Siravn Notification Removal — How to Fix Your Browser

Written by Wilbur Woodham
Siravn pop-up advertisements appear when you do not expect, disturbing and irritating you. Nonetheless, that is way more than just notifications – their nature is surely malicious, and they may introduce other malware to your device. In this post, I will guide you on how to remove Siravn pop-up advertisements and explain how to avoid them in the future.

Any time you interact with Siravn pop-up advertisements will be ineffective at best. At worst, the sites it can show you may introduce malware to your system. These push notifications may also advertise fake online shopping sites which will take your money and payment info. The latter generally ends up with losing all the money you have on the exposed card.

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What are Siravn pop-ups?

As the pop-up definition goes, these are short and small advertisements that attract your attention to a product they promote. But the difference between regular pop-up advertisements and Siravn notifications is the malicious origins of the latter. Normal pop-up ads are offered for you to enable with a benevolent purpose – notify you about the fresh articles, goods for sale and so on. It is a useful tool to help your website to keep visitors and help the interested visitors to have the best deal.

Short summary of the pop-up ads:
HostingAS39572 DataWeb Global Group B.V.
Netherlands, Amsterdam
IP Address88.208.45.26
Malware typeAdware1
EffectUnwanted pop-up advertisements
Hazard levelMedium
Malware sourceApps from third-party websites, ads on dubious websites
Similar behaviorNews, Celeb, Ptoothooshee
Removal method
To remove possible virus infections, try to scan your PC

Siravn pop-up ads, on the other hand, have a deal with untrustworthy sites. You will commonly see the offer to turn them on after a redirection from another page. It’s OK to see redirects unless they throw you to such a dubious place. In this case, enabling pop-up notifications is served as the anti-bot check. Alternatively, the web pages can deny showing you the contents unless you enable these pop-up ads. These demands should raise suspicion, as websites generally feature a less obscure anti-bot mechanism. Seeing this offer is a reason to leave the website right away. In some cases, even when you click “Allow”, you will not see the website – it has only a landing page with the offer to turn on the pop-up notifications.

Siravn push notification

Siravn push notification.

How does it work?

The majority of browsers support turning on push notifications from websites. Sites, on the other hand, may send notifications with the content of their choice. It may be a promotion of the product listed on this site, or a promotion of the page of their partner. As a result, you may see the pop-up from site X, but clicking it will throw you to website Y – because a link to that website was added.

Cybercriminals bear on this feature in their approach to gain money using illegal advertising. They trick victims into turning on pop-ups, and after that just spread numerous promotions of other crooks they have a deal with. As you can suppose, no normal companies will have a deal with fraudsters. All the Siravn notifications you may see lead to other fraudulent sites. In some cases, the same victim may be trapped by multiple pop-up spamming websites, and its web browser will turn into a complete mess.

The banners these crooks show are paid under the pay-per-view model. It generally provides a negligible commission for one viewer, but when you have a huge number of users and show them hundreds of ads each day – that is a way bigger sum. Even though the majority of such ads giving no result at all, it may still bring all the parties a lot of profit.

Are Siravn pop-up notifications dangerous?

Yes, they are. At the surface, they can look non-threatening – just a blinking window that appears from time to time. However, the things this window promotes differ drastically from what you used to see in pop-ups. website is controlled by fraudsters, who intentionally spread hundreds of malicious ads in pop-ups. They also don’t follow any manners of advertising and can launch sporadic pop-ups into a storm of ads. For weak systems, that may be enough to cause performance issues. But that is not all troubles these pop-up notifications carry.

Why people dislike popups

As any other thing related to illegal ads, Siravn pop-up advertisements lack legit deals to offer. Even when hackers make the banners similar to ones from well-known retailers, the site these ads will throw you to are completely different. And these pages may offer you to turn on other pop-ups, install a “useful” program, or pay for a thing at a big discount and never receive it. Let’s leave aside the cases when pop-up ads promote phishing pages or straightforward malware. There’s no way these pages will bring you any good, thus interacting with them is a very bad idea. For the same reason, Siravn pop-ups are not recommended to click on either, and the best solution is to disable them as soon as possible.

How to remove Siravn pop-ups?

Fortunately, Siravn push notifications removal is pretty easy. They reside in the web browser and cannot conceal themselves in the system. Nevertheless, as I stated above, some push notifications may promote malware to your computer. It is hard to show all cases, and manual malware removal is a poor idea. For that reason, after removing the source of the pop-up notifications it is recommended to use anti-malware software. That is especially recommended in the case when you have never clicked “Allow” to push notifications, and they still appeared. That can be a sign of malware activity. GridinSoft Anti-Malware will be the best both recovery and malware scanning purposes, because of its system recovery functionality and superb detection system.

First of all, you should reset your browser settings. It is possible to accomplish in manual or automated way. The former, obviously, requires more time to complete and can be somewhat complicated if you have never done that. Automated supposes the use of anti-malware programs that can reset all browser settings at once.

Reset your browsers with GridinSoft Anti-Malware

To reset your browser with GridinSoft Anti-Malware, open the Tools tab, and click the “Reset browser settings” button.

Tools tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware

You can see the list of options for each browser. By default, they are set up in a manner that fits the majority of users. Press the “Reset” button (lower right corner). In a minute your browser will be as good as new.

Reset Browser Settings tab in GridinSoft Anti-Malware

The browser reset is recommended to perform through the antivirus tool by GridinSoft, because the latter is also able to reset the HOSTS file without any additional commands.

Reset your browsers manually

Manual method of browser reset

To reset Edge, do the following steps:
  1. Open “Settings and more” tab in upper right corner, then find here “Settings” button. In the appeared menu, choose “Reset settings” option:
  2. Reseting the Edge browser

  3. After picking the Reset Settings option, you will see the following menu, stating about the settings which will be reverted to original:
For Mozilla Firefox, do the next actions:
  1. Open Menu tab (three strips in upper right corner) and click the “Help” button. In the appeared menu choose “troubleshooting information”:
  2. The first step to revert Mozilla Firefox

  3. In the next screen, find the “Refresh Firefox” option:
  4. The second step of Firefox restoration
    After choosing this option, you will see the next message:
    The last step for Firefox
If you use Google Chrome
  1. Open Settings tab, find the “Advanced” button. In the extended tab choose the “Reset and clean up” button:
  2. In the appeared list, click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults”:
  3. Finally, you will see the window, where you can see all the settings which will be reset to default:
Opera can be reset in the next way
  1. Open Settings menu by pressing the gear icon in the toolbar (left side of the browser window), then click “Advanced” option, and choose “Browser” button in the drop-down list. Scroll down, to the bottom of the settings menu. Find there “Restore settings to their original defaults” option:

  2. After clicking the “Restore settings…” button, you will see the window, where all settings, which will be reset, are shown:

When the browsers are reset, you need to ensure that your browser will connect the right DNS while connecting to the web page you need. Create a text file titled “hosts” on your pc’s desktop, then open it and fill it with the following lines2:

# Copyright (c) 1993-2006 Microsoft Corp.
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
# For example:
# # source server
# # x client host
# localhost name resolution is handle within DNS itself.
# localhost
# ::1 localhost

Find the hosts.txt file in C:/Windows/System32/drivers/etc directory. Rename this file to “hosts.old.txt” (to distinguish it from the new one), and then move the file you created on the desktop to this folder. Remove the hosts.old from this folder. Now you have your hosts file as good as new.

Scan your system for possible viruses

After removing the Siravn push notifications, it’s time to see if these pop-ups brought any threat to your system. Launch GridinSoft Anti-Malware, and then click on Standard scan. It will be enough in most cases to find and remove malware. The scan will last 5-10 minutes; you are free to use your system during that process.

GridinSoft Anti-Malware during the scan process

Once the scan is complete, you will see the detections or a notification about a clean system. Proceed with pressing the Clean Up button (or OK when nothing is detected).

GridinSoft scan finished

How to Remove Siravn Pop-ups?

Name: Siravn

Description: Siravn - a lot of users became a target for the pop-up advertisements. I have a lot of friends who literally bombed me with the questions like “how to remove push notifications?” or “why do pop-ups keep appearing on Chrome even after AdBlock installation?”. In this article we will show you how to deal with Siravn pop-ups, which may corrupt your browser’s correct performance, and create a lot of troubles while you are working.

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Adware

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  1. More about this malware type on GridinSoft Encyclopedia.
  2. Official Microsoft guide for hosts file reset.

About the author

Wilbur Woodham

I was a technical writer from early in my career, and consider IT Security one of my foundational skills. I’m sharing my experience here, and I hope you find it useful.

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