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Once virus lands on your operating system, it redirects netizens to this domain. Though some virus researchers call it a browser hijacker, in fact, this website operates as adware. This domain promotes traffic-boosting services for web owners. With the help of advertising campaign, this traffic exchange, launched by Social Leads Ltd, offers more than 20 million visitors from the former Soviet Union (CIS) countries. In order to take this offer, the developers of the PUP[1] ask to sign up and contact the representative of this company. This adware is based on retargeting technique[2]. In short, it helps redirect potential customers to your website even if they do not stay long on the first time. However, this technique promotes the usage of tracking cookies. Personal privacy is becoming a more escalated issue, so these elements surely do not leave a positive impression. This technique is more prevalent for shady web operators and low-quality websites. In order to promote the services of, the owners use the same retargeting technique on the virtual community. Even if you do not own a website, you might be still forcefully redirected to this web page. If that is the case, it is high time for you to start removal. Entrust the process to Reimage Reimage Cleaner Intego.

Questions about virus

The screenshot of fishes for potential users by offering more than 20 million visits.

Web owners are interested in boosting the traffic at any costs. High traffic of visitors earns bigger amount of income. Thus, a significant number of companies or individual web owners look up for efficient advertising campaigns. One of the most well-known and widely employed technique is pay-per-click technique[3]. Usually, such commercial offers are quite persistent and flicker in a variety of websites. Needless to say, that the more visitors click on them, the more money they bring to their owners. Other marketing solution, retargeting, works in a slightly different way. The initiator, let‘s say the admins of your company website, pin down anonymous tracking cookies to visitors. If they leave without purchasing anything, these cookies follow them and generate relevant ads in other websites and, likewise, redirect them to your web page. However, such technique contradicts online privacy[4]. Likewise, you might spot ads. It attaches additional tracking objects to divert users to this domain. Within a while, redirect might become a bothersome phenomenon which interferes with your browsing session.

Why pop-ups appear on my browser?

There are two answers to the question. You might have either accelerated hijack when installing download manager or file converter. Choosing “Recommended” settings deprives users of spotting unnecessary attachments. When you install any new application, choose “Advanced” settings. Carefully unpin all irrelevant optional apps and proceed with the installation. You might have encountered this domain if you tend to visit poorly rated and insecure domains. You need not only ensure your protection of your system with security programs but browse cautiously as well. Now let us proceed to the elimination guide and remove

Quick adware eradication solution

Adware can be removed manually, automatically, or using the combination of these two methods. However, you can remove virus faster by installing an anti-spyware program and run the scan. You should also check manual instructions which would you get rid of all potential scripts injected into the browser. Follow the below indicated steps to revert your browser to the previous state. Extra cautiousness while browsing online should not be forgotten as well[5]

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To remove virus, follow these steps:

Uninstall from Windows systems

  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 and related programs
    Here, look for 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'

Eliminate from Mac OS X system

Mac OS users should be vigilant as this adware targets a wide range of users. Even if you do not reside in a Russian-speaking region, this PUP might still find a way to your device. If you fail to block it, follow these removal instructions.

  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 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'

Get rid of 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 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 removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Erase virus 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, should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

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

Remove from Google Chrome

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

Uninstall 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 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 removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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  1. Muggle404 says:
    February 24th, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Ah..nothing to worry about.

  2. Anna.Ttr says:
    February 24th, 2017 at 4:56 am

    You would not get infected with it if you werent into some shady business, I suppose.

  3. quiveringLight says:
    February 24th, 2017 at 4:57 am

    Its all about money…its getting boring already.

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