Remove Thecarriedand.xyz ads
Thecarriedand.xyz is a deceptive website that tries to trick users into allowing advertisements on the desktop. It does that by misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows websites that get permission from users to show push notifications on the desktop. This is why you will see a browser alert saying “Thecarriedand.xyz wants to show notifications” when you visit the site. Instead of useful notifications, the site would spam your desktop with intrusive ads.
Thecarriedand.xyz and sites like Okenosuppos.xyz, Oveosgrupont.xyz, Nyseafaring.xyz all appear to be fake entertainment websites about celebrities, movies, video games, etc. They don’t have any kind of content, besides one image and a message saying you should allow notifications. As soon as you enter the site, you will get a browser alert saying “Thecarriedand.xyz wants to show notifications”. Since the site is questionable at the very least, its notifications will be much worse. If you allow Thecarriedand.xyz to show notifications, you will likely be spammed with intrusive advertisements that advertise dubious programs and program scams. Do not interact with them because you could be exposed to potentially dangerous content, including malware. Revoke the permission as soon as possible, and use the directions provided at the very end to help you if you don’t know what to do.
It’s worth mentioning that even if sites like Thecarriedand.xyz misuse this feature, it’s still legitimate. If you frequent a certain website and want to see more of its contents on your desktop, you can allow it to show notifications. This permission can be revoked at any time.
It would be beneficial to scan the computer with anti-virus software like WiperSoft to check your computer for an infection like adware. Adware aims to expose you to advertisements, hence why it would redirect you to a site like Thecarriedand.xyz. If it’s not adware, install an adblocker program to block redirects and intrusive ads when visiting high-risk websites. If your computer is indeed infected with adware, keep in mind that it’s tracking your browsing and collecting information about what you search for, what sites you visit, your IP address, etc. This information is likely also shared with third parties.
Adware may be the reason for random redirects
There are two reasons why you could be redirected to questionable websites. The most likely reason is you visiting high-risk websites. Certain sites, usually ones that have pornographic or pirated content, are considered to be high-risk due to the ads they host and redirects they trigger. If you visit those sites without a reliable adblocker, you will most certainly be redirected to sites like Thecarriedand.xyz and be shown intrusive pop-up advertisements.
While less likely, it’s possible that you are redirected by some adware program installed on your computer. It’s, fortunately, not a serious infection and mainly focuses on exposing you to as much advertisement content as possible. An adware program usually installs via software bundling, meaning it comes attached to free software as an extra offer. Not only adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) also install this way. When something is attached to a program, that something is authorized to install alongside without requiring additional permission from users. These offers are technically optional but they need to be manually deselected to prevent their installation. In many cases, users do not do that simply because they are not aware of the offers in the first place. If users use regular settings, the offers will be hidden. These extra offers are why it’s important to pay attention when installing free programs. Otherwise, your computer will be filled with junk programs that can be difficult to get rid of once installed. If you have anti-virus software installed, it should detect programs using software bundling as potential threats.
Because the added offers are optional, you can prevent their installation as long as you what to do. Pay attention when installing free programs, and most importantly, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. The installation window will recommend using Default but if you follow this advice, all added offers will install without you even knowing. However, if you opt for Advanced, everything that has been added will be made visible and you will have the option to deselect what you do not want. We strongly recommend deselecting all offers, even if they appear useful at first sight. Software bundling is not a reliable installation method, and programs that use it should not be permitted to install.
Scanning the computer with anti-virus software would be the easiest way to determine whether your computer is infected with adware. A program like WiperSoft would remove Thecarriedand.xyz adware without you needing to do anything, thus stopping the redirects. If it’s not adware, install an adblocker program to prevent any future redirects and intrusive pop-ups when browsing high-risk websites.
If you gave the site permission to show you notifications, you need to remove Thecarriedand.xyz from the list of sites that have it. If you know your way around your browser’s settings, you should be able to easily revoke that permission. Use the directions provided below to help you if you’re not sure about what to do. In addition to Thecarriedand.xyz, you should also remove all other questionable websites.
- For Mozilla Firefox: Open menu (the three bars top-right corner) -> Options -> Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press on Settings next to Notifications, and remove Thecarriedand.xyz and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by checking the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box in the same Notifications settings.
- For Google Chrome: Open menu (the three dots top-right corner) -> Settings -> Privacy and security -> Site Settings. Click on Notifications under Permissions, and remove Thecarriedand.xyz and any other questionable website. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
- For Microsoft Edge: Open menu (the three dots top-right corner) -> Settings -> Cookies and site permissions -> Notifications. Review which sites have permission and remove Thecarriedand.xyz and any other questionable website. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
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The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.