Push Notifications “Virus” – How to Remove (Chrome/Safari/Firefox/Edge/Android/iOS)

What are Push Notifications? How to prevent Push Notifications? How to block access to Push Notifications in your Browser?

Push notifications are those browser notifications you get when subscribing to a news or other site and want to stay on track with new posts on the site, without opening it. They appear as pop-ups, usually in the bottom right of your computer. Since many users of SensorsTechForum have complained about adware misusing this Push Notifications technology, we have decided to show you how you can completely bock them out of your computer, in case they keep annoying you.

Block Push Notifications from Google Chrome

In order to disable Push Notifications on Google Chrome, we recommend that you follow the steps underneath:

Step 1:Open Google Chrome and in the address bar type:


Step 2: In the window which will appear, scroll down to where you see “Notifications”.

Step 3: Here you will see the websites to which you are currently subscribed for push notifications. Select a site for which to unsubscribe and remove it.

Block Push Notifications from Mozilla Firefox

To block out Push Notifications from Firefox, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox browser and go to the Firefox drop-down menu to find the options.

Step 2: In the search bar on the top right, type“Notifications” and then click on “Settings”.

Step 3: In “Settings”, select the sites which you want to block and click on “Block” and then “Save Changes”.

How to Block Push Notifications from Microsoft Edge

To block off notifications in Edge browser, open it and follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Edge top right drop-down menu and click “Settings”.

Step 2: On settings, open “View Advanced Settings”.

Step 3: Click on Manage in the Advanced Settings menu, where it says “Website Permissions”.

Step 4: Once again deny the notifications from sites, which you do not want to see.

How to Block Push Notifications from Safari

To disable push notifications on Safari browser, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open your web browser and then go to the Safari panel.

Step 2: In the Safari panel, click on Preferences.

Step 3: Select the sites you wish to remove permanently in the notification area. Allow or Deny it as you please.

How to Block Push Notifications from Apple Devices (iPad and iPhone)

To get rid of Push Notifications from your mobile Apple device, use the following steps:

Step 1: Open your Settings tab.

Step 2: Tap Notifications on the left side of your device.

Step 3: Scroll until you locate the apps.

Step 4: Find the app, which you want to have push notifications removed and tap on it. You can customise the level of notifications you want to receive from this app and you can also switch them off completely.

How to Block Push Notifications from Android Devices

To block push notifications from your Android device, open Chrome browser (by default) and follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open the menu and then Settings.

Step 2: Scroll down and click on the Site Settings.

Step 3: In Site Settings continue to scroll down until you locate “Notifications”.

Step 4: When you find it, deny the sites for which you do not want to see push notifications anymore.

Step 5: On the next screen tap on clear and reset to block the push notifications effectively.


Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav is a cybersecurity expert at SensorsTechForum since 2015. He has been researching, covering, helping victims with the latest malware infections plus testing and reviewing software and the newest tech developments. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for learning new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management, Network Administration and Computer Administration of System Applications, he found his true calling within the cybersecrurity industry and is a strong believer in the education of every user towards online safety and security.

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