getarrectlive.com is a highly questionable website that promotes a social engineering scam aimed to trick users into allowing desktop notifications. The website is essentially misusing a legitimate browser feature that allows sites with permission to display notifications on users’ desktops. While legitimate sites would show useful content in the notifications, sites like getarrectlive.com show ads. Interacting with getarrectlive.com ads is not a good idea because you could be exposed to highly questionable content.
Like thousands of other websites, getarrectlive.com takes advantage of a legitimate browser feature that allows websites to show desktop notifications. The feature is safe to use as long as the website requesting permission is trustworthy and secure. However, because getarrectlive.com is an untrustworthy website, allowing it to show notifications is a bad idea.
You will often encounter scams on getarrectlive.com. If you visit the website right now, you will see a message saying you need to allow notifications to confirm that you are not a robot. When you’re on the site, your browser will display an alert that says “getarrectlive.com wants to show notifications”. There’s no other content on the site, and pressing “Allow” will do nothing but allow the site to show you desktop ads.
If you enable getarrectlive.com to display notifications, it will begin pestering you with desktop ads. The advertisements displayed by getarrectlive.com will be doubtful because the website itself is dubious. Therefore, even if you have allowed the site to show alerts, you should avoid interacting with them. You may be redirected to dubious websites that conceal malware or promote various scams. There’s also no reason to interact with these alerts because no interesting content can be found in them.
As previously stated, the “display push notifications” option is legitimate. The feature might be useful if you often visit a particular website and want to see more of its content. Allowing a legitimate site to show notifications is not a problem as long as it is safe. If you allow a news website to display notifications, for example, important news will be shown on your desktop. If you click the notification, you will be redirected straight to the content.
It’s important to revoke getarrectlive.com’s permission to display push notifications immediately if you have given it. Although the whole process is pretty straightforward, if you want assistance, you can use the instructions at the end of this article. If you revoke the permission, the desktop notifications will stop.
Adware may trigger random redirects to questionable websites
Redirects to websites such as getarrectlive.com can be triggered for a variety of reasons. The trigger is, in most cases, the user’s browsing behavior. Certain websites host risky ads, and browsing such sites may result in redirects to all kinds of questionable sites. Websites hosting pornographic or pirated content, for example, are often classified as high-risk due to their advertisements. Installing a good adblocker application should address this problem quite efficiently. Adblockers would also prevent other annoying ads in addition to blocking redirects.
If you often find yourself on getarrectlive.com and other similar websites, your computer may have adware installed on it. When users install free programs, they unintentionally install minor infections such as adware as well. Free programs more often than not come with extra offers attached, and those offers are permitted to install alongside the free program. Adware and browser hijackers are regularly added to programs. Although the offers are technically optional, users must manually reject them to avoid their installations. The issue is these extra offers are only shown in Advanced settings, yet users commonly install programs using Default settings. Therefore, software bundling is a rather controversial installation method, and programs that use it are regularly flagged as potential threats by anti-virus software.
You can easily avoid these unwanted installations by installing programs correctly. You need to install programs using Advanced (Custom) settings rather than Default settings. If you choose Default settings, as advised by the installation window, all added offers will be concealed and allowed to install automatically. If you choose Advanced settings, however, every offer will be displayed. You will also have the option of deselecting all offers. All you need to do is uncheck the boxes of those offers.
Even if some offers are made to appear useful at first, allowing them to install would just fill your computer with all kinds of junk. It’s also worth mentioning that unchecking a few boxes is significantly easier than attempting to remove infections that have been fully installed.
How to stop getarrectlive.com ads
To check for an adware infection, run a full anti-virus scan of your computer. If adware is the trigger, removing it with anti-virus software would stop the redirects. Additionally, when visiting high-risk websites, make sure your adblocker program is enabled.
Websites such as getarrectlive.com should not be allowed to display notifications because they are potentially dangerous. If you have given permission to getarrectlive.com, you need to immediately revoke it. It is simple to revoke the permission via your browser’s settings. You can follow the steps outlined below.
Here’s how to stop getarrectlive.com ads from appearing on your desktop:
- Mozilla Firefox: Open the menu (the three bars at the top-right corner), click Options, then Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press Settings next to Notifications, and remove getarrectlive.com and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by checking the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box in the same Notifications settings.
- Google Chrome: Open the menu (the three dots top-right corner), then Settings, then Privacy and security, then Site Settings. Click on Notifications under Permissions, and remove getarrectlive.com and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
- Microsoft Edge: Open the menu (the three dots top-right corner), then Settings, then Cookies and site permissions, then Notifications. Review which sites have permission and remove getarrectlive.com and any other questionable websites from the list. It’s possible to permanently turn off push notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.
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