Reckedmane.xyz is a generic scam website that attempts to trick you into allowing questionable push notifications. When you get redirected to the website, you will get a browser alert saying “Reckedmane.xyz wants to show notifications”, and if you click “Allow”, you will essentially permit the site to spam your desktop with ads. The site itself is pretty questionable, its notifications may be much worse. You may be shown fake virus alerts, tech-support scams, and bogus giveaways. Avoid interacting with those notifications, and revoke the site’s permission as soon as possible. You can find instructions at the very end of the report.
Reckedmane.xyz doesn’t have any content and only displays an image, as well as instructions on how to permit push notifications. A browser alert saying “Reckedmane.xyz wants to show notifications” will appear as soon as you’re redirected to the site. If you click “Allow”, the site will start spamming your desktop with potentially dangerous ads. If you have given the site permission, do not interact with its notifications because you could be exposed to dangerous content, including scams and malware.
The “show notifications” feature is legitimate, as long as the site with permission is safe. Only legitimate websites should be granted permission to display notifications. The notifications’ content depends on what the site typically posts. For instance, you will see news alerts on your desktop if you let a news website display notifications. You would be taken directly to the content by clicking on the notification. So as long as a site is safe, the feature can be useful.
What triggers redirects to sites like Reckedmane.xyz?
There are a few reasons why you might be redirected to questionable websites. Random redirects typically occur as a result of users visiting risky websites. Therefore, if you were redirected while browsing a dubious website, the website is probably to blame. Websites with dubious advertisements are typically regarded as high-risk. Without an adblocker, visiting such websites is not a good idea because you will be exposed to questionable content.
Redirects can also be triggered by an adware infection, although in much rarer cases. When compared to other types of malware like trojans and ransomware, adware is a pretty mild infection. But dealing with it is quite annoying. In what’s known as the software bundling method, infections like adware are attached to free software extra offers. These offers are set to automatically install alongside the program, without requiring explicit permission. Anti-virus software frequently classifies programs that use this method to install as potential threats. Learning to install programs correctly will help prevent these unwanted installations.
The offers are optional but they need to be manually deselected to stop their installations. If you know how to properly install free programs, you should have no issues with this. To correctly install programs, opt for Advanced (Custom) settings when given the option. The installation window will recommend using Default settings, but if you do, all added offers will be hidden and permitted to install alongside. However, the additional offers will become visible if you select Advanced settings. You will have the option to deselect all offers that you do not want. Keep in mind that no legitimate program will ever try to install via the software bundling method. Always uncheck all offers.
It’s a good idea to scan your computer with anti-malware software in case an adware infection is what’s redirecting you. It’s easiest to identify adware using anti-virus software. If adware is indeed the issue, removing it would stop the redirects. You should also install an adblocker program to block all intrusive ads and redirects.
If you have given the site permission to show you notifications, you should revoke it sooner rather than later. It’s fairly easy to do, as long as you know your way around your browsing settings. If you don’t know what to do, use the directions provided right below. In addition to Reckedmane.xyz, you should also remove all other sites you do not recognize or no longer want to get notifications from.
- For Mozilla Firefox: Open menu (the three bars top-right corner) -> Options -> Privacy & Security. Scroll down to Permissions, press on Settings next to Notifications, and remove Reckedmane.xyz and any other questionable websites. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by checking the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box in the same Notifications settings.
- For Google Chrome: Open menu (the three dots top-right corner) -> Settings -> Privacy and security -> Site Settings. Click on Notifications under Permissions, and remove Reckedmane.xyz and any other questionable websites. You can stop these notification requests permanently by toggling off “Sites can ask to send notifications”.
- For Microsoft Edge: Open menu (the three dots top-right corner) -> Settings -> Cookies and site permissions -> Notifications. Review which sites have permission and remove Reckedmane.xyz and any other questionable websites. You can permanently turn off these notification requests by toggling off “Ask before sending”.