Mobsweet.com Redirect

Also Known As: mobsweet.com pop-up
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

Mobsweet.com redirect removal instructions

What is mobsweet.com?

mobsweet.com is a rogue site identical to dealclick.us, redirecting.zone, nametraff.com, and many others. This website redirects to other dubious sites. In most cases, users visit mobsweet.com inadvertently - they are redirected by intrusive ads (displayed by other sites), and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). Research shows that many PUPs infiltrate systems without consent and, in addition to redirects, deliver intrusive ads and gather sensitive data.

mobsweet.com adware

Research shows that, after system infiltration, PUPs open new browser tabs/windows and redirect to mobsweet.com. Immediately after visiting these sites, users encounter several redirects to other dubious sites. There is a high probability that at least one of these sites will contain malicious content. By causing these redirects, mobsweet.com puts users' browsing safety at risk. In addition, intrusive ads delivered by PUPs also redirect to malicious sites and even run scripts that download/install malware. Therefore, even a single click can result in high-risk computer infections. Note that intrusive ads are delivered using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any website. Therefore, displayed ads often conceal underlying content, thereby diminishing the browsing experience. As mentioned above, potentially unwanted programs also gather information that typically includes personal details. Note that developers later share these details with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse private information to generate revenue. Therefore, the presence of data-tracking apps can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to eliminate all potentially unwanted programs immediately. 

There are hundreds of potentially unwanted programs, all of which are identical. All offer "useful features", however, these apps are useless for regular users. Adware-type apps are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Rather than providing functionality promised, potentially unwanted programs pose a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety. By offering 'useful features', they attempt to give the impression of legitimacy and trick users to install.

How did adware install on my computer?

To proliferate potentially unwanted programs, developers use intrusive advertising and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of PUPs with regular software). Research shows that developers do not disclose these installations properly - they hide "bundled" apps within various sections (for example, "Advanced/Custom" settings) of the download or installation processes. Furthermore, many users click intrusive advertisements and skip download/installation steps. This behavior often leads to inadvertent installation of potentially unwanted programs. In this way, users expose their systems to risk of various infections and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The main reasons for computer infections are poor knowledge and careless behavior. The key to safety is caution. Therefore, to prevent system infiltration by PUPs, be very cautious when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Intrusive ads may seem legitimate, but redirect to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other dubious sites. If you experience these redirects, eliminate all dubious applications and browser plug-ins. Carefully analyze each window of the download/installation processes and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. We recommend that you download your applications from official sources only, using direct download links. Third party downloaders/installers are monetized using the "bundling" method, and thus should never be used.

Mobsweet.com redirecting to websites that misuse visitors' computer resources to mine cryptocurrency:

Mobsweet.com redirecting to cryptomining websites

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Quick menu:

Adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

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:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

mobsweet.com adware uninstall via Control Panel

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 mobsweet.com redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing mobsweet.com ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options 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".

Removing mobsweet.com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mobsweet.com 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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing mobsweet.com  ads from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Removing mobsweet.com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the mobsweet.com pop-up, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing mobsweet.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (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.

Removing mobsweet.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with mobsweet.com 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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more 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".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.

Removal assistance:
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