Obeyter.com Redirect

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

Obeyter.com redirect removal instructions

What is obeyter.com?

Identical to performingtraffic.com, bestadbid.com, dealclicks.us, and many others, obeyter.com is a rogue website designed to redirect users to various other malicious sites. In most cases, users visit obeyter.com inadvertently - they are redirected by potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) that typically infiltrate systems without permission or intrusive advertisements delivered by other rogue sites. In addition to redirects, PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements and gather sensitive data.

obeyter.com adware

Following infiltration, potentially unwanted programs open new browser tabs/windows and redirect users to obeyter.com, which, in turn, causes several (usually 2 or 3) consecutive redirects to other websites. There is a high probability that at least one of these sites will contain malicious content. Therefore, redirects caused by obeyter.com can lead to high-risk computer infections. PUPs deliver intrusive advertisements that also redirect to malicious sites and run scripts that stealthily download and install malware. Therefore, clicking them might also result in various computer infections. Intrusive ads are delivered via tools that enable placement of third party graphical content on any visited websites. Therefore, intrusive ads conceal underlying content, thereby significantly diminishing the browsing experience. Another important issue is information tracking. Research shows that PUPs are very likely to gather IP addresses, URLs visited, search queries, pages viewed, and other similar data relating to web browsing activity. Collected data typically includes private details that are later sold to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse personal information to generate revenue. Therefore, the presence of data-tracking app(s) can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to uninstall all PUPs immediately.

Threat Summary:
Nameobeyter.com pop-up
Threat TypeAdware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus
SymptomsSeeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased Internet browsing speed.
Distribution methodsDeceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.
DamageDecreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.
Removal

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There are dozens of potentially unwanted programs, all of which are virtually identical. By offering a wide range of "useful features", PUPs attempt to give the impression of legitimacy and trick users to install, however, their only purpose is to generate revenue for the developers. They deliver no real value for regular users. Rather than enabling the functions promised, PUPs cause unwanted redirects, gather sensitive data, and deliver intrusive ads - behavior that poses a direct threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety.

How did adware install on my computer?

Some potentially unwanted programs have official download websites, however, due to the lack of knowledge and careless behavior of many users, PUPs often infiltrate systems without consent. Developers promote them using a deceptive marketing method called "bundling" and intrusive advertisements. "Bundling" is essentially stealth installation of PUPs together with regular programs. Developers do not adequately disclose these installations - all "bundled" PUPs are concealed within various sections (e.g., "Custom/Advanced" settings) of the download/installation processes. Furthermore, many users rush these procedures and skip steps. In addition, they click various advertisements without understanding the possible consequences. This behavior can lead to inadvertent installation of various PUPs. Furthermore, users expose their systems to risk of infection and compromise their privacy.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

The key to computer safety is caution. Therefore, pay close attention when browsing the Internet and downloading/installing software. Intrusive ads are designed to appear legitimate, but most lead to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other dubious sites. If you encounter suspicious advertisements, immediately eliminate all dubious programs and browser add-ons. Furthermore, select "Custom/Advanced" settings, closely analyze each step of the download/installation processes, and opt-out of all additionally-included programs. Download software from official sources only, via direct download links. Developers monetize third party downloaders/installers by promoting PUPs, and thus, these tools should never be used. Having a reputable anti-virus/anti-spyware suite installed and running is also paramount.

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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.

obeyter.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 obeyter.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 obeyter.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 obeyter.com ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the obeyter.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 obeyter.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 and remove them.

Removing obeyter.com ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the obeyter.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 obeyter.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 obeyter.com ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with obeyter.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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About the author:

Tomas Meskauskas

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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

QR Code
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