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Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou ads Removal Guide

What is Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou ads?

Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou is the PUP or adware-type program that displays various content to expose you to dangerous content

Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyouThe page shows messages to encourage peoples' engagement

Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou is the adware program that aims to trick people into subscribing for notifications, other online content, or even expose your personal information.[1] The site might show up as a redirect from another platform or site involving ad-supported activities. It is common for various push notification virus sites to appear out of nowhere because of the relation with adware network that involves multiple other pages and programs that focus on redirects, pop-up ads, and intrusive material delivery. The site shows a pop-up form where users get encouraged to allow notifications or subscribe to shady content that is delivered from another location.

Those pop-ups are typical, and many legitimate and safe sites have that. Still, the particular ad-supported program page is filled with other layers of content, so the minute you even interact with the site or that pop-up, you may be redirected to agree to the additional material automatically. The block button is sometimes also counted as allowing or consent, so we recommend staying away from any suspicious content and sites that trigger shady behavior of the browser.

Name Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou
Type Adware, push notifications virus, redirect
Category Potentially unwanted program
Issues Redirects lead to shady pages and possibly malicious services, other installations of PUP
Distribution Freeware installations, deceptive pages, other potentially unwanted applications
Danger level Low. The site is not malicious itself but can cause exposure to insecure pages and other services
Removal The best way to fully clear infections off of the system is to run an anti-malware tool that scans the machine and eliminates any possible threats
Repair PUPs often cause additional issues with the system by changing settings and altering files, so repair such damage using ReimageIntego

Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou ads can appear out of nowhere on the screen and cause issues with the performance and speed of the internet. Its primary focus is to keep visitors on its page and show them additional material with commercial intents.

Adware[2] can be considered intrusive and damaging because it gives no features that users could use to their advantage. This is not a program that can be found on the desktop or in the application folder. This is why the threat can be extremely persistent and difficult to remove.

However, the particular option for initial system clearing exists. Anti-malware tools and security software are known for finding the possibly dangerous pieces and fully removing them from your device. In the malicious program, anything unwanted or possibly damaging gets indicated as dangerous and removed. Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou can be detected using SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou adareThe page shows scam messages and other misleading content

Unfortunately, there are many functions and possible symptoms that this intruder can cause or is responsible for. Your system can get cleared, and the PUP removed, but those notifications do not stop. Application triggers those changes and can still ensure that processes are running in the background, so you can stop the intrusive behavior manually.

Remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome (desktop):

  1. Open Google Chrome browser and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Scroll down and click on Advanced.
  3. Locate Privacy and security section and pick Site Settings > Notifications.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 1
  4. Look at the Allow section and look for a suspicious URL.
  5. Click the three vertical dots next to it and select Block. This should remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome.Stop notifications on Chrome PC 2

Remove unwanted notifications from Google Chrome (Android):

  1. Open Google Chrome and tap on Settings (three vertical dots).
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Scroll down to Sites section.
  4. Locate the unwanted URL and toggle the button to the left (Off setting).Stop notifications on Chrome Android

Remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and go to Menu > Options.
  2. Click on Privacy & Security section.
  3. Under Permissions, you should be able to see Notifications. Click Settings button next to it.
  4. In the SettingsNotification Permissions window, click on the drop-down menu by the URL in question.
  5. Select Block and then click on Save Changes. This should remove unwanted notifications from Mozilla Firefox.Stop notifications on Mozilla Firefox 2

Remove unwanted notifications from Safari:

  1. Click on Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Websites tab and, under General, select Notifications.
  3. Select the web address in question, click the drop-down menu and select Deny.

Remove unwanted notifications from MS Edge:

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click the Settings and more button (three horizontal dots) at the top-right of the window.
  2. Select Settings and then go to Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions, pick Manage permissions and select the URL in question.Stop notifications on Edge 1
  4. Toggle the switch to the left to turn notifications off on Microsoft Edge.

Remove unwanted notifications from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and go to Settings.
  2. Select Site permissions.
  3. Go to Notifications on the right.
  4. Under Allow, you will find the unwanted entry.
  5. Click on More actions and select Block.Stop notifications on Edge Chromium

Remove unwanted notifications from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, and click on the Gear icon at the top-right on the window.
  2. Select Internet options and go to Privacy tab.
  3. In the Pop-up Blocker section, click on Settings.
  4. Locate web address in question under Allowed sites and pick Remove.

Main issues with the shady adware-type infections

When you start seeing these redirects and various notifications besides the continuous Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou ads, you can be concerned with the state of your computer's security. One or two redirects to the specific page is not indicating about anything malicious. But the speed issues and diminishing performance means that the PUP is actively running.

You can also notice these issues when the PUP that is related to ad-supported sites runs on the system:

  • random advertisements appearing where they shouldn't be;
  • redirects to commercial pages;
  • difficulty to load usual pages;
  • pop-ups, banners, links on ransom places;
  • additional programs installed;
  • altered browser preferences and settings.

Experts[3] also note that there are additional symptoms and functions that any adware, PUP, or different cyber threat have. The site itself or Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou pop-up ads can contain tracking cookies and pieces that allow reading your search queries and information about habits online.

However, those PUP developers and other commercial site creators can access this data directly or even record needed details to deliver you particular personalized ads based on your needs and preferences. This is how you get tricked into allowing additional content or get exposed to really damaging programs.

You can check the system to see if you already have any intruders on the machine. Manually eliminating them all can be a solution, but a full system scan is still advised because an app like this leaves other files to affect the persistence. Try ReimageIntego for the virus damage and leftover elimination.

Instructions for Windows 10/8 machines:

  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

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.
  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.

Shady methods of malware distribution

Scammy sites can show legitimate company logos, other material to fake the idea that the page is safe. Especially when the page is focused on scamming people with misleading content on the page. Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou pop-up ads can encourage you to fill out surveys, answer questions. Via those forms, you can reveal your personal information, credit card details, email, or even add subscriptions to random paid services.

These deceptive pages can often be used to redirect and cause pop-up ads with promotional material that pushes other applications, intruders. This is one of the distribution methods, but the more common technique involves using the freeware bundling methods and free download pages.

Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou adware program, the main intruder that controls all the unwanted activities, can be installed during any other program download process. It gets prepacked with common tools and software, so when the person initiates the install and chooses not the best option meaning quick or recommended method – the list with all included intruders gets fully downloaded.

Since the threat only controls the activities but not adds any applications on the machine, you may not notice the infection until those redirects and pop-ups start coming. Advanced or Custom installations should help you control these processes and see the list with all included programs, so you deselect any unwanted listings.

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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Getting rid of Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou ads. Follow these steps

Delete from macOS

Remove items from Applications folder:

  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

Remove 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

Restore new tab and homepage settings:

  1. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
  2. Then find On startup section.
  3. Click Disable if you found any suspicious domain.

Reset MS Edge if the 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 Delete Advanced 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” -Verbose Advanced 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

Remove from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

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 unwanted plugin and click Remove. Remove extensions from Firefox

Reset the homepage:

  1. Click three horizontal lines at the top right corner to open the menu.
  2. Choose Options.
  3. Under Home options, enter your preferred site that will open every time you newly open the Mozilla 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

Reset Mozilla Firefox

If clearing the browser as explained above did not help, 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. Reset Firefox 2

Remove 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 the unwanted program 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

Change your homepage:

  1. Click menu and choose Settings.
  2. Look for a suspicious site in the On startup section.
  3. Click on Open a specific or set of pages and click on three dots to find the Remove option.

Reset Google Chrome:

If the previous methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the unwanted 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. Reset Chrome 2

Delete from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension 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

After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of Recommend-premium-install-smart.cyou registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: ReimageIntego, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

How to prevent from getting adware

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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