Push notifications can keep you updated with the latest news via a pop-up notification, even when your browser is minimized. Push notifications can keep users interested in the particular website. However, the number of suspicious websites using push notifications to trick users into subscribing is increasing. Since some sites may use some misleading practices to get their users to automatically accept such notifications, we will show you how you can turn them off on your browsers. Let’s begin!
Disable Push Notifications on Chrome
If you want to turn off Push notifications on Google Chrome, you should follow these steps:
Step 1: From the top-right drop-down menu, choose Settings.
Step 2: From the settings menu, choose “Advanced Settings” on it’s bottom:
Step 3: Locate “Content Settings” and click it:
Step 4: Locate “Notifications” and open it:
Step 5: Click on the three dots icon on the right of the notifications you do not want to see and choose among Block, Edit or Remove options:
Disable Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Click on the top-right ribbed drop-down menu of Firefox and choose Options.
Step 2: From “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search box: and click on settings from it’s right:
Step 3: Mark the site, you do not want notifications from, click on “Remove” and then click on “Save Changes”
Disable Push Notifications on Opera Browser
Step 1: When you open Opera, press the ALT+P key combination. It will open your Settings tab.
Step 2: On the top-right search bar, type “Content” and you will be taken to Content Settings. Open It.
Step 3: Locate Notifications and open it:
Step 4: Repeat the same process as you did with Chrome to choose one of the three options when you click on the three dots:
Disable Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Go to Safari’s Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the websites you do not want to see notifications from and change from Allow to Deny:
Get Rid of Push Notifications and Unwanted Programs
Once you have removed the websites causing the unwanted notifications and pop-up ads, we recommend scanning your system with an anti-malware program. Below you will find additional instructions that will help you clean your browsers and operating system of any potentially unwanted programs.
- Guide 1: How to Remove push notifications from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of push notifications on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove push notifications in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase push notifications from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall push notifications from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove push notifications from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate push notifications from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable push notifications Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove push notifications from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove push notifications
Step 2: Uninstall push notifications and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by push notifications on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by push notifications there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of push notifications from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall push notifications and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove push notifications via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove push notifications files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as push notifications, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove push notifications from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase push notifications from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall push notifications from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove push notifications from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the push notifications will be removed.
Eliminate push notifications from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by push notifications from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".