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Remove Read-this-hot-stuff.today (Removal Guide) - Free Instructions

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Read-this-hot-stuff.today is a potentially unwanted application that disturbs users with redirects and pop-up ads

Read-this-hot-stuff.today

Read-this-hot-stuff.today is a suspicious website that was developed in order to generate ad revenue and is usually associated with adware.[1] Potentially unwanted programs can enter machines without users noticing, as they are generally installed via other software obtained from the internet. Upon infiltration, a PUP alters the settings of Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or any other browser – it can include the modification of startup page, addition of browser extensions, etc.

Besides visible browser modifications, users can also notice strange redirects to suspicious websites, including Read This Hot Stuff Today. Once there, users are asked to allow notifications to be shown, which, if agreed, consequently can result in pop-ups, deals, offers, banners, and other commercial content to appear directly on the desktop.

Fortunately, Read-this-hot-stuff.today removal can be achieved with the termination of the adware program that is installed on the computer.

Name Read-this-hot-stuff.today
Type Adware/Potentially unwanted program
Infiltration Software bundling, third-party sites
Affected browsers Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, etc.
Symptoms Redirects to Read-this-hot-stuff.today and similar sites, intrusive ads on all sites, altered search results, slow browser operation, etc.
Risks Malware infections, money loss, installation of bogus software, etc.
Termination Use security software or alternatively remove the PUP manually with the help of our guide below
Recovery Use ReimageIntego to restore your computer to a healthy state

Read This Hot Stuff Today redirects are most likely caused by an adware infection. However, if you found yourself on the page by accident, it does not mean your computer is compromised, as you could just get redirected from another suspicious site. In such a case, simply close down the opened tab and never allow notifications to be showed.

When infected with adware, Read-this-hot-stuff.today is not the only website that users might be directed to, as they can also land on phishing, scam or spoofing sites that might steal important credentials and disclose them to cybercriminals. Additionally, tech support scams might make you install useless software or make you pay for services you do not need. 

Read-this-hot-stuff.today virus might collect a variety of non-personally identifiable information, including:

  • IP address (note that IP address might be considered PII)[2]
  • Geolocation
  • Technical data of the device
  • Installed applications
  • Bookmarks
  • Tracking cookies
  • Sites visited
  • Search queries
  • Links clicked, etc.

While collecting various browsing-related information is typical by such giants as Google, it is not recommended to engage in such practices with unknown third-parties, as this data might be misused, as it is not known which adware program Read This Hot Stuff Today is related to.

All in all, you should remove Read-this-hot-stuff.today from your device immediately. For that, you can use automated tools or terminate the PUP manually. After that, experts[3] recommend resetting each of the affected browsers and scanning the device with ReimageIntego to fix the damage done by the infection.

Read-this-hot-stuff.today PUPRead-this-hot-stuff.today is an unsafe website that is often used in adware campaigns

Adware is often associated with deception, including its infiltration techniques

There are two different ways users can get infected with adware: they either install add-supported software without realizing its negative impact, or it gets installed together with shareware/freeware. 

You should not get tricked by allegedly useful functionality of a variety of apps that are offered on third-party sites. Instead, download only trusted apps, behavior which is already tested by thousands of users. If you are unaware of the program, merely research it on the internet – there are plenty reviews, forum posts, and similar hints online that would hint to you whether the app is safe to use. Additionally, never install apps that are pushed through tech support scams, such as Advanced Mac CleanerOneSafe PC Cleaner, and similar useless tools.

Finally, you should pay close attention to the installation process of free programs. Make sure you read the instructions, check out legal documents, decline all the offers or deals, and opt for Advanced/Custom mode when prompted.

Stop Read This Hot Stuff Today redirects by removing PUPs from your computer

Read-this-hot-stuff.today removal should not be that complicated in most cases, as all you have to do is go into the installed program list and check for anything that looks suspicious (we explain how to do that below in a step-by-step guide, so make sure to check it out if you are choosing this option). However, adware might sometimes be well hidden, i.e., not have an uninstaller or use seemingly legitimate names. In such a case, it is best to use anti-virus software that could remove Read-this-hot-stuff.today virus automatically.

Once you get rid of adware that is associated with Read Hot Stuff Today redirects, you should then reset each of the installed browsers to make sure all the changes that the PUP could have made are reverted.

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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today, follow these steps:

Uninstall Read-this-hot-stuff.today from Windows systems

To remove Read-this-hot-stuff.today adware from your Windows PC, follow this guide:

To remove Read-this-hot-stuff.today 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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today (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.

Remove Read-this-hot-stuff.today from Mac OS X system

macOS can also be affected by adware. Perform the following if you are constantly being redirected to suspicious websites:

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

Remove Read-this-hot-stuff.today from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Read-this-hot-stuff.today-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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today, 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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Read-this-hot-stuff.today-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete Read-this-hot-stuff.today 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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today 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, Google.com).
  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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Eliminate Read-this-hot-stuff.today 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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today-related 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

Erase Read-this-hot-stuff.today from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Do not forget to reset Mozilla Firefox as the browser modifications might still be present even after PUP termination:

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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today 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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today 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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today removal.Reset Firefox 2

Get rid of Read-this-hot-stuff.today from Google Chrome

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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today 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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today-components:

  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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today removal.Reset Chrome 2

Uninstall Read-this-hot-stuff.today 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 Read-this-hot-stuff.today 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

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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