t ease its infiltration. Go the opposite approach, and be extra thorough. Do your due diligence, and don’t be naive. Take the time to read terms and conditions, and look for the fine print. Even a little extra attention can save you a ton of issues.
Why is this dangerous?
As stated, the tool’s influences extend further than mere online interference. You also suffer lagging and crashes, non-stop. But these issues pale in comparison to the security threat. The application, behind Install.notify-service.com, threatens your privacy. It has programming to spy on you, from day one. And, it does. After it settles, it starts to track your online activities, and records them. Yes, it keeps a thorough record of everything you do. Then, once it determines it has gathered enough data, it proceeds to send it. It hands over the stolen information to the unknown third-parties behind it. Let that sink in. Your personal and financial data gets exposed to cyber criminals. Not people, you can trust with it. So, don’t. Keep your privacy private, and your system safe. Locate the infection’s exact hiding place, then delete it. The sooner you get rid of it, the better. Its immediate removal is the best course of action you can take. So, don’t delay, and take it now.
How to Remove Install.notify-service.com virus
The Install.notify-service.com infection is specifically designed to make money to its creators one way or another. The specialists from various antivirus companies like Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, Avast, ESET, etc. advise that there is no harmless virus.
If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Install.notify-service.com infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.
STEP 1: Track down Install.notify-service.com in the computer memory
- Open your Task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
- Carefully review all processes and stop the suspicious ones.
- Write down the file location for later reference.
Step 2: Locate Install.notify-service.com startup location
Reveal Hidden Files
- Open any folder
- Click on “Organize” button
- Choose “Folder and Search Options”
- Select the “View” tab
- Select “Show hidden files and folders” option
- Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files”
- Click “Apply” and “OK” button
Clean Install.notify-service.com virus from the windows registry
- Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.
- A dialog box should open. Type “Regedit”
- WARNING! be very careful when editing the Microsoft Windows Registry as this may render the system broken.
Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:
- and delete the display Name: [RANDOM]
- Then open your explorer and navigate to: %appdata% folder and delete the malicious executable.
Clean your HOSTS file to avoid unwanted browser redirection
Navigate to %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/host
If you are hacked, there will be foreign IPs addresses connected to you at the bottom. Take a look below:
STEP 3 : Clean Install.notify-service.com traces from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer
Open Google Chrome
- In the Main Menu, select Tools then Extensions
- Remove the Install.notify-service.com by clicking on the little recycle bin
- Reset Google Chrome by Deleting the current user to make sure nothing is left behind
Open Mozilla Firefox
- Press simultaneously Ctrl+Shift+A
- Disable the unwanted Extension
- Go to Help
- Then Troubleshoot information
- Click on Reset Firefox
Open Internet Explorer
- On the Upper Right Corner Click on the Gear Icon
- Click on Internet options
- go to Toolbars and Extensions and disable the unknown extensions
- Select the Advanced tab and click on Reset
- Restart Internet Explorer
Step 4: Undo the damage done by Install.notify-service.com
This particular Virus may alter your DNS settings.
Attention! this can break your internet connection. Before you change your DNS settings to use Google Public DNS for Install.notify-service.com, be sure to write down the current server addresses on a piece of paper.
To fix the damage done by the virus you need to do the following.
- Click the Windows Start button to open the Start Menu, type control panel in the search box and select Control Panel in the results displayed above.
- go to Network and Internet
- then Network and Sharing Center
- then Change Adapter Settings
- Right-click on your active internet connection and click properties. Under the Networking tab, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Left click on it and then click on properties. Both options should be automatic! By default it should be set to “Obtain an IP address automatically” and the second one to “Obtain DNS server address automatically!” If they are not just change them, however if you are part of a domain network you should contact your Domain Administrator to set these settings, otherwise the internet connection will break!!!
You must clean all your browser shortcuts as well. To do that you need to
- Right click on the shortcut of your favorite browser and then select properties.
- in the target field remove Install.notify-service.com argument and then apply the changes.
- Repeat that with the shortcuts of your other browsers.
- Check your scheduled tasks to make sure the virus will not download itself again.
How to Permanently Remove Install.notify-service.com Virus (automatic) Removal Guide
Please, have in mind that once you are infected with a single virus, it compromises your system and let all doors wide open for many other infections. To make sure manual removal is successful, we recommend to use a free scanner of any professional antimalware program to identify possible registry leftovers or temporary files.