Have you ever encountered a pop-up that asked you to confirm you’re not a robot? Maybe that pop-up had the Check-you-robot.site domain in its address? If you have clicking the notification to “confirm,” you actually allowed this adware domain to collect your browsing history and display commercial ads, too. Now, don’t panic, there’s an easy way out of this situation. Simply reset your browser’s settings to default, and the notifications will disappear. But while you’re at it, take this chance to scan your computer with a security tool, too.
If you tend to visit websites that are full of third-party ads, it’s no wonder that you encounter something like Check-you-robot.site. Of course, at the time, the adware domain might already be offline, and you probably can’t open the page directly. However, you are bound to find multiple other websites that are very similar to this one. Adware servers appear and disappear every single day. In the midst of all this, it is necessary to prevent adware from exploiting you for their own financial gain.
Of course, adware cannot infect you with malware directly. And dealing with these applications is more annoying than dangerous. Nevertheless, they could still expose you to potentially harmful content because they do not review the third-party links they promote. For instance, if Check-you-robot.site displays some notification to you, and that pop-up has an outgoing link, you will generate profit for the adware server by clicking the link. BUT, Check-you-robot.site will not be responsible for whatever happens to you when you open the outgoing link.
Thus, whenever you visit sites that are full of ads, be sure to close the pop-ups that you are bound to encounter. It is possible to simply click the red X button at the top right of a pop-up window to close it. Just because the message on the pop-up says that you have to verify you’re not a robot, you don’t NEED to click anything on the pop-up. Sure, it might seem that it is an extension of the website you’ve just visited, but if you check the address bar, you will see that Check-you-robot.site (or any other adware server for that matter) has nothing in common with the page you were on.
Thus, caution and attentiveness are important when you want to avoid adware. Luckily, Check-you-robot.site cannot physically reach your computer. It only performs modifications on your browser that you authorize yourself.
The only problem here is that Check-you-robot.site can be used as a vehicle by malevolent third parties. Since this adware server provides advertising space and tools, they could be exploited by anyone. Check-you-robot.site (and many other adware servers) DO NOT review the content they promote. Hence, in the unlikely scenario of a malicious actor exploiting this server, it would be possible for the cybercriminals to use the notifications for malware distribution. They could embed links that lead to malware-related websites, and users would be left entirely on their own to deal with it.
To protect yourself from such issues, you need to restore your browser settings to default. It would delete all the tracking cookies that have collected data on your browsing history. Also, it would remove the modifications performed by Check-you-robot.site and other undesirable components. Finally, you should scan your system with a security tool that would locate various unwanted programs that are bound to be installed on your computer. If you don’t know how to remove all those programs yourself, allow the security tool of your choice to terminate them all automatically. Should you have more questions about cybersecurity, feel free to leave us a comment, and our team will be ready to assist you.