Complete guide to delete Specific-message.xyz
Specific-message.xyz is push notification virus website where you could be redirected to because of adware infection, mistyped URLs or clicking any deceptive ads on shady websites. In any case, please don’t accept its notifications or otherwise it will start sending misleading ads directly to the desktop.
Furthermore, this virus can open various new tabs with affiliated pages on demands with sudden redirects. Thus, you would be forced to visit various shady portals with tech support scams, potentially unwanted app, porn, malware, gambling and so on.
If you are tricked into allowing the Specific-message.xyz notifications, there is not the end of the world. You can easily remove the notifications from the instructions provided on this page. The article will also guide you how you can remove the adware that could have caused the initial redirect.
People don’t visit Specific-message.xyz pages on purpose. They are redirected to them by potentially unwanted app like adware or browser hijacker. The push notification virus may appear differently for users living on different locations.
During the moment we were preparing this article, the article’s culprit asked users to enable the notifications to provide a proof that they were not robots. Other page backgrounds may ask users to press on Allow button to:
- Confirm that they are over 18 years old,
- Close the window,
- Enter the website,
- Continue watching,
- Downloading a file and etc.
You are highly advised not to accept notifications to any websites by proving and continuing something, it is push notification virus. When you allowed the notifications, ads will start to appear directly to your desktop.
Those ads are deceptive. This means, they have nothing in common with the sites the users are redirected to upon clicking them. The worst part is that they might force you to visit some infections affiliated pages with sudden redirects.
You require enable notifications from only legit pages. You can remove shady site notifications by using our detailed instructions provided below the post. But before that you should take care of the adware that is causing redirects to the treacherous websites like Specific-message.xyz.
You can easily remove the adware by running a full system scan with some trustworthy antivirus tool. The removal process can also be done manually, although we do not recommend you might overlook various files and registries during the process that would allow the virus to renew itself.
Don’t download Flash Player installer or updaters
Many people still do not know that Flash Player was discontinued on December 31st, 2020. This software is obsolete and Adobe is recommending users to delete it for security purpose. Crooks are exploiting this lack of knowledge.
You might encounter fake Flash Player update prompts on any treacherous websites. Such prompts suggest you that the software is outdated and you need to renew it. However, these download carry infections ranges from PUAs to perilous malware like Ransomware and Trojans.
So, you are advised when you see any such prompts, don’t believe on it and don’t click on it. Just close the browsing tab, perform system diagnostics to erase tracking cookies from the website and never visit the site again.
Antimalware Details And User Guide
Important Note: This malware asks you to enable the web browser notifications. So, before you go the manual removal process, execute these steps.
Google Chrome (PC)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the Menu button
- Select “Settings”. Scroll the mouse downward to choose “Advanced” option
- Go to “Privacy and Security” section by scrolling downward and then select “Content settings” and then “Notification” option
- Find each suspicious URLs and click on three dots on the right side and choose “Block” or “Remove” option
Google Chrome (Android)
- Go to right upper corner of the screen and click on three dots to open the menu button and then click on “Settings”
- Scroll down further to click on “site settings” and then press on “notifications” option
- In the newly opened window, choose each suspicious URLs one by one
- In the permission section, select “notification” and “Off” the toggle button
- On the right corner of the screen, you will notice three dots which is the “Menu” button
- Select “Options” and choose “Privacy and Security” in the toolbar present in the left side of the screen
- Slowly scroll down and go to “Permission” section then choose “Settings” option next to “Notifications”
- In the newly opened window, select all the suspicious URLs. Click on the drop-down menu and select “Block”
- In the Internet Explorer window, select the Gear button present on the right corner
- Choose “Internet Options”
- Select “Privacy” tab and then “Settings” under the “Pop-up Blocker” section
- Select all the suspicious URLs one by one and click on the “Remove” option
- Open the Microsoft Edge and click on the three dots on the right corner of the screen to open the menu
- Scroll down and select “Settings”
- Scroll down further to choose “view advanced settings”
- In the “Website Permission” option, click on “Manage” option
- Click on switch under every suspicious URL
- On the upper right side corner, click on “Safari” and then select “Preferences”
- Go to “website” tab and then choose “Notification” section on the left pane
- Search for the suspicious URLs and choose “Deny” option for each one of them
Manual Steps to Remove Specific-message.xyz:
Remove the related items of Specific-message.xyz using Control-Panel
Windows 7 Users
Click “Start” (the windows logo at the bottom left corner of the desktop screen), select “Control Panel”. Locate the “Programs” and then followed by clicking on “Uninstall Program”
Windows XP Users
Click “Start” and then choose “Settings” and then click “Control Panel”. Search and click on “Add or Remove Program’ option
Windows 10 and 8 Users:
Go to the lower left corner of the screen and right-click. In the “Quick Access” menu, choose “Control Panel”. In the newly opened window, choose “Program and Features”
Mac OSX Users
Click on “Finder” option. Choose “Application” in the newly opened screen. In the “Application” folder, drag the app to “Trash”. Right click on the Trash icon and then click on “Empty Trash”.
In the uninstall programs window, search for the PUAs. Choose all the unwanted and suspicious entries and click on “Uninstall” or “Remove”.
After you uninstall all the potentially unwanted program causing Specific-message.xyz issues, scan your computer with an anti-malware tool for any remaining PUPs and PUAs or possible malware infection. To scan the PC, use the recommended the anti-malware tool.
How to Remove Adware (Specific-message.xyz) from Internet Browsers
Delete malicious add-ons and extensions from IE
Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of Internet Explorer. Select “Manage Add-ons”. Search for any recently installed plug-ins or add-ons and click on “Remove”.
If you still face issues related to Specific-message.xyz removal, you can reset the Internet Explorer to its default setting.
Windows XP users: Press on “Start” and click “Run”. In the newly opened window, type “inetcpl.cpl” and click on the “Advanced” tab and then press on “Reset”.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users: Press the Windows logo, type inetcpl.cpl in the start search box and press enter. In the newly opened window, click on the “Advanced Tab” followed by “Reset” button.
For Windows 8 Users: Open IE and click on the “gear” icon. Choose “Internet Options”
Select the “Advanced” tab in the newly opened window
Press on “Reset” option
You have to press on the “Reset” button again to confirm that you really want to reset the IE
Remove Doubtful and Harmful Extension from Google Chrome
Go to menu of Google Chrome by pressing on three vertical dots and select on “More tools” and then “Extensions”. You can search for all the recently installed add-ons and remove all of them.
If the problems related to Specific-message.xyz still persists or you face any issue in removing, then it is advised that your reset the Google Chrome browse settings. Go to three dotted points at the top right corner and choose “Settings”. Scroll down bottom and click on “Advanced”.
At the bottom, notice the “Reset” option and click on it.
In the next opened window, confirm that you want to reset the Google Chrome settings by click on the “Reset” button.
Remove Specific-message.xyz plugins (including all other doubtful plug-ins) from Firefox Mozilla
Open the Firefox menu and select “Add-ons”. Click “Extensions”. Select all the recently installed browser plug-ins.
If you face problems in Specific-message.xyz removal then you have the option to rese the settings of Mozilla Firefox.
Open the browser (Mozilla Firefox) and click on the “menu” and then click on “Help”.
Choose “Troubleshooting Information”
In the newly opened pop-up window, click “Refresh Firefox” button
The next step is to confirm that really want to reset the Mozilla Firefox settings to its default by clicking on “Refresh Firefox” button.
Remove Malicious Extension from Safari
Open the Safari and go to its “Menu” and select “Preferences”.
Click on the “Extension” and select all the recently installed “Extensions” and then click on “Uninstall”.
Open the “Safari” and go menu. In the drop-down menu, choose “Clear History and Website Data”.
In the newly opened window, select “All History” and then press on “Clear History” option.
Delete Specific-message.xyz (malicious add-ons) from Microsoft Edge
Open Microsoft Edge and go to three horizontal dot icons at the top right corner of the browser. Select all the recently installed extensions and right click on the mouse to “uninstall”
Open the browser (Microsoft Edge) and select “Settings”
Next steps is to click on “Choose what to clear” button
Click on “show more” and then select everything and then press on “Clear” button.
In most cases, the PUPs and adware gets inside the marked PC through unsafe freeware downloads. It is advised that you should only choose developers website only while downloading any kind of free applications. Choose custom or advanced installation process so that you can trace the additional PUPs listed for installation along with the main program.