Securecloud-dl.com redirect removal instructions
What is securecloud-dl.com?
securecloud-dl.com is a rogue site identical to linkonclick.com, newsquench.com, bestadbid.com, and many others. It causes redirects to various other suspicious websites. Research shows that many users visit securecloud-dl.com indirectly - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) or intrusive advertisements displayed by other malicious sites. Potentially unwanted programs typically infiltrate systems without permission. As well as causing redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements and record various user-system information.
Immediately after infiltration, potentially unwanted programs start opening new browser tabs/windows and redirect to securecloud-dl.com. After visiting this site, users encounter several (usually 2-3) consecutive redirects to other dubious sites. At least one is likely to contain malicious content. Therefore, redirects to/from securecloud-dl.com can result in computer infections. With regard to unwanted redirects, potentially unwanted programs deliver intrusive ads that can also lead to malicious websites. Furthermore, some run scripts that download and install malware/PUPs. Therefore, even a single click can result in high-risk computer infections. Intrusive ads are commonly delivered using tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any website. Therefore, the delivered ads often conceal underlying website content, thereby diminishing the browsing experience. Be aware that PUPs also gather information that typically includes personal details. IP addresses, URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries, keystrokes, and other collected data is later shared with third parties. These people generate revenue by misusing private information. Therefore, having information-tracking apps installed on your computer can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall all potentially unwanted programs immediately.
There are hundreds of rogue applications, all of which are virtually identical. By offering "useful features" (e.g., file conversion, system optimization, download performance increase, etc.), potentially unwanted programs attempt to give the impression of legitimacy. Their only purpose is to generate revenue for the developers. They deliver no real value for regular users and pose a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.
How did adware install on my computer?
As mentioned above, many PUPs infiltrate systems without permission, since developers proliferate them via intrusive advertisements and a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" (stealth installation of third party programs with regular software/apps). Developers hide "bundled" applications within various sections (e.g., "Custom/Advanced" settings) of the download or installation processes. May users rush these procedures and skip steps. Furthermore, they often click advertisements without understanding the possible consequences. In doing so, they 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 pay close attention when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Research shows that many intrusive ads seem legitimate, however, they usually lead to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other dubious sites. If you continually encounter these advertisements, immediately eliminate all suspicious applications and browser plug-ins. Remember also to is carefully analyze each download/installation step using the "Custom" or "Advanced" settings. Opt-out of all additionally-included programs and decline offers to download/install them. We also advise you to avoid using third party downloaders/installers, since criminals monetize them using the "bundling" method. You applications should be downloaded from official sources only, using direct download links.
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- What is securecloud-dl.com?
- 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 securecloud-dl.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:
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 securecloud-dl.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.
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 and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the securecloud-dl.com 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 securecloud-dl.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, 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, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
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".
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 didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove securecloud-dl.com pop-up from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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