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removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware is a domain that is connected to DoubleClick and other ad-providers is a domain designed to deliver DoubleClick advertisements and tons of similar content on. It appears to be a Google domain that loads advertisements from Google content delivery network and frustrates users in this way. While it is not malicious, it can affect the time online significantly. has various variants from to and many others. The appearance of the domain on your Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox does not mean anything malicious, generally. However, even legitimate services might be abused by adware[1] (the developers do not acquire the permission from site authors and inject ads for profit) which promotes deals, offers, coupons, and other affiliated content.

In such a case, removal might require finding the real culprit – a potentially unwanted program[2] – and terminating it from Windows or Mac machine. For that, check the instructions at the bottom of this article.

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Type Adware
Category Potentially unwanted program
Symptoms Delivers advertisements, redirects to questionable websites, causes additional installs
Danger Collects users information using cookies, exposes malicious content 
Distribution Software bundles, deceptive advertisements
Removal Install ReimageIntego and remove from the system

The primary purpose of virus is to redirect peoples' traffic to certain web pages, affiliated sites, and similar content. This activity can be noticed on iPhone, Android, and other smartphones, as well as the computer system. The fact that it appears out of nowhere helps us categorize it as a potentially unwanted program. 

If you can see referral on your web browser, note that you are dealing with the typical adware application that tricks people into installing questionable software and delivers intrusive promotional content. However, there are more features related to this cyber threat that you may notice on your system/browser:

  • changed appearance of your browser homepage;
  • added new content like extensions, bookmarks or toolbars;
  • redirects to questionable sites;
  • banners injected on commonly viewed sites;
  • pop-up windows and different ad content filling up the screen;
  • locally stored data.

The main issue with all potentially unwanted programs is their ability to infiltrate different devices without being noticed and then initiate data tracking activity.[3] From the minute this program gets on your device, it starts monitoring your activity online and uses this information for selecting related content. rogue is a virus that shows various commercial content on the screen but performs on the background of your browser. You need a full system scan to eliminate the threat.

This procedure is typically done with the help of cookies.[4] Although developers and other advertisers may claim these cookies are designed to personalize online ads or improve your experience online, they can affect your privacy. There are a few security risks involved in this online advertising even though advertisers collect non-identifiable data. First of all, your data can be shared with third parties seeking to misuse it for malicious purpose. Secondly, the developer itself can try using your email address and similar information to share with you the potentially malicious information.

In most of the cases, adware is capable of collecting the following data:

  • IP addresses;
  • geolocation;
  • most viewed sites;
  • commonly searched items;
  • browser history.

You need to remove because previously-mentioned activities may result in privacy issues, the appearance of unwanted programs and similar problems. Researchers[5] advise choosing reputable anti-malware to eliminate possible threats and clean the system further.

Employ reputable tools like ReimageIntego for automatic removal and do not forget to double check everything after the full system scan. Also, you can check our instructions below where we offer additional virus elimination steps and browser cleaning tips. Make sure to use the official provider of antivirus software to avoid other PUPs. is one of the domains you can encounter on your browser that is related to content delivery network is a variant of, and users might encounter it on Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or any other browser. Just as its main version, this domain is also used for advertisement coming from Therefore, users might also encounter its subdomain – is a redirect that users might encounter at any time during browsing. While the site is not malicious, its appearance might indicate adware infection.

As previously mentioned, is a part of ad service, although it might sometimes be abused by adware authors to infect pop-ups, banners, in-text links and other commercial content directly into the browser without users' consent.

Therefore, of you are seeing occasional referral address from, it does not mean that you are infected with adware. However, if you notice intrusive ads, changed web browser settings and other suspicious behavior, you should scan your computer with anti-virus software or check the list of the installed programs for adware and other PUPs.

Software that comes from the Internet may contain additional applications

People nowadays tend to get everything online, including operating systems, software, applications. However, using p2p services or questionable download sites can put your system at risk because freeware providers pack their products with potentially unwanted programs and distribute them on the world wide web.

There is a way to avoid these cyber infections. If you choose Advanced or Custom installations instead of Default, you can de-select rogue apps from the suggestions list. Of course, selecting reputable sources and updating your applications more frequently would give more positive results. So get trustworthy anti-malware, keep it up-to-date, check for software updates more regularly and keep your computer safe. 

Delete from the device and forget about constant redirects

The most frustrating feature of this virus is continuous redirects and pop-up advertisements that are caused by no specified program on your iPhone, PC or another device. When the device is infected, a thorough system scan is the best way to eliminate the virus and related components, such as locally stored data.

When performing removal, choose wisely and employ reputable anti-malware program. You can choose from our suggestions below or find another antivirus in the App Store based on the OS. Once you install the anti-virus app, it should start its scan right after the installation process ends.

To remove manually, perform these steps after uninstalling all suspicious apps:

  1. Go to Settings;
  2. Tap on Safari icon;
  3. Select Clear History and Website Data;
  4. Close the window.

You can also perform these steps: 

  1. Go to Settings -> General;
  2. Tap on Erase All Contents option.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove, follow these steps:

Get rid of from Windows systems

Perform a full system scan to remove by following these steps:

To remove from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Remove from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example,
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Erase from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Eliminate from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Don't forget to check your browser for malware-installed content and eliminate suspicious extensions or toolbars:

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete removal.Reset Firefox 2

Delete from Google Chrome

Follow this guide and clean the Chrome browser further:

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete removal.Reset Chrome 2

Get rid of from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are

There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.

Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.

Data backups are important – recover your lost files

Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.

While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.

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