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Easy Steps to remove sendspace.com ads and push notifications

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Sendspace.com is the domain name that can be called malicious due to the unwanted web browser activities it causes

Sendspace.com

Sendspace.com is the potentially unwanted program causing invasive push notifications and unwanted commercial content. It appears on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer out of nowhere because it comes via software bundling – the technique mostly used to spread potentially unwanted programs and similar cyber threats that focus on affecting web browsers and generating revenue for advertisers. The file hosting website claims to have useful features that allow users to send, receive, track, and share big files. However, this platform redirects victims to questionable sites that contain advertising material and leads to more suspicious pages.

Sendspace is not a site that allows users to store or download their files, instead, it is a deceptive advertising site that ensures the user allows additional unwanted ads and push notifications. It shows alerts and pop-ups, so people willingly or involuntary agrees to the additional notifications.[1]

Name Sendspace.com
Type Adware
Purpose Trick people into allowing additional content, generate revenue from redirects
Main danger Installs possibly malicious programs, alters settings
Distribution Software bundling, deceptive advertisements
Symptoms Displays misleading ads, injects banners to other sites, redirects to other questionable sites
Elimination Get the anti-malware program and remove Sendspace.com. Keep the system virus  damage-free with Reimage Reimage Cleaner

Sendspace.com is the website that asks visitors to allow notifications, and when the victim agrees to that, various unwanted notifications, redirects to dubious sites appear on the screen continuously. Those shady sites can be related to gambling, online advertising, or promote other unwanted tools and malicious apps.

Unfortunately, the promotional pop-ups or banners that Sendspace delivers can push fake software updates, cracks, or even malware. Visiting such sites and clicking on advertisements can expose the victim to dangerous and harmful content. One-time redirect to this Sendspace.com site can be exited and infiltration avoided, but constant redirect to the particular or similar pages indicates the main infiltration of cyber threat. 

Sendspace.com virus can be set to:

  • install browser extensions;
  • hide other files on the machine to run additional processes;
  • display pop-up advertisements;
  • inject in-browser text with hyperlinks, malicious ads;
  • track information about user's online browsing preferences.

The last feature is most likely can be considered the most harmful Sendspace.com function that is common to other PUPs. Data tracking technologies are used by many ad-supported programs like this and such behavior, unfortunately, leads to privacy issues and even more unwanted content.[2]

Programs like Sendspace.com ads seem harmless, so people don't pay attention and keep them running on the machine. However, the more time this PUP has on the system, the more changes it can make. Adware changes startup preferences, enters new registry keys to make the website automatically run once the PC is rebooted.

Sendspace virus
Sendspace Ads virus is the deceptive advertising program that shows tons of useless material to trick people into clicking on the pop-ups and banners.

Sendspace is one of many websites that offers legitimate functions and services to create revenue and monetize all the online traffic redirects. Don't fall for these social engineering tactics and eliminate the program as soon as possible. Removing the browser content or exiting the website is not enough.

Since redirects to Sendspace.com is the result of an adware-type cyber infection, you need to clean the machine thoroughly and eliminate this threat. It is too difficult to find all the associated applications and files manually, so experts[3] advise getting anti-malware tools for this process.

Remove Sendspace entirely by installing a reliable antivirus tool and indicating all malicious applications. To fix the computer system completely, use Reimage Reimage Cleaner to fix virus-related errors or issues caused by the virus. 

If you don't want to avoid automatic Sendspace.com removal, follow steps suggested at the end of this post. You will have to check your browsers for unwanted extensions, apps, plugins, and add-ons that adware might have installed already. Remove Sendspace.com from the list of websites that can show you notifications. Or reset the browser fully to default, so all these changes get reversed at once. 

Avoid installations of potentially unwanted programs and other cyber threats 

Potentially unwanted applications come either from deceptive advertising sites or official provider pages. Most people even download unwanted programs intentionally as a legitimate and useful program. However, the primary distribution method is software bundling.

During insecure installations, such programs or tools get packed with freeware and automatically installed when the user selects Recommended or Quick installations and agrees to get all applications included in the setup. Developers also distribute such products via peer-to-peer sharing sites and networks.

You can avoid these infiltrations by opting for Advanced or Custom installations every time you get updates, applications or software from the internet. Also getting such programs from official sites or providers can be important for the security of your device.

Make the system clean and secure by terminating Sendspace.com virus

Sendspace.com removal requires anti-malware tools and programs that can fight malware as well as clean virus damage and clean the system. Choose a reliable anti-malware program, download that from official providers and scan the machine thoroughly to eliminate all cyber threats.

Avoid questionable freeware sources, clicking on intrusive, deceptive advertisements and questionable redirects, so you don't need to remove Sendspace.com in the future. Also, keep the antivirus program that you use for the PUP elimination on the machine so PUPs can get blocked before entering the system of your machine.

You may remove virus damage with a help of Reimage Reimage Cleaner . 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 Sendspace.com, follow these steps:

Get rid of Sendspace.com from Windows systems

Make the system clean again and remove Sendspace.com from your system

  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 Sendspace.com and related programs
    Here, look for Sendspace.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'

Uninstall Sendspace.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 Sendspace.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'

Remove Sendspace.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 Sendspace.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 Sendspace.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Delete Sendspace.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, Sendspace.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Erase Sendspace.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Sendspace.com removal includes resetting the browser to Default

  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 Sendspace.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 Sendspace.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Eliminate Sendspace.com from Google Chrome

Additionally to the Sendspace ADS termination, clean the Chrome from unwanted material

  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 Sendspace.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 Sendspace.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Get rid of Sendspace.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 Sendspace.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 Sendspace.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Linas Kiguolis
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