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removal by Julie Splinters - - | Type: Adware is an unsafe domain that redirects users to misleading websites and even scams

Bodelen is adware associated threat that might get into your computer during the installation of adware or freeware. These potentially unwanted programs change the way Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera, or any other installed browser operates by altering its settings.

The main goal of Bodelen adware is to continually expose you intrusive pop-ups, in-text links, banners, deals, offers and other promotional content, redirect to suspicious websites, display alternative search results, record and track data about your browsing habits, and even make you install unsafe applications by showing fake tech support scam messages.

If you accidentally stumbled upon one of subdomains, it does not mean you are infected. However, if the problem is persistent, there is a high chance that adware is involved and you need to terminate the potentially unwanted program to stop the intrusive behavior.

Type Adware/PUP
Infiltration Software bundles, ads on unsafe sites, third-party websites
Symptoms Altered web browsing settings, redirects to dubious sites, pop-up ads, slow browser, etc.
Risk factors Installation of other PUPs, personal information disclosure to unknown parties, malware infections, etc.
Termination Use security software or perform manual removal with the help of our instructions below
Recovery To make sure your system is healthy after the infection, scan it with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego

Once infected with adware, redirects might get triggered at any time, and it does not matter if the site you are visiting is safe and trusted. Without a doubt, such activity only interrupts the browsing session and prevents finding the relevant information quickly. If you ended up on a suspicious site, immediately close down the tab or browser. Before you resume web browsing activities, remove adware from your computer.

However, the intrusive behavior of Bodelen is not the main danger you should worry about. While some ads might display an offer or link you to a legitimate website, other advertisements might be straight out dangerous. Adware applications often lead users to phishing and tech support scam sites, that might trick inexperienced computer users into spending money on useless software.

Be aware that ad space can be bought by anyone, especially in low-security sites, such as torrents, porn, or gambling. Threat actors place malicious ads that can be used for a drive-by download[1] technique, consequently resulting in malware infection without user interaction.

Another alarming feature of virus is information tracking. PUPs collect and then even share such data as:

  • IP address;
  • ISP;
  • Links clicked;
  • Ads clicked;
  • Technical information;
  • Sites visited;
  • Bookmarks added;
  • Search queries;
  • Cookies, etc.

While this information might seem insignificant, be aware that the IP address might identify you, as well as search queries that can expose your sex, name, address, orientation, political views, and other personal data.

Thus, if you noticed frequent redirects and intrusive ads, make sure you immediately perform removal. You can do that by running a scan with security software or terminating the adware app manually – we explain how below. After that, experts[2] advise scanning the device with Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego for best results. redirect is a redirect virus that disturbs web browsing sessions with intrusive pop-ups, banners, in-text links, and other ads

Software bundles are mostly responsible for adware infections

In most cases, users are surprised when they realize that their machines are infected with adware or other cyber threats. This happens because potentially unwanted programs are distributed with the help of software bundling – a well-known marketing technique that has been plaguing software installers for decades now.

Nevertheless, this distribution method is widely practiced and is also completely legal. Therefore, it is up to the users to prevent any type of unwanted installations, as all the details are usually disclosed within the installation wizard. Unfortunately, many users skip steps, pick Recommended/Quick mode and never check legal documents or pre-ticked boxes.

Therefore, never rush when you are establishing a new program from the internet, especially the one you acquired from a less known site (despite that, ALL sites bundle software, so always stay attentive). Do not rush the installation process, read through the instructions carefully, pick Advanced/Custom settings and remove marks from the pre-ticked boxes before proceeding.

Stop redirects by removing adware from your computer

Bodelen removal might be complicated in some cases, as users who will enter the installed program list will not see the “ virus” entry. Instead, redirects to this suspicious website are created by a potentially unwanted program that is installed in the computer and needs to be eliminated. Unfortunately, the unwanted activity might be tied up to many different adware applications, and you need to find out which one it is.

In most cases, you should look for something you do not remember installing. Alternatively, apps like system optimizers, driver updaters, media players, PDF converters and similar might be the culprit.

Another way to remove is by scanning your machine with anti-malware software. However, be aware that not all AV engines detect all PUPs, as some of them mainly focus on more serious infections, such as ransomware, rootkits,[3] trojans, etc.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego. 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:

Delete from Windows systems

To remove redirects and other suspicious activity from Windows, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall and related programs
    Here, look for or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'

Eliminate from Mac OS X system

Mac users should use these instructions to terminate the potentially unwanted program:

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'

Uninstall from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Get rid of from Google Chrome

After you delete the PUP, you should also refresh your browsers to restore the settings:

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Delete from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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