How to Remove Checking-your-browser.com

What Is Checking-your-browser.com?

Delete checking-your-browser.com, v1.checking-your-browser.com, v2.checking-your-browser.com, v3.checking-your-browser.com, etc. virus notifications
Checking-your-browser.com prompts users to allow its notifications

Checking-your-browser.com is a deceptive website that tries to trick users into accepting its browser notifications. Checking-your-browser.com tells users that they have to click or tap Allow on a “Show notifications” pop-up if they’d like to open a site, connect to the Internet, watch a video, prove that they are not robots, etc. If someone allows Checking-your-browser.com notifications, those will start popping up in the top right or bottom right corner of the screen from time to time and spamming the user with invitations to visit shady websites or, for example, download fake software updates. If Checking-your-browser.com keeps opening on your browser by itself, you likely have adware installed on your computer. Most of the time adware ends up on computers after users install free programs or software cracks from the web. You may follow this step-by-step guide to uninstall adware and remove Checking-your-browser.com pop-ups and notifications from your browser.

  1. Remove Checking-your-browser.com Automatically
  2. Delete Checking-your-browser.com Notifications Permission
  3. Remove Checking-your-browser.com From Programs and Features
  4. Delete Rogue Programs From File Explorer
  5. Remove Checking-your-browser.com Adware From Browsers
  6. How to Protect Your PC From Checking-your-browser.com and Other Adware

Remove Checking-your-browser.com Automatically:

You may remove adware automatically or use the manual instructions provided below.
However it is still recommended that you scan your system with a good antivirus or anti-malware tool, to find and remove other possible malware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) that may have been installed along with Checking-your-browser.com adware.

Norton is a powerful antivirus that protects you against malware, spyware, ransomware and other types of Internet threats. Norton is available for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android devices.

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Other anti-malware software that may be able to get rid of Checking-your-browser.com adware:
Wipersoft (Windows)

Spyhunter (Windows & macOS)

Note: After removing adware you may still need to turn of Checking-your-browser.com notifications manually (see the next step).

Delete Checking-your-browser.com Notifications Permission:

Remove Checking-your-browser.com Notifications From Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome browser.
  2. Click on three dots menu button three dots menu at the top right corner of the browser window and select Settings.
  3. Find Search settings search bar at the top of the page and type notifications into it. Using that search bar makes searching for a specific setting easier.
  4. Follow yellow hints and select Site Settings => Notifications.
  5. Find checking-your-browser.com in the Allow list.
  6. Remove checking-your-browser.com notifications and notifications from other unwanted sites by clicking on three vertical dots button next to each and selecting Remove.

Remove Checking-your-browser.com Notifications From Chrome on Android:

  1. Open Google Chrome browser.
  2. Tap menu button in the top right corner and select Settings.
  3. Scroll down to Advanced settings and tap on Site settings.
  4. Select Notifications.
  5. In the Allowed list tap a site which notifications you wish to block.
  6. Find and tap Notifications in the Permissions section.
  7. Tap on a blue toggle next to Allow notifications so it becomes light gray.

Remove Checking-your-browser.com Notifications From Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox browser.
  2. Click on menu button Menu button and select Options.
  3. Find Find in Options search bar at the top of the window and type notifications into it.
  4. Under Permissions section find Notifications and click Settings… button next to it.
  5. Find sites you down’t want to see notifications from (for example, checking-your-browser.com, v1.checking-your-browser.com, v2.checking-your-browser.com), click on drop-down menu next to each and select Block.
  6. Click on Save Changes button.

Turn off notifications from Chrome, Safari, Edge, Firefox, Opera

Remove Checking-your-browser.com From Programs and Features:

Go to Programs and Features, uninstall suspicious programs, programs you don’t remember installing, or programs you installed just before Checking-your-browser.com appeared on your browser for the first time. When you are not sure if a program is safe, look for the answer on the Internet.

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Settings => Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the program.
  5. Click Remove.

Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 7:

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Start menu select Control Panel.
  3. Find and select Programs and Features or Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8 / Windows 8.1:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Select the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Windows 10:

  1. Press and hold Windows key Windows key and hit X key.
  2. Select Programs and Features from the menu.
  3. Select the program.
  4. Click Uninstall.

Mac OS:

  1. On the top menu select Go => Applications.
  2. Drag an unwanted application to the Trash bin.
  3. Right-click on the Trash and select Empty Trash.

Delete Rogue Programs From File Explorer:

This step is for experienced computer users. You might accidentally delete something you weren’t supposed to.
Sometimes malicious programs don’t show up in Programs and Features. Check also %ProgramFiles%, %ProgramFiles(x86)%, and especially %AppData% and %LocalAppData% (these are shortcuts; type or copy and paste them into the address bar of File Explorer). If you see folders with unfamiliar names, see what’s inside, google those names to find out if they belong to legitimate programs. Delete the ones that are obviously associated with malware. If you are not sure, back them up before deleting (copy to a different location, for a example to a thumb drive).

Remove Checking-your-browser.com Adware From Browsers:

Remove any suspicious extensions or extension you don’t recognize from browsers.

Remove Checking-your-browser.com Adware from Google Chrome:

  1. Click on three dots menu button three dots menu at the top right corner of the window.
  2. Select More toolsExtensions.
  3. Click REMOVE to uninstall an extension.
  4. Click Remove in the dialog box.

Remove Adware from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on menu button Menu button and select Add-ons.
  2. Go to Extensions tab.
  3. To uninstall an add-on, click on Remove button next to it.

Remove Checking-your-browser.com Adware from Internet Explorer:

  1. Click Tools button Tools button in the top-right corner.
  2. Select Manage add-ons.
  3. In the drop-down menu under Show: select All add-ons.
  4. To delete an add-on, double-click it; in the new window click Remove.

Remove Checking-your-browser.com Adware from Opera:

  1. Press Ctrl +Shift + E keys to open extensions manager.
  2. To remove an add-on, click on the x button next to it.
  3. Click OK when asked to confirm.

Remove Checking-your-browser.com Adware from Safari:

  1. On the top menu select Safari => Preferences.
  2. Select Extensions tab.
  3. Select an extension you want to delete and click Uninstall button next to it.

How to Protect Your PC From Checking-your-browser.com and Other Adware:

  • Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
  • Keep Windows firewall enabled or get a third-party one.
  • Keep your OS, browsers and security utilities updated. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
  • Adjust your browsers’ settings to block pop-ups and to load plug-ins only when clicked.
  • Download and use Adguard, uBlock Origin, Adblock or Adblock Plus browser extension/add-on to block third-party advertisements on web-sites.
  • Don’t just click on any link you see while browsing the web. That applies particularly to links in comments, on forums, or in instant messengers. Pretty often these are spam links. Sometimes they are used for increasing the traffic to websites, but often enough they will land you on pages that will try to execute a malicious code and infect your computer. Links from your friends are suspect too: the person who shares a cute video might not know that the page contains threatening script.
  • Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
  • When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the apps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.

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