Solved How to remove spam notification about McAfee?


Kimbolini

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I am getting spam notifications from a site called indexforcaptchas.top saying to turn on my McAfee security. I do not subscribe to McAfee and I don't want to. How can I remove this notification?
 

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I would also check to see if anything from McAfee is installed on your PC.
 

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It always leaves one file behind which is really hard to remove when you try to uninstall it.
 

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If you're using Edge then Settings - Cookies and site permissions - scroll down to notifications - under 'Allow' click on the three dots then delete the site.

Example,
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Kimbolini

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Thanks @BunnyJ and @Fabler2 I think I've done it now. One thing about Edge, since that's the browser I'm using, when I tried to remove that site from the cookies and permissions, it doesn't seem to have an option to just 'remove'. I had to individually block each aspect of the permissions. Screenshot_1.jpg
 

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Good to hear.
 

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Thanks @BunnyJ and @Fabler2 I think I've done it now. One thing about Edge, since that's the browser I'm using, when I tried to remove that site from the cookies and permissions, it doesn't seem to have an option to just 'remove'. I had to individually block each aspect of the permissions. View attachment 16480
You don't select 'all sites' but keep scrolling down to 'notifications'.

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    Win 11 Pro & Dev.
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    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    INTEL SSD 660p 512GB NVMe
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    1.024 TB SSD M.2 2280 - Samsung
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
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