Uctwelltak.fun ad removal
Uctwelltak.fun is a highly questionable website that pushes a social engineering scam trying to trick unsuspecting users into subscribing to advertisements that would appear on the desktop. If you get redirected to it, a browser alert will appear saying “xx wants to show notifications”, and if you click “Allow”, potentially dangerous ads will start appearing on the desktop.
Uctwelltak.fun is one of many highly questionable websites that essentially misuse a legitimate browser feature that allows websites that get users’ permissions to show notifications on the desktop. The feature is legitimate, and there are plenty of websites that use it. What kind of notifications a site would show depends on the kind of content it usually posts. For example, if you allow a news website to show notifications, you would get alerts about important news stories directly on your desktop. Clicking on the notification would take you directly to the content. When you no longer want to see notifications, you can revoke that permission at any time. Overall, as long as a site is legitimate, allowing it to show notifications is safe.
This feature becomes an issue when sites like Uctwelltak.fun ask for permission. The site is completely identical to many other scam websites such as Thankyouf.fun, Herelations.fun, and Ersonallyh.fun, and they’re all pushing the same social engineering scam. The sites are made to appear like they’re video gaming or sports news websites, and that’s the content you would supposedly get in the notifications if you grant them permission. In reality, instead of normal notifications, you would be shown ads. Since they’re essentially scam websites, you can expect that their notifications will also be scams. We don’t recommend clicking on any of the notifications because you could be exposed to potentially dangerous content, such as malware. Those notifications may also be made to appear like legitimate system alerts, which could trick some users into downloading malicious content. So if you have allowed the site to show notifications, the sooner you remove Uctwelltak.fun from the list of sites that have permission, the better.
There are a couple of possible reasons why you may be redirected to sites like Uctwelltak.fun. One possible reason may be adware installed on your computer. The quickest way to determine whether adware is present is to scan the computer with anti-virus software.
Redirects to Uctwelltak.fun may be caused by adware
When it comes to redirects to sites like Uctwelltak.fun, it’s usually adware behind it all. Adware is a relatively minor infection in comparison, and it usually installs via free software bundling. What happens is it comes attached to free software as an extra offer and is permitted to install alongside without requiring additional permission from users. Not only are the extra offers permitted to install alongside automatically, but they are also hidden from users initially. To make them visible, you need to use Advanced (Custom) settings when installing freeware. Those settings will allow you to review what has been added, and you’ll have the option to deselect everything. All you really need to do is uncheck the boxes of those offers.
Another possible reason for random redirects is the questionable sites you visit. It’s not uncommon to be redirected when visiting sites such as ones that have pornography or pirated content, as clicking on anything could trigger pop-ups and redirects. If you frequent sites that trigger redirects, install an adblocker program.
We strongly recommend scanning the computer with anti-virus software in order to determine whether the computer is infected with adware. If it is adware, the redirects will not stop until you get rid of it. Using a program like WiperSoft to delete Uctwelltak.fun would be easiest as the program would take care of everything.
If adware is not the issue, then you may need to review your browsing habits. You should either avoid visiting questionable sites that could trigger redirects or at least install an adblocker that would stop them from popping up. And if you have given Uctwelltak.fun or any other questionable site permission to show notifications, you need to revoke that permission sooner rather than later. If you do not know how to do that, you can use the below provided directions.
- 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 Uctwelltak.fun. 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 Uctwelltak.fun. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
WiperSoft.com is not sponsored, affiliated, linked to or owned by malware developers or distributors that are referred to in this article. The article does NOT endorse or promote malicious programs. The intention behind it is to present useful information that will help users to detect and eliminate malware from their computer by using WiperSoft and/or the manual removal guide.
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.
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