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Securecloud-dl.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - - | Type: Adware

Securecloud-dl.com – a domain used for redirects to sponsored sites

Securecloud-dl.com virus redirects to suspicious websites

Securecloud-dl.com is a suspicious website that is used by adware program to redirect users to promotional sites. These annoying activities can begin on any web browser after silent infiltration of a potentially unwanted program (PUP). However, it can be stopped by scanning the system with anti-malware software and resetting the browser.

Summary
Name Securecloud-dl.com
Type Adware
Danger level Medium. Affects web browsers and alter their settings
Symptoms Increased amount of ads, browser redirects to high-risk websites
Distirbution method Software bundling
Affected browsers Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, etc.
 To uninstall Securecloud-dl.com, install Reimage and run a full system scan

So-called Securecloud-dl.com virus is designed to trigger from one to three redirects until users are redirected to a specific landing page. Typically, these sites are:

  • gaming;
  • gambling;
  • adult-themed or pornographic;[1]
  • tech support scam;[2]
  • promoting questionable software;
  • offering to download software updates.

The purpose of Securecloud-dl.com adware is to boost traffic to various websites in order to increase their sales, promote services or trick into installing potentially dangerous programs. Developers of ad-supported app generate revenue from this activity. Thus, they do not care about user’s experience and potential dangers that might be lurking on these sites.

The same adware might also display misleading pop-ups, banners, in-text and other ads. Clicking them is also not recommended due to the same Securecloud-dl.com redirect problems – possibility to end up on a highly suspicious website.

Securecloud-dl.com ads might seem interesting, but it’s just an illusion. Adware might collect various information about users and based on aggregated details create targeted ads. The PUP might track information about your search queries, visited websites, clicked links or ads, and similar details.

All this information allows knowing user’s preferences and delivering ads that he or she would be willing to click. Indeed, each click is worth specific amount of money. Hence, you can expect your crashing and freezing browser due to the ads attack.

To stop browser redirects and ads, you have to remove Securecloud-dl.com adware from the computer and reset affected web browsers. You can follow the guide at the end of the article and do this job yourself. However, it might be difficult to locate these entries.

We suggest simplifying Securecloud-dl.com removal by scanning the system with Reimage or another anti-malware/anti-spyware software. Updated security program can clean adware-related components within several minutes.

Freeware installers help to spread ad-supported programs

Adware can get into the system unnoticed when users download freeware or shareware incorrectly. The PUP can be included in any freeware package as an optional component. If users do not opt it out during the installation of the primary program, they have to deal with unpleasant consequences.

To avoid infiltration of adware, you have to use “Custom” or “Quick” installation and carefully follow the process. One of the steps might include a checkbox with pre-selected “optional downloads.” Your task is to remove the ticks and stop their installation.

Specialists from Avirus.hu[3] remind that “Recommended” or “Standard” settings does not reveal what third-party apps are included in the same software package. Therefore, when you use this setup, you give permission to install the whole bundle of unknown applications.

Get rid of Securecloud-dl.com redirect virus

Securecloud-dl.com removal can be completed manually or automatically. Our team has prepared illustrated manual elimination instructions, so if you are thinking of this method, please follow them carefully.

However, we believe that it’s better to remove Securecloud-dl.com automatically and dedicate this nasty job for anti-malware software. Once security software deletes PUP and its related files, you will need to reset the browser as explained below.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Securecloud-dl.com, follow these steps:

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Delete Securecloud-dl.com from Windows systems

To eliminate Securecloud-dl.com adware manually, you have to uninstall all programs related to it. Follow these steps to do it properly:

  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 Securecloud-dl.com and related programs
    Here, look for Securecloud-dl.com 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'
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Uninstall Securecloud-dl.com from Mac OS X system

  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 Securecloud-dl.com 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'
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Remove Securecloud-dl.com 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 Securecloud-dl.com 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 Securecloud-dl.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Get rid of Securecloud-dl.com 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, Securecloud-dl.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Eliminate Securecloud-dl.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Follow these steps to delete the ad-supported application from the Firefox entirely:

  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 Securecloud-dl.com 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 Securecloud-dl.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Erase Securecloud-dl.com from Google Chrome

Uninstall questionable Chrome extensions that might be triggering browser redirect to Securecloud-dl.com.

  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 Securecloud-dl.com 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 Securecloud-dl.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Delete Securecloud-dl.com 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 Securecloud-dl.com 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 Securecloud-dl.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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