Notification-list.com is scammy website, that uses so-called "social engineering" to subscribe users to push-notifications. This is a browser feature, that allows websites to display their content updates directly on the desktop of the computers (usually in the bottom-right corner). This is widely used on blogs, news portals, Youtube and social networks to inform users about new posts, videos, news articles, friends updates. Notification-list.com exploits this possibility to show advertising. Notification-list.com is, in most cases, just an online browser-based advertising scam. It uses the combination of cunning wording and simple browser feature to deliver unwanted ads. However, sometimes, it can be related to actual virus infection.
Mac Heal Pro is deceptive Mac optimisation application. After installation, it opens on the whole screen and starts a fake system scan. It does not give users the opportunity to resize the window. When the scan is finished, Mac Heal Pro offers paid activation, which costs $60 - $70. The problem is, that viruses, errors and performance issues, found by this app, never existed on your Mac. Mac Heal Pro is categorized as rogue program, fake optimization software. The virus poses a threat to the financial security and privacy of the users, due to its misleading tactics, untrustworthy scan results, and unscrupulous developers. There are also some complaints, that Mac Heal Pro cannot be removed, or keeps coming back.
Similar Photo Cleaner is ad-supported application for Mac. It was developed to detect and remove duplicate photos and pictures. It is one of those pointless apps, that provide low functionality, but leads to severe computer and privacy problems. It installs without user's consent, and does not disclose all conditions of the installation. The consequences of installing the program are pitiable: users start seeing ads and pop-ups in browsers, they get unknown programs installed without their intention. Besides, some users complain, that they cannot quit Similar Photo Cleaner, as it displays pop-up, that cannot be closed (see the picture below). All this peculiar properties put the program to the category of potentially unwanted apps.
Smart Mac Booster is fake anti-virus and optimization software for Mac. It can be called an imposed application, as it is offered for download to users after an "in-browser" virus or error scan, that finds "severe issues". Of course, a real system scan cannot be performed in any browser, this is just a pretext to get Smart Mac Booster installed on a Mac. After infiltrating the system, the unwanted application initiates a quick scan and finds a huge amount of problems, that have to be fixed. In the end, the results are announced by the female computer voice. When victims try to resolve the problems, the software offers to buy the license. But what really puts the program in a category of badware is, that if users try to uninstall it from Applications, it'll either won't allow them to do it by showing alerts and warnings or will leave residual persistent module, that will cause errors in macOS.
Personal-video.live is a viral site with spam and advertising, which displays annoying notifications in browsers. This can happen due to infection with a virus that penetrates your computer along with downloaded files and works quietly in the background. Or users manually granted Personal-video.live access to the settings and allowed it to create push-notifications. While surfing the Internet or even when browsers are closed users may receive unwanted ads, news, promotions in the right-bottom corner of the desktop. Noticing these signs of infection, the user launches an anti-virus scan. If you use a good antivirus, it will find and remove the virus itself, but it will not touch the settings specified in browsers. Those can be fixed by manual manipulations or using special tools.
Advanced Mac Cleaner is a rogue Mac optimization program, that provides false scan results in order to make users purchase the program. It shows users alerts and pop-ups messages saying, that their Mac has severe issues and/or viruses. Advanced Mac Cleaner has quality design and looks like many other programs of this type. Although application, obviously, uses misleading tactics to promote itself and forces users to buy it, most antiviruses cannot detect Advanced Mac Cleaner.