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What is ads? is a deceptive site that tricks people into installing browser extensions

Boot-upintenselylatestinfo-file.infoBe aware of the social engineering methods that crooks use is a deceptive page that tries to trick people into installing a possibly malicious browser extension. The site tries to convince people that they need to add the plugin in order to continue to the page. However, there is no other content to explore on this website besides the deceptive message and image.

It is unknown which extension specifically is promoted through this website. However, it could be used to monetize user activity. It could cause symptoms, such as pop-up ads, banners, redirects, and changes to the browser settings, like the homepage, new tab address, and search engine.

This raises many user privacy and security concerns as people are forced to use only selected channels for browsing. Crooks may also use rogue advertising networks that place ads leading to dangerous websites. People can end up on scam pages that try to trick them into providing personal information, downloading PUPs (potentially unwanted programs),[1] and even malware.

TYPE Adware
SYMPTOMS The page promotes a bogus browser extension that can cause pop-up ads, banners, redirects, or change browser settings
DISTRIBUTION Shady websites, deceptive ads, bundled software
DANGERS The pop-ups may lead to dangerous websites, changed browser settings force people to browse only through selected channels which raises many user privacy and security concerns
ELIMINATION Go to your browser settings and remove the extension; scan your system with anti-malware tools for adware
FURTHER STEPS Use a repair tool FortectIntego to clear your browser and get rid of any remaining damage

Distribution methods

Pages, like can rarely be found in the search results. Usually, they are accessed through other shady sites that are unregulated. For example, pages that engage in illegal activities are full of deceptive ads and sneaky redirects.

That is why it is important to follow security experts' guidelines and not click on random links and ads even if they seem to be promoting legitimate products and services. Crooks can use social engineering tactics to disguise their scams using the names and branding of well-known companies. adsDo not download apps from random pages on the Internet

Freeware installations

Freeware[2] distributors include additional programs in the installers to make their activity profitable. Unfortunately, those programs are often designed to monetize user activity. Usually, people get infected with various PUPs, like adware.[3] It is advertising-supported software that can cause an increased amount of commercial content, like pop-ups, banners, and redirects. That is how a page, like could have appeared automatically, without any user input.

If you want to avoid this, it is best to use official web stores and developer websites. Apps that get listed on digital marketplaces have to go through an extensive review process. However, you should still do your research and read the reviews, look at the ratings, and the number of users. You should also apply simple rules during the installation process.

Always choose “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods, read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use to find out what information will be collected and what the application will be allowed to do in your system. The most important part is to check the file list and untick the boxes next to any items that you think are suspicious or unrelated

Remove an unwanted extension

You can remove add-ons by going to your browser settings. We recommend removing plugins one by one to see if you notice any changes.

Google Chrome

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

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

MS Edge (Chromium)

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

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  • Select Add-ons.
  • In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox


  • Click Safari > Preferences…
  • In the new window, pick Extensions.
  • Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

The use of cookies

Websites created by crooks can use cookies to make a profit. These are small data files that can store information such as the websites you visit, links you click on, and things you purchase online. This data can later be sold to advertising networks and other third parties.

It is strongly recommended to clear your browsers regularly, especially after an encounter with a page, like This can be done automatically with a maintenance tool like FortectIntego. This powerful software can also fix system errors, corrupted files, and registry issues.

Scan your machine with professional security tools

If after completing all the previous steps, you still experience unwanted symptoms, you should scan your system. PUPs are often disguised as “handy” tools to make it more difficult for average users to identify them. The program that is causing the erratic behavior could have any name or icon.

We suggest using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes anti-malware tools that will scan your machine, eliminate it, and prevent such infections in the future by giving you a warning before a PUP can make any changes. If manual removal is what you still prefer, we have instructions for Windows and Mac machines:

Windows 10/8:

  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 the entry of the 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

Windows 7/XP:

  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.


  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related 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 an unwanted app, 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 and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files.Uninstall from Mac 2
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How to prevent from getting adware

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.

If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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