Browser hijackers are potentially harmful programs that can modify your browser settings to redirect you to questionable websites. Browser hijacker creators attempt to promote such websites, usually for a profit. Once installed, your browsing attempts will go through a series of redirects, frequently without you even realizing it.
Suppose you have recently noticed that your web browser pushes you towards Pushnott.com. In that case, you may have previously visited a website and clicked an advertisement that led to a PUP download, or you downloaded freeware that came bundled with a PUP. Generally, PUPs tend to be automatically pre-selected in the freeware installation wizard, so when you install freeware and go through the installation process, be sure to click on the custom or advanced setup option to ensure that you only install the program you want.
Pushnott.com will try to trick you into clicking the displayed ‘Allow’ button and subscribing to its push notification services. Although this happens to most users who encounter this browser hijacker, the exact scenario you encounter could vary based on your IP address, geolocation, or browser type.
Pushnott.com may also claim that they are performing a CAPTCHA check where users are greeted with an image of a confused robot, accompanied by a message that may state something to the effect of Click ‘Allow’ if you are not a Robot.
Should you make the mistake of clicking the displayed ‘Allow’ button, you may experience an increase in the pop-up ads. Pushnott.com will likely also start showing you unwanted notifications, send you to pages that promote intrusive adware, browser hijackers, and PUPs, or cause forced redirects to other untrustworthy pages.
How Do I Remove the Potentially Unwanted Program Associated with Pushnott.com?
You can scan for and remove adware, browser hijackers, and potentially unwanted programs associated with Pushnott.com and other threats from your computer using a reputable malware remediation tool.