What is Towndomaint.com?
Towndomaint.com is a web-site that forces you into subscribing to browser notifications. Scammers use browser push notifications to bypass protection against pop-ups in the internet browser and therefore show a huge number of unwanted adverts. These advertisements are used to promote suspicious web browser plugins, fake prizes scams, fake downloads, and adult web-sites.
The Towndomaint.com site claims that you need to subscribe to its notifications in order to access the content of the website, download a file, watch a video, enable Flash Player, connect to the Internet, and so on. Once you press the ‘Allow’ button, then your web browser will be configured to show popup ads in the lower right corner of the screen.
|Type||browser notification spam, spam push notifications, pop-up virus|
|Distribution||adware software, PUPs, social engineering attack, shady pop up advertisements|
|Removal||Towndomaint.com removal guide|
Where the Towndomaint.com pop ups comes from
IT security experts have determined that users are re-directed to Towndomaint.com by adware software or from malicious ads. By definition, adware is a part of applications that presents advertisements on a computer. However, people basically use the word ‘adware’ to describe a part of malware that displays unwanted advertisements to the user. In many cases, this kind of software do not have any uninstall procedures and can use technologies that are similar to those used by malicious software to penetrate the computer.
Remove Towndomaint.com notifications from internet browsers
If you’re getting browser notifications from the Towndomaint.com or another annoying web-site, you’ll have previously pressed the ‘Allow’ button. Below we will teach you how to turn them off.
- Just copy and paste the following text into the address bar of Chrome.
- Press Enter.
- Remove the Towndomaint.com URL and other rogue notifications by clicking three vertical dots button next to each and selecting ‘Remove’.
- Tap ‘Settings’.
- Tap ‘Notifications’.
- Find and tap the web browser which shows Towndomaint.com browser notifications advertisements.
- Find Towndomaint.com URL in the list and disable it.
- In the top right corner, click the Firefox menu (three horizontal stripes).
- Select ‘Options’ and click on ‘Privacy & Security’ on the left hand side of the Firefox.
- Scroll down to ‘Permissions’ section and click ‘Settings…’ button next to ‘Notifications’.
- In the opened window, find Towndomaint.com site, other rogue notifications, click the drop-down menu and choose ‘Block’.
- Click ‘Save Changes’ button.
- In the top right corner, click on the three dots to expand the Edge menu.
- Scroll down, locate and click ‘Settings’. In the left side select ‘Advanced’.
- Click ‘Manage permissions’ button below ‘Website permissions’.
- Click the switch under the Towndomaint.com so that it turns off.
- Click the Gear button on the top right hand corner of the window.
- When the drop-down menu appears, click on ‘Internet Options’.
- Select the ‘Privacy’ tab and click ‘Settings below ‘Pop-up Blocker’ section.
- Select the Towndomaint.com and other dubious sites below and delete them one by one by clicking the ‘Remove’ button.
- On the top menu select ‘Safari’, then ‘Preferences’.
- Select the ‘Websites’ tab and then select ‘Notifications’ section on the left panel.
- Find the Towndomaint.com domain and select it, click the ‘Deny’ button.
How to remove Towndomaint.com popup ads from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
There are a simple manual tutorial below that will help you to get rid of Towndomaint.com advertisements from your Microsoft Windows computer. The most effective way to get rid of this adware software is to perform the manual removal tutorial and then use Zemana Free, MalwareBytes Free or Hitman Pro automatic tools (all are free). The manual way will assist to weaken this adware software and these malware removal tools will completely delete Towndomaint.com ads and restore the Mozilla Firefox, IE, Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome settings to default.
To remove Towndomaint.com pop ups, execute the following steps:
- Remove Towndomaint.com notifications from internet browsers
- How to manually remove Towndomaint.com
- Automatic Removal of Towndomaint.com ads
- Stop Towndomaint.com pop-ups
How to manually remove Towndomaint.com
In this section of the article, we have posted the steps that will help to delete Towndomaint.com pop up ads manually. Although compared to removal utilities, this way loses in time, but you don’t need to install anything on your personal computer. It will be enough for you to follow the detailed guidance with images. We tried to describe each step in detail, but if you realized that you might not be able to figure it out, or simply do not want to change the Microsoft Windows and browser settings, then it’s better for you to use tools from trusted developers, which are listed below.
Remove PUPs using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
The main cause of Towndomaint.com popups could be PUPs, adware or other unwanted programs that you may have accidentally installed on the device. You need to find and remove all questionable programs.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
Remove Towndomaint.com from Mozilla Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
If the Firefox internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Mozilla Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings like newtab, search provider by default and start page to their default state. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button such as the one below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove Towndomaint.com ads from Google Chrome
If adware, other program or extensions modified your Chrome settings without your knowledge, then you can remove Towndomaint.com pop-up advertisements and restore your web browser settings in Chrome at any time. However, your themes, bookmarks, history, passwords, and web form auto-fill information will not be deleted.
First open the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will open the Chrome menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option called “Settings”.
The web-browser will show the settings screen. Another solution to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, as shown on the screen below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will display the confirmation dialog box as shown below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will start the task of cleaning. After it is done, the internet browser’s settings including search provider by default, new tab and start page back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your PC.
Remove Towndomaint.com ads from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer web browser settings such as start page, new tab page and search engine had been modified by adware which causes the intrusive Towndomaint.com ads, then you may restore your settings, via the reset internet browser procedure.
First, run the IE, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The IE will display the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will remove adware that causes multiple annoying popups, disable malicious and ad-supported browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as start page, search provider by default and newtab page to default state.
Automatic Removal of Towndomaint.com ads
Using a malicious software removal tool to look for and remove adware hiding on your computer is probably the simplest solution to delete the Towndomaint.com popup ads. We advises the Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) application for Windows PCs. HitmanPro and MalwareBytes are other anti malware utilities for MS Windows that offers a free malicious software removal.
Use Zemana Free to delete Towndomaint.com advertisements
Zemana Anti-Malware is free full featured malicious software removal tool. It can scan your files and Microsoft Windows registry in real-time. Zemana can help to delete Towndomaint.com pop-up advertisements, other potentially unwanted software, malicious software and adware software. It uses 1% of your computer resources. This tool has got simple and beautiful interface and at the same time effective protection for your device.
Now you can install and use Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) to remove Towndomaint.com ads from your web browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware setup file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your PC system. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Start the installation package after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this utility on your personal computer.
During install you can change certain settings, but we recommend you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When install is complete, this malware removal tool will automatically start and update itself. You will see its main window as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button for checking your personal computer for the adware that causes Towndomaint.com pop-ups. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your device and the speed of your device.
When the system scan is done, Zemana will display a list of all items detected by the scan. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will begin to remove adware software that causes Towndomaint.com pop-ups in your internet browser. When the task is done, you may be prompted to restart your PC to make the change take effect.
Use Hitman Pro to get rid of Towndomaint.com pop-up advertisements
If the Towndomaint.com pop ups issue persists, use the HitmanPro and check if your computer is hijacked by adware software. The HitmanPro is a downloadable security tool that provides on-demand scanning and allows remove adware software, PUPs, and other malware. It works with your existing antivirus.
Visit the page linked below to download Hitman Pro. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
When the downloading process is finished, open the folder in which you saved it and double-click the Hitman Pro icon. It will launch the HitmanPro utility. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to open the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Next” for scanning your computer for the adware software that causes Towndomaint.com popup ads in your web-browser. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. During the scan HitmanPro will locate threats present on your PC system.
When HitmanPro has finished scanning your computer, a list of all items detected is created as on the image below.
All found items will be marked. You can remove them all by simply press “Next” button. It will display a dialog box, press the “Activate free license” button. The HitmanPro will get rid of adware that causes Towndomaint.com popups. When that process is done, the tool may ask you to reboot your PC system.
Run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to remove Towndomaint.com ads
Manual Towndomaint.com advertisements removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the adware can be not fully removed. We suggest that run the MalwareBytes that are completely free your computer of adware. Moreover, the free program will allow you to remove malicious software, potentially unwanted applications, hijackers and toolbars that your PC system can be infected too.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your PC. Double-click the setup file named MBSetup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the Setup wizard which will help you setup MalwareBytes on your device. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once setup is done successfully, click “Get Started” button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the image below.
Now press the “Scan” button to locate adware that causes multiple unwanted pop ups. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the tool is scanning, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
When MalwareBytes is done scanning your PC, you can check all threats detected on your personal computer. Make sure to check mark the items that are unsafe and then click “Quarantine” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will remove adware related to the Towndomaint.com advertisements and move the selected items to the Quarantine. Once the procedure is done, you may be prompted to reboot the device.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to delete adware software, browser hijacker and other malicious software.
Stop Towndomaint.com pop-ups
If you surf the Web, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and use an ad-blocking application. AdGuard is an ad-blocker which can filter out a ton of of the malvertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading harmful content.
Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
When the download is done, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as on the image below.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your PC system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, block Towndomaint.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
After completing the guide outlined above, your PC system should be clean from adware that causes Towndomaint.com advertisements and other malicious software. The MS Edge, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Firefox will no longer redirect you to various unwanted web pages similar to Towndomaint.com. Unfortunately, if the steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help here.