Clicksev.pro redirect removal instructions
What is clicksev.pro?
clicksev.pro is a deceptive site designed to cause redirects to other dubious websites. Note that clicksev.pro is identical to nametraff.com, formulawire.com, yourlink.online, and dozens of others. Research shows that users often visit clicksev.pro inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that infiltrate systems without permission. Research shows that, as well as causing redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements and continually record sensitive information.
Immediately after infiltration, potentially unwanted programs open new browser tabs/windows and redirect to clicksev.pro, which, in turn, redirects users to several other (typically 2 or 3) sites. There is a high probability that at least one of these sites will contain malicious content. Therefore, redirects caused by clicksev.pro might lead to high-risk computer infections. Potentially unwanted programs are designed to generate intrusive advertisements. To achieve this, developers employ tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any site. Therefore, pop-ups, banners, coupons, and other ads conceal underlying website content, thereby diminishing the browsing experience. Furthermore, intrusive ads might also redirect to malicious sites - clicking them risks computer infections. Another significant downside is data tracking. Potentially unwanted programs are known to record IP addresses, Internet service providers (ISPs), geographic locations, keystrokes, queries entered into search engines, URLs visited, and other similar information that typically contains personal details. Be aware that PUP developers generate revenue by selling the collected data to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals). These criminals also misuse confidential data to generate revenue. Therefore, having information-tracking apps installed on your computer can lead to serious privacy issues. We strongly advise you to eliminate all potentially unwanted programs immediately.
There are hundreds of potentially unwanted programs, all of which are virtually identical. By offering various "useful features", PUPs attempt to give the impression of legitimacy and trick users to install, however, these apps are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. They provide none of the functions promised. Potentially unwanted programs pose a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.
How did adware install on my computer?
Some PUPs have official download websites, however, as mentioned above, most infiltrate systems without users' consent. This is due to the careless behavior and lack of knowledge of many users. Research shows that intrusive ads are delivered using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" and intrusive advertisements. "Bundling" is stealth installation of unwanted apps with regular software/apps. Developers do not adequately disclose installation of "bundled" programs - they conceal them within various sections (usually "Advanced/Custom" settings) of the download/installation processes. Many users skip download/installation steps and click ads. In doing so, they expose their systems to risk of various infections.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
To prevent this situation, be very careful when browsing the Internet and especially when downloading/installing software. Research shows that criminals invest a great deal of time and money into intrusive ad design, thereby making them appear legitimate. In fact, they are easy to distinguish, since most lead to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other dubious sites. If you encounter intrusive ads, immediately remove all suspicious applications/browser plug-ins and scan the system with a legitimate anti-virus/anti-spyware suite. Remember also to observe each step of the download/installation processes and cancel all additionally-included programs. Note that criminals monetize third party downloaders/installers using the "bundling" method. Therefore, these tools should not be used. The key to computer safety is caution.
- What is clicksev.pro?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted programs, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes clicksev.pro redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
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Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the clicksev.pro pop-up, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the clicksev.pro pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with clicksev.pro pop-up removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Change your homepage:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.
Change your default search engine:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove clicksev.pro pop-up from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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