This article presents information about the annoying Push-checking.com browser redirect and provides help for its complete removal from the affected system.
Push-checking.com is the domain of a website that loads in popular web browsers without users’ permission. Its main purpose is to fool you into subscribing to its push notifications so it can start sending unwanted ads directly in your browser and your PC as well. The appearance of this unwanted website in a preferred web browser could be a sign that your PC has been affected by a potentially unwanted program.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||A questionable website that loads in popular web browsers without users’ permission.|
|Symptoms||Affected web browser is redirected to Push-checking.com
Browser slowdowns occur due to increased number of online ads.
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss Push-checking.com.|
Push-checking.com – Spread Techniques
One of the reasons for the unwanted appearance of Push-checking.com redirect in your web browser could be a potentially unwanted program that has managed to gain access to your device. Such a program may have landed on your system as part of a software bundle. There are various free third-party programs available across the web that seem to be useful but instead aim to install undesired extras.
Unfortunately, affected installers rarely reveal the presence of added extras. That’s why users often get tricked into running them along with the primary app. Since the information about all installer’s components is sometimes hidden in Advanced/Custom configuration options, we recommend you to select it every time when it is available.
As of the spread channels for compromised freeware they could be torrent websites, online stores, P2P networks, and others.
Popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera and Safari could be affected by Push-checking.com redirect.
Push-checking.com – More About Its Impact
When Push-checking.com loads in your browser it will attempt to trick you into allowing it to generate push notifications. In case you give it your consent, it will start delivering lots of annoying ads in your browser. The annoying ads could also appear even when your affected browser is closed.
To make you more prone to click the Allow button, Push-checking.com suggests that this action will enable you to access adult content. In fact, your click on the Allow button hides the real risk of malware intrusion. The same is valid for all other unwanted advertisements that load in your browser. So beware where you click and ensure that no harmful files are running on your system.
Since this redirect is most likely caused by an undesired program of adware kind, you may become a target of aggressive advertising campaigns that promote bogus offers. As of the ads that may load on every website you visit, they may be set to open web pages that are infected with malware.
Along with all mentioned impacts, Push-checking.com may be also using tracking technologies to spy on your online behavior.
How to Remove Push-checking.com Redirect
In order to remove Push-checking.com redirect along with all associated files that enable its appearance in the browser, you should complete several removal steps. In the guide below you will find all removal steps in their precise order. You could choose between manual and automatic removal approaches. In order to fully get rid of this particular undesired program and strengthen the security of your device we recommend you to combine the steps. Have in mind that installed files associated with this redirect may be detected with names different than Push-checking.com.
In case you have further questions or need additional help with the removal process, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us at our email.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Push-checking.com from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Push-checking.com on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Push-checking.com in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Push-checking.com from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Push-checking.com from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Push-checking.com from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Push-checking.com from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Push-checking.com Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Push-checking.com from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Push-checking.com
Step 2: Uninstall Push-checking.com 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-checking.com 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-checking.com there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Push-checking.com from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Push-checking.com 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-checking.com 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-checking.com files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Push-checking.com, 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-checking.com 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-checking.com 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-checking.com 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-checking.com 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-checking.com will be removed.
Eliminate Push-checking.com 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-checking.com 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".